Dear Experts, Can my boss change my daily work hours that I have had since October? The worse part is he told other people he was going to do it and never told me. How should I handle this situation? Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question:@beneubanksQ#190 I don't see anything illegal or wrong with changing work hours within a reasonable amount. @juliaericksonQ#190 Boss cn chg hrs, u can ask why he didn't tell you & c if there's pblm u can fix - charge-neutral tone. @jtodonnellQ#190 Set up mtg w/boss & ask A) why hours were changed, B) why others were told & not you. May be good reasons why. @gradversityQ#190 Yes he can do it, but it isn't very nice. He should have let you know first. Find time to discuss the situation with him. @resumesrevealedQ#190 Boss can chg hrs. U might want to sched sit down w/him to discuss, but be positive & bring options 4 him 2 considr. @dawnbugniQ#190 A conversation is in order. Underlying respect issues need addressing now. Can chg hours. (U can chg empt) @ValueIntoWordsQ#190 Agree 2 politely address w/boss; if u r going to suggest alternate schedule, prepare 2 justify benefit 2 co. @askamanagerQ#190 Changing your hours is legal. You should just talk to him, not suffer in silence. "Just say it" is often the answer. @louise_fletcherQ#190. 1 of 2 Unfortunately, he can do this if he wants to. Not telling you is bad management practice, but it's legal. @louise_fletcherQ#190 2 of 2 If you're unhappy, sit down and address it with him, but be polite and friendly. Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.

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