Why Big Corporations Don't Care?

@Holv03 (535)
United States
October 5, 2008 10:19pm CST
I know a lot of people here have jobs for big corporations. I recently got a job in August as a manager at a pretty decent rate now they want to change my position because they want me to have 40 hours a week and but the position I am going to do I have to take a test and pass it in order to get my hours at a lower rate which would only be 9.50 an hour. I was so pissed off because I get 15 an hour being a manager and they are going to remove that position because they dont have enough hours and now they want to lower my rate and I have to pass at test in order to get my hours. Is there something I could do for them to keep my same pay rate and keep the 40 hours? They hire me at 15 and now they want to lower it because of hours. Could I actually sue them for that or is that totally legal? If I dont pass the test I will only get part time hours which I can't afford to do because I need to pay my bills and a part time job won't cover everything. I need Help.
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@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
6 Oct 08
Big corporations have stock holders pressuring them to make money all the time. I don't know the regulations there but it happened to me as a temporary worker. I was only sent there if they need people at night shift and then a couple of times they made afternoon shifts worked overtime so those on night shift were either sent home without pay or they would find a way not to pay them. What I don't get is that why create a 3 shift day if they intend to get people do over time? basically if morning and afternoon shift work over time they don't really need night shift so why bother calling people to work and then send them home not paying a dime? Well in my case I was temporary worker, so the agency had a good row with them make them pay but those who are not temporary I don't know how they could claim their money if they happen to lose the employment contract for example. I have nothing against businesses trying to make money, but if they make a mistake they really have to pay for it just like everyone else. I hope you can find a solution. I am not in a good position financially either.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
6 Oct 08
First, I hope you kept a copy of your original contract, then read the small print most employees are so glad to get the job they don't read it. If after you have done this you see nothing that would allow them to take the actions they are doing. Go see an attorney who will write them a letter on his stationary . But the bottom line is do you want to save your job as an enemy of the company. They can make your life pretty misriable. Good luck
• United States
6 Oct 08
hmm I am not sure of the legality of this, but perhaps call a lawyer and do a free phone council to see if there is any violation of your working rights. That does seem really crooked of them, they are probably going through some legal loopholes so they don't get in trouble for it, I suppose these economic times are making businesses run around for their money and are making them do things that aren't the most moral. That would be a huge pay decrease, you can't just pay someone so much for a job, and then cut the pay like that, you have a certain way of living that needs to be maintained, and you made it work with $15 an hour, now if you get lower pay you will have to adapt and change your way of living. I work at Walmart and I get paid only fifty cents less than what your pay decrease would be, now you are a manager, you should get good pay!