The woman was stunned to learn that her workplace was making her do more work for less pay and decided to call it quits.
As per a report by CNBC, the USA is looking towards a recession in 2024. It has caused the job market to go haywire. People are stuck in workplaces that exploit them to no extent and there is no regulation. Nor are employees in a position to demand any regulations. Jessica Hernandez–who goes on TikTok by @jesss.hhhh– got first-hand experience of the lack of regulation at her workplace. A simple application made her understand that not only is she being paid less for her present job, but she is also doing more work. All of this caused her to really consider a career change.
Hernandez is a social media influencer who focuses on makeup in her content. A few months ago, she uploaded a video about how she was being duped by her job. The whole thing began when a girl asked Hernandez to help with her application. She explained, "Most of the residents here don't speak English. So this girl came into the office, and she was like, Hey, can you help me apply?" Hernandez readily agreed to help her. The girl informed her that it was an application for a cashier at Dominos. As Hernandez was going through everything, she stumbled upon the information that it was $18 an hour, which made her very happy for the girl as this was a competitive wage. She said, "I was like, good for you, girl."
Her world shook when she came to the part where it said, "plus tips." The immediate response was, "I was like, girl, you're lying." In her present job, she has more responsibilities and is not being paid near to what this job is paying. Moreover, Dominos is such a popular outlet that there is no dearth of customers. It also gives a lot of scope for earning with tips. It made her realize that it was time for a job change. She appropriately provided the caption, "C U at dominos."
There are also other examples similar to that of Hernandez about unfair pay. u/Joshiganns shared a job listing that required more than 10 years of job experience for $15-$20 an hour. The employee would have to work 40 hours a week and their wage would just be $800 at the end. For a person with more than 10 years of experience, this is not up to the standards, but still, companies are expecting this pay structure to be followed.
The comment section was as shocked as Hernandez. @user02304593 gave information regarding the pay structure of other outlets, "Trader Joe's workers get up to $30 & 10$ premium an hour on Sundays." @o.o00.oo0 commented about a similar experience, "Nah cuz my office job pays me 16$ an hour while my friend told me cashiers at Home Depot make $20+." @madisonochoaa described her dream job to rub salt on wounds and wrote, "I make $28 an hour as a receptionist with full benefits and I literally watch movies and read all day and take walks."