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That's some s*** right there. Hope it wasn't the bird that was at the bar when I was there.

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That's some s*** right there. Hope it wasn't the bird that was at the bar when I was there.


And what I said wasn’t all of it. She got her supervisor fired(GM’s wife!) this girl had only been there about 5 weeks.


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3 hours ago, fozcycle said:

Was told this week that all the volunteers (4 of us) have been laid off. Seems that someone sent a letter to the labor board that Pebble Creek was paying volunteers. Or rather we were being paid but not on the payroll and no payroll taxes.

 

According to the FLSA, "employees may not volunteer services to for-profit private sector employers"  https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/whd/flsa/docs/volunteers.asp  

If you are getting paid, you are an employee.  

Also, I don't know what the labor laws in FL are like, but in OR, we had to have a special provision written into the labor laws to allow unpaid volunteer starters and marshals to be compensated with golf or car fees.  

Might be worth looking into..

 

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18 hours ago, fozcycle said:

 

Was told this week that all the volunteers (4 of us) have been laid off. Seems that someone sent a letter to the labor board that Pebble Creek was paying volunteers. Or rather we were being paid but not on the payroll and no payroll taxes. My pay was free cart plan for 32 hours/month. Seems that someone was a waitress that was fired a couple weeks ago and she is seeking revenge.

 

Well, that b$&ch cost me $160/month because I now have to pay for it....#%+*$&@!

 

I was told that we may get to return to service in the Fall when the snowbirds return.

 

 

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That is a whole steaming pile of BS, I would hope that they would be able to get you guys back to volunteering sooner that that.

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According to the FLSA, "employees may not volunteer services to for-profit private sector employers"  https://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/whd/flsa/docs/volunteers.asp  

If you are getting paid, you are an employee.  

This sucks for @fozcycle, but it sounds like they WERE being compensated outside of legal means.  I did a quick search and found this:

https://www.jacksonville.com/article/20120302/SPORTS/801256949

Apparently it is (or was in 2012) specifically illegal to compensate "volunteers" with free golf at a for-profit facility.  Free use of carts seems to me to be pretty much the same thing.  And as an employer, I can see it being an issue, particularly for insurance and liability reasons.  

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Was told this week that all the volunteers (4 of us) have been laid off. Seems that someone sent a letter to the labor board that Pebble Creek was paying volunteers. Or rather we were being paid but not on the payroll and no payroll taxes. My pay was free cart plan for 32 hours/month. Seems that someone was a waitress that was fired a couple weeks ago and she is seeking revenge.
 
Well, that b$&ch cost me $160/month because I now have to pay for it....#%+*$&@!
 
I was told that we may get to return to service in the Fall when the snowbirds return.
 
 
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That sucks, I hate mean people.


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honestly...what difference did it make to her that people were helping around the course and getting side benefits? 
this is awful; sorry Foz. Hope they reinstate it for you.

True that. Must be a mean spirited person, there’s plenty of them.


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Actually, I was told today that a person wanted to "volunteer" at Crescent Oaks in Tarpon Springs, one of our sister courses.   He was denied and then called the Labor Board.  So it wasn't a revengeful fired employee, it was a wannabe volunteer.

 

Thanks for all the support, I'll be finding something else to bide my time.....until November.

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Actually, I was told today that a person wanted to "volunteer" at Crescent Oaks in Tarpon Springs, one of our sister courses.   He was denied and then called the Labor Board.  So it wasn't a revengeful fired employee, it was a wannabe volunteer.
 
Thanks for all the support, I'll be finding something else to bide my time.....until November.

I guess we go from a mean person to a ........


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15 hours ago, Rickp said:


I guess we go from a mean person to a ........


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So it someone who did not qualify to be a volunteer and decided to spoil for everyone else, I am sorry that someone is that petty.

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Wow, that’s sad actually. Sorry Foz


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Wow, that’s sad actually. Sorry Foz


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Some people are too bored for everyone’s own good. Those same people need to learn to stop meddling in others’ business. Thanks Karen. 

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