It’s a respectful practice to give your employer at least two weeks notice when asking to resign or moving on to a new position to give them time to find a replacement and prepare for your departure.
Wouldn’t it be a nice practice for companies to put in place a practice to give you your work schedule so you knew when you’d be working for at least the next two weeks?
One of the common complaints I have heard in my career from co-workers, colleagues and friends has been the difficulty in planning far ahead because of variances in work schedule.
Many businesses may claim to not have the ability to schedule more than 2 weeks out, but think of the scenarios below. Which one would you prefer?
1. It’s the 1st of the month, and the schedule for the week starting the 8th of the month doesn’t get posted until the 5th.
2. It’s the 1st of the month, and the schedule for the week starting the 8th of the month is posted on 25th of the prior month.
3. It’s the 1st of the month, and the schedule for the week starting the 14th of the month has been posted, giving you the schedule for the 14th through 27th of the month.
In scenario 3, employees know when they will be working from the 1st of the month until the 28th of the month.
Give some thought to your scheduling practices. What can you do to create more consistency in your staffing and morale?