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Boss Changed My Work Hours Without Telling Me

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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:

@beneubanks Q#190 I don’t see anything illegal or wrong with changing work hours within a reasonable amount.

@juliaerickson Q#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.

@jtodonnell Q#190 Set up mtg w/boss & ask A) why hours were changed, B) why others were told & not you. May be good reasons why.

@gradversity Q#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.

@resumesrevealed Q#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.

@dawnbugni Q#190 A conversation is in order. Underlying respect issues need addressing now. Can chg hours. (U can chg empt)

@ValueIntoWords Q#190 Agree 2 politely address w/boss; if u r going to suggest alternate schedule, prepare 2 justify benefit 2 co.

@askamanager Q#190 Changing your hours is legal. You should just talk to him, not suffer in silence. “Just say it” is often the answer.

@louise_fletcher Q#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_fletcher Q#190 2 of 2 If you’re unhappy, sit down and address it with him, but be polite and friendly.

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