Have you ever gone on a working interview and just assumed that you’d get paid for the time you spent at the office, from the moment you arrived until the time you left? When you got your money, did you discover that, in fact, you only got paid for five of the eight hours you were there? While this isn’t exactly common, it does happen, and anyone going on a working interview should take the following steps to ensure it doesn’t happen to them.When offered a working interview, which is an on-the-job evaluation to determine if you really are qualified for the job, it is important to get the following information:
The time to get this information is BEFORE you show up for your working interview. It is also important to get this information in writing, even if you have to write it down yourself. Make sure you get the dentist or office manager to read and affirm what’s written so there are no misunderstandings, whether by initialing a printout in person or replying to an email. You need to be able to show that the person in charge of signing off on your hours and paycheck was aware of, and agreed to, the terms of your working interview.
If you don’t get all this down beforehand, and find yourself shortchanged at the end of the day, there’s really nothing you can do about it. Don’t let an employer dupe you, and don’t dupe yourself. Be prepared, clearly communicate your expectations, and confirm that the employer’s expectations match yours. Do this, and you won’t be duped again; and if you are, at least you will have the proof you need to take action if you decide to do so.
Posted August 16, 2019
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Posted August 07, 2019
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