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ok boys and gals... Got a question here... I work for a company where we pull irrigation wells, we do small house wells, underground lines to pivots, windmills... Well to put it this way its an irrigation business... Ok well here is the story. We did a job last week on thursday and friday... Took over 10 hours to finish the job.. We put in 1500 ft of 1 1/2 water line... Well at the end of the line we put an hastings water tank in... It needed to be leveled and hooked up... We go it half ass leveled then trenched threw it for more dirt... Well long story short it was less than and inch off on one side... Well we went back yesterday because the owner said it wasnt level. well the bosses fucking dumb ass son sent us back out to fix it (hes one of those kids that got everything he ever wanted and thinks he has power over everything and treats everyone like shit) But anyway No big deal right... Took us 2 1/2 hours to get it leveled back up.. we had to dig it all by hand. Well today when i clocked in i see that i have a -2 1/2 hours on my time card... So what the fucking company is doing is not paying for us to go back and level the fucking tank... Now its pry just my but i about fucking blew up when i was told this (well were not even suppost to know about it but i know the secretary pretty good and she told me all this) Now can they do this? I kinda need some proof that they cant but im not to sure where to look. Can anyone help me out on this?? Or can they?? Im not sure what to think...
 
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So they actually took away 2.5 hrs of your pay or did the just not pay for you to fix it?

It seems fair to not get paid to fix a fuckup you knowingly made. Having the pay deducted from your check doesn't seem right though.
 

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You sir, are a dumbass.
 

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Well because you had to go out there again u lost him 2.5hrs of billable time. Thats really what it comes down to. U wouldnt pay the carpenter more money to fix his mess up when he works on your house.?
 

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I would agree with most, you should have done the job correctly, leveled up, not half assed leveled. I know in my job there is no such thing as half ass leveled. Your boss isn't getting paid to fix his workers errors. He should dock your pay, not just outright not pay you. I guess lesson learned, do you job, and do it right.
 

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I understand your frustration, but y'all should have done the job right in the first place. I deal with half ass contractors everyday and dont pay them to fix their mistakes.
 

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We don't pay workers to go and fix their mistakes, but we do not *take away* hours but most of our work is piece work. From my perspective he paid you a certain amount to do a correct job and if you did it wrong it is your responsibility to go and fix it.
 

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lol, pissed off for not getting paid for your hal ass work
 

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While I can see the point in most of the responses, I have to put my response in the "legal or not" aspect. ( As always, check local laws ). He was working. Regardless of quality or purpose of the work, he is to be paid. If the company is not happy with his performance, they can not give him prfoit sharing from the job ( if they have that ), a job based bonus, demote him, or fire him outright. But they may not refuse to pay him for work he performed on behalf of the company, regardless if it was to undo his own mistake or poor workmanship.

Best place to look is whichever website tracks wage law in your state. Look for wage, labor, work, regulation on state websites.
 

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I think it's bullshit personally. In any other job you would have still gotten paid. People make mistakes and in most professions when mistakes are made you are penalized or it shows up in your reviews.

Your boss is just trying to pass the cost on to you and screw you. Obviously you should have done it right the first time, you and everyone all know that, but your boss should have talked with you about it and at least bitched you out rather than just taking away your pay.
 

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Yeah sorry man....lesson learned. Cutting corners can bite you in the ass. I installed custom cabinets for 5 years, and was taught by my father. He taught me the old school way. Do it right the first time
 

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While I can see the point in most of the responses, I have to put my response in the "legal or not" aspect. ( As always, check local laws ). He was working. Regardless of quality or purpose of the work, he is to be paid. If the company is not happy with his performance, they can not give him prfoit sharing from the job ( if they have that ), a job based bonus, demote him, or fire him outright. But they may not refuse to pay him for work he performed on behalf of the company, regardless if it was to undo his own mistake or poor workmanship.

Best place to look is whichever website tracks wage law in your state. Look for wage, labor, work, regulation on state websites.
This. and as for the rest of you, its true, it should have been done right the first time, but he's hourly, not commissioned or anything like that. the employer takes all of the liability, its why we work for employers. Im a flat rate mechanic, I expect to fix my own mistakes, but if I have to pay for them, there is no point in me working for somebody else when i could just open my own shop and get the full $100 an hour for labor instead of 20-30/hr. Hourly workers are paid by the hour, no matter what for work performed. There should be a labor board you can ask about it. Keep track of your hours or this'll be you and your employer:humping: with you getting bottom
 

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Yeah sorry man....lesson learned. Cutting corners can bite you in the ass. I installed custom cabinets for 5 years, and was taught by my father. He taught me the old school way. Do it right the first time
I do the same but have been for about 11 years now. We level to the 1/32 of an inch. While, like the others said, that it should have been done right the first time, he cant dock you because you're hourly. If it was piece work, youd have to fix it and eat it. He can bitch you out or tell you to go fix it on your own time, but if you were clocked in, you're gettin paid... but with tis economy... do you really wanna risk getting canned over 2 hours?
 
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