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  • Writer's pictureMatthew Coppola

Ways you can approach your boss for more hours at work

You're probably reading this thinking how I can obtain more hours or shifts at work. You may be working on a part-time basis, and since your circumstances have changed, you need the extra hours of work. You desire more pay, and because of this, you decide to ask for more hours.

But for many people, it's not easy.

Here are my suggestions to approach your manager for more hours at work:

  • Justify your work performance and success

Explain that you have performed exceptionally well and what kind of results you have achieved. Use your performance to justify giving you more hours of work.

  • Explain the benefits to the employer

Talk to your manager about what you see as the benefits of giving you those extra hours of work. Perhaps it is greater productivity and performance that they will get from you.

  • Talk one-on-one to your manager about your reasons for the extra hours and try to gauge from them whether they can or can't give you the hours.

It's essential to have a good working relationship with your manager, to be able to approach whenever you need to. A good relationship with work colleagues builds trust and harmony in the workplace. It'll make it much easier for you to discuss your concerns and request for more hours.

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