Can I reduce my pub hours if I have exams?
The great thing about working in a pub as a student is that the really busy times, like Christmas and summer, coincide with when you’re off uni. And if you need a bit of breathing space when exam time comes around, that’s possible too. Plenty of Pub Managers have been to uni themselves and have a first-hand understanding of how stressful the exam period can be.
Say, for example, that you’ve got two weeks to go until your first exam, coursework deadlines looming and, on top of that, you’ve still got two or three chapters of your dissertation to do. Things can quickly stack-up at uni, so it’s entirely understandable when students want to reduce their hours. You might even want zero. Bigger pubs and bars (like those run by Greene King) employ large teams that are able to cover for students when the pressure’s on so, if you need to tap out for a week or two, that’s fine, just keep your manager in the loop so they can make sure there are shifts for you when you tag back in.
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