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originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
a reply to: Trueman
So because you're on your feet 16 hrs a day that makes it alright for drivers to drive under unreasonable conditions.
What if one of these drivers was involved in an accident with one of your loved ones?
originally posted by: doobydoll
It's the Employment Agencies that are the problem for low paid/minimum pay workers. They treat workers appallingly.
A couple of years back, I signed up with a Care Agency as a Community Care Assistant. I had to have my own car, and I had to change my motor insurance policy which doubled the cost of cover. At my interview I was told that if I want an employment contract I have to agree to work 7 x 8 hour shifts over 5 days. I would also have to agree to sign a statement that I voluntarily waive the right to the minimum hours of rest between shifts. If I didn't agree to these things I wouldn't be offered a 'guaranteed-hours' full-time minimum-pay contract, but would be offered a 'zero-hours' contract instead.
The job was visiting patients/clients in their own homes, bed baths, toileting, changing catheters, administer meds, feeding, etc, various different tasks depending on individual needs and care plans. We only got paid for the time spent in the clients' homes, not for the travelling from one client to the next (there was a mileage allowance to cover fuel costs), which meant my time I spent travelling between clients was free for the agency. All calls were generally in the same town unless i had to pick up another visit from someone else's schedule, usually at a moment's notice, but the point is we didnt get paid for our time while driving between clients.
Two days a week my schedule was 6am-2pm, then back to do 4pm-10pm. Pointless going home between shifts, because by the time i got home i only had enough time left to drive back to start the next shift. One break a day was 30 minutes lunch break and was spent in the car.
The final straw for me was when my car wouldn't start one morning. I called in immediately to notify the agency, and got shouted at by the manager because she now had to re-arrange everyone else's schedule to cover my calls. I told her how about she got off her hirsute fanny and drive round for free for a change, she can re-arrange schedules on her smart phone in lunch break in the car or during the 2 hour 'rest' between shifts. I said lots of other stuff and ended by asking why they offer full-time employment contracts only to those whom sign a statement waiving their right not to be exploited? I later recieved an email saying they didnt need me any longer haha.
I had a right battle trying to get my final pay and fuel costs reimbursed out of them, it took weeks. They would fob me off on the phone and completely ignore my emails. Then I told them I had a meeting arranged with my union rep to find out what other steps I can take to recover what is owed to me. Within an hour I had a reply saying my pay was now deposited into my bank account. Amazing. The mere mention of the word 'union' and bosses poop their britches and suddenly want to play fair.
We need unions to make a comeback. Without them, bosses turn into to abusive slave-driving tyrants.
originally posted by: cosmania
I was "Forced" to pee into one of these. Pretty sure it didn't break any laws.
Using the word "Forced" here is an exaggeration. Don't like your job . . . quit.
originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: seasonal
No everyone gets it. But many do. Most of the floor employees get hired via temp agencies. But those who get hired on or are direct hires don't last long and usually quit. Those are the people who usually quit due to hostile work environments.
There is no source. This is just common practice in Northern Nevada for Amazon employees. Their turnover rate is INSANE. And yes, it is expensive, but Amazon doesn't care.