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Old 03-14-2010, 02:52 PM
 
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I do a temp gig with a semi-decent hourly rate, but I take the LIRR to it and because the train arrives closer to 8:45, I lose the 15 minutes in terms of getting paid. I only do this because I don't drive, so I am wondering can this be done by employers?
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Old 03-14-2010, 02:57 PM
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Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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You're 15 minutes late to work you lose 15 minutes pay. Yes your employer can do this. He might also call your temp agency and ask for a worker who can show up as scheduled.
Take an earlier train.
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Old 03-14-2010, 02:58 PM
 
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The one before gets there at 2 in the morning.
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Old 03-14-2010, 03:04 PM
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Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Not that familiar with LIRR but you're saying that there's no transit from 2AM until 8:45? Even the DC Metro has a better schedule than that.
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Old 03-14-2010, 03:08 PM
 
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Can you stay 15 minutes later to make it up?
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Old 03-14-2010, 03:17 PM
 
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Not that familiar with LIRR but you're saying that there's no transit from 2AM until 8:45? Even the DC Metro has a better schedule than that.
on that specific line, yes.
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Old 03-14-2010, 04:30 PM
 
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Yeah, it turns out your employer doesn't have to pay you for time you spend on the LIRR. I know, it's a travesty. I had this problem too. I wanted to bill my company for time I spent on the freeway and they didn't approve. What bastards! I'm sure they were discriminating on the basis of something, even though I'm a white male.
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Old 03-14-2010, 05:32 PM
 
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I don't get why you'd think any employer should pay you for time you aren't at work, regardless of what you are doing instead during that time. Where you choose to live and how you choose to get around is your deal, not the employer's responsibility.
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:04 PM
 
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I actually live on the "island" too and take mass transit everywhere, so I know what you are going through. And I know how hard it is finding work but you have to plan for these things ahead of time. You can't expect your employer to be accomodating to your situation, even though I guess it wouldn't hurt to ask to stay 15 minutes later everyday. But if I know I don't have the means to get to the job, especially Suffolk County which has public transportation so erratic and sparse they should be ashamed of themselves, I don't even bother with it. Actually, I surprised they haven't let you go already, I think most employers would.
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:52 PM
 
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I actually live on the "island" too and take mass transit everywhere, so I know what you are going through. And I know how hard it is finding work but you have to plan for these things ahead of time. You can't expect your employer to be accomodating to your situation, even though I guess it wouldn't hurt to ask to stay 15 minutes later everyday. But if I know I don't have the means to get to the job, especially Suffolk County which has public transportation so erratic and sparse they should be ashamed of themselves, I don't even bother with it. Actually, I surprised they haven't let you go already, I think most employers would.
honestly, it's not really that big a deal, I was just wondering about it that's all, nothing more, nothing less.
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