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Old 12-26-2012, 04:57 PM   #3461
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I don't think that's true here - at least, I've never heard of that. Also, rules like that vary by state.
Probably depends on company policy too. Where my sister works, if you show up for shift you are guaranteed a certain number of hours before they're allowed to send you home, but that's only because its union. Where I work, they have sent people home without even allowing them to clock in. I was thinking, "How kind of you to waste their time and gas getting here. A phone call would have been nice..."
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Old 12-26-2012, 05:16 PM   #3462
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In Quebec, you have to pay the employee for a minimum of three hours. The exception to that is if you asked the employee to come in for less than three hours and they agreed to it.

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Old 12-26-2012, 07:18 PM   #3463
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Thanks for the hug! :)
This is a very large company but they run it like mom and pop because our actual office only has 30 people in it. It just drives me bonkers... ;)
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Old 12-27-2012, 01:43 AM   #3464
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In Quebec, you have to pay the employee for a minimum of three hours. The exception to that is if you asked the employee to come in for less than three hours and they agreed to it.

And (((hugs jkath))).
When I worked for the US Gov't, there was a similar law. I don't remember exactly how it worked, but I was compensated for my travel time because I was always called in to work weird hours because everyone knew I was single and needed the hours. I mean, who else would go into the Pentagon at 4 a.m. during a holiday and who also had a security clearance?
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:42 AM   #3465
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When does common sense kick in?

We have a situation in Massachusetts that is beyond belief. We have a long coastline. Most of it is sand dunes. Folks insists on building their homes on them. Why? I understand you want to have a view of the ocean. And it certainly is nice to step out your door in the summer and be right on the beach. But we get some godawful storms here. And they don't have to be Nor'easters. Right now up on Plum Island there are four homes about to go into the ocean. And the home owners want the town to save their homes. Why does the town allow folks to build on these dunes. Even I know that sand dunes shift every time there is a high tide. And that is every 12 hours. When there is a storm, the high tide erodes the dunes along with shifting the sands. The one thing the high tide doesn't do in bring back the sand that eroded away. It is even worse when there is a full moon. So now your deck is hanging and will fall off. One home had the cement block foundation washed right out from under the house and out to sea. Next it will be your kitchen or family room. Soon their homes will be in the ocean and all they will have left is the mortgage payments.

Last year it was down in Eastham on Cape Cod. The news cameras were there when a woman's home with all her possessions and memories went down to Davy Jones' locker. And her home wasn't the only one. One of the homes on Plum Island is in such a dangerous position that the owners are not allowed to go in and remove their possessions. It is their year round home. There goes all their possessions and memories.

So when does common sense kick in? When does the town say "No" to building on these dunes? When do people realize what a stupid idea it is to build there? The State is reluctant to give them permission to try and save their homes. They feel that "Let Mother Nature take her course." High tides and shifting sand dunes are all part of the ocean's natural activity. They wouldn't give any help or permission for the homes on the Cape last year. I hate to say it, but I don't think the taxpayers of the State and town should have to pay for their stupidity.
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:38 AM   #3466
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We have a situation in Massachusetts that is beyond belief. We have a long coastline. Most of it is sand dunes. Folks insists on building their homes on them. Why? I understand you want to have a view of the ocean. And it certainly is nice to step out your door in the summer and be right on the beach. But we get some godawful storms here. And they don't have to be Nor'easters. Right now up on Plum Island there are four homes about to go into the ocean. And the home owners want the town to save their homes. Why does the town allow folks to build on these dunes. Even I know that sand dunes shift every time there is a high tide. And that is every 12 hours. When there is a storm, the high tide erodes the dunes along with shifting the sands. The one thing the high tide doesn't do in bring back the sand that eroded away. It is even worse when there is a full moon. So now your deck is hanging and will fall off. One home had the cement block foundation washed right out from under the house and out to sea. Next it will be your kitchen or family room. Soon their homes will be in the ocean and all they will have left is the mortgage payments.

Last year it was down in Eastham on Cape Cod. The news cameras were there when a woman's home with all her possessions and memories went down to Davy Jones' locker. And her home wasn't the only one. One of the homes on Plum Island is in such a dangerous position that the owners are not allowed to go in and remove their possessions. It is their year round home. There goes all their possessions and memories.

So when does common sense kick in? When does the town say "No" to building on these dunes? When do people realize what a stupid idea it is to build there? The State is reluctant to give them permission to try and save their homes. They feel that "Let Mother Nature take her course." High tides and shifting sand dunes are all part of the ocean's natural activity. They wouldn't give any help or permission for the homes on the Cape last year. I hate to say it, but I don't think the taxpayers of the State and town should have to pay for their stupidity.
Plus, if current trends continue storms could be getting worse and worse. Definitely not a good time to live on a sand dune. Only time will tell, but personally I believe the prediction that the jet streams are changing, resulting in bigger storms.
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:38 PM   #3467
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Someone tried to use my credit card account again! This is the second time in a few months that this has happened. Now I have to get a new card again.
Thank goodness there is fraud protection, but this makes me so mad that people are so dishonest and awful.
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There are people who build on the flood plain on the Island of Montreal. It wasn't flood plain 30 years ago. I'm all in favour of helping out the people who built there before it was flood plain. The folks who built on land they knew was going to flood, not so much.
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:12 PM   #3469
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Someone tried to use my credit card account again! This is the second time in a few months that this has happened. Now I have to get a new card again.
Thank goodness there is fraud protection, but this makes me so mad that people are so dishonest and awful.
That would be so annoying Chops!

I agree though, thankfully they have the fraud protection...gee there are some low life out there
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:25 PM   #3470
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This morning, my phone rang at 4:00 a.m. As most of us know, phone calls at that hour are only bad news. I could not hear a thing--it was all garbled (sounded as if the person was talking under water), except I thought I heard a male and a female voice saying my name. I kept saying hello, I can't hear you...finally, after 7 or 8 times, I hung up. I did *69 to get the #, it wasn't my folks, it was someone's cell # that I know. I tried calling back, and the subscriber was not available. I've tried several times today. No luck. Why would s/one call at 4:00 a.m. and not try again if the connection was bad? Not to mention, my heart was racing and I couldn't get back to sleep. It will be an early night tonight.
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