A reader writes:
I work in a role shared by two people – I work Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and my colleague does Thursday and Friday.
The total workload at the beginning of the week in the first three days is about three times as heavy as the last two days of the week. This cannot be changed and spread more evenly, due to the nature of the role.
Do I have any legal entitlement to ask for the introduction of a monthly alternating rota so that we both share the heavy days on alternative months, or can I expect to get some recognition (either financial or otherwise) of the far greater workload which I carry?
Legal entitlement? No.
I wish I knew what mythical laws people are thinking of would prohibit all these miscellaneous practices.
But you can certainly talk to your boss about the possibility of alternating the heavy days, and you can certainly ask for a raise if you think your performance merits one. Speak up!