hi guys i currently work two jobs one is full time but only temporary for another 6 months the other is part time permanent 16 hours. My problem is i wanted work life balance which one other employee in my profession knew about so i got a form but i had to wait 6 months to apply. So i was contacted yesterday and told i had a meeting today about my work life balance request. heres my situation in bulletpoints.
i have a wife and a child who i only get to see friday sat and sunday
i have to live with my mum for the other days and sleep on a sofa
my problem is i finish work at 8.15pm and i have to take 3 buses and i get home at 11.15 (21 miles away)
i requested if ii could start 30 mins early and finish 30 mins earlier as i could get home at 9pm
i was told it may be could possible to cut my hours which i dont want to do as my other job will end and i cant afford to work then
ps i am currently looking for another job fulltime closer to home
I'm not sure what advice we can give - the option to start and finish 30 mins earlier seems to be a no-brainer if it cuts 3 hours off your travelling. I assume that they are offering that they can reduce your hours rather than to force you to do so, so the option is for you - personally, I'd stick those hours out for when your permanent job ends, and ask if there is any option to increase your hours at the part time job at that point.