"I have been scheduled for as few as 6 hours in a week, and as many as 40, with just a few days’ notice. How is anyone supposed to plan their budget or schedule?"
- sales associate for a major retailer
Across the country, millions of workers in low-wage industries like retail, healthcare, and hospitality suffer from unstable and unpredictable schedules.
Put yourself in their shoes. Imagine that:
|Your work schedule changes from week to week or even day to day. Some days you work night shifts, while others you work days.||
You are scheduled to work 30 hours one week and 6 hours the next, with no expected pattern or warning.
You only get 2-3 days notice of your work schedule.
|Some days you pay for child care and transportation across the city, only to have your manager send you home without pay.|
It Doesn't Have To Be This Way
Women Employed is working to promote solutions to the problem of unstable and unpredictable schedules, and awareness is increasing across the country.
- Read our fact sheet
- Read our policy brief, Tackling Unstable and Unpredictable Work Schedules
- Act now to end volatile scheduling practices
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