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Old 06-20-2016, 12:40 PM
 
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Both kids were fired. Why are they making this out to be some sort of equal pay issue. They both broke company policy, whether you agree with it or not, and they both got fired.

She cause this kid to lose his job, well done young lady.

One hour into the job and she's not learning about the job, the rules of conduct, and getting trained. She's on the phone with the boss questioning pay?

Stupid should hurt.
Some people want to make this about gender, but the real issue here is that the company policy is illegal.
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Old 06-20-2016, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Stasis
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Bad move Mr Manager. Now all employees and potential employees have a comparison point.
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Old 06-20-2016, 01:16 PM
 
Location: SGV
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Another employer-employee issue that is apparently fodder for the rest of society.

Say no to megalomania folks. It will help your mental health.
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Old 06-20-2016, 03:22 PM
 
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She probably just got done listening/reading a FB post on Bernie Sanders making a difference.
are you implying she was wrong to ask for the same compensation as her friend who was hired on the same day with the exact skill set?

or maybe you just don't know what self respect is.
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Old 06-20-2016, 03:24 PM
 
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You can call it a job, whatever, but no one is owed someone else's money.
you have very little understanding of the context here.
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Old 06-20-2016, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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LOL!


I guess that means that you are automatically fired for asking for a raise..... Discussing wages is against policy! LOL!


The .25 extra is because the guy can lift the trashcan when full, into the dumpster and carry the 75-lbs bags of potatoes.
I'm a 68 year old female and I could figure out a way to empty the trash into the dumpster. Lifting the bag of potatoes would be no problem, though there are no potatoes on that pizza parlor's menu.

I suspect the guy and gal would have been doing exactly the same duties.
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Old 06-20-2016, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I guess they could have cut her friends pay. If that is company policy, she is better off elsewhere. And where does government get the right to intervene?
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Old 06-20-2016, 04:02 PM
 
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"discussing wages is against its policy."

I've had a number of different private-sector employers tell me this, even though it is blatantly illegal. The issue is that no individual person wants to (A) lose their income, while (B) getting engaged in a drawn-out lawsuit without any clear payout, that (C) future employers will not be happy about if they find out. Enforcement of this law is difficult.
You are correct, but in this country non unionized employees can be (and are) fired anytime for any reason. What if the employer gives her a slip and says she doesn't fit the company culture? Therefore this argument (if they can let her go for discussing wages) remains theoretical. Yeah, they can always let you go.
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Old 06-20-2016, 06:23 PM
 
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You are correct, but in this country non unionized employees can be (and are) fired anytime for any reason. What if the employer gives her a slip and says she doesn't fit the company culture? Therefore this argument (if they can let her go for discussing wages) remains theoretical. Yeah, they can always let you go.
I didn't say they couldn't let her go, I said it was illegal to do so.
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Old 06-20-2016, 06:28 PM
 
Location: SGV
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you have very little understanding of the context here.
What's the context?

An involuntary third party forcing an employer to pay an employee what it thinks is "right"?
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