Monthly Archives: February 2019

On-call? But Sometimes You’re Left Just Holding the Phone?

Last week’s discussion was about using your phone at work. This week is about being “on-call” - where you might have to use that phone to call in to see about work that day. There are at least two kinds of "on-call" status. The obvious one is where you might be called at any time, over a week-end say. You’re able to see to a movie, attend church, go dancing, [...]

By |2019-02-23T16:04:16-08:00February 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on On-call? But Sometimes You’re Left Just Holding the Phone?

Using your Phone for Work? Who’s paying the bill?

Whether you’re driving or working at a desk, your employer might have chosen to ask you to use your phone as an everyday tool. Do you have to use your phone to clock in or out from work? Or to go on or off breaks? How about to communicate with clients of your employer throughout the day? Or to talk with dispatch as they tell you your next stop or [...]

By |2019-02-19T09:25:00-08:00February 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Using your Phone for Work? Who’s paying the bill?

Bag – and Clothing – and Jacket Checks – Holding You Up?

Last week it was 'Background Checks.' This week it’s about 'Bag Checks.' Where you work, before you go on a meal break, or when you leave work, do you have to go through a bag check? Do they look in your bag, or make you take off a jacket or coat and hat or cap, to inspect you, because you might take company merchandise? Do you have to first clock [...]

By |2019-02-14T12:52:34-08:00February 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Bag – and Clothing – and Jacket Checks – Holding You Up?

Background Checks – Read the Fine Print

Probably each time you’ve applied for a job, you’re asked to sign a package of documents. It may even be online, where you’re simply asked to ‘docusign’ what you see on a screen. If you can, you might want to consider asking to obtain a complete copy of everything you sign. If possible, you might ask if that’s possible even before you first start signing. That way, later on, if [...]

By |2019-02-04T09:12:30-08:00February 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Background Checks – Read the Fine Print