In today’s world of nickel and dimming people to death, we all to commonly hear about corporations passing the buck onto the consumer in order to protect their bottom line. Strangely a new trend has emerged. One where an employee has to pay for his or her right to work. There is a fee in the background investigation, a badge, or a uniform. There are no generics. There is no cost saving alternative. The employee must pony up, most likely from the first paycheque two, in order to secure a position.
Yesterday at work my shift lead came up to me with a piece of paper and said, “Sign this!” Now, it is not unusual for a shift lead to come with a paper that needed to be signed but this time it was different. This wasn’t a standard piece of paper with rules and policies that we all had to acknowledge. This was a disciplinary sheet. Continue reading