long hours, no benefits, poor pay
Independent Contractor (Current Employee) – Palmetto, FL – May 15, 2015
I work five to six days a week, 60-80 hours a week. This would be awesome if i was payed hourly, but i'm not. It would be annoying if i was salary, but a I'm not. my pay check is 100% commission based, meaning i only get payed for a max of 10 hours a week. The other 50-70 hours during the week I'm slaving away. Lift this, move that, unload this, re-load that, make cotton candy, collect cotton candy, ect. All of this for free, so i can have the "privilege" of trying to sell cotton candy to people for a whooping $12 a bag, of which i receive 10%. my average paycheck this year has been about $400 a week, which wouldn't be to bad for a job that requires no skills other than shouting, but as i have already stated, i work up to 80 hours a week. The staff are all completely incompetent and most of my co-workers speak another language. I have also been told that i wouldn't get a promotion because i was "to good" at my job, and it would be a waste to promote me to a higher position. so instead they gave the position to my girlfriend, with zero experience in this line of work. Dont get me wrong, i was happy for her, but i still fail to see how this was a sound business decision.