Wednesday, June 1, 2011
What a Lousy Union!
So why should I have to pay union dues before my probation ends if I am not eligible for any sick days?
Another thing is I am scheduled for 8 1/2 hour shifts. I have the extra 1/2 hour so I can take an unpaid lunch which I never take anyway. If this was a sharp union why wouldn't I get paid for lunch and it be an 8 hour shift?
Lastly I don't get paid for overtime on the same shift. In other words I have to work over 44 hours during a week to get any overtime. A long time ago I worked in a factory where if I worked an 11 hour shift I got paid 3 hours overtime for that shift. Come to think of it I have worked in restaurants without a union and gotten the overtime.
Is this a lousy union or what????
Radio talk show host of "The Hospitality Industry News Network" and author of "You Only Live Once" about his early years traveling around and working on ships and foreign countries Steven blogs about his thoughts on the restaurant industry as he sees it today.
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