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Old 04-20-2013, 11:55 PM
fukuninja fukuninja is offline
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I work for a new startup company. I do web development. Currently, they are paying me 30K salary and offering stock options.. I'm working 50 - 60 hour weeks no overtime, plus paid weekends. They stopped paying weekends now because salaried employees receiving over 455/week are not required to receive overtime pay (I confirmed this). They are stating that I must work weekends because I receive stock options and have ownership, so I should treat this like my own company, though the options are not yet available and I have not bought any. The company is currently private; the options are vested over a span of 4 years if and when I buy them.

Here is my situation: My bosses disrespect me whenever they want, belittle me, question my skills unreasonably, make me do things irrelevant to my job description, blame things on me that aren't my fault, blatantly lie about things to try to put me in the wrong, and dismiss any creative contributions I may have to offer. These are people that know nothing about the web.

I am required to do front-end development and junior back end programming. I also do IT, graphic design, and random errands on the side (beside the other crap they make me do when I have to work at their house). All of this stuff I do exceptionally well, always make sure not to make mistakes, and immediately correct them if I do.

I would like to know if I'm getting exploited. I feel like I am. I am really stressed out.

What do you guys think? Legit? Or am I just being a little girl?

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Old 01-29-2014, 11:38 PM
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Default Re: Need to know if I'm getting ripped off :/

You are being exploited. If they don't respect you, don't work for them. It will only cause you stress later on.
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Old 10-30-2015, 04:23 AM
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Default Re: Need to know if I'm getting ripped off :/

I think you are. It's not worth it in my opinion.
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Old 12-25-2015, 09:55 PM
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What are the terms of the stock options?
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Old 03-03-2016, 09:22 PM
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Default Re: Need to know if I'm getting ripped off :/

Stick with them until you find a better job. That's your best option.
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Old 05-09-2016, 09:34 AM
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Doesn't sound like a good environment to work in. I think you should leave
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Old 07-22-2016, 04:37 AM
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try looking for a new job
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