Part-time jobs can be fantastic.
I know so many parents who want to spend some of their time at home helping with the kids while still staying in the workforce. I also see a lot of people who are getting closer to retirement, but instead of going cold turkey, they simply cut down their hours.
But one of the biggest issues that comes with part-time work is the challenges in communication with management.
Because your hours aren’t the same as your boss, you inevitably don’t “cross paths” as much as you would if you work full-time, and often managers tend to focus their communication more on the people who are there full-time (fair or not).
This is why I want to direct you to an article titled 6 Ways To Effectively Communicate With Your Part-Time Boss.
The article goes in depth on these 6 pieces of advice:
- Let them know about work conflicts ahead of time.
- Find out your boss’ preferred communication method – and use it!
- Be direct.
- Schedule regular check-in meetings.
- Remain honest.
- Manage your emotions well.
If you’re a part-timer or know someone who is, definitely take a few minutes and read the whole article.