Boss asked me to come before my shift unpaid to set up for work
I’m a receptionist/typist & I start work at 9:30am, I’ve been at this job for a couple months now and have never been late, not even a minute, i’m usually dead on time.
So, today I clock out (again, exactly on time) & my boss says “we need to talk about your time, you’re meant to be on the computer typing at 9:30, not getting in at 9:30, if you’re leaving at 4 then that all adds up.”
She got a phone call and we ended it there and I went home, but what do y’all think?
It says in my contract that my hours of work are 9:30am-4:00pm and I get to work at 9:30am and leave at 4, I feel like she’s essentially having a problem with me working my hours??
Keeping in mind I literally get there and go straight to my desk and turn on the computer, I’m not making a coffee or anything like that, I mean we’re talking like 3 minutes or something here.
She’s basically wanting me to get there unpaid and spend my unpaid time setting up for work fkn ridiculous…
Also to add on – she regularly leaves me by myself at the office by myself so I’m forced to have my unpaid lunch breaks at my desk basically still working if anyone comes in. What do y’all think I should do?
- Quit, you can do better. Of course find another job first, all I’m saying is if this isn’t your dream job than its probably not worth having to put up with a stupid ass of a boss. There’s always a better job you just gotta keep looking and don’t let yourself settle.
- My job does the same thing, I am scheduled 9am to 6pm, but I arrive and clock in at 8:55am to get setup, then start working at 9:00am.
Do not work unpaid.
- My sister works from 8:30 to 4:30. One time she started shutting down her computer at 4:28. Her section supervisor gave her a hard time about it and told her she couldn’t start the shutdown process until 4:30 since she’s “paid to work until 4:30.” In response, my sister told her supervisor that, if adhering to the time is so important, then she would no longer have her computer up and running by 8:30 since she “doesn’t get paid to start work until 8:30.”
How did her supervisor even know my sister had started to shut down her computer at 4:28? Well, she had been standing behind my sister’s desk next to the door chitchatting for the last five minutes with another supervisor, both of whom had already closed up their offices waiting for the clock to strike 4:30 so they could be the first ones out the door.