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Conner Lantz
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Seems like there is more to this question than is being communicated. Is the foreman considered a manager and not illegible for overtime? did the foreman take the “extra pay” because everyone else on the crew opted out of being “on call?”
If it is a case where the foreman is “robbing” the rest of the crew of the potential to earn overtime, this could be a bad situation for the city, especially if the foreman sets the schedule. What could have initially been a case of the foreman “doing everyone a favour” or “falling on the sword” for the crew, could very well be perceived, maybe rightfully so, as scheduling bias and favoritism. This would have a big impact on workplace culture, respect, and could make the city liable for wage discrepencies because of the inequitable scheduling… especially if it is unionized labour.