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I have a question about coordinating schedules between two workplaces. I am a new LMT, and just accepted two positions. At one place, I'm an employee, and the other, I'm an independent contractor. Any advice on how to navigate the two schedules with my employers? Thanks!
I realize this reply is a bit late and you might have already sorted it out by now ... I hope both the new positions are going well! Do one or both of the locations have particular days/hours in mind that they want/require you to work, or are they open to being flexible? Another thing that would be helpful to know is whether the two workplaces are close to each other and/or to your home, since the travel time will add another thing to think about when dividing up your schedule.
Thanks for your response! I have already started both schedules and am figuring things out as I go. I decided to make on my primary, and revolve the other schedule around that. And, I've already done one schedule change at the secondary, due to the commute. I'm realizing it just takes some good communication and asking for what I want and need. I'm learning how to enjoy that perk of this field! I worked in administrative jobs before this, and am so used to being told when and where I need to be every day. To have the freedom to change my schedule is so liberating!
I'm glad it is working out! Yes ... communication is always the key. And when you have two jobs, learning how to say "no" can be just as important as learning how to compromise.
Have to be careful. Employers can control your schedule and hours, when you work as a contractor, you control your hours of availabiliyt and can accept or decline any appointments offered. You are under no obligation to accept them.
Be sure the place you work as an IC understands and acknowledges this, otherwise they will have different expectations and will treat you like an employee, which is both illegal and unprofessional.