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Old 07-21-2014, 06:50 PM
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I guess I didn't answer your question, I attend a bunch of training and from what other owners say about what they pay certified techs not just a RT is about 32k with benifits. No benifits makes a large difference
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Old 07-21-2014, 06:52 PM
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If you pay for your benefits, why are they called benefits?
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Old 07-21-2014, 06:58 PM
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Go out on your own...you have the expertise and know-how...just do it and prove to your boss he needs you more than you need him.
P.S. I went to a wedding once in your town...back in the 90s
I hope it wasn't my first one ...
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Old 07-21-2014, 07:39 PM
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I think you should make more my friend. Can learn a lot from this site. Good luck!
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:13 PM
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My cousin's broke apart too...its the water
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Old 07-23-2014, 06:11 PM
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Proabably what burns me more is the boss wanted me to be the certified applicator, which I did in 3a, 3b and 6 to hold the spray license for the company. Now I am legally on call when the registered tech. is out spraying even when I am not at work yet or off and receive zero dollars for such....
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Old 07-28-2014, 03:18 PM
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Sounds like you are doing a lot for the company. Your hourly rate is pretty good but like you said you have no benefits and you don't work during the winter. Like others have said, you might consider starting your own business. You might want to talk to the owner and voice your concerns. The worst that can happen is that you will be fired and you can then draw unemployment and then you contract is void.
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Old 07-28-2014, 06:12 PM
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#1 You don't demand anything. You are an employee who has agreed to the current terms. If you would like to renegotiate, fine. But you demand something from me regarding pay and you'll be out the door so fast it isn't funny.

#2 Ted\Ed is correct. As stated, what he is doing with OT is illegal and will get him in a lot of trouble, if someone were to call him on it. Yes, there is comp time, but what you stated is not comp time, except for your employer.

Good luck, but if you want to continue working there, don't demand. Remember, you get more flies with honey than vinegar.
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Old 07-28-2014, 07:57 PM
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DCK.

Time to go out on your own.

If you get $15.XX an hour, this is pretty easily replaced.

#1 he CANNOT legally "hold your OT" He must pay it AS OT in the week it was earned, due at the pay period as per normal.

so, If you quit, you simple site this as the reason for quitting and can collect unemployment anyway, AND the deot of labor will fine him AND make him pay you all the OT you are owed but never received.

Which, if this has been happening a lot, is probably enough money to buy you your first spreader and back pack sprayer.

It sounds like you have your own supervisory license, but Im not sure, does that license let you work for yourself?
Ive never been Licensed in Indiana.

Old man is going to retire? Son is going to take over? Great. That's wonderful. Are you going to be there to do it for them?

What happens when you walk away?
Son doesn't have the experience, Father no longer has the interest.

Do the math.

People are going to start looking elsewhere for the service.
Put yourself out there with some advertisement, get started, work at walmart during the holiday season, side job where you can and you can easily make 18k a year without them, until your business picks up.
I don't think you are correct about overtime laws. We have nothing to really go off of except what he stated and nothing seems wrong. OT can be held over and paid at a later date, you do have to be paid that time.

http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-overs...tory-time-off/
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Old 07-30-2014, 11:36 PM
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If you have less than five employees, I think, overtime is required after 45 hours per week.
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