Part-time employment is similar to full-time, however working fewer hours per week. Employees are considered to be part-time if they commonly work fewer than 30 or 35 hours per week, with shifts that are often rotational.
How are you paid?
Much like full-time, some employers may pay you in cash, however the most common method of receiving your wage is through your bank account, whether it be on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis. This has a major benefit of being safe and secure.
Part-Time employment often comes with many benefits that are not typically offered to temporary or flexible workers. Like full-time, part-time workers should get the same treatment for:
- Pay Rates (including sick pay, maternity, paternity and adoption leave and pay)
- Pension opportunities and benefits
- Holiday Entitlement
- Training and career development
- Annual leave
- A guarantee of regular shifts and weekly hours that should not be altered without notice
- A guarantee of weekly earnings that allows for budgeting
- An access to minimum notice requirements for termination, redundancy and change of allocated hours
Other advantages associated with part time employment include:
- Fewer hours spent at work gives you more time to spend with your family and friends, especially if you have children or elderly relatives.
- If considering a career change, working part-time in various roles allows you to dip you toe in the water to see which path is right for you.
- You have the opportunity to study or undertake vocational training whilst earning money at the same time.
- Majority of part-time workers don’t earn benefits, such as health insurance or eligibility for an employer-sponsored pension plan.
- Usually you will receive a lower income, due to the less amount of hours you are required to work.
- Part-time workers generally have less responsibilities, influence and power than full-time workers.
Examples of Part-Time Job Adverts