Complaint Review: TCA - The Cleaning Authority
TCA - The Cleaning Authority misleading job ad,unpaid chore duties,work double the hours you get paid for heath, Ohio
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: They Like to Twist Words
*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Company Response
I worked for the cleaning authority for a few months.A few months was more than I could take at this company.But given the economy,I stayed even though the pay was horrible.I found this company in an employment packet.The ad stated that the pay was $10/hour and employees average about 30 hours/week.I have this job ad as proof if needed.When I got to my interview I realized I was misinformed.The owner explained that you get paid minimum wage and for every day that you show up on time and work your full shift, you get a 50 cent raise.Otherwise known as " bonuses ".He also explained that you get paid for travel time too.He explained that travel time was $7/hour but they pay in 15 minute intervals because some houses are close together, but longer distance houses just add up the correct travel every 15 minutes.We also got reimbursed 25 cents per mile.Isnt state mileage 50 cents?When I started my first day with my trainer, I realized that I was misinformed again. I only got paid $10/hour in houses.Travel time was only 15 minutes between each house.My trainer explained this to me and said that she is not even allowed to tell me these things.She was told that if trainees had questions about pay to tell us to go to them.Now over the past couple of months, I have put in an average of 30-40 hours per week to this job.But only get paid an average of 15 hours.I have never been paid even close to 30 hours a week like their ad states.Though I have definetly put in 30 hours per week.I was also assigned chore duties for a week like every employee.I was not paid for this.I would stay after work and wash and dry towels,bundle towels,and empty all the trash.I did all of this off the clock!When I left work sick one day, I brought them a doctors excuse.Even with my doctors excuse,they knocked off 50 cents per hour for the whole week.Now, I understand that I just wasn't getting my " bonus" but they could have taken my bonus for the day that I was not at work.Not for the whole week that I actually was at work.When asked about this I was told that doctors notes dont run his office, he does.I have personally witnessed teams I have worked with use the bathroom sponge to clean customers kitchen counters,sinks,etc.. I have also personally witnessed team members smoke marijuana while driving which is paid.Even though its only 15 minutes.It's still on the clock.I like these girls, I do not want to get them into trouble but I would like to see something done to the owners.They make their workers clean peoples houses while they are home with swine flu.they are not insuring that we wear gloves.They make their workers drive all over columbus when the roads are covered in snow and slippery.They call and leave messages demanding we make up our time in our next houses if we go over our estimated time in a house.Surely there must be something that can be done about this.They cant keep doing this to desperate people in need of a job.Using misleading job ads to get them hooked.Then treat them like crap because they know how hard it is to find jobs right now.This job is not even worth the minimal pay is most certainly not worth the time you put into it.
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