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Yes, I requested a more flexible schedule and did ask about the possibility of reduced hours after a grueling annual review by my supervisor. She said she had to work with our schedule and could not change my hours.
Now that they are trying to hire another staff member, she wants me to reduce hours in order to "sell" the new hire to her boss in regards XXXXX XXXXX budget.
The entire facility has over 100 employees.
Yes, I was the only one in my department (of 3 full-time staff) to reduce hours.
I have the most seniority besides my direct supervisor, who has not been understanding at all about accomodating disabled employees. I do not understand why she is the way she is with me. I think she has prejudice against disabled people and wish she had never hired me!
I am good at my job and am doing my job and well liked by clients and co-workers. She gets frustrated with me from prior sick call-ins, which I have improved. I've called in sick once since my evaluation 4 mos. ago. The prior year, I called in sick 6 times, but she was counting the week I took off due to a wrist sprain on the job....she required that I take all my vacation time for that.
Yes, I will accept and his has been very helpful. My employer probably feels that a more flexible schedule is too difficult for such a small staff. I did ask for the possibility of reduced hours or more flexible schedule 4 mos. ago and was denied. Now my situation has changed financially and I cannot afford to reduce hours as long as I can keep working, which I have been doing fairly well. I told her this today, but I am being made to feel I have no choice in the matter.
I am probably the most passive and acommodating employee, which may be the other reason besides being disabled as to why I was targeted. I do not know.
I will talk to the EEOC if you feel it will help me. I am getting VERY frustrated at working so hard to meet their needs and none of mine are being met.