So worried about my job

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-13-2012
So worried about my job
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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 8:46am

I have seen some changes at my workplace recently that are really disturbing and don't really encourage me that my job is safe. Many managers have been fired, only part-time workers have been hired for the last year and those of us still around with benefits seem to be few. I have a friend that said the same thing is happening at her work place. These are really "sound" companies so is this a new trend in the workplace?

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Registered: 06-25-2008
Wed, 04-24-2013 - 11:30am

I know someone who is a supervisor at Walmart and they were told no one is being hired for more than 30 hours per week anymore. He thinks it is so they don't have to pay benefits. I don't know how true it is but I know my Walmart is always short staffed and not one person I've talked to there is full-time.

Brenda

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Registered: 02-18-2013
Sun, 04-28-2013 - 9:59am

My former company hadn't hired a fulltime person in about 2 years so maybe it is a new trend. However, I recently changed jobs and was hired fulltime with benefits so I don't know.