Brian Plummer
over 6 months ago
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Illegal to fire me or cut my hours because Im too slow?

I work for a inventory company and they have briefings before every shift. They have been threatening us that if we don't work fast enough we will be sent home. We are expected to maintain a cph (count per hour) and it is unreasonably high. There is no way most of us can do that without guessing which would result in a inaccurate count which the whole point of our job is to provide a accurate inventory, and there are recounts done by the retail managers at the locations that we work. They stated last shift I worked that they are going to make a dedicated crew of the fastest people between two offices to give the majority of the hours to and also said some of us will be fired. Is this legal? It sounds like discrimination to me. I work hard and so do others we do our best at our job, we don't slack off, engage in unnecessary conversations with coworkers, or anything else that would affect our performance. Also we used to get a "3 minute break" once per shift but now told no breaks whatsoever, don't ask. Our shifts usually are about 6 hours. I thought you were entitled to a 15 minute break after 4 hours but im not sure. This job is in Florida. I really want to ask management about all this but afraid I will be fired or my hours cut even more. What should I do I'm already not getting enough hours to survive but a job is better than no job.

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Corey Oliphant

I worked at Amazon through the peak season and your woes sound very similar within their operation. However one of the most unprofessional places I have ever worked. As we moved off of the peak seaon and into what was the next phase as a conversion to a permanent pt employee. I myself decided to put my 2 weeks in and move on. The resources governing the workers and a lack of employee to management(HR) relations was very poor. It was as iff you ask a question in guidance to stay within company policy one person tells you something slightly different than the next. Also I had to correct a floor supervisor being unprofessional referring to me as "POPS". I made it clear to this person I have a name first and foremost and that is what you will call me. And 2nd give me the respect as being a much older adult. To put in short and even rreorting that incident I decided this is not an environment I can work with so I politely gave my two week notice and moved on.

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Steve Rivera

I would get ahold of the labor department and explain whats going on.. They will be able to help you

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Dayton Stallsworth

Most jobs your supposed to have a 15 min break and a 30 min lunch. And the company you work for is supposed to help you improve your skills to become a more efficiante worker. If they have not done that then they have no reason to fire you.

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William Agnew

Brian, 15 minute break at least 30 minute lunch, yeah yeah yeah, it's the law but some don't abide and all you can do is quit because if you report them your likely fired. Most all employers push us to do more and work fast. Sorry. Good luck.

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Alex Niklickard

So you sound like you suck at your job and instead of doing what you have to do to get better and keep the job you are complaining on here. Idk what world you live in but the world i live in, people that suck at their jobs dont keep the job. The company isn't running a charity. How come coworkers can do a good/fast enough job but you cant?

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Angel Agundiz

Yes ut is legal to fire people if they are slow. It is a technical thing. They do it to improve production outcome. Look if you read this bust your ass and work.

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Gavin Wittlock

Although it is legal to fire a person for low productivity, it is not legal for them not to give you a 10 minute break after 4 hours of work. I would go to the job board about it. Every company should have one.

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Scott Bulkowski

If you worked for this company 6 months and they cut your hours file for unemployment, you should get some compensation for hours you lost. Anyway I work a 6 hour shift and they tell me to clock out for a half hour. So they only pay for 5.5 hours per day. Brian Good luck !!

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When inventory is taken they are doing it for other companies am I right. If they are than it has to be accurate and fast so that the stores books can balance. They can see what's selling what's not and any losses. I am assuming that's how it works. Please someone correct me if I am wrong.

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Patricia Jungmann

My nephew got fired from his job and he is disabled and they told him that he is to slow we want to try you on cashiering and he has no concept of a computer cuz of his disablitiy can they just fire you for that.

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