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05-14-2012, 12:31 PM
Join Date: Jun 2011
So I'm trying to figure out what to so and maybe you guys could help? Basically I moved to New Jersey two weeks ago expecting to have a full time job at a framing and art store. In February, I went in for an interview and was told that I would be brought in for training in April. By all intents, I had the job, she never said she was looking elsewhere or that I should keep my options open. I did not sign a contract of any sort however.
So I trained for six hours and then the woman running things told me she would call about my hours after the weekend. She proceeded to call and tell me that another person who worked with her last year had come in and asked for her job back and she happily gave it to her. So no more job for me.
Haha, so keep in mind that I live in a shore town that opens up in May and that people have been looking and grabbing jobs since January. Now there is literally almost nothing available, outside of low paying part time jobs. But unfortunately, I can't do anything about a person being a rude ******* so I'm just kind of stuck.
What the whole point of this is now she's refusing to pay me for the six hours of training. I can understand the first day a little bit, a lot of it was technical stuff and figuring out the computer, etc. However, the second day I was outside selling stuff without any real direction. There was another girl there but she actually left a few times. So yes I was actually selling stuff on my own, so I can't really see how that is training.
So this **** is illegal, right? You can't call someone into work for six hours and then let them go and refuse to pay them by calling it 'training', right? I'm just trying to figure out how to handle this.
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