I swear I have an alien working for me. The short version of the back story: I have an employee that we took on one day a week to man the front desk. It worked well, this person was organized and competent. After a year, the spouse of said employee was not making any money as the business he/she was in dried up in the recession. We took the one day a week person on full time. We needed the help and all worked well except there was a constant complaint about the 2 Saturdays a month that everyone has to work (a 6 hour shift from 8 AM to 2 PM). We basically said too bad, everyone works 2 saturdays but everyone also gets one weekend a month with Fri, Sat, Sunday or Sat Sun Monday off. Not a bad deal right? So not 3 months after going full time said alien asks to go back to one day a week because the alien's spouse is getting more work. We said no if you can't work at least 16 hours a week we'll have to hire a full time person and let two part time people go. So now the alien works Mon (10 hrs) Thur (6 hrs) and one Sat a month. So we sat down with the E.T. to do a review. We have no problem with this employees skills. and we informed said alien that it would be getting a 3.5% raise which made this alien our highest paid support person. And what did we get? "Oh gee, I was hoping for a bigger raise. Part time people should be paid more because they get no benefits" What? We bent over backwards for a year to accommodate this aliens schedule and it's not happy with a generous raise. Oh BTW we also match said aliens retirement contribution even though it is only a part time employee And "I would really like to not work that one Saturday a month. It's such a hardship" My question is, "What fucking planet are you from?" So I think we'll start interviewing and send this alien back to whatever planet from which it spawned.