Spicy Bullshit from my Former Employer 

I've been talking to a former coworker. She's one of two people in a department, and they're WAY overworked. She's single-handedly saved them from drowning, and documented SO MUCH process, despite an incredibly rough year personally.

She just had her yearly review (late), and noticed an error on her salary/raise.

Turns out, they've been paying her $10k MORE per year than they thought they were. AND NOW THEY'RE TRYING TO NEGOTIATE HER DOWN TO THAT AMOUNT.

Spicy Bullshit from my Former Employer 

Update on this, they forced her to take the $7k pay cut and pay back the $10k with a combination of giving up benefits and paycheck deductions.

She's looking for a new job and already has several promising leads.

Spicy Bullshit from my Former Employer 

@Zuph

Has she discussed this with a labor lawyer? Because this doesn't sound legal to me.

I mean, I'm in Canada and I'm pretty sure it's not legal here but this sound beyond the pale even by US standards.

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Spicy Bullshit from my Former Employer 

@suetanvil She has. The lawyer basically told her, "You can choose to fight this, but it's gonna be a cointoss, and if you lose, it'll cost you a lot of money."

Thankfully, she's in a position where she'll be able to pretty easily find another job (and has a lot of people who have her back).

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Spicy Bullshit from my Former Employer 

@Zuph

Ah. Well, I've found there's a lot of value in knowing that something is illegal and in making sure your employer knows you know. (She's still documenting everything and keeping all the evidence somewhere safe, right? Just in case they decide to start with the legal threats?)

Here's hoping she gets a new job soon and and the opportunity to walk out of there in slow motion as the place (metaphorically) explodes behind her.

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