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[Oct. 10th, 2006|05:12 pm]
darkskywatcher
I got a call from the security company I work for. Apparently tomorrow is training day, which means I'm in a room all day doing videos and whatnot. It starts at 8 AM. I get off work at the site at 7 AM.

o.O

I hope consciousness is not required for training. It certainly isn't for fingerprinting.

Edit: I got the call inside the grocery store, where not only is my reception shitty but the damn fan was so loud that I could barely hear the woman on the other end. As such, I wasn't really able to explain my situation, because I have no idea whether or not she would have understood.

Also, I might be able to still work things out so I'm off tomorrow night. The person working the night after me is also from the security company, and maybe he'll consent to a swtich (I have Thursday and Friday nights off.)
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[User Picture]From: batmiles
2006-10-11 01:23 am (UTC)
Eeeesh. That's... isn't that illegal?
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From: padrecsj
2006-10-11 02:21 am (UTC)
Actually I agree with my illustrous colleague batmiles and say this a lay that says something about scheduling more than like 12 hours in 24 or something like that. But who knows
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[User Picture]From: lerite
2006-10-11 03:44 am (UTC)
Third those up there.

The hell?
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[User Picture]From: nathan_lounge
2006-10-12 05:04 am (UTC)
I disagree with everyone.

Labor laws about amount of work, sceduled time off, meal breaks, break breaks, and whatever other perks *only* apply to minors. Everything that applies to people 18+ has to do with reasonable employment termination status, minimum pay, and hazardous work enviroments.

Good luck pulling the sweet triple shift.
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From: peojkl
2006-10-12 08:33 pm (UTC)
Sorry, but although the US is not a workers paradise, there ARE some labor laws on the books. If you are a non-exempt (i.e. hourly, non-professional) employee, there are wage and hour laws that still apply: you have to be paid time and a half if you work more than 40 hours a week. There is also a minimum wage law. There are also some Worker Health and Safety Laws. This does not mean that these laws lack exceptions or that they are always enforced, of course. Wisconsin is, however, an "employment at will" state, which means your boss can fire you for any reason or no reason.
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From: peojkl
2006-10-13 12:26 am (UTC)
misread you, that's what you said. :-(
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