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Aaron Maurer

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Guitar Center Issues Continue
« on: January 15, 2016, 09:56:18 PM »

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Re: Guitar Center Issues Continue
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2016, 11:34:16 PM »

Seems like the issues continue. How long can it sustain? 

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/guitar-center-arbitration-agreement_5698fb9be4b0b4eb759e0e5b?

Are employees suing guitar center that they need to worry about this?
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Re: Guitar Center Issues Continue
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2016, 04:45:31 AM »

Are employees suing guitar center that they need to worry about this?

Not yet.  It makes me think Banjo Depot has an employee-negative action coming up and they want to avoid defending lawsuits in every jurisdiction with affected employees.  Binding arbitration where the employer pays 100%? Oh Hell NO.

I think the NLRB is gonna kick their butt on the locations with workers that voted to organize, but it will take some more time.
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Re: Guitar Center Issues Continue
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2016, 11:06:48 AM »

Looks like a union thing... While bricks and mortar are in general decline and Banjo center is not immune from larger trends, this just sounds like bidness....

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Re: Guitar Center Issues Continue
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2016, 12:29:19 PM »

To me, it says that GC engages in (or is thinking about) "creative" wage and hour practices with its workforce.
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Re: Guitar Center Issues Continue
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2016, 12:59:09 PM »

That's nothing new for large corporations.

I had to sign one years ago when I was working for a fortune 500 industrial manufacturing company.

Be glad you got a job
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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2016, 01:55:20 PM »

That's nothing new for large corporations.

I had to sign one years ago when I was working for a fortune 500 industrial manufacturing company.

Be glad you got a job

Just because everyone's doing something doesn't make it ethically correct.

I wouldn't sign anything like that. But, I also feel that pre-employment drug testing is an unconstitutional search without probable cause to suspect drug abuse.

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« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2016, 05:45:09 PM »

when i ran construction crews some of the guys i fired sued for wrongful termination. my boss had to spend money to hire a lawyer. the lawsuits were dismissed but the company could not recoup the money spent. in california anyone can sue for anything and anyone can be legally fire for no reason. i see why CG is doing this. i have 2 friends that work at GC. the told me they have a high turnover because most new hires dont show up for on time along with other things. there are lots of frivilous lawsuits. about 10 years ago a friend was fired from a company because his boss said he looked at him funny. remember, never look at your boss funny. he didnt file a wrongful termeination suit that he would have lost , he got another job and is still there. one day i might get a job and be still there.
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Re: Guitar Center Issues Continue
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2016, 05:51:20 PM »

Just because everyone's doing something doesn't make it ethically correct.

I wouldn't sign anything like that. But, I also feel that pre-employment drug testing is an unconstitutional search without probable cause to suspect drug abuse.

-Ray
i wish every construction company did pre employment drug testing. i saw bad accident caused by "high" worker that no one knew was high before the accident.
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Re: Guitar Center Issues Continue
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2016, 06:29:25 PM »

Just because everyone's doing something doesn't make it ethically correct.

I wouldn't sign anything like that. But, I also feel that pre-employment drug testing is an unconstitutional search without probable cause to suspect drug abuse.

-Ray

So if a speaker array falls over and kills 3 people due to a "stoned" rigger???.....Just saying. Who do you think would win that lawsuit?

A company should have the right to screen it's employees. Don't like it? Don't work there.
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