By LMN - 31/07/2009 01:30 - United States

Today, after receiving a message about being hired at a retail store, I went to the orientation for new employees. The trainer seemed perplexed when I told him my name, but he gave me my paperwork and continued with training. At the end of the 8 hour day, he asked to talk to me. I wasn't actually hired. FML
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That was very unprofessional of them.

Isn't there some way you can force them to compensate you for your time? There should be, because that's just fucked. Don't you usually check up on that stuff right away?

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seriously?! where the fuck did OP say what they look like?!

swearing is a sin. asshole.

There is nothing implied about appearance. You seem like an idiot and a douche bag for saying that.

That was very unprofessional of them.

Agreed and agreed.

Yeah, they should compensate you for wasting your day, when you could have been out applying for a job where people are actually organized!

not only unprofessional, but legally he could insist they pay them. odds are he won't though, as it wouldn't really be worth the trouble.

Oh, that's just messed up on such a high level! Especially with how difficult jobs are to get these days!

What would he sue for?

EIGHTH! I thik i spelled it right... sux for OP

No one cares, and you can't spell "sucks" either. But thanks for the creative comment.

Isn't there some way you can force them to compensate you for your time? There should be, because that's just fucked. Don't you usually check up on that stuff right away?

The OP never said he wasn't getting paid for the shift.

If he wasn't actually hired, why would they pay him? You're not very smart.

Why should the OP have to check it...I mean they sent her an actual e-mail telling her she was hired. What more do you need?

No, why wouldn't the trainer check it, is what I meant.

It wasn't a shift, it was an orientation, so he wouldn't have gotten paid.

I've always been paid for my time at orientations- you are working- it's training! If the OP has their message saying they were hired then they need to show it- regardless they should be paid for their time.

Most orientation and WSIB classes are usually payed time , because as beerab said.. Your on the clock and in the company's hands.. You almost always get paid for training, and orientational courses are part of training

If The company refused OP the days salary, he/she could take them to small claims court.. All they would have to do is find 3-4 people that were in the course on the same day and get the to testify as to your presence in the course and you would be set.. Though it probably wouldn't be worth it after court/ lawyer fees lol

I don't think it's worth it working for a company that can hardly handle hiring employees. What a bunch of unprofessional idiots.

I think you can sue them and claim expenses and damages (Biz law class from the states 10 yrs ago.... but worth checking out). Keep the message.