I am looking for evening work at the minute and have got an interview for a role working 5pm-9pm. I am worried that they are going to ask me to work days 9am - 5pm to complete their training programme, but I have no childcare provision at such short notice. Do I have the right to ask for the training to be done in the hours in which I have applied to work or do they have the right to base my employment on whether I can do this or not?
Our office is closing down and we are all being transferred to a building seven miles away. Most staff can manage the move, but I cannot. I work 9-3 daily and drop my kids at school for 8.45am and get to the office for 9am. I leave the office at 3pm and arrive at school to collect them at 3.10pm. I have worked these hours for six years, having been at the company now for 23 years. If I transfer to the new site, I will have to get childcare for both kids every morning and after school. This is a course of action I do not want to take. I would rather be made redundant, but the business are telling me that I either transfer and/or resign. Surely they can't do this.
I am due to return from maternity leave in March after taking a full year off. I contacted my manager in January to come into the office. During our meeting I was told there was no job for me. As an IT worker, I would be put onto the 'bench' where I would need to search for another suitable job in another location. The company has been making lots of redundancy during the past 2 years. I have asked why I have been put onto the bench. They say it's to do with demand from the client being reduced. I've been told I need to look for another job when I come back to work and they can't guarantee it will be in the local area. I have asked about flexible working and been told that when a job does arrive I need to have a chat during my interview to see if the job offers that. In the meantime I must come into the office. I feel like I am being put into a corner here. If the job does not offer flexible working and is further away from home which will causes childcare issues then they believe that's my responsibility to sort. In the meantime a voluntary redundancy notice has been issued. I have requested a quote. Are they breaking the law here. Would I still have a case if I took voluntary redundancy?
I am a full-time mum desperate to get a job and start earning again. My husband is in the forces and is away a lot. My problem is I can't afford childcare as we live on one income and I have no other family who can babysit if I went to work. What job can I get/help with childcare? I fear if I did get a job all my earning would go onto childcare. I have worked as a receptionist and as a retail assistant. I have also worked in telesales for two years and my last post was as a dental nurse for two years. I really need a job that is either based from home, or driving (in which I can have my son in the car with me - such as delivery of goods etc). I have access to a laptop at home, but do not have a landline (again this is due to the fact that it is difficult to get landlines set up when one moves every two years!).
I am currently on maternity leave from my part-time job. The company I work for has had a huge restructure and the shift I used to work no longer exists. I used to work 1 in 2 weekends, but now there is a rolling shift which means working consecutive weekends through an 8-week rota. I only have my children every other weekend as negotiated through a court order and I do not want to work the weekends when I have my children. Is this an unreasonable request as I am willing to work other weekends to compensate? I have worked the 1 in 2 weekends for 9 years and spent over £10,000 in court arranging the access for the children to shadow my shift pattern. I do not want to go through this expense again to change it.