Seeking work and came across something odd.
Preceeding the following paragraph is a grid 24 rows long by 7 columns wide with the instruction to put an x in each box for hours you are commited to work going forward. Hours commited can only be changed with two-weeks notice. And then this:
"By signing this document, you are knowingly accepting the hours you have advised you are available and upon receiving a shift within your available hours you decline it will serve as voluntary termination as per this agreement."
Would you sign this?
I'm thinking if I say I can work Tuesdays 7 AM to 7 PM, they are free to call me at 11:00 AM on Tuesday and "demand" I work Noon to 7 PM or I'm voluntarily terminated.
Maybe this is a common agreement. Surely they have some problem they are trying to solve. But it seems threatening their employees is their first best effort at solving it. Of course they can fire me at any time, but this agreement says if I decline a shift, I quit. Worse still, it seems a handy way to implement forced overtime.
I'm leaning that given the odd document and general messiness, this is not the place for me.
Jun 25, '13
"voluntary termination" = quitting a job = no unemployment benefits should you find yourself unemployed after refusing a shift.
hmmmm Definitely sounds shady.
Last edit by 1feistymama on Jun 25, '13
: Reason: typo