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Elaine McCallig

Man claims boss is changing clock-in times by 15 minutes a day to get him to work for free

A worker has taken to Reddit to vent about how his boss has apparently been messing with his clock-in times, leading to him missing out on wages.

Posting to the Anti Work subreddit, the Redditor claims the boss pushes forward his clock-in time by 10 to 15 minutes a day, meaning he works over an hour for free each week.

He explained that while training for the job, they told him to log in a little early to fire up his devices and software before his shift begins, so he did.

However, despite clocking in each morning at 6:45 am to set up his computer programs, he noticed his boss would push his clock-in time to 7.

He said he then began clocking in at 7, because he didn’t want to work for free. In response, his boss changed his clock-in time to 7:10.

Frazzled, he asked Reddit for advice. And Reddit delivered.

The top comment, with 6,000 upvotes reads: “Make sure you have the receipts. This is wage theft.”

Another suggested he keep clocking in at 6:45 and document everything for a few weeks. “Let them dig their own grave,” they wrote.

Others suggested he speak to a lawyer and report it to the Department of Labor.

In an update, the Redditor said he reached out to a labour law firm to see what his options were.

Thankfully, four pay periods worth of clock-ins have been adjusted since he escalated the issue.

If things hadn’t have worked out for our Redditor, there are plenty of angry resignation texts on the same subreddit he could have used as a template.

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