UPDATE: Jobs In This Tough Economic Time.
As I had posted a positive piece on Dr. Doug and Granite Coast Orthodontics recently, I do post on things not as uplifting. typically it has to do with divorce, custody and guardian ad litems.
But in seeking out justice for others, we do get letters and emails from time to time on things that have to do with other areas of ones life. What we have received in an email today has to do with jobs. Jobs are hard to come by these days and finding a good paying job with a respected company is even tougher.
A reader emailed me and said " I worked for a company here in the mid coast and after I was hired I sat alone in an office for hours on end. I was "trained" for an hour one day and then by phone for 20 minutes at a time, twice.
Our reader goes on " I never got a firm grasp on what I was supposed to be doing and even with emails sent to those who were supposed to help me, I got no support. I felt lost and I wasn't sure what to do." "Payday was today and a check wasn't given to me." "My supervisor who expressed her own concerns about the company and her own position didn't comfort me." "When I confronted them on my pay, they said I worked less hours than I had recorded." " I am a single mom and a grandmother and I really need that paycheck." " They have offered a portion of my pay but I don't think I should settle for that."
I told my reader to let us know what happens.She may need to file a complaint with the Labor Department. Also, let people know that this company, a resort on a campground here in the midcoast, did her wrong. File a report with the BBB and send a letter to the editor of the local paper. Expose them, let their name come out.
No one who does an honest days work should have to worry about getting paid. And it sounds as thought THEY failed you with inadequate training.
Please get back in touch with us and let us know what happens. Maybe we can help further.
UPDATE: Our reader emailed us and the check she was promised to be delivered overnight to her never appeared today. She has filed a complaint with the Maine Department of Labor and consulted a lawyer. The firm IPR/Morgan RV at Megunticook in Rockport could not be reached for comment.