With a casual job comes unreliability…
This is the first time this has ever happened to me, but I really did get sent home from work before my shift ended. Before any of you think that I got in trouble, it was actually just because there were too many Christmas casuals rostered for the day and there wasn’t enough to do, so a few of us had our hours cut.
While I don’t mind going home early and taking a break from the hectic hours given, it would be nice to be given more of
If you’re a casual worker as well but need the money to pay for bills, expenses etc., I can imagine how frustrated you’d be if you had a job that was unreliable and you didn’t know when you were working week to week. While I’m not in that situation just yet, I have learned a few things about being a casual employee these past few years.
So how do you deal with job unreliability?
Keep an open mind. The downside to being employed as a Christmas casual is that you’re the first one to lose shifts if there’s not enough work to go around. This means that you’re the last to get notified of shifts and the first to be cut.
Consider a second job. If your current casual job is unreliable to the point that you’re only rostered once every few weeks, or the shifts given are not constant, then perhaps consider applying for a second job. This way, you’ll have more chance of working a few times a week and earning the desired amount of money.
Talk to your manager or supervisor. If you want to work more than you’re being scheduled for, talking to a manager or supervisor might allow you to achieve that. The worst that can happen is that they say no, but at least they can see that you’re hardworking and willing to put in the effort.
Random side note: It’s currently pouring rain here in Sydney. Does anyone else love it when it thunderstorms and is pouring rain? It’s my absolute favourite weather, provided I’m indoors of course.