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Old 06-08-2019, 05:09 PM
 
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Originally Posted by TaxPhd View Post
In an at-will employment state, you most certainly can.
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And you would be wrong in your response.
Federal trumps state.
Natonal Relations labor Act of 1935 disagrees with your misguided attempt to use the 'atwill" as a reasoning.
My response to an employee that is engaging in behavior that I don't like:

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Your services are no longer required. Pack your things and leave.
What, specifically, will the National Relations labor Act of 1935 do to prevent that?
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Old 06-08-2019, 05:10 PM
 
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No need to even state a reason.
Exactly.
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Old 06-08-2019, 05:17 PM
 
Location: right here
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The young lady who works as our Receptionist is angry at her paycheck. She is 27 years old and makes about $25,000 a year. She is a High School Graduate, knows how to type, use some functions of Microsoft Office and answers the phone and greets visitors. She overheard people talking about one of our Accountants making about $75,000 a year.

The Accountant has a Masters in Accounting and a CPA. (Certified Public Accountant) and had to pass all kinds of really hard classes in six years of college and get her CPA, which was very hard. She, the Accountant, is also 27 years old.

The Receptionist thinks it is OK for the Accountant to make a little more than she makes but not three times as much. She says they both work hard and she, the Receptionist, deserves at least 70% of the money the Accountant makes.

What should I tell her?
Tell her to mind her own business, I am in the process of obtaining the CPA and it sucks..so if she is willing to get a skill and pass one of the hardest tests (actually 4) then she can make 75k too.
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Old 06-08-2019, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Surfside Beach, SC
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Doubtful this even happened. I don't think there's a big enough grain of salt for what the OP was serving up on this forum before he/she was shown the door.
I agree and I think it's pretty obvious that this OP is a troll, yet people keep responding to her crazy threads as if they are real. I'm enjoying the show!
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Old 06-08-2019, 06:00 PM
 
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I agree and I think it's pretty obvious that this OP is a troll, yet people keep responding to her crazy threads as if they are real. I'm enjoying the show!

Looks like OP is no longer a member---so perhaps people who are right who thought this was yet again someone who is now retired and posts like this and then gets his account closed. So weird!
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Old 06-08-2019, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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Degreed or not, $25k for a full time job as a receptionist or any other job for that matter is terrible IMHO. How can one even live making that? Receptionists in the Chicagoland area start around $32K with no degree. I think her first mistake was taking a job that pays peanuts!
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Old 06-08-2019, 09:06 PM
 
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Degreed or not, $25k for a full time job as a receptionist or any other job for that matter is terrible IMHO. How can one even live making that? Receptionists in the Chicagoland area start around $32K with no degree. I think her first mistake was taking a job that pays peanuts!
I'd rather make $25k in Ohio or Arkansas than make $32k in "Chicagoland". Of course I'd rather make a lot more doing something else instead.
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Old 06-08-2019, 10:28 PM
 
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My response to an employee that is engaging in behavior that I don't like:


What, specifically, will the National Relations labor Act of 1935 do to prevent that?
Still waiting for a response. . .
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Old 06-09-2019, 03:49 AM
 
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Something seems very familiar and outdated about this thread. Like we have seen it before.

My first honest reaction is, the accountant in 2019 making $75K a year badly needs a raise. But I suspect this is perhaps a 30 year old conversation.
+1

A CPA with a masters only making $75k? Id be really upset at the company underpaying unless its a new hire new grad.

$25k with full benefits for a high school grad receptionist who does some light clerical work is a bit low in my region but the ratio from that job to an entry level finance job that required a CPA is about right.
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Old 06-09-2019, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Perhaps encourage the receptionist to further educate herself and make herself more marketable for having something more to offer a potential employer. Ever since I can remember, my parents and teachers would preach that education was key!! The receptionist can also seek another job which offers more, as she's not bound to the company.
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