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A woman has claimed she was fired for turning up to work on time and leaving when her shift finished.
Writing anonymously on a recent Reddit thread, she explained that her boss believed she was doing the ‘bare minimum’.
She says that if her contract was ‘full-time’, rather than ‘pay per hour’, she’d be willing to work the longer hours.
However, the woman revealed that she wasn’t being paid for those extra hours and ‘worked for free’.
Taking to Reddit, she said: "A couple of weeks ago my boss starts saying that she's noticed I do the bare minimum… when asked to explain she said that clocking in on time and leaving on time is simply not enough.
"I am confused as I would understand if I was an employee of this company but I am kept on board as an hourly hired contractor by her choice.
"The company decides to throw a three-day event fully catered and lived streamed by a crew of professionals and asks me to come to cover the event on social media and to take photos of everything - arriving an hour early and leaving an hour later.”
She added: "I did it because I want to show my commitment and that I do 'work hard' but then I realised she wanted me to stay for the gala that would happen after the three-day event.
"That means on the last day I would work from 8am till midnight… and half of that day would be 100 percent unpaid.
"I took it upon myself to ask her if it’s okay for me to bill her for the extra hours I would be working at the gala or if I can take those hours off the next week to balance it out.
"She got extremely upset saying that she’s not in a good place financially and that I am not being a team player.
"Anyways she told me she won’t be needing my services any longer and that I will not be getting paid for the four hours of extra work I did before either."
Soon after sharing her story, Redditors were quick to comment.
One user said: "That sounds like a scam type company. I'd cut your losses and go find a real company to work for. This sounds super shady."
Another wrote: "Your former boss sounds like a con artist. If she had the money to pay for catering and live streaming the gala, she had money to pay you."
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