realize that this is a job that required responsiblity and proper training
but I'm just wondering if this is the proper procedure. Recently we had a
training session that was originally supposed to last 4-5 hours but
actually ended up being 12 and a half hours. We painted almost the whole
bottom floor of a house. There are one or two more training sessions like
this and this is NOT paid training.
I always thought there's supposed to be some kind of a training wage for
things like this but being trained for 12 hours from 9:30am to 10pm just
doesn't seem right to me. The person I work for is a franchise manager so I
don't even know what the proper procedure of University First Class
Painters is in such cases since every franchise can be slightly different.
In addition, I don't feel that there was much training happening at all.
Granted I feel more comfortable with the work but it seems like the focus
was more on getting the job done than on training the employees. Maybe I'm
being paranoid but I'm just wondering what the normal procedure is for
physically demanding jobs such as painting, construction and such. I really
enjoyed the job but I am also quite naive I admit and I don't want to get
scammed into working for free.
In our manual which we were supposed to study it also says that for the
first few (I don't remember off the top of my head...2 or 3) weeks we're
supposed to be paid a training wage. It says nothing about a training
period without pay.
Am I just being a wuss or is there something to this?