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Know your rights...and be empowered in Queensland/

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Belated Introduction [Oct. 26th, 2006|07:37 pm]
Know your rights...and be empowered in Queensland/


Hi all,
I hopped on a bus and the bus driver yelled that i could not use the phone on the bus...at the time it didn't seem right but because he seemed to know what he was talking about...and he WAS the bus driver I hung up my call.
My boss claimed i was overpaid and said that he was going to deduct about a $1000 from my account tomorrow...he's my boss..and he seems to know what he's talking about...
This happened in the same day...within hours of one another. In the grand scheme of things they are minor glitches but they can be upsetting. I am a 26 year old girl, quite small and very trusting. not naive but i assume that when people say something - they have put thought into it and are being truthful and know all the facts. This is an incorrect assumption that we all need to lose. Too often we don't know our rights, things may seem 'not quite right' but we go along with it.
This community is to help others and spread the knowledge - as knowledge is power.
*I spoke to the bus company and mobile phones ARE permitted...the bus driver will be given a reprimand.
*The money was NOT deducted from my account as it contravenes both the Fair trading and practices ACT and our certified agreement. my boss wanted to cover his own mistake...quickly. HR has advised they will look into it and if i have been overpaid i can pay back in installments...they CAN NOT just deduct it from my account.

**Great is truth...and mighty above all things