Employees (with the caveat that in a small town it is a struggle to find good employees, at times)
I have an employee who works the minimum to be considered full time, that individual now wants the schedule shuffled around to accommodate a 1-2 hour Bible Study during their normal schedule, “That’s fine,” I say, “but you will most likely need to pick up a few hours 2 Saturdays a month to keep your full time status, this is how we can flex the schedule to help meet your needs.”
Employee: “Well I could come in earlier and do…something.”
Me: “Yes, but then I am paying for extra hours that we are not open when it isn’t necessary.”
Employee: “Um…let me think about that.”
TL:DR - Employee asks for schedule shift where they voluntarily lose hours, offered to make up hours, possibly too inconvenient.