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So if they agree to it and I get it in writing, that will enable me to collect while I am searching for another job? What if they do contest it, will the agreement in writing hold up? Are your answers specific to the states you're licensed in or are they applicable in Massachusetts?
Thank you. I am not being difficult, just really trying to understand everything before I make any decisions.
I broached the subject once already to feel them out, and the owner wanted to try to make it better for me so they changed the job responsibilities - supposedly. However, the only thing that really changed was what I believed were my responsibilities. It wasn't a week later that I was placed in the position of having to refuse to do something because of the family dynamics.
There are 7 front desk associates (a hotel) - 2 of them are the managers/family members of the general manager. They both took vacation at the same time, approved by the general manager of course. Another front desk clerk was also granted vacation at the same time. Keep in mind that both of the front desk managers also work full time on duty at the front desk. 2 full time people gone, plus a part time person gone. The manager/son of the general manager put someone on the schedule to cover who is notoriously horrible at their job and unreliable. This person called out all 3 days of the weekend. I was put in the position suddenly of being the backup person when I was just told a week ago that my job wouldn't encompass this. I had a wedding to attend on Saturday and stood my ground with not accepting this as my responsibility. I did not, and would not have, granted vacation to that many people at one time. I should not be the person to be called in this situation. Not only did the GM put me in this position, but she told the day person on Saturday to call me to see if I could work, thereby making me look bad to the hourly staff for saying no when they were forced to cover the shift.
I am livid and not happy about being the middle man/fallguy.
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