Part-time work, let's talk about it

Share candidates' and recruiters' part-time experience See how health, restaurant, callcentre and retail companies can be flexible to allow their employes to balance the various aspects of their life. And read four interviews made with part-time workers: how did they find their part-time job, what are the pros and the cons, what does a part-time job involve...

Candidate’s profile: Patrick Desjardins, freelance journalist

“I like organizing my time as I see fit,” Interview with Patrick Desjardins, 29, freelance journalist working from home WHY DOES WORKING FROM HOME APPEAL TO YOU? I really didn’t have a choice in the matter. There are no offices available for freelance reporters, even regular contributors, so I work from home. Personally, I like it. I […]


Candidate’s testimonial: Chelsea Thoren, waitress

“My manager only hires students” Interview with Chelsea Thoren, 23 years old, student and part-time Starbucks waitress WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO WORK PART-TIME? There wasn’t really a choice. Working part-time while being a student is a financial necessity for me. I came to Montreal from Vancouver and I started my third year in Human […]


Candidate’s testimonial: Marc-Antoine, bellhop and barman

Twenty-three-year-old Marc-Antoine works in Banff, Alberta. The young man is a bellhop in a hotel and rounds out his hours as a barman in another establishment. WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO GO TO BANFF AND WORK TWO JOBS? I wanted a change of pace, a break during my studies and the opportunity to discover a […]


Candidate’s testimonial: Aimée Guilbert, part-time custodian

“I decided to go part-time so I could devote myself to my daughter”, Interview with Aimée Guilbert, 31 years old, part-time custodian at the University Bed and Breakfast, Montreal WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO WORK PART-TIME? I decided to go part-time so I could devote myself to my daughter. I worked full time for over a year, but […]


Recruiter’s interview: Marc Peetsma, co-owner of Griffintown Cafe, Montreal

“All our employees work part time,” Marc Peetsma, co-owner of Griffintown Cafe, Montreal, Quebec WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS? Our restaurant is also a cafe. We serve lunch and dinner. All week, we have fresh food including sandwiches, salads, pasta and grills. We also have brunch on the weekend. All our products […]


Recruiter’s interview : Carla Richards, associate recruiter Startek call centre

“We are flexible to allow our employees to balance the various aspects of their life. We give priority to those who need to look after their children, pursue their studies or take care of a sick family member. “ Carla Richards, associate recruiter Startek call centre, Regina, Saskatchewan CAN YOU TELL US WHAT STARTEK DOES? We are […]


Recruiter’s interview: Sharon Gormley, recruiter for St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH)

“You can alternate between full time and part time” Sharon Gormley, recruiter for St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH), Ontario WHAT PROPORTION OF YOUR EMPLOYEES IS PART TIME? A significant proportion of our workforce works part time, but most are full time. We try to follow the provincial hiring objective, which is 70% full time and 30% part […]


Recruiters interviews: Thierry Lopez, Director of marketing, Future Shop Quebec

“We are attentive to customers, but even more to our employees,” Thierry Lopez, Director of Marketing, Future Shop Quebec WHAT PROPORTION OF YOUR EMPLOYEES WORK PART TIME? About 60% of our employees work part time, which is the majority of our workforce. Employees often have to work weekends, or evenings until 9 p.m. Our schedules […]


Jobs.ca network

#