i was looking for a new job. a company i would love to work for asked me to do some kind of work practice before they would actually hire me. thats fine but how long is appropriate? 1 months? 2?
Asked by Anonymous at 5:10 PM on Feb. 8, 2009 in Money & Work
Answer by m.robertson811 at 5:13 PM on Feb. 8, 2009
Answer by Bmat at 5:16 PM on Feb. 8, 2009
0. I wonder how they get around it? Is it an internship? When I worked in retail, they would make up for the sales that they had by severely cutting down staffing leaving no help in the store. I would come in and work for free just to help my friend out who was the manager. We got in trouble because apparently it is illegal (at least in that state) for an employee to be working without getting paid. If you are an employee, you need to be making a wage, they need to be properly reporting the taxes to the government from what you make and they need to be claiming you on their worker's comp insurance plan. I would not EVER work for a company that did not want to pay me. Most companies have "probationary" periods but they must pay you during those periods. Otherwise, they get weeks of free work out of you and can just fire you and hire someone else to work for free before firing them...the list goes on.
Answer by NovemberLove at 5:16 PM on Feb. 8, 2009
Answer by gemgem at 5:18 PM on Feb. 8, 2009
Answer by Magpie75 at 5:21 PM on Feb. 8, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 5:22 PM on Feb. 8, 2009
Answer by m.robertson811 at 5:25 PM on Feb. 8, 2009