My employer requires me to travel to a meeting 20 miles away once a week. They do not pay gas or mileage for this and as of today, are refusing to compensate for travel time as well. Is this legal? [more inside]
posted by youandiandaflame
on Mar 15, 2013 -
I know about the sugar beet harvest in North Dakota and the blueberry harvest in Maine, but what other harvests hire a bunch of people for a short time, and often become a mecca for travelers looking to make a quick buck? [more inside]
posted by Grandysaur
on Mar 3, 2013 -
I do not like working out for the sake of working out. But I do love working hard and vigorously if it means I am being productive and getting something done. Can you help me come up with ideas of working hard and having a tangible result at the end? [more inside]
posted by Sassyfras
on Jan 15, 2013 -
UK (and especially London) folks, where should a returning US labor union staffer work in the UK? I’ll be returning to London (location non-negotiable) early next year after almost ten years in the US. I left the UK soon after I graduated (I’ve never held a career job there), and I’ve worked as a labor union staffer in the US, working my way up to positions with a good deal of strategic and management responsibility, but I'm absolutely open to a change... [more inside]
posted by crabintheocean
on Oct 10, 2011 -
I’m a former academic who would like to focus on self-driven writing and creative projects, but I’m not ready for self-employment. I’d like to find a low-stress job that will leave time and energy for my creative work, but I have some health restrictions and complicating factors. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by velvet winter
on Jul 7, 2010 -
In the U.S. slavery system, how did blind slaves work?
posted by coizero
on Feb 15, 2010 -
My father just won an arbitration hearing against his ex-employer. They were supposed to grant him retirement leave -- but they've found a way to force him to return to work. Help! [more inside]
posted by Julia F***ing Sugarbaker
on Sep 4, 2009 -
New York City and Boston both have standard work weeks of 35 hours. It's 9-5pm but your lunch is included in there. Texas, California, North Carolina have a standard work week of 40 hours, so it's 9-6 to accomodate your lunch hour. I realize that it has to do with your job somewhat, but it is overwhelmingly consistent (even blue/white collar, salaried/hourly). Why?
posted by unknowncommand
on Sep 13, 2007 -
Can I collect unemployment because the owner abandoned his business and will not return phone calls or e-mails? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 25, 2007 -
I am looking for blogs written by low-wage, night-shift employees (such as convenience store clerks) who use their blogs to chronicle interesting experiences from their working lives. Any suggestions?
posted by jayder
on Mar 16, 2006 -
What's it like working at a Super Target? There's one opening here in town. I understand they offer some decent benefits. How's the work environment? Would you recommend it?
posted by wsg
on May 23, 2005 -
From when and where does the idea of having a 'weekend' come? Who first decided that two days out of seven should be kept work-free (for most working people)?
posted by humuhumu
on Nov 13, 2004 -
If a union
challenges your previously non-union position and wins, now making your job the only union position in the immediate office, what can you do about it? Can you really be forced to work a union position if that's not how the job was presented to you 4 years ago when you took it?
posted by nramsey
on Dec 9, 2003 -