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  •  Part time workers don't get PTO. When they're not (1+ / 0-)
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    Cassandra Waites

    working, they're not getting paid.  If they work a different schedule each week, they have to request to not be scheduled for a day they need off.  Employers often do not honor these requests. If they're employed at will, which most employees must agree to when hired, you can quit if you don't like it or they can fire you if you don't show up.

    Anger and aggression mask fear and pain.

    by leftneckgirl on Mon Jun 30, 2014 at 10:25:26 AM PDT

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    •  "Most part-time workers" (0+ / 0-)

      At least some part-time public library employees accumulate vacation time and sick time, as may some other government employees.

      Also, part-time secretaries for some non-profits, such as universities, are likely to be unionized (if they work over half-time) and most likely accumulate PTO.

      (Not at all disagreeing with the primary point, however.)

      •  Yes, public/government employees are usually (1+ / 0-)
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        unionized and afforded some of these benefits and protections.  I was speaking of retail and food service workers who are mostly part time and in the private sector.  Also, these are the types of jobs that are increasing in numbers.  

        Anger and aggression mask fear and pain.

        by leftneckgirl on Mon Jun 30, 2014 at 11:05:52 AM PDT

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        •  And, as I said (0+ / 0-)

          I agree with your general point--and it sucks. (But also note that in areas and disciplines with tight labor markets, things are subject to change.)

          Hope for the best, expect the bad, prepare for the worst.

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