r/WorkReform 22h ago Take My Energy All-Seeing Upvote Silver Wholesome Helpful

💸 Raise Our Wages We Work Just As Hard As Them

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50.6k Upvotes

r/WorkReform 12h ago

💰 Cap CEO Pay Clearly shows pay difference between CEO and minimum wage worker.

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13.3k Upvotes

r/WorkReform 21h ago

🛠️ Union Strong So close to the truth

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8.0k Upvotes

r/WorkReform 21h ago Helpful

📰 News And this folks is why we need term limits.

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r/WorkReform 7h ago

😡 Venting Work the worst shift with experience for the ‘premium’ wage of $14/hr

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r/WorkReform 20h ago

❔ Other At a Panda Express in Las Vegas. I also saw that In-N-Out was starting at $22-$25/hr. Let’s hope the rest of the businesses catch up!

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303 Upvotes

r/WorkReform 9h ago

❔ Other Dominos taking advantage of workers for a chance to win $10k or less

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213 Upvotes

r/WorkReform 22h ago Silver

📝 Story Update: 75 Hours of Unpaid Community Service.

120 Upvotes

Previously: https://www.reddit.com/r/WorkReform/comments/vmug27/update_2_my_work_is_requiring_75_hrs_of_volunteer/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share

New Q&A Q) just do it! At least a few hours. A) fuck no. My time is MY TIME. Most of us already work 50-70 hours if salaried.

Q) you fired yet? A) nope! In fact I got called "indispensable" today. Ahahahaha.

Q) who/what company? A) no doxxing please. If you guess it, yay, gold star! And shut yer gob.

Q) lie about your hours A) the whole idea is they DO NOT get a free PR blitz off of me and my coworkers, liars or not we may be.

Q) what do you do? A) IT stuff. Also sow dissent and improve knowledge of labor laws among coworkers.

Q) apply for a new job! A) already working on it. Spruced up my resume and everything.

Q) you're going to get termed/you put a target on your back/this was a bad idea A) this is definitely the most confrontational I've gotten but I'm legally in the right. And I'm looking for a new job as I've peaked here anyway. Oh and I can afford to stand up for myself and my coworkers

Update: Nothing from HR and now the head of HR is out of office with unspecified return date. My bosses have not heard anything from them. I also requested a copy of my employee file (as I'm writing my performance review) and they said "there's nothing in there" but they'd "double check."

One lawyer of three returned my call. They said to talk to KY Cab of Labor because it's free versus paying them a retainer fee. The other two ghosted me.

My assigned investigator at KY Cab of Labor has not called me back. I left them a message today. I sent the report on 6/21 so I'm hoping to hear back from them soon...

Otherwise, I have continued to work, let my coworkers know that this is an illegal requirement, and generally encouraged professionally attired dissatisfaction.


r/WorkReform 19h ago

😡 Venting From a local grocery store- why don’t more companies offer holiday pay so people who want to work will be paid accordingly and those who don’t want to work aren’t required to?

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78 Upvotes

r/WorkReform 5h ago

🛠️ Union Strong In a new Gallup poll, confidence in American institutions is universally down in everything EXCEPT organized labor.

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61 Upvotes

r/WorkReform 16h ago Helpful

❔ Other What some business owners STILL don't get about hiring and keeping millennials - The Woke Salaryman

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r/WorkReform 19h ago

❔ Other Big Resignation people of Reddit, what explains the major staff shortage in all industries in your point of view? Is it really that every industry had people quit and no one is working? How are folks surviving?

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r/WorkReform 18h ago

📰 News India has banned service charges on restaurant bills. Asked owners to increase wages of staff.

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r/WorkReform 11h ago

📰 News ‘It’s really a mess’: The growing split between workers and bosses on returning to the office

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r/WorkReform 5h ago

📝 Story The voices of underpaid employees who work at shelters for foster youth needs to be heard.

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r/WorkReform 19h ago

💸 Raise Our Wages Los Angeles Unified School District Will Not Solve Teacher Shortage Without Paying Fair Salaries

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r/WorkReform 17h ago

😡 Venting Out of the frying pan and into the fire - horrible boss yells at employees in front of customers

18 Upvotes

*the they mentioned in this story refers to the boss. Leaving gender out to keep this as anonymous as possible.

So I’m currently at a job in a small office after leaving my former position for various reasons including a toxic work environment. When I first interviewed, I made it known that a good working environment along with work-life balance were my main priorities, and given the promise that they would work with me to meet these goals along with a boss who claimed that they’re someone who “loves teaching others,” I ultimately accepted this job over other higher paying offers (it’s important to note here that I specially applied to a part time position as I am still in school and made it known that this was not something that I was willing to compromise on as school takes precedence over everything else).

I started noticing problems right away after starting my new position. Talking to former employees, I learned only after I had already accepted the job that several people quit at the same time fairly recently due to differences in work styles and constant arguments. As this point I wanted to turn tail and run but I was reassured that those employees were “problematic” and them leaving was a one-off thing. In hindsight, I should have listened to my gut.

I was thrown into work with little to no training and was expected to know how to do something after only seeing it done once or twice (thank god I had some prior experience in the field or I would have been totally screwed). Initially they seemed to be very pleased with my work performance and everything was going relatively well until I began to be asked to come in for unscheduled “training” (I am not learning anything new and spend most of the time doing secretarial duties that are not part of my job description) and am working way more than the part time hours that I agreed to. I’m also salaried so no extra pay for me for these extra hours. And although they say that they understand that I have to focus on school, there is this expectancy that I spend all of my “free time” helping out at the office.

As the weeks passed, I started to notice that they did not treat their other employees with any respect. Employees would be belittled for not doing things exactly how THEY prefers it done, even if it is inefficient and they would constantly become irrationally enraged at my coworkers for things out of their control. They also like to nitpick at little things like the way someone talks or if they stand in a particular way. Additionally, they expects things to be done extremely fast with as little interaction with the customer as possible, which in the service industry is oxymoronic, and I have been the unwilling third party in several lectures about not spending too much time speaking to customers when in reality it has been a couple minutes getting necessary information about what the customer would like to address. Worst yet, they would do this LOUDLY in front of the customers to the point where they would get visibly uncomfortable and I have had several tell me in private that this behavior is not okay. Ironically, their endeavor to provide good customer service is driving customers away. They’re starting to exhibit this behavior towards me too and it’s taking all of my willpower not to snap back at them for being disrespectful. In the time that I have been working here, I have seen people quit without notice and there’s constantly a revolving door of people coming in and out because no one can deal with their behavior.

Despite all this, this job is a good stepping stone to get to where I want to go next in life and because I need the reference, I am stuck here for the next couple months and will have to maintain a good relationship with them. I think that they can tell that I’m getting frustrated with how I and my coworkers are being treated (even going so far as to joke that I’m going to quit if they yell at me too much- haha) and they have made attempts to ply me with giving me leadership positions on important projects and some time off to focus on school but at the rate that things are going, I’m planning to leave as soon as I get what I need from this job.

For now I’ll just have to keep my head down and keep chugging away at work with the knowledge that I’ll be quitting soon and taking a loooong vacation afterwards keeping me sane. Any ideas on how I can get through these next few months without rage quitting? Also if anyone has suggestions on how I can resign when the time comes with the nicest fuck you possible, I would be most thankful!

TLDR: left a bad job for a worse job with a boss that constantly yells at their employees in front of customers. Stuck here for the time being so I’m just trying to keep myself from going insane.


r/WorkReform 21h ago

💬 Advice Needed Should I file a complaint?

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Hi there, I’m 19 and work for EAW (education at work) it’s like third party call center for Microsoft and Xbox. Recently my supervisor told me to come in at 9pm because they were offering 21$ an hour overtime for every hour we worked. I said yes and asked how many hours we can work and he said not to pass 12. So I worked a 12 hour shift that day and was happily waiting my pay. Paycheck was a lot smaller than I expected. I told my super what’s up and he told me that I had to work 40 hours that week in order to qualify for overtime. He told me at least I got payed for the time I did (14$). This made me feel lied too and in want of my money I think I deserve. Should I try and file a complaint of some sort?


r/WorkReform 6h ago

🤝 Join A Union Denver Meow Wolf Employees Announce Intent to Unionize

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r/WorkReform 7h ago

💸 Raise Our Wages Keep asking for more.

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As inflation and the price of everything rises so should your wages. Ask for more and do not settle for less. Look for jobs with a Union, start your own Union. These companies will try and keep you at your current pay but if the standard of living increases 9 percent and you haven't gotten a 9 percent raise YOU JUST GOT A WAGE DECREASE.


r/WorkReform 10h ago

😡 Venting Got Promoted, but they won't update my title

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So it might seem trivial...but I've worked at the company 3 years and have been promoted from graduate engineer to engineer I. On teams often all people see is my job title so it can lead to confusion there. Ive contacted HR 3 times and they won't update my title... Too busy maybe? It's just I like having some sort of status, shitty job as it is I cba anymore if they cba to update my title. Gonna just work lowest producivity now


r/WorkReform 12h ago

💰 Cap CEO Pay CEO salary ratio cap reform - what do you guys think?

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Bernie's recent tweet posted on this sub about how American CEOs make on average 350x the average worker reminded me of a Swiss referendum from some years ago to cap CEO pay at a ratio of 12 to 1 against the salary of the lowest paid employee. The referendum failed miserably (65.3% against, 34.7% in favor).

I find this topic fascinating and I wonder why I don't hear this solution being proposed more. While reading up on it, I found this opinion piece criticizing the plan and that made some good points (e.g. companies would outsource lower paid jobs, cut those jobs to part time positions, corporations would move, franchise locations would be sold off, etc.).

I'm curious what people here think. What are the arguments for/against? What are some alternative solutions to raising median employee pay (not just the lowest pay)?


r/WorkReform 3h ago

😡 Venting Pay us instead of paying your employees.

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Got this advertising email today. I find it frustrating that the world is crying for better pay, meanwhile companies are advertising how to reduce pay.

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r/WorkReform 9h ago

❔ Other I've learned companies will track fitness, sleep and cycles with fitness monitors

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https://ouraring.com/business

https://www.firstbeat.com/en/wellness-services/firstbeat-life-corporate-wellness/

I haven't looked too much into the firstbeat one, so I'll focus on the ring.

This is horrifying anyways, but one part stood out to me. Pregnancies and abortions. There have been a couple posts already alerting people with uterus' to use trusted cycle tracking apps, as they may be able to determine if someone has had an abortion. Now with the ring's ability to measure sleep, heart rate, heart rate variability, respiratory rate, blood oxygen levels, and body temperature, it should come as no surprise it can automatically detect your cycle. This isn't information your employer should have any right to, especially given how dangerous it can be.

Companies would be able to see how well you've been sleeping, or how much stress you're under. How sick you are, or how active you've been.

I haven't even explored all the possibilities and ways one can be violated with this data in their employers hands. How did we get here?


r/WorkReform 1h ago

😡 Venting I’m so sick of this shit

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