My child, a 3rd year university student is out of province and has just started at this company. Their thinking was as an experienced painter it would be a decent job working with peers for decent money.
Now I'm concerned after hearing from my student different aspects of the work involved and more so from reading reviews of past students and customer reviews. The pay rate is $12.00/hour, not $18-$20, as has been stated in some reviews. I've read student reviews saying that their pay rate went down if they were over budget and most times they were due to underestimation of the work and materials. The days are very long sometimes without breaks which isn't their issue they've worked in extreme conditons before, it's my issue as the summer approaches and it's just not right or necessary.
More concerning however is lack of safety measures and training for safety issues i.e. climbing a ladder 3-4 storeys carrying equipment and paint no tie off or harnessing. Concerning when getting a job done quickly and corners are cut safety wise and lack of sustainance/breaks, that's when accidents and injuries happen. With lack of pay stubs and T4's I fear were something to happen to a student on site it'll be put to blame on their own shoulders.
I also just don't want my students' name associated with poor workmanship, and unethical company practices. Mine isn't a quitter and I don't step into what's not my place, and mine is an adult now, but I'm not impressed.
Not at all. I may need to speak up.