Post # 1
So I just need to incoherently rant for a couple minutes….
After searching and searching for jobs, my fiance FINALLY found a job through a family friend. The job was great until he realized they work them like dogs, 16 hour days, 7 days a week, with no time off. FI was miserable, but last week he happened upon an ad claiming that you can make $180 as a cleaner……….you just have to purchase their $400 kit. Well, he did it. I had no idea about the kit part until I started googling today and found out it was a scam. He just quit his current job today (a job that pays $1000 a week, might I add!) for a freaking scam!! UGH. I don’t know how to move forward from this….I called the company and after getting a “sorry, we can’t refund the kit,” I got a little bitchy and the manager agreed to refund it within 3 days…..
I am so upset….at him….at the scam…but I’m also very sad for him because he honestly was very excited about his “new job”! He claims he’s going to work his butt off next week looking for another job, but honestly, after a couple hours of job searching on the internet today, what jobs AREN’T scams?? Just look on monster.com and most of the jobs look fake!
Sorry for the rant, but this is just so disheartening, especially with the wedding in a month and a day.
Post # 3
@swedeypie: maybe he can talk to his old boss and get his job back? Most everything I see on monster/Craigslist is full of scams! A good rule of thumb is if the company wants you to buy some sort of starter kit/merchandise to get started…it’s a scam.
Post # 4
could he get his old job back?
i am appalled he quit a well paying job to be a cleaner….
Post # 5
@Swizzle: It was really because he was so miserable… I think he was just looking for an out. He isn’t used to working 112 hours a week – really no one should be! We haven’t even been able to speak because he’s always at work or asleep…. So I’m torn between being disappointed that we don’t have the money anymore and relieved that he’s finally happy again.
And even if he could get his job back….I doubt he’d do it. I think it’s seriously depressing him, like suicidal thoughts depressing him.
Post # 6
i don’t think 16 hour days, 7 days a work with no time off is legal.
he should look into that.
Post # 7
@ajillity81: I agree, I don’t think it’s legal to work that many hours!!
Best of luck!
Post # 8
@swedeypie: Oh my gosh, I’m so sorry!! thank goodness they’re going to refund the cost of the kit (good for you!). Good luck to you guys!
Post # 9
Hmmm, if I do the maths, 1000$ for a week when you work over 60 hours, 7 days a week … that’s not what I consider a ”well paid” job. It’s a lot a personal investment and sacrifices to get only a few extra pennies. Maybe he was really sick and tired of his work and any job looked better than what he had. It was not the greatest move, but from what you described the job he had was horrible. I hope he finds something he likes soon.
Post # 10
@ajillity81: Agreed, that’s not legal…especially if they aren’t paying him overtime! Look into laws in your state!
Also, I LOVE indeed.com I’ve gotten tons of calls backs from jobs that I found through that website. I usually try to stay away from craigslist when it comes to jobs…
This might be a blessing in disguise… I know it hurts right now and you’re super mad, but I can’t imagine my FH working that many hours that many days a week. I know the money is great…but how is he mentally? Maybe he can find a good paying job that doesn’t work him like a mule…
Good luck to you and your husband!
Post # 11
I would advise against him going back to his old job, but that he starts agressively looking for a new job while he has some “down time.”
If he needs some work and was OK with cleaning, he may want to contact some landscaping companies to see if they need help (while he’s still looking for a good job, mind you)
Alternatively, the holidays are coming up an many companies are starting to hire help for the busy season. That could also work as a temp job for now.
Post # 12
Besides, that was a pretty harsh decision to make a month before your wedding to just up and leave your job for something else. I would have at least waited until after. Now he is going to have the stress of the wedding and looking for/learning a new job. Yikes.
Post # 13
@swedeypie: That screams scam to me. Any job that asks you for money is a scam. It is pretty easy to tell – anything that sounds too good to be true usually is. I would be fuming. How could he not discuss such a huge decision that impacts your lives with you? He definitely sounds a bit gullible and naive…October is not a good month for hiring and because he quit I doubt he can get unemployment. I honestly don’t know what I’d do but it wouldn’t be good.
Post # 14
If he was in a salary position, then it is perfectly legal as far as I know. Salary positions are exempt from certain labor laws. My dad got stuck in a job like that one time. He was working usually 16 hours a day 7 days a week. He went over 45 days without a day off at one point. He eventually found an hourly position that is much better for him at a different company.