Work in an adult store and wondering if this part of my job is out of the ordinary?

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Work in an adult store and wondering if this part of my job is out of the ordinary?

ShadowedSeductress ShadowedSeductress
I work at an adult shop and we sell toys, porn, lingerie, etc. This week for Halloween I'm supposed to be holding a sign to advertise. I just got my schedule yesterday and thought the shifts seemed kind of long.

I'm scheduled to start at 11:30am and work for 7 hours holding the sign outside. There isn't any shade at all, I'm not allowed to bring my phone or iPod, and I'm making my regular 7.75 an hour.

7 hours outside at the hottest parts of the day for such little pay just seemed a little crazy to me. Am I wrong?
10/15/2012
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Quote:
Originally posted by ShadowedSeductress
I work at an adult shop and we sell toys, porn, lingerie, etc. This week for Halloween I'm supposed to be holding a sign to advertise. I just got my schedule yesterday and thought the shifts seemed kind of long.

I'm scheduled to start ...
That does seem out of the ordinary of your regular job responsibilities :/ I would personally say no to holding the sign, even if it is only for Halloween.
10/15/2012
Ansley Ansley
Human directionals are quite common and I see them all of the time. Usually, they are independent new hires that work for the day or for as long as they can stand it and are paid at a ridiculously high wage, depending on the company.

When I worked for a large retailer, I would have to do things like this all the time . We had sidewalk sales and once when working for an apartment complex leasing office, I was asked to dress up as a slutty leprechaun and that was way, way over the line for me. Thankfully it was a temp position and I was able to go to the company I worked for and complain about it.

The thing is, that unless it poses a great risk to your health it's not out of the ordinary and there are ways to keep yourself cool.
10/15/2012
CollegeFun2014 CollegeFun2014
That seems a little ridiculous considering you can't listen to music. I understand not being able to bring your phone since it would most likely distract you but I'd want some sort of entertainment such as an iPod. Like Stormy mentioned, I always thought they got paid a high wage. So the fact you're only going to be making your regular wage doesn't seem fair.
10/15/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Since you live in Florida, too, I know exactly what type of weather you're dealing with - and your boss is a cheapass fuckwit for making you do that. The independent-contract sign-holders here are getting twice that rate, allowed to take lots of breaks, and they get to listen to their music.

I repeat - a cheapass fuckwit.
10/15/2012
travelnurse travelnurse
Hey we could come by and bring you water and such. I am so interested to know what store. I am in Florida also. Honestly with the way thing have been going around here, the employers are all pushing it because they can!
10/15/2012
ShadowedSeductress ShadowedSeductress
@Stormy, that's what I thought in terms of pay. I figured my pay would have been higher for these days. Since I do live in Florida though, the humidity tends to feel suffocating at times. For some reason I don't handle heat well when just standing around in it (the gym is totally different, I can handle sweating) but I tend to get dizzy when standing around in this Florida heat.

Then I found out they had scheduled me for 50 hours next week doing this crap.
10/19/2012
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