I'm sure we've all gone through the emotions of preparing for the loss of what has been a huge perk for us, our early release Fridays. But has anyone considered all the ways this will impact our benefits and pay? Some are obvious.
- Will our pay reflect the additional hours worked? Salary could stay the same (which is not ideal) but what about hourly folks?
- Our vacation is technically based on accruing by the hours worked. How will the additional hours per week affect our vacation? I'm guessing it'll be adjusted down to match our current vacation ladder.
- But then, what about taking Fridays off? If you were to use 25 hours of vacation time now, you'd be able to take 5 Fridays. In the future, that would only give you 3 Fridays and a left over hour. Think about that.
- Which then brings us to sick time. In the future, if you're out sick on a Friday, you will use more hours but if our total sick time benefits don't increase, we've lost on that front too.
Am I missing anything?
All i know is, if this is definitely being taken away, I hope they're realizing how much it changes our benefits. It was one of the many draws to come work for Dunkin'. Then, Dunkin' being such a great culture with great people is what made us stay. If both of those things go away, well....