Maybe proofread the job ad before posting.
This apparent “Typo” was rather offensive for someone working with a master’s degree. Not just that, in the interview the managers and HR discuss all the things said on the contract before signing because then it becomes a case under labour and contract law. It becomes a breach of contract if anyone does something that said otherwise on the contract since it is binding and this can get the company or the site in a lot of danger as exploiting your employee with misinformation can lead you to be fined or even worse, jailed.
Such a case happened with this girl who shares her story, which is about how she got a master’s degree in Library Science which has limited job availabilities since there are only so many libraries. However, talking generally many others shared their opinions on the experience she had to face.
So she shares her story of how she tried to look for a job with a master’s degree but in the meantime settled with what was available and feasible.
Indecisive with whether or not she wants to take on the job, she seemed to get a sign that this is it with the 20$/hr.
Her degree seemed to have accounted for the extra 10$ which got her rather excited to sign up for the job.
Here is where the fuss begins, the irony for her to call it a typing mistake.
I believe that the HR woman is scared because she might have messed up somewhere.
My personal advice would be to not quit at this point, keep going sister, you got this! Something is better than nothing sometimes.
This is a breach of contract and since the documentation says 20$/hr, it is her legal right to ask for that money and get that for the month she has worked there because that’s her lawful right. Just because it was the HR’s typing error doesn’t explain any valid point of view to come up with excuses since it has already been read and signed by her…
HR can sometimes just sweep the dirt under the rug and that is not a responsible move is it?
THAT ADVICE IS SPOT ON! Get them screwed for the typo.
At the end of the day, the thing is that what is in writing is always more concrete than verbal agreements. Where is the evidence to prove the verbal agreements?
Or after getting paid for this month, might as well get paid for working at McDonald’s!
Who wouldn’t want to work there and just sneak in a nugget every now and then? The degree is tough to fulfil all your needs while making it hard to find a job in that field too.
Take your lawful right and back off. They don’t deserve you and your time anyways.
That is experience with advice. That seems legit enough to get a job there instead, don’t waste your degree girl.
You literally just have to copy-paste this and email it straight to HR and later to your lawyer if they ghost you again.
Let us not throw down her morale, she will get paid better than what she deserves, soon!
People surely had to face somewhat of the same experiences in different fields of work because of a mistake that HR makes while writing up the contract for the job. I’m sure there must be many other interesting stories that happen in our daily work that would be an informative discussion. We would like to know if there is any other advice you might have for her! Feel free to use the comments section below.
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