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New boss won't pay us during lunch!

During a wonderful company take over our new boss informs us that now, we can either get paid during lunch and eat it at our desk OR not be paid and get lunch outside of work. Lunch is only 30 minutes and I need to leave the office sometimes for a break so I don't go nuts, ya know? But if I do that, I will end up making less money per year as I am paid hourly. What should I do? : (

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Kristi Starling
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NO ONE likes to be stuck at their desk all day. I think this is just cruel and controlling! I personally would go crazy if I was asked to eat my homemade lunch at my desk. In the past I have always needed to LEAVE MY DESK several times a day or I would lose it! I would see if your boss will compromise and let you still be in contact but ask if you can go and sit outdoors nearby or perhaps just move to a different part of the office for at least a different environment. See what he says.

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Need Interview advice!

My situation is complicated. I worked for the government for 28 years and held 5 similar positions all promotions. 3 years ago there was a huge change in management and employee retirements both elective and forced. I loved my career until the new director came on board. She made my life miserable but I stuck it out until!!! The part I'm legally bound to not disclose is what I need advice on...Ive heard many times from Recruitors to tell potential employers that I quit. Technically I did but when they ask why, what should I say that doesn't bring a negative to the table???

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Dawn B
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Tell them a very vague answer like new management took over and leave it at that . Most employers will not ask anything else if you leave it as that

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Robert Ewing
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Hi,Alicia. Your question is important but a simple one to answer. Thank you. It is not unusual for a new boss to come on board wanting his/her own team. It is a quite common occurence. Your answer, if asked: "A new director came in who desired her own team; which was her right, of course. I was not one selected." The people asking you this question are well aware of this type of situation. Not negative whatsoever.

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Set up?

I was working at a security position for a security company at a city center. A fellow worker found a lost purse and had it in the security office. He had only logged it in the "Lost & Found Log" as a black purse. No other information. When I came into the office the purse was on the floor beside the lost & found box used for found clothing or miscellaneous items. He was sitting in a chair beside the purse on the floor under the counter and out of the security camera in the office's view. I came into the office and noticed the purse. my fellow worker stated he hadn't logged it yet and asked me to do it. Procedure for wallets and purses is to log the item and itemize contents ( like drivers license, credit cards cash ) and then put in the security safe. . I picked up the purse and my fellow worker went out on patrol rounds. I itemized and logged all the contents. Unfortunately, the purse had loose sticky candy and I had to ( only once) to wipe the stickiness on my pant leg. The security camera recorded everything. I put the purse into the security safe. My fellow worker returned from patrol and I went out to a post for the event that was going on and made a point to let the event manager know about the purse so if any of his attendees inquired he could let them know it was in security office. The owner did go to security while I was on post but she claimed there was nearly $200 cash in the purse. My fellow worker wrote an incident report because the lady wanted it noted about the cash. I was told about this when I returned to the office. I worked the next day with no action taken because my supervisor was going to have to handle the incident report. My fellow worker told me that there was no way to prove the money was taken by him and that he knew I didn't take it. The next day I was sent a text by my supervisor not to come into work. Not to contact him and wait for the main office for the security company to contact me. I waited 4 days to the end of the work week and no one contacted me. My fellow worker. he was still working. I made several calls to the office and left messages with no return call. Now, 2 weeks later I get a letter from the insurance company for the medical/dental coverage offering me the option to Cobra the coverage I had set up since they were informed I was no longer employed and/or terminated. I feel I was set up by my co worker and it seems I have no means to prove otherwise since where he was sitting and the purse were not in camera view to prove anything. and my slight gesture to wipe stickiness on pant leg became an issue. Although I was told when questioned that when camera records were reviewed it did not show anything in my hand. What, if anything can I do? Unfortunately, there is that clause that one can be released without any prior notice or reason. I have not been charged in any way.

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Rod Johnson
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In colorado, it's an at will state, simply put, They need zero reason to terminate someone. Your coworker let you fall hard. In the future make the other person handle there own pop paperwork.

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Kathie F.
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Contact EEO .

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want a better job where its no games

tired of the co manager bullying me every time I get to work, it's so bad now I get ill the min I get there. she lies about me to the owners and her son and bf do the same. I do all the work while they play around tired of it.

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Delisa Hall
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Its time for change! There is a person on here talking about her job. Her name is Sasha Contreras and she works for convergys. Com from home. Care com, doordash. Com

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My advice to people interested in working at #BanfieldPetHospital as a #ClientServiceCoordinator ...

I worked at the Hoover location. It's a great job if you're only wishing to stay part time and not looking for many hours. Management sucks and the staff isn't very friendly. If Decarlo White is the practice manager run!!!!!!!! She's gonna be very nice and helpful at first after a few months she's a witch with a capital B.

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CRAP everywhere...literally!

So I had the worst job a few years ago. I was working on a farm shoveling...yup you guessed it, cow crap. I needed the job to pay for school and I was already working two other jobs when it was offered to me. I figured WHY not?! I didn’t JUST shovel manure, I also milked the cows which was definitely an experience let me tell you.

The smell was BAD guys, I mean really bad haha but you get use to it. I could even stomach waking up at 3am to go milk the cows. What I couldn’t stand was my boss most of the time. He was a mean old man. You know the kind you expect to see in Disney movies, the bad guys...yeah that was my old boss. He made my job miserable!

When he screamed at you I swear he could literally wake the dead it was THAT loud. He would just yell ALL THE TIME at you or worse call you stupid over and over. I have dyslexia so sometimes things get mixed up in my head and he would make it more stressful by insulting me. I would just take it on the chin and smile through it. I needed the money. It’s funny, but now that I have a new job all these years later and a totally different life, I can’t help but think how that job changed me even though that boss was a total jerk. It taught me that hard work is so important even if it’s difficult and also how to deal with those people that you really want to punch in the face, but you know you can’t. I had people depending on me and I had to make sure I was there no matter what, because unlike a big company a farm is more like a family than anything else. I think that bad jobs don’t necessarily have to be “bad,” we can learn from them and take a little something away.

What was your worst job and what did you learn from it?

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Randy Miller
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Ouch! I had a similar experience years ago working a summer job in road construction. The job was basically digging ditches to lay pipe for power lines used to light up the highways. The job was labor intensive and the foreman was horrible. Getting handed a round shovel at the beginning of the shift meant you would be digging for the next 8 hours. I thought about quitting every day but somehow found a way to keep challenging myself in the morning to grind it out. I learned to work hard and endure difficult workplace situations while keeping my cool.

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Cassie Reames
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That's rough! Nothing worse than a boss that's a jerk! Sorry that happened. Ummmmmm my worst job was a summer scooping ice cream. It was so HOT in this little box we worked in, the customers were rude and impatient, I was sticky and covered in ice cream all day long and my fingers were frozen. My friend who worked with me (I am not joking) actually got frost bite and had to go to the doctor's office. Kids would also drop their three scoop cones on the ground and we would have to remake them. I loved the people I worked with though they were awesome. We were all in misery together which was nice in a way...oh and the tips were good too. I would never want to scoop ice cream again tho unless it was for myself at home, hahaha.

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Eliminated Job Position??

I recently landed a management position at a very nice restaurant after 4 months of searching. Its a hidden gem in the downtown area of a small town. The hours were perfect, the pay was average, and I was beginning to make connections with co workers. Recently 2 Managers submitted their resignations after long term employment. A few days after they resigned, I received a voicemail telling me that my position was eliminated and I no longer had a job. My weekend off, too. They were going a different direction with Management. That's the only explanation I was given. I worked for them for 5 weeks. I turned down 2 other job offers and accepted their offer. It is weeks before Christmas. They never asked me anything, they never called me in to have a conversation, I had no idea this was coming. Completely blindsided. It's been a week now and I still have no explanation and no job. I'm so angry, confused, and unemployed right before Christmas.

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Jose Pena
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Linda, I am sorry to hear that your job was eliminated. I remember when I was in middle school, my dad lost his job just a few days before Christmas Eve. My father was working at a jewelry store but a number of people were laid off. It was a hard year. I remember getting a hammer from my father from Christmas that year. I remember that it had special meaning, because I was having problems with my math teacher that year.

Needless to say, I winded up later on getting a degree in math. Sadly, I don't have the hammer anymore. But I take care of my dad now since he has back problems.

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Linda Reynolds
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I completely understand, I was in a job for a month and gave up other options also. I worked like a slave, it was expected. They were not even polite to me after the first week. They let me go over the phone.

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HOW TO SPOT A BAD BOSS DURING AN INTERVIEW

WE ALL HAVE FEARS OF TAKING ON A NEW ROLE AND HAVING A HORRIBLE BOSS. HOWEVER, THERE ARE SEVERAL WAYS TO SPOT A BAD BOSS DURING AN INTERVIEW TO ENSURE YOU’RE MAKING THE RIGHT MOVE.

A bad boss can make or break your satisfaction in your career. During the job search process, it’s important to do your due diligence in learning as much as you can about the culture and management of a company to ensure you’re making the right move.

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Genevieve Legrand
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This is very interesting and helpful. Thank you for sharing!

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NEVER Work For Dollar General !!!!!

I have been working for Dollar General since April 19, 2017.. I have been transfered to three stores.. The first store I worked at I was being sexually harassed and nothing was done legally by Dollar General. The store I am currently at I have been sexually harassed and yet again nothing has been done. The management does not care about their employees. The pay is not that good. I deal with enough bull shit as is with some of the customers we get let alone having to deal with the bull shit management wants to pull..

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Jennifer Silver
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That's a hot mess but I feel ya

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EEOC case or I just had a bad boss?

I recently got terminated from my job as a manager. It all started in January when I got sick and My boss knew but he told me he would come back the next day to check our stock level for prep, the next day I tried my best to go to work but I am so sick that I had to call in sick. Two days later, when I came back to work I found out that I was no longer the manager in charge of my store anymore. No explanations from my boss. Two weeks later, we had a managers area meeting and found out that I was the only manager that was not notified about it. Clueless and no training on how to do it I did an on the spot presenatation based on what I saw the other managers reported. I was stopped by my boss only to embarass me infront of everybody to point out what I did wrong. I went back to my seat and swallowed all the humiliation.Later that day, I did my 2nd presentation and on my second slide show again I was stopped and told that the presentation was not from the company. At this point, I told my boss everything that was in my slide was valid, the only thing that is different from his perspective is that I used a different picture to elenorate my presentation. I asked if he wanted me to continue because if he is gonna continue yelling at me and embarrasing me infront of everybody I am not going to waste my time and his time. He yelled at me and told me he has the right to stop me and embarass me because he is my boss. I sat down after being belittled by him. After the meeting, I sent him a text to apologize because I did not mean to disrespect him and all he replied wa "learn from it". Then there are several occassions that I felt like he is trying to look for loopholes to get rid of me like given a write up for not wearing my name when he walked in and gave me a final warning that would lead to my termination if another occurence happen.He sends other managers to spy on my store operation and look for every little mistake. I talked to him about how I felt and he told me he is just challenging me because he expects that I would quit already. I told him I. Am not a quitter. Then he brought another manager in and she gave me a final warning when I had to call in for an emergency due to my son and husband being sick. We had the CEO visit and I was told to change from a manager shirt to a regular employee shirt. Then the final incident happened when My schedule was changed without notifying me and I came late. I was in a rush to get the store together that I forgot to clock in, at he end of the night I asked the other manager to fix my time so he put my time in. The next day, These 3 managers called my attention and implied that I changed my time and the manager that changed my time card denied it. I challenged them to pull the camera footage and when my boss saw it he decides to send me home so he could further investigate it. I told him there is your proof so why are you still sending me home? You did not have a hat, so you need to go home. I told him, That I asked the other manager to give me a spare hat but he refused to give me one and he said its ok to not have it for the day. I did not argue anymore and got my things and went home. That night my employees called me and told me that I am banned from the store and that I was terminated. I called hr the next day to ask the reason for my termination and she could not tell me the reason why. I got a text from one of the managers askjng me to come in and I told him that after spreading the word to all my employees that I was terminated I will not come in to talk to them but they can talk to my lawyer. So do you think I have a valid EEOC complaint for harrassment?

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Robert Hart
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Trust God!

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Robert Hart
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Trust God to guide you in Jesus holy name and praise Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.God can do anything.Smile! Robert

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