I work for Hobby Lobby in a Seasonal position. I was working 6 hour shifts which was fine, great but now my shifts are 9-11 hours long. I don t mind if they need me for like 30 more minutes or whatever. I do get a second thirty minute lunch but I simply can not handle anymore after 6 hours due to poor health. I
I work for Hobby Lobby in a Seasonal position. I was working 6 hour shifts which was fine, great but now my shifts are 9-11 hours long. I don t mind if they need me for like 30 more minutes or whatever. I do get a second thirty minute lunch but I simply can not handle anymore after 6 hours due to poor health. I have POTs and Syncope, which makes me extremely dizzy, experience vertigo and pass out especially after standing for lengths of time which is required for a job. I am just not physically capable of those shifts, how should I approach my boss about this? Will I be fired? Should I get a Dr. s note? Should I request that only 6 hour shifts are given? I m busy with school and life and can only work on Monday, Friday and Saturday.and soon just Friday and Saturday. Thank you for your advice.
Summer: if you are seasonal I don't think you will have to be concerned, but if you really have a problem simply tell them that physically you can't do the longer shifts especially standing
"Man! This place sucks AND blows. I demand a shorter shift or else the inside of your car windshield will be inexplicably coated with glitter someday (that I purchased from this store at astronomical prices with my insult of an employee discount and crumby minimum wages)."
Not trying to burst your bubble but someone who has trouble working due to poor health shouldn't be in school. They're not likely to get anything out of it other than insurmountable debt they'll never be able to pay off. It just isn't a wise decision and you should quit while you're still ahead (and before it's too late).
Yes do get a doctors note that can prove your medical condition and how many hours you can work, before you go to your boss.
Once you have that, go to your boss and tell them about your medical condition. Tell them you're having medical issues because of the long shifts your working. Also inform them how many hours per shift you would be comfortable working.
If this is a seasonal job, you will find your hours going down any moment now, perhaps to zero. Retail tends to fire a lot of people after Xmas.
In the future, definitely good to have the medical elements cleared out of the gate. And they can perhaps arrange a job you can do for 9 hours, or arrange for seating and the like.
That's what happens when you work for "good Christian folk."
"I would like a shorter shift, please"