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I am a utility clerk working 16 hours a week. Where as I USED to get 20-30 hours. "Reducing hours" they say. We are busy as f*co though. Now, I have a HUGE credit card debt I am trying to pay off. (NOT my debt...but my fault because I'm too nice at times and let family use up my card disbelief. Now 16 hours isn't enough to make decent payments and I'm going to be late on my min payment this month after paying rent, my share of a phone bill etc. I'm thinking of working over the 16 hours. Like an hour. Will I get caught doing this? 16 hours for 6 weeks straight isn't cutting it, and I've had enough.



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You CC debt isn't Kroger's problem. You are an idiot if you let others use your card. 



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Anonymous wrote:

I am a utility clerk working 16 hours a week. Where as I USED to get 20-30 hours. "Reducing hours" they say. We are busy as f*co though. Now, I have a HUGE credit card debt I am trying to pay off. (NOT my debt...but my fault because I'm too nice at times and let family use up my card disbelief. Now 16 hours isn't enough to make decent payments and I'm going to be late on my min payment this month after paying rent, my share of a phone bill etc. I'm thinking of working over the 16 hours. Like an hour. Will I get caught doing this? 16 hours for 6 weeks straight isn't cutting it, and I've had enough.


 If you haven't already, talk to your dept manager (and after that, the store manager and/or HR manager, if you think the dept manager is not helping you when they could do something) and let them know you want/need as many hours as possible.

If possible, can you change your availability hours on your e-schedule?   Or do you have other obligations ( like school or babysitting) that forces you to limit your availability to work?

 



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You CC debt isn't Kroger's problem. You are an idiot if you let others use your card. 


 I hate to say this but I agree. NEVER let ANYONE use your card. Ever. ESOECIALLY FAMILY. UNLESS they can pay off what they borrowed. It's a hard lesson to learn. I made the mistake of doing that, and it caused a HUGE rift in the family up to the point where I was "he who would not be mentioned." It's better now, but they are STILL distant when we get together. 

 

And yes, you WILL be caught if you sneak hours in. Payroll looks at hours very carefully. (At least at my store.) And if you did this at my store, you'd be called in and questioned the following day you worked. And yes, they leave reminder sticky notes at my store for upcoming discussions with employees



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How about NO?!?

 

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yeah it depends on your store. at my store, no one would care or give a **** unless you were full time trying to get over time for no reason. But it would be best if you went to them and asked for more hours. Maybe put on the paper schedule "looking for more hours"



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Anonymous wrote:

I am a utility clerk working 16 hours a week. Where as I USED to get 20-30 hours. "Reducing hours" they say. We are busy as f*co though. Now, I have a HUGE credit card debt I am trying to pay off. (NOT my debt...but my fault because I'm too nice at times and let family use up my card disbelief. Now 16 hours isn't enough to make decent payments and I'm going to be late on my min payment this month after paying rent, my share of a phone bill etc. I'm thinking of working over the 16 hours. Like an hour. Will I get caught doing this? 16 hours for 6 weeks straight isn't cutting it, and I've had enough.


 Can you see if you can pick up the other cc's shifts? Like talk to them and give them your number sobif last minute things come up or they just plain dont eant to come in, you can cover their shift? Also maybe you can call the store on your day off and see if they need someone to come in, cuz maybe someone called off.

 



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A store can legally reduce or add hours to reflect the need(s) of their stores.  I asked this question several times due to my hours fluxuating heavily.   Now, say for example if you have a disability i.e. my coworker, his hours got reduced heavily form 40 hours a week down to 20.  No incremental depletion just 40 reduced to 20.  This is discrimination.  A store can legally reduce or reflect your hours to store needs.  I do believe this is in the Kroger contract some where.  Can't quite remember which page.  If you need additional hours don't place schedule limitations on your self.  I found with one schedule restriction my hours went from 40 a week to 30 at best.  I asked about this, this is legal.  If you are checker and have enough seniority I suggest not to have any restrictions and make sure you get the select a schedule each week.  If you absolutely have to have a day off then use the one day off request. 



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