(Closed) Work Vent/Rant more like it

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
Hostess
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t even see how it’s legal to make you work an event without paying.  I would consider complaining to the state’s board of labor.

Post # 4
Member
688 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I am sorry but what is the HR dept doing about this. I have an HR background and that sounds like major Red Flag to me.

Post # 5
Member
811 posts
Busy bee

I think that sucks! I think it should be optional and without question you should get paid for it. Boo to that company!!!

Post # 6
Member
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Wow. I am salary so I’m required to “volunteer” to assist with events. I work in the casino industry to thankfully we have cocktail waitresses for the eye candy part and I can get by with the simple things. What would happen if you told them you were not coming and that was that? 

Post # 7
Member
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

IDK – I guess I don’t see it as that big of a deal.  Sometimes I have to get up early for teleconferences and/or presentations (like 5am call-in) or make phone calls to Austalia late in the evening.  And these things happen year round.  It’s part of the job – working hours aren’t always just 9-5.  Maybe it’s because I’m salaried but I certainly don’t think I’d be as upset as you are.

The threats to your job for declining to attend (since many are able to decline without issue) does seem like a problem though.

Post # 8
Member
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I’m also a salaried worker so I can’t get paid for work I do outside of the office.  there have been a few times in the past where I had to help out at my company holiday party — isn’t the whole point of a holiday party to thank the employees for their year of hard work? so annoying. 

so I feel your pain! is there any way you can get out of it? like, if it’s on a friday or saturday can you say that you were going to be out of town or something?

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