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Old 04-21-2011, 02:56 PM
HeyHomie HeyHomie is offline
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If You're Interested in a Job...

My company is hiring sales positions. These positions involve lots and LOTS of travel - eg, being away from home for weeks (nay months) at a time. However, these positions pay BANK. Base pay is $825 per week, and with bonuses you can easily double that.

The job would require four weeks of unpaid training (and you're on your own for room & board) at headquarters in Springfield, Illinois.

I bring this up on this board only because I get a $250 referral bonus for any new hire that stays on for six months.

If you're interested PM me.
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:28 PM
Shot From Guns Shot From Guns is offline
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Is requiring unpaid training even legal? As far as I know, you have to meet four criteria for training to legally be unpaid:

(1) Attendance is outside the employee’s regular working hours;
(2) Attendance is truly voluntary;
(3) The training is not directly related to the employee’s job; and
(4) The employee does not perform any productive work during the training.

This would seem to fail numbers 2 and 3 at a minimum.
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:32 PM
Shot From Guns Shot From Guns is offline
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Yup. Here's a PDF link from the U.S. Dept. of Labor.

Quote:
Lectures, Meetings and Training Programs: Attendance at lectures, meetings, training programs and similar activities need not be counted as working time only if four criteria are met, namely: it is outside normal hours, it is voluntary, not job related, and no other work is concurrently performed.
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Old 04-22-2011, 05:25 PM
HeyHomie HeyHomie is offline
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That's a matter for the legal department. I'm just a low-level grunt trying to get a referral bonus.
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Old 04-22-2011, 06:10 PM
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I'm not sure, Homie. The link pretty much says it's illegal.

Kicking this around the mod loop. Closing it temporarily for now.

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