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I am employed by a privately owned retailer that sees sales of over 3 million per year. In the five months of my employment, my employer has consistently refused to pay the females on staff our hourly wage (some of us are hourly plus commission, others straight commission) if we have forgotten to clock in or out, refusing to correct our time. Also, retaliated against us by taking away company perks (doughnuts and coffee, etc.) when we as a group refused to put money that went missing back into the shared cash drawer and threatened to fire each of us for not doing so. Also, taken away commission when errors are made on our paperwork - something which is not in our contract. Also, not paid overtime to those commissioned salespeople whose total commission does not equal twice the minimum wage. Plus, he refuses to give us our fifteen minutes breaks - acting as though such a thing just doesn't exists!

I like my job and enjoy the selling but hate to be abused! I have repeatedly told my boss that I know it is illegal to do these things but he just acts as though I am wrong and nothing changes. I don't want to start an all out war that will eventually result in my getting fired but would like him to 'straightened up'. Any ideas as to how I can handle the situation?

[Edited by WhatNext on 06-09-2001 at 02:25 AM]



Find a better place to work that will appreciate you ! This one sounds like it's not worth the time and trouble. Good luck !!

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