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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:05 PM
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My employer shorted me by quite a few hours on my last check.
I'm going to go over my pay stubs and records of hours worked (luckily, it'll be easy to verify that I was there when I said I was, because I work a register and there will be transactions in my name for those hours) and see if there are any other issues. I kinda suspect there are.

Once I have that done, should I go to one of the managers at my location, or should I assume they don't have my best interests at heart and go to corporate? If it was only an hour or two I'd just go to a manager, but this amounts to about half of the hours I worked in the pay period I just got paid for which makes me think it might not be a bad idea to go up the ladder.
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:07 PM
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1. The same thing happened this week to us
ThinkBlue1966 got shorted about 15 hours, and got shorted on her pay rate for another 8 hours. They've already agreed to fix the error, but we won't get that money until next week, when it's added to her next paycheck. This week, we're SOL. We were left with $20 to buy groceries for a week. I'd like to go beat the hell out of somebody down there at her job. :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:09 PM
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4. I wonder if places do this on purpose in Decemeber to keep their labor budget looking low?
I can't see how anybody could have missed this, I suspect it's obvious I didn't work 16 hours the week before Christmas. :eyes:
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:12 PM
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6. Exactly! You work in a toy store, after all.
And Deb (ThinkBlue1966) works at a freakin' Olive Garden. The week before Christmas is insane there, I know, but come ON.

I am usually ambivalent toward Olive Garden, but I'm seriously hating them tonight. If there were any justice in the world, THEY'D have to feed us for a week. It's their damned fault that we're in this situation. :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:09 PM
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2. Sounds like someone needs me to put them in a headlock
"Hulk SMASH!!!!" mode time, dear?
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:12 PM
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5. Nah, I think I can handle it.
Series though, lemme know if you need some help. I can move big heavy stuff. Oh, and I'm cute when I'm sweaty. :P
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:09 PM
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3. always give a person the benenfit of the doubt
and a chance to rectify their mistake--if you don't get satisifaction then go over their head.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:12 PM
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7. Always start with the person in charge, then work your way up
only if things don't get satisfied.

Start with your boss - likely it was a simple mistake. If it wasn't, and it was malicious, then you can go over his head.

But imagine what kind of dumbass shrew bitch you'd look like if you immediately went to the top a'rantin' and a'ravin', only to find out it was a simple mistake made by your boss, a computer, or even your own handwriting when you submitted your hours (or whatever could possibly go wrong in whatever system you use).

It happens - every now and again it happened to me, and never for any reason of maliciousness.

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conscious evolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:17 PM
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8. If it was malicious go
Staight to department of labors wages and standards board.Or whatever your states equivalent is called.
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riderinthestorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:31 PM
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9. How do you clock your hours?
By law an employer is required to retain a record of your timecards (or whatever measure is used to record your work hours). You can request copies of them going back at least a year iirc.

Just tell them the problem and request copies of those records.
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Downtown Hound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:40 PM
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10. This kind of thing happens a lot
Corporations, for all their faults, rarely try and cheat workers out of their retail wage. It was most likely a simple mistake. Start with the person you normally report to, and work your way up from there.
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