My company always says we should be at our first call at 8:00, which means we usually get to the shop by 7:30 or so get our filters, all the work orders for the day. Pick up any special order parts and extra info we may need regaurding that job, turn in our paper work from the day before. refill our nitro tanks, co2 bottles, change out empty refrigerant bottles.
We start getting paid at 8:00, but they want us to get all that done and get to our first call by 8:00 than we are on the clock.
This is the only company I've worked for, Is this the way it is with other companys, or is something wrong with this picture?
Do you guys get paid for all I listed above?
When I question things like this where it looks like simply "we are working for free", I am told to be thankful you have a job.
Don't get me wrong, I am thankful to have a steady job right now but Are we getting takin advantage of just because the economy is bad.
Any thoughts would be apreciated, or if I do need to be put in my place, thats why I'm asking.