I am presently employed at a dentists office where I am in charge of the finances, for two offices. I am asked to open mail, process insurance payments, pay all bills, send out all bills, and work closely with the public offering different financial plans. Over six months ago our office manager was let go and without hiring another the office was not functioning correctly. I offered to help out temporarily, but now I am overwhelmed with all the tasks that two people should be doing. I have been thrown into manager mode and the owners have done little to rehire. I am feeling very stressed, to the point that I just want to walk out, but I can't because I need the job. I have told the owners that I can't do both but not much has been done. To boot they increased my salary a whole $15.00 more a week. I feel totally used and unappreciated. Is there a law to protect me and my job if I say I won't do it anymore? Help!!
State/Country relating to question: Florida
I have spoke to the owners, I have asked them to hire someone, I have suggested a staffing agency. I have said I have had it.
Hello,Thank you for your question.Unfortunately your option is to accept the terms, negotiate or find another job. The employer has the right to set the parameters of the job description
Even if I was not hired to do that job?
If you have a written contract with them, they must abide by the contract or you can file suit for breach of contract. If you do not have a written contract,the employer may change the job description
They have an assigned job discription for my particular job and it does not have anything in it stating I have to be Office Manager on top of Finance Coordinator. These are two separate job descriptions.
absent a written contract,the employer may change the job description
So I should have to put up with the stress levels and be overworked and underpaid? I just think there should be a limit to how much stuff you put on one person!!
You have the option to find another job
So there is no law to protect my rights?
you have a right not to work there. You have the right to find another job. I am going to opt out so that another expert can give you an opinion
Your previous expert has opted out but was entirely correct. Absent a written contract of employment to the contrary, you are an at will employee and the employer has a right to set the terms and conditions of employment and even change the terms and conditions of employment and as an at will employee you have no recourse. The only recourse an at will employee has is when an employer takes actions against them based solely upon age/race/sex/disability and for any other reason the employee has no recourse.
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