(Closed) Thank you understanding boss – NOT

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
1763 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would see if you could come in early or stay late to make up the time. Atleast he didn’t say no completely.

Post # 4
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

@Sunflower–girl: Ok, your post was a little confusing, but I’m sure its because you are upset. I don’t understand why not getting paid for 4 hours over 2 days defeats the purpose of you getting a second job? And you are full time, but get no benefits?? I would be looking for a new full time job, not just getting a part time job

Post # 5
2889 posts
Sugar bee

I think the problem is not with your current boss but your new job. I think you need to talk to them and let them know you already have a job and thus you agreed to work weekends and ask if it is possible for you to train on weekends. Alternatively, I would take the time without pay (I assume if it was an extended lunch you would also not be getting paid for it). In an hourly job, it does not seem realistic that you would get paid for 6 hours you are not working. If you get paid for an hour of lunch maybe you could just take 4 hours without pay for this one week. Are you getting paid for the training (I hope the answer is yes)? Does this come close to the lost wages from job 1?

Post # 7
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Honestly I would take the time off without pay, because you are supposed to get paid by the other job for training. IF they arent paying you for the time they are training you thats abit odd but even then its still worth it to lose hours for one week and then make it back by having two jobs

Post # 9
1991 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I also would probably take the time off without pay since (most likely) the other job will be paying for my training.

ETA: Just saw your response and not sure what you should do. Maybe just see a way for you to make up the loss in pay.

Post # 10
46219 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Sunflower–girl: You are telling us that you already work 10.5 hrs per day and don’t get a lunch break. Does your state not have an Employment Standards Branch where they require employers to give coffee and meal breaks after a certain number of hours of work? I would contact them, find out what the requirements are , then tell the employer:

1. he owes you ___________ hours for missed breaks for the time you have worked for him

2. you are taking ___ of those hours to train for your new weekend job.

Depite the fact that you are being ripped off re your breaks, the reality is that it is not reasonable to expect one emplyer to pay you for time spent at another employer- whether that is training or working.

Post # 12
46219 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Sunflower–girl: I didn’t suggest that you report them. I know that you have different labor laws in some states than Canada and employees can be let go for no reason.(that can’t happen here)

I am just suggesting that you have a discussion with him about the number of hours you have worked when you should have been on a break and ask for the courtesy of some time off.

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