Hello everyone, I am split on making a couple of decisions for my upcoming annual performance review.
Full-time or Part-time + Weekend
Currently, $80,000 + super pa @ full-time equivalent (38hrs/wk), but I contracted to work as a permanent part-time, 30hrs/week, paid at the same hourly rate as FTE i.e. $40.48/hr + super.
The reason why I agreed to permanent part-time is because I have a second job at a tertiary institution that pays better and more enjoyable than this job on the Wednesday from (9-5), however this will be coming to a wrap soon. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoy my main job as well, it's just the other is more enjoyable.
No penalty rate for work beyond contracted hours. 1.3 x rate for work on weekends (Sat and Sun). The company stated that these are the rates because my hourly rate is significantly above award rates at my level of experience. I honestly have no issues here but please let me know if I'm being taken advantage of.
Since I started working for this company the workload has increased sharply and this has now brought my regularly work week to 41.33hr/week. Also, due to understaffing across the company they are unable to find additional staff for me and when they do, they are external agents who do half-arsed jobs, where I need to tidy up their mess when I come back.
Currently working 33.33hrs (8-5ish) on the weekdays and 8hrs on the weekend. On rare occasions they send an additional hand to help me out, which will remove my hours on the weekend. I make the tax man very happy when I do too many hours e.g. 49hrs/week, so I prefer keeping it around 40-42.
Should I transition over to permanent full-time contract (38hrs/wk Mon-Fri) or continue with my permanent part-time contract and work the weekends (minimum every other weekend)?
This topic will be brought up during the annual performance review as it does for every employee at this company.
I am thinking of asking for 3% raise as I've heard from other employees that they've been offered 2% then negotiate for 2.5% to match average inflation rate. Am I missing something? Thoughts?
If you ask me why I don't ask for more is because the company recently went through a merger and acquisition and management is trying to get rid of annual pay rises entirely.
Please enlighten me and educate me if I'm missing the point somewhere.