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What You Should Do If Your Hours Are Getting Cut – Podcast #51

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The post-holiday business slow-down has kicked in. As a result, there are very few businesses hiring and if you are lucky enough to have a job right now, you’re probably seeing your work hours cut. In this episode of the podcast, I talk about what you should do if your hours are getting cut.

This is a natural thing that happens every year at this time. The weather is miserable and people just don’t get out as much. Fewer people coming through the businesses doors means fewer dollars coming through the doors and fewer dollars coming through the door means less money businesses have to spend on labor.

1. Be at work on time, every day.
2. Work extra shifts.
3. Work hard.

On this episode, I also give some suggestions on questions to ask when, during an interview, the interviewer asks you if you have any questions. This can be a traumatic situation if you’re not prepared for it when it comes up in the interview. I think there are some go-to questions for high school students like “What is the work dress code?” I give two alternatives, both of which I think are better than the surface questions.