So, I didn’t work today.
I normally work every Saturday.
I woke up at my usual time (which is really early and hard for me since during the week I don’t have to wake up at all) and headed off to work. I was supposed to have 4 hours with one student. When I got there, the secretary told me that the student called in sick. So I had no work.
She called the bosslady who said that I would get “admin hours” which is a wage that is less than half of my normal wage, for only 2 hours. I looked up the BC Employment Standards Act and I’ll be bringing up to her the fact that I should be getting my normal wage for 2 hours since I showed up for work.
The other part that’s really making me steamed right now is that the student that was “sick” wasn’t actually sick. She has been at golf all morning since 10am. She posted this on facebook. The bosslady tends to not charge people when they’re sick and tries to charge them when they cancel last minute. But she doesn’t have a very big backbone. So I’m sure a lot of parents have figured out that as long as they call in sick, they won’t get charged. We’ve had quite a few students calling in sick lately.