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Would you be willing to work over 40 hours a week?
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"I am available for full-time work, which is preferably 8-5 Monday to Friday. I am happy to be a team player and work some overtime, as required. Will these hours meet your expectations?"
Example #2
"If you need overtime in this role, I am happy to accommodate whenever I can. My only restriction is Wednesday nights as I have an evening course to attend for the next 12 weeks."
Example #3
"I am willing to work overtime as needed; however, I would like to know the expectations. Downtime is essential to recharging my batteries and staying focused at work during the day. Could you share more with me in regards to the schedule and hours expectations?"
Example #4
"In a salaried role such as this, I don't expect a strict 40 hour per week schedule, but I also know that I'm looking for a work-life balance. I will be available to dedicate more time to the team as needed while preserving a healthy balance. Are there specific instances of overtime that I should be aware of?"
Example #5
"In retail, I anticipate working over 40 hours per week, especially around the holidays. That said, that comes with some limits as I do value my work-life balance. Could you share with me the expectations for this role?"
Example #6
"I wish to retain my current schedule as much as possible, which is Monday through Friday from 8:00 - 5:00. I understand that, with sales-based roles, there will be times when I need to put in more hours to close a deal or meet a quota. I intend to make that happen at all times, and if putting in additional hours is what's needed, I'm 100% on board."
Example #7
"As a teacher, I often don't leave work! My laptop comes home with me, and I also participate in extra-curricular activities. While the school day may be from 7:45 to 3:15, I take my job home with me on nights and weekends. I am currently a soccer coach as well, so I am no stranger to long days and nights. I fully dedicate myself to my job and students."
Example #8
"I am available for full-time work which is preferably 8-5 Monday to Friday. I am happy to be a team player and work some overtime, as required. Will these hours meet your expectations?"
Example #9
"What shifts are you looking to fill?"
Example #10
"I am looking for a full-time position and can offer flexibility, as needed. Could you share with me which shifts are available and if you require evenings and weekends?"
Example #11
"With my current employer for the past four years in a large hospital setting, I have worked 12 hour shifts that rotates 2 days on, 2 days off, 3 days on, 3 days off, 2 days on and then 2 days off every two week period. Every two weeks, we switch from day shift to overnight shifts. I am very flexible with my family situation and am usually willing to trade shifts with coworkers that need certain days or shifts off. I knew going into a career in healthcare that the need for patient care comes 24 hours a day and 365 days per year."
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