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wish i was told

November 26th, 2019 at 01:03 pm

I can blame no one but myself. When i interviewed for this job it was mostly to get a practice interview and be back in a better place for job searching.

The last temp place ended quickly and had made me angry at the incompetence that i was hired for 6 months and it ended at 6 weeks because the manager hired based on false information. The amount of work was grossly overestimated or her regular staff was that slow.

I had doubts before interview thought they would go another way. I should have said no. The money is good/ i don't have nearly enough to do.
Now they have me doing more items involving going to other buildings we have i am now driving between them and I get no extra for gas.

Tomorrow they want me to drive into a large city we are close to for an hour meeting. Even on low traffic times the drive to and from will be an hour each way( pay for parking).
i am on the clock and therefore i would think that is a liability issue if i was hurt in an accident.

That is too much, I looked at public transportation would be 3 buses and 1 hour 49 minutes each way.

A day before a holiday most people will not even be there i am not happy. I may take a day off since i have not been feeling well and have a dr appt later today.
i think the travel between all these locations should have been told to me they said SELDOM ... not many times a week. They did not mention this place that is so difficult to get to.

The time is NOT distance but the insane traffic in this area. that puts my car at risk as they have many accidents in that congestion.

Everyone else is on salary so they seem put out that I do not take my computer home each day and answer their emails after hours. I AM hourly and it is not ok to ask me to work off the clock.
The meetings they have me take notes and order and serve food at are at lunchtime but they seem put out that I take my 30 minute Lunch break after the meeting. They want me to send emails and do items discussed in meeting to me that is working through my time.

6 Responses to “wish i was told”

  1. disneysteve Says:

    If you are required to travel between sites, they need to reimburse you for travel costs. I believe that's the law. I would suggest checking on that.

    And yes, you are covered by them if anything happens because you are on the job when going site to site.

    When you are making your first trip of the day from your home to the work location and the last trip of the day from work to home, you aren't covered and they don't have to pay for that travel, but anything that happens during the work day and going from one site to another is on them.

  2. Smallsteps Says:

    Yes, I am aware of the liability issue but it still will not be worth it if I end up out of a car due to the increased traffic.
    I never go into the city unless i have someone else drive. I was going to check the price to uber or lyft it. Looks as if it would be over $40 to do that.

  3. crazyliblady Says:

    You should check with your hiring agency/recruiter about the change in needing you to go to other buildings, meetings that are 1+ hour away, and that they get upset if you don't want to work during lunch or work at home off the clock.

  4. Fern Says:

    Tell the agency you want their help in finding another post because the job description with this one has changed and you don't feel comfortable with all the driving.

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Sounds like a shifty bunch saying "seldom" and then many times a week. I'd talk to the agency and ask them for another assignment.

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I agree with the others. You need to talk to the agency.

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