By trojan72
Today, marks a whole month that my boss has asked me to come in early to my part-time job, which makes me pretty happy to get the extra hours. I casually made a joke that she might as well make me full-time now. That made her change her mind, now I'm back down to 23 hours a week. FML
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By  AGiftForAnya  |  8

Maybe your boss took that joke as a sign that you didn't want to work extra anymore. Like: "you might as well make me fulltime now" to reinforce that you are actually parttime and should be treated as such

  GhostFox  |  33

Seems more likely that the boss didn't want to risk OP pulling enough hours to count as full time because of some reason- usually it's because businesses don't have to give benefits to part timers, but if someone is working enough hours to qualify as full time, they become entitled to benefits.