I am addressing a situation that required a decision and some of the steps for decision making.
The Hiring process requires that employees have a probation time. Each employee will work for at least 60 to 90 days as a temporary worker. Before my probation time was up, I was offered a full-time position. My employer suggested that I should become a full-time employee and gave me details on all of the benefits. Several of the benefits, temporary workers are not entitled too. I explained that I am not sure if I am ready to become a full-time employee and would like to set up a meeting to find out more details about the position before making a final decision.
My goals before making a final decision are to frame the main issue, which is becoming a full-time employee. I plan on collecting further data, facts, and other estimates on promotions, and other benefits the business offers the full-time employees. After collecting information from peers, supervisors, and employers, I plan to analyze, decide, and implement, my gatherings. The last step before making a final decision will be to reach out, get feedback, and decide on any changes. I will apply modifying if needed, choosing a different option, getting new insights, refuting mistakes, and rationalizing my own choices (University of Phoenix, 2009).
Steps of Decision Making
The opportunity was becoming a full-time employee. Identifying the alternatives was to either remain a part-time employee or become a full-time employee. I asked myself several questions to choose the preferred course of action. On one other occasion I was offered a full-time position and after taking the position, it ended up not working out. I also at first did not think it was fair to the other temporary workers that have been there longer than me, and was not given an option to work full-time.
A part-time employee is not allowed as many benefits, can be terminated before full-time employees, does not work as many mandatory hours, and gets less pay. A full-time employee will gain several more benefits, is more limited to absences, can gain more pay, and has to believe in the company. I want to choose rather to remain a part-time employee and I need to learn more about the company. I need to know if I can be devoted enough to commit myself to becoming a full-time employee.
I had a meeting with my employer and explained my outlooks about the company and ask for some clarifications on some areas that appeared vague. I asked my employer about a preferred course of action based on my feelings towards the company. Because of my reliability and devotion to meeting the performance needs, my employer had a long discussion about me becoming full-time.
I brought up the fact that I had not completed my probation period and was wondering why I was choose over other workers. My employers choose me because of my consistency when it comes to performing the different job duties, also because I was easy to direct and teach new tasks. The employer also brought to my attention that they will start processes a request for full-time before the probation is up because of how long it takes to process. I brought up a fact I had made a decision about a job that I had in the past, which I had become a full-time employee and because of transportation issues, I lost the job. I also mentioned my responsibilities at home as a caregiver. Occasions would arise that would require me to take off work, if something were to happen unexpectedly. My employer assures me of the days that I will be able to earn after a short period of time that can be paid for to cover times, which I may not be able to make it into work.
After the meeting, I felt much better about making a decision. I evaluated all of the positives and negatives of becoming a full-time employee or remaining part-time employee. I asked for a little extra time to come up with a decision and set up a follow up meeting with my employer. I really enjoyed working in general and I am not picky about extra hours as long as I can still be devoted to being a student and a caregiver.
The Rational decision making approach was useful for collecting information about full-time employee benefits and committing to a long-term decision. The step-by-step method was useful for determining rather becoming a full-time can be possible or if staying a part-time employee would be a better option for long-term.
The rational approach was the best approach for determining which decision would be more beneficial. The rational approach was strengthened by communicating with my peers, and supervisors. When it comes to work I just work hard and do what is required and ask a lot of questions to make it easier. Instead of facing such a big decision alone, I ask others about their decisions for the full-time position and what helped them to make the right choice.
The supervisors were beneficial to ask about the decision. Supervisors have more pull and they are entitled to more pay and know how long it took to get the position of a supervisor while working for the company.
Speaking with other employees also was useful to help me make a decision. The relationship between a supervisor and a peer or coworker is different and so is the type of communication between us. Peers are more open with me than some supervisors. I have more peers than supervisors and I will get both the positives and negatives that is felt towards the company after becoming full-time.
The rational approach has several strengths and weaknesses. I observe what both supervisors and my peers say and feel about the job in general on a daily basis. Rather than only focusing on the decision when it occurs. I plan ahead and observe different behaviors to help with my final decision. When individuals are more negative about a job, this could change my mood and cause me to be more negative. Employees that describe the job in a more positive manner, prepares me for a better surrounding. I am aware that employees will not all be positive. However, more negativity is never beneficial and makes the business as a whole have a bad reputation in my opinion.
After gathering all of the facts about the job, I did have several conflicts to address. I found that the pay would increase when I got on full-time. I also found out that there would only be one raise and if you moved up to a supervisor or another position would be the only time pay would change after becoming a full-time employee. I justified this conflict by taking the other benefits into consideration, if I decided to stay working without changing to another position. The benefits alone were really beneficial to my lifestyle and personal needs.
I did not want my professional life to interfere with my personal life. I found that when becoming a full-time employee, the job was not one that did any overtime. However, temporary employees would go home early and the pay would be much lower. As a full-time employee, I would receive all my 40 hours and a more consistent pay check. This is beneficial in different ways.
I decreased the dissonance by justifying the positives and negatives before making my final decision. After careful consideration and searching of the facts about the job, I found that there were more positives than negatives. My final decision was to take the full-time position. I rationalized in areas that needed clarity, and justified my final decision base on my own needs.
Since my decision I have found that I made the right decision taking the full-time position. I am making more money, working more consistently, and still have enough time to commit myself to my school work, and care giving. I have also found that I am not wasting as much gas by working for only a few hours a day. There is also another peer of mine, which I ride in with if I am having problems with transportation. After taking the rational approach and deciding to take the position. I have only found more positives about the job.