I was shorted 13 hours on my second pay period
And now it appears that my third pay was only for those 13 hours.
Even though I had worked 44.75 hours for the third period.
So, let's see if we can do the math...
Back pay owed, 13 hours, plus $4.50 reimbursement for expense.
Current hours due, 44.75 plus $4.50 for reimbursement.
APPEARS to be only for the 13 hours owed from previous pay period.
(We don't receive earning statements until a week after payment)
It is half of the pay I received for my first week of 33.25 hours.
Funny. That doesn't add up for me.
What does this mean?
Not only did I not get paid for hours worked.
But my team of Census Takers (enumerators) will not receive anything.
All my team quits.
All census work ceases.
Angry Enumerators picket my building?
Call me nasty names?
Now, I don't know about all my team.
But some are like me, living paycheck to paycheck.
Having been laid off for a LONG time.
Not getting paid on time means,
not paying rent,
not paying bills.
Likely response from the Census?
"You'll receive it."
"It was just a mistake."
"Blah Blah Blah Blah."
I had attempted to call the LCO (local census office) last week,
in order to be proactive and find out if
A. The payroll forms had been turned in
B. IF not all, Which had been turned in.
That way I could prepare my team for what might be.
"BLAH BLAH BLAH, busy.
Blah blah blah, computer tied up.
blah blah blah, can't help you."
Now, I'm just too mad to call.
Afraid I will call them out on their incompetence.
I'm not saying that the data entry people are to blame.
But there is NO SYSTEM IN PLACE to FLAG when a whole district is not paid?
No one notices when it appears that a portion of the workforce is not getting paid?
It appears they moved the deadline date for turning in payroll forms
WITHOUT telling anyone in the field?
Of course the people in the office got paid correctly.
Not only incompetent but...
what is the word I'm looking for?
Not sure I can use it in mixed company
But this really isn't acceptable.
Once, I can understand.
We were just getting started, it was crazy, disorganized.
A whole week's pay?
Sorry, this just doesn't fly.
Of course my options are limited.
I CAN'T quit, I would lose my unemployment.
So once again the CENSUS has us by the short hairs.
Once again, 'those who shall not be named'
have screwed those who actually DO the work.
There will be no consequences for those in charge.
And the little people will be expected to ...
Just Carry On...
Be Grateful For Work...
Accept incompetence from those above...
Well, at least I can blog about it...
It's too early to drink yet!