Being Asked to Drive Employees to Job Sites In Your Own Car!!!

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Jobless Female in Washington, District of Columbia

91 months ago

Well read up and speak up!

IRS Announces 2007 Mileage Reimbursement Rate
The new IRS mileage reimbursement rate for 2007 will be $0.485 per mile for business, $0.20 for moving or medical purposes, and $0.14 for charitable purposes. The IRS bulletin announcing these changes is here.

California employers must reimburse employees for expenses they incur. The state Division of Labor Standards Enforcement accepts the IRS rate as adequate compensation for employees' use of personal automobiles. Therefore, employers should adjust the reimbursement rate effective January 1, 2007.

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justbeachin in Pensacola, Florida

91 months ago

Whoop--De--Doo!!!...Being asked to drive over 100 miles one way is way too much!!...The wear and tear on your car or van...I suppose RGIS will gladly foot the bill for that too??...LOL...It just is not worth it!!..And with the price of gas..The company is a waste of time and effort!!...They are nothing more than a big joke!!

Jobless Female in Washington, District of Columbia said: Well read up and speak up!

IRS Announces 2007 Mileage Reimbursement Rate
The new IRS mileage reimbursement rate for 2007 will be $0.485 per mile for business, $0.20 for moving or medical purposes, and $0.14 for charitable purposes. The IRS bulletin announcing these changes is here.

California employers must reimburse employees for expenses they incur. The state Division of Labor Standards Enforcement accepts the IRS rate as adequate compensation for employees' use of personal automobiles. Therefore, employers should adjust the reimbursement rate effective January 1, 2007.

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Jobless Female in Washington, District of Columbia

91 months ago

True but at least he could demand the mandated travel reimbursement rate stipulated by the LAW!

I was just suggesting that your husband speak up about the mileage rate reimbursement rate that took effect 1/1/07 -- why anyone would agree to use their own vehicle these days is utterly ridiculous. It is the companies that make out not the employee.

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ex-AM in Fargo, North Dakota

90 months ago

justbeachin in Pensacola, Florida said: Whoop--De--Doo!!!...Being asked to drive over 100 miles one way is way too much!!...The wear and tear on your car or van...I suppose RGIS will gladly foot the bill for that too??...LOL...It just is not worth it!!..And with the price of gas..The company is a waste of time and effort!!...They are nothing more than a big joke!!

I worked as an auditor and a manager in the North Dakota district - and just so you know 100 miles was a SHORT drive for us.

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Jennifer in Saddle River, New Jersey

90 months ago

Never had to drive too far with our district, but then again, everywhere in New Jersey is fairly close. Thankfully I never have to work for this company again now that I have my masters degree.

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Haji Catton in Westbury, New York

90 months ago

Jobless Female in Washington, District of Columbia said: demand the mandated travel reimbursement rate stipulated by the LAW!

Is that what you did?
No wonder you are: Jobless Female in Washington, District of Columbia
HA HA

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Jennifer in Saddle River, New Jersey

90 months ago

Haji Catton in Westbury, New York said: Is that what you did?
No wonder you are: Jobless Female in Washington, District of Columbia
HA HA

I would suggest doing this to your district office as well at RGIS. Otherwise it will only get worse and worse. You have to annoy them for every little cent, but eventually if they are required by law, they will pay it.

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ses334 in Fort Wayne, Indiana

90 months ago

Well, why on earth did you EVER agree to drive? I was asked if I wanted to drive when I was hired, I said no, and I have never done it.

It's a great job for part-time, better pay than McDonald's or some such, especially when I can't work during the day shift hours because of school and all other part-time jobs want day shift hours. I am also not at all experienced in retail, having worked in hospital labs for 25 years - I have zilch-zero-nada for sales experience, so no one will hire me for a sales job either.

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Deanna in Great Falls, Montana

90 months ago

We don't have to use your own vehicle. They rent vans that seat
6 people. The only time you use your own vechicle is if it is in town.

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Proud RGIS Manager in somewhere, Illinois

89 months ago

Its sounds to me that you have many issues with what you expected from a part-time job. I understand that all districts/areas don't operate under the same guidelines like they should. But when speaking of travel, RGIS has great compensation. It is anywhere from 32 cents a mile plus min. wage to and from locations to .43 cents per mile. In most cases you can make over $100. for driving a crew to one location in a single day. Good Luck to future endevors.

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Jennifer in Saddle River, New Jersey

89 months ago

Proud RGIS Manager in somewhere, Illinois said: Its sounds to me that you have many issues with what you expected from a part-time job. I understand that all districts/areas don't operate under the same guidelines like they should. But when speaking of travel, RGIS has great compensation. It is anywhere from 32 cents a mile plus min. wage to and from locations to .43 cents per mile. In most cases you can make over $100. for driving a crew to one location in a single day. Good Luck to future endevors.

To your first comment. RGIS hires people without telling them that this will only be a part time endeavor for them. This should be criminal in itself because there are many people who expect to get 35 plus hours a week from RGIS only to be denied. The truth is that RGIS often has 30+ hours a week available to many people, but at undesirable hours, and only offer it to their "best" employees.

RGIS has horrible travel compensation. You need to get approved to be a designated driver for a certain job location, and if you don't, tough luck! Most often than not you'll be screwed out of your travel pay. Toll roads are a problem with RGIS as well. When I worked for them in NJ, we would go to NYC to help them out fairly often. Anywhere between 4-10 dollars to cross a bridge or tunnel and then 20+ dollars to park in NYC. To get your money back you'd have to show them a receipt, and often it wouldn't even happen. I only got paid the one time because my father was an area manager with them at the time.

RGIS's only good thing I've heard actually happened today. They offered a trip to Dorney Park to people that work for them (it's in PA, and was only 10 dollars to go, a very well known theme park). I ended up going because I'm still on their payroll (even though I haven't worked for them since June). Hopefully their new owners turn around RGIS LLC into a legitimate company. I hate to see my father still being run into the ground with 70-90 hour work weeks.

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former Area Manager in Fargo, North Dakota

89 months ago

Proud RGIS Manager in somewhere, Illinois said: Its sounds to me that you have many issues with what you expected from a part-time job. I understand that all districts/areas don't operate under the same guidelines like they should. But when speaking of travel, RGIS has great compensation. It is anywhere from 32 cents a mile plus min. wage to and from locations to .43 cents per mile. In most cases you can make over $100. for driving a crew to one location in a single day. Good Luck to future endevors.

Hey Proud Manager in Illinois!

Come out to North Dakota in January and try working for D64 for awhile. I can almost guarantee that the "proud" will quickly fade away. Oh, by the way, say "HI" to Henry and Steve.

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former Area Manager in Fargo, North Dakota

89 months ago

Proud RGIS Manager in somewhere, Illinois said: I understand what you mean. I have been invited once or twice to the north. Burr. Lol. U burnt out on this line of work?

Hey Illinois...here is some serious advice: If you genuinely enjoy your job as a manager, then stay FAR AWAY from both North and South Dakota.

Yes, it is COLD here during the winter. The only time when we would not travel out of town to an inventory would be if the state patrol closed the highway due to low visibility, which never happened during my time in office. No joke. We LEARNED to drive the big Express vans on snow and ice (RGIS was too cheap to give us 4WD vehicles). Every winter at least one manager would end up in the ditch and need to get towed out (happened to me a couple times).

If you read some of my other posts, I really did not "hate" the job itself. There were many things I enjoyed about it. I am a people person and I liked being "on the go." In fact, if I was really taken care of, I probably would have been a District Manager somewhere by now.

But yes, I got burned out because I was over worked - and I have a strong work ethic! During year-end my fellow area managers and I were literally run to the ground where we were SO tired we felt like we were going to die.

How could a person honestly be proud of being treated like that?

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Proud RGIS Manager in somewhere, Illinois

89 months ago

I know you are telling the truth. Mcneil has told me stories about running an office on that side of the world. He told me it wasn't nothing for him to put on so many miles in six months that he would have to trade in for a new one.

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former Area Manager in Fargo, North Dakota

89 months ago

This is where the top management for the company comes in...they decide how many area managers a district should have based on total sales...NOT size. So the amount of business that was done in maybe 1/3 of the Minneapolis metro area was spread out over hundreds of miles.

McNeil -sure he may say it was nothing for him to work up here, but ask him how often he saw his family during that time! Sometimes I think he tried to push us so hard just because he went through it...so everyone else should have to.

I only met Henry a couple times. I liked him.

But the hours were unreal.

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JENNIFER in Cleveland, Ohio

89 months ago

Proud RGIS Manager in somewhere, Illinois said: I know you are telling the truth. Mcneil has told me stories about running an office on that side of the world. He told me it wasn't nothing for him to put on so many miles in six months that he would have to trade in for a new one.

I KNOW THAT RGIS PAYS MINIMUM WAGE FOR TRAVEL AFTER ONE HOUR ACCRUES, BUT DO THEY PAY ANYTHING FOR TIME SPENT AWAY FROM HOME, I.E., SLEEPING OVERNIGHT AT A HOTEL ROOM WAITING FOR THE NEXT JOB TO START???

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Proud RGIS Manager in somewhere, Illinois

89 months ago

Only special teams require overnight stay ie walmart home depot and so on. And those teams know in advance with a higher starting salary and food perdeim. If a local district requires any overnight stay, which would be rare, I have done it twice in ten years. It is always optional.

As far as time away from home. All stores are completed on the same day so there really isn't much time from home.

Hope this helps.

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Proud RGIS Manager in somewhere, Illinois

89 months ago

Special teams are the only auditors required to stay over night and they start with a higher salary and get food perdiems. I believe its 24 bucks a day now.

As far as time away from families. We always return the same day in local district.

I hope this helps.

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Diana P. in Moreno Valley, California

89 months ago

Proud RGIS Manager in somewhere, Illinois said: Its sounds to me that you have many issues with what you expected from a part-time job. I understand that all districts/areas don't operate under the same guidelines like they should. But when speaking of travel, RGIS has great compensation. It is anywhere from 32 cents a mile plus min. wage to and from locations to .43 cents per mile. In most cases you can make over $100. for driving a crew to one location in a single day. Good Luck to future endevors.

Maybe in your district its that way, but in my district, you are lucky to make half of min. wage. Also being paid only for one-way after the first hour!1

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Proud RGIS Manager in somewhere, Illinois

89 months ago

It is company policy on travel rates. You are to be paid min wage minus the first hour there and the first hour back. Which is considered commute time. If this is not happening in your district I recommend you contacting hq.

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Uptown in Upland, California

79 months ago

Proud RGIS Manager in somewhere, Illinois said: Its sounds to me that you have many issues with what you expected from a part-time job. I understand that all districts/areas don't operate under the same guidelines like they should. But when speaking of travel, RGIS has great compensation. It is anywhere from 32 cents a mile plus min. wage to and from locations to .43 cents per mile. In most cases you can make over $100. for driving a crew to one location in a single day. Good Luck to future endevors.

I agree about the travel. Our office goes up to 50 cents a mile. You don't have to do it all the time. It does average out to about an extra $l00 a pay check which is great when you aren't scheduled for alot of audits one week. Sometime you can drive the company van instead of your own vehicle also. Just remember that when you have a slow week ahead and a carpool is needed one day, it's a quick way to ensure a half-way decent pay check. They even let me drive and I have a suspended license. Volenteer, go for it.

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Ladydiana in Moreno Valley, California

79 months ago

RGIS Inventory Specialists doesn't pay their employees for driving to and from inventories. My roommate and I worked for this company and since we lived in the same household, my roommate never received compensation or reimbursement for driving me to and from inventories from the approved meet site. I feel this was unfair and very discriminated to us.

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RGSITL in New York

79 months ago

Join the lawsuit www.RGISOvertime.com

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ex rgis nd superviser in sun prairie, Wisconsin

79 months ago

i happen to agree with the ex nd am north dakota is just on big pain in the but the one group covers the whole state and half of minisota i should know i spent 4 yrs on that team

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