Industrial HVAC/R Technician, Saint Rose, LA - November 23, 2015
I was hired as an HVAC/R Technician and was assigned to work at a refinery just a few minutes from home. After a few months, I was told to begin work at a different refinery, but this one was 45 minutes from home. I asked to be compensated for the extra drive time and I was refused. I live 15 minutes from the refinery I was initially assigned to and less than 5 minutes from the Star offices. I partially chose the job due to its short commute times. I was also sent to work at the Houston office for a couple of weeks and was never fully compensated for perdiem even after reminding management that I was never fully paid. There were other issues but no real need to delve into those. The coworkers at the refinery were great to work with. The management needs more quality leadership.