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#20339

OMG: Can't help but feel like my friend is getting cheated when the company he works for considers him a part-time employee, but makes him work almost 60 hours every week.

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  1. I've been in this situation before myself. Any HR experts around, who can shed some light on what Ontario considers the difference between a full-time and part-time employee, and how the rights vary for each?

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  2. If he's a coop or contractor, he's not a full time employee.

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    1. For a term contract that makes sense, but what about us folks who get offers of employment for a 'part time' permanent job, but then get scheduled up to 44 hours per week just like the full-timers we work with? The difference is we don't get paid sick days, paid time off, or a whole bunch of other benefits they get. What is the legal ground for doing this?

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  3. Welcome to your future!
    Get prepared to work in contract and temporary positions for YEARS until you get hired on as a 'permanent' employee. Employers don't want to insure you or give you job stability since that wouldn't help the bottom line.

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    1. In short, the only jobs that get hired on in a 'permanent' capacity are the ones where the company hurts more from having a high turnover in those roles. That is to say, positions where they want you to stay for an extended period of time.

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