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" We are required to give priority to Full time employees."

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Dec 14, 2008
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" We are required to give priority to Full time employees."

I work Part time - 25 hrs / week, sometimes more.
Because of Covid , my employer operates on minimal staffing.
Some employees chose EI
Non-unionized.
I have worked 2 shifts in the past 5 weeks. And nothing the next 2 .
It's not about the money . Just structure to break up the monotony of staying at home.
I know I qualify for CERB and will apply.

Other co workers are getting 2-4 shifts per week.
When I questioned the scheduler why I can't get 1 shift a week.

The response. " We are required to give priority to Full time employees."

Googled - There is nothing in the CoVid playbook on this.
Whatever the rules are, I expect the owners can , and choose to , do whatever they want.

Suggestions ?
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Jan 31, 2006
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Toronto
David MacF wrote: I work Part time - 25 hrs / week, sometimes more.
Because of Covid , my employer operates on minimal staffing.
Some employees chose EI
Non-unionized.
I have worked 2 shifts in the past 5 weeks. And nothing the next 2 .
It's not about the money . Just structure to break up the monotony of staying at home.
I know I qualify for CERB and will apply.

Other co workers are getting 2-4 shifts per week.
When I questioned the scheduler why I can't get 1 shift a week.

The response. " We are required to give priority to Full time employees."

Googled - There is nothing in the CoVid playbook on this.
Whatever the rules are, I expect the owners can , and choose to , do whatever they want.

Suggestions ?
Let talk about layoff/downsizing in a company. The first to go are the part-time, contractual, interns. So based on what you say, your enployer is right, he/she can choose who is priority and who is not. Those who can do better and contribute more will get more opportunity to stay in the company. Everything is employer decision whether you like it or not.
Last edited by cgtlky on Apr 24th, 2020 9:21 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Of course, FTEs have priority. Heck, just consider the cost implications of layoffs.
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angryaudifanatic wrote: Of course, FTEs have priority. Heck, just consider the cost implications of layoffs.
In the current situation, your layoff is temporary and you can go CERB /EI or both, it cost less to them than layoff you for no reason at all.
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David MacF wrote: I work Part time - 25 hrs / week, sometimes more.
Because of Covid , my employer operates on minimal staffing.
Some employees chose EI
Non-unionized.
I have worked 2 shifts in the past 5 weeks. And nothing the next 2 .
It's not about the money . Just structure to break up the monotony of staying at home.
I know I qualify for CERB and will apply.

Other co workers are getting 2-4 shifts per week.
When I questioned the scheduler why I can't get 1 shift a week.

The response. " We are required to give priority to Full time employees."

Googled - There is nothing in the CoVid playbook on this.
Whatever the rules are, I expect the owners can , and choose to , do whatever they want.

Suggestions ?
Unless you have an employment contract of some sort (or union agreement), you're at the whim of your employers. Covid or not.

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