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Is this legal?

Posted: Wed Oct 20, 2021 1:52 pm
by midget
Is it legal for employees to have to have their "breaks" during their programming time? We are having troubles ratio wise, lunches/breaks always running late, etcetera.

Re: Is this legal?

Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2021 3:17 am
by Lorina
Programming time is supposed to be separate from lunch breaks... I mean how are you supposed to concentrate on programming when you are having lunch and what not...


Re: Is this legal?

Posted: Wed Nov 03, 2021 2:27 pm
by midget
Well this seems to be occurring a lot...

Thank you Lorina!

Re: Is this legal?

Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2021 4:05 pm
by Lorina
That's such a shame maybe you can bring it up together at the staff meeting with the other Educators and discuss ways it can be resolved...


Re: Is this legal?

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 3:42 am
by midget
Unfortunately anything I bring up gets blown over.
I just became permanent, but have had to take time off work after experiencing breakdowns.

A loved one has told me work until the new year and if nothing changes just leave.

A new colleague (day 4) unfortunately already looks so overwhelmed and at this point I do not know how to support her other than keep checking that she is okay.

Another less new colleague is considering quitting childcare altogether.

Two room leaders are constantly overwhelmed, picking up the slack, and taking the fall (involuntarily).

I and another colleague have been told to cancel previous appointments (mine was for the covid vaccination) so that I could come in to work that day.

I was called continuously over the course of 2, maybe almost 3 months whilst sick with pneumonia.

It has been so disheartening and disappointing. I love the children so much, but feel like a means to an end.

I am sorry to vent, I guess I am heartbroken to be treated and see my colleagues treated this way.