'Made my boss admit to wage theft': Redditor's fate goes viral on social media | Trends

A Reddit user who goes by the name “Lemonloid” shared how he caught his boss stealing wages. He took the situation to the social media platform to describe it in detail. In addition, the Reddit user also posted screenshots showing a conversation between him and his boss. Since it was posted, it has gone viral on social media.

Snapshot of the conversation with her boss. (Reddit.)

“I work for a very well-known company as a waiter/bartender. My shift usually starts at 4:00 p.m. The time clock rounds my hours to 15-minute intervals. If I clock in at 4:01 p.m., I don't get paid until 4:15 p.m. If I clock in at 3:50 p.m. and start work immediately as expected, I don't get paid for those first 10 minutes. I know if I clock out at 10:40 a.m., it won't round to 10:45 a.m., but to 10:30 a.m. My manager confirmed this via text message. This means I lose up to 28 minutes of pay per shift,” “Lemonloid” wrote in the post. (Also read: Employee quits after boss cancels his annual leave. See viral text message exchange)

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They added: “I know this is wage theft. They didn't inform me that they changed the time clock. When I was hired, I was paid from the time I clocked in and out. I didn't know my hours were rounded down for a few months. I believe I'm owed a few hundred dollars in unpaid wages. I plan to send these screenshots to the unemployment office, but I don't have much hope that anything will happen.”

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This post was shared two days ago. Since then, it has received over 18,000 upvotes and the numbers are still rising. The post also has numerous comments. (Read also: Employee was treated like a 'nuisance' by his boss after having to take time off due to injury. This is what happened)

This is how people reacted:

One person wrote: “I will never understand how it is even possible to do time clock rounds in this day and age. At some point in history it may have been a logistical matter, but today it serves no purpose other than to cheat the workers.”

A second added: “Yes. I work in a warehouse and my hours are calculated down to the minute. This is nothing new. This is clearly wage theft.”

“I think rounding is allowed, but it should always be done to the benefit of the employee. So for accounting reasons it can be simplified, but not to your detriment,” commented a third.

A fourth said: “You're probably not the only one who is underspending. At least let your colleagues know.”