How do I know when I work?

If you’re working at a business that uses Homebase for shift scheduling, finding out “when I work?” is easy! We’ve got instructions below. If you aren’t using Homebase at your business yet, you should! It’s free, with no restrictions on the number of employees your manager can add or how far in advance they can schedule you and the rest of your team.

The easiest way to find out when I work is in the free Homebase mobile app.

Open the Homebase app, sign in to your account, and right on the dashboard you’ll see your scheduled hours for the week. If there are other messages, like shift trade requests or missed clock outs, you’ll see those too.


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If you can’t work your scheduled shift, you can message your managers or ask for a shift trade.

In the mobile app, you can also estimate your earnings, request time off, and even send a shout-out at the end of your shift to a coworker that went above and beyond that day.

But let’s say you don’t want to download the mobile app, or you don’t have a compatible smartphone.

How do I find out when I work?

You can, of course, just ask your manager. But if you have access to a desktop computer, you can access your schedule there too, and update your availability, request time off, and pretty much everything else you can do in the mobile app. Before you log out, though, head over to the settings page, then “notifications.” Check the box to receive email notifications when a new schedule is published. From now on, you’ll receive an email when your manager publishes a new schedule, which will include all your shifts (in other words, you won’t need to log in to view your schedule).

And for an even more convenient way to find out “when I work,” if your company is on a paid Homebase plan, you can even get the schedule texted to you! Just make sure your phone number is included on your profile and check the box on the notifications page for SMS alerts. Then gently nudge your manager to sign up for Homebase Essentials if they haven’t already.

Using employee scheduling software makes it easy for your employees to figure out when I work next. They’ll be able to check their hours in the mobile app, and they’ll get reminders when their shift is starting soon.


Scheduling your team is easier than ever with Homebase. But beyond scheduling, and telling your employees when I work, Homebase also offers an integrated time clock that integrates with the scheduling software . You’ll be able to compare scheduled versus actual hours and even prevent early clock-ins on the time clock to save money on labor costs.


Answering “when I work” is easy when you’re using employee scheduling software like Homebase. With free customer support based in Houston, and over 9,000 5-star user reviews, your whole team will love Homebase.


And unlike some other time and attendance and scheduling tools, Homebase offers a free mobile app for iphone and android devices. Your employees can check their work schedule from anywhere, and even claim open shifts, request vacation time, propose shift trades, and even message their coworkers.


Managers at your business probably think, “when I work, I don’t want to spend time on complicated HR software — I’d rather focus on the parts of employee management that help support my hourly employees and grow the business.”


No one wants to waste time making employee schedules by hand. And you’d probably prefer they focus on providing excellent customer service instead.


Your managers also probably don’t want to deal with fixing time sheets manually before running payroll. By automating some of their human resources work with Homebase, they’ll have more time for other projects.


With employee scheduling software, you’ll also get deeper insights into your labor costs.

Employee scheduling like Homebase can do so much than simply answer “when I work.” A software scheduling tool will save you time on human resources tasks like shift planning and time tracking.


Is there an app to tell me when I work?


There is a free app, available on iPhone and Android. Using the mobile app, you’ll get a notification when your manager publishes a new schedule. On the mobile app, you’ll also be able to see who you’re scheduled to work with, estimate your earnings for the shift, respond to shift trade requests, and message your coworkers.