Misleading job description - completely unorganised farce
Maintenance Officer (Former Employee) – BRISBANE / GOLD COAST – 29 March 2019
I was taken on by Southern Cross Services as a maintenance worker. I accepted the role and was issued a contract which detailed a salary, annual leave entitlements, fuel card and an agreement that I would be supported with RPL to obtain my carpentry certificate.
Based on this information I resigned from my previous role and accepted the job offer.
Upon acceptance the terms then began to change!
Firstly I was told by Southern Cross that they would no longer be employing me as they had appointed a commercial builder by the name of MGA Systems. They reassured me that MGA would honour the terms of the contract and that none of the terms under which I had accepted the role would be retracted or different in any way.
I commenced work under MGA on Southern Cross houses and chased them consistently for my onboarding paperwork as they had not provided me with a contract from them outlining ther terms of my employment, they had not sent me a request for bank details to pay me, a tax request form or superannuation nomination account.
After 3 full days of working for them I received a call from MGA Systems to say that they would not be honouring the contract at all and that they would be taking me on as a sub contractor.
no annual leave, no super annuation, no RPL to obtain my carpentry license.
They informed me that Southern Cross Services had 'washed their hands of me'
I was so disgusted by both of these companies and I would never have left my former role if I had of known that they were completely misleading me in the terms of the job.
misleading, expect to do out of hours call outs for no additonal pay