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dgannon20

Should your paycheck be cut since you work from home ?

Is it fair for an employer to deduct a Full time employee salary when they now allow a Full time employee to work from home 3 days a week and go into the office 2 days a week. Still have same quotas as all others and expected to work longer hours since no longer driving in the office everyday. I find this odd. I work as a recruiter and all work I do is over the phone, email, computer. Yes, now I save time for not driving in for a 1 hour commute each day and save on gas and yes work more hours since I start earlier and work with out interuptions...does this deserve a $7000 pay cut in annual salary? Should I not be paid on my experience & performance?

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I don't see how they can do this. You are not using their electricity, their phone (unless they supplied you with one, in which case they can easily track your time on it.) and if you are logging on to the employers network to work they can track your time. And they expect you to work more hours? How is that fair? Sure your travel time is cut, but that was your time not theirs. They didn't pay you to commute did they?

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no it's not. BUT,, as Walt said, why not use your skills elsewhere where you will be treated fairly.

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So ... you're a recruiter ... "recruit" yourself somewhere else.

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yup- working on that for sure! Got something lined up already and looks even better- 4 days from home, more money , better tools to recruit...just annoyed that the company I work for would do this. I have been a top performer for them for years and having children and a family seem to not mix well for them..
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There are a lot of people out of work... Some are willing to take anything... even your job. Tread carefully. Greed is obvious here.

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So, it's OK for the employees who actually drive into work, and do the exact same job and produce the same output (in other words, to do this does NOT need an office, but a phone and a computer) these employees would make 7,000 a year less? And this is fair? NO. This is the employer taking advantage of the employee. I am surmising that the OP is a new Mom and is trying to raise a child. So the employer is taking advantage of her need, stay at home. Sounds like a typical jerk move by HR.
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It's not okay by a stretch, Trac.... But complaining to ther point of the risk of losing the job is worse.
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You are saving your employer money so no you should not make less. However all pay is negotiated so negotiate. I have worked from home for most of my career at the same pay. Charge your employer for work related expenses like electricity, phone, Internet and office rent. However your employer also has the right to find another employee!

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It doesn't sound fair. You are saving the employer money assuming you're not getting reimbursed for home office expense. But some employers view allowing an employee to work from home is a perk and they'd like to get a benefit from it as well.

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