I moved to Rossland BC from Vancouver BC, as I applied for a job with Selkirk College to be a first aid instructor for them. Myself and the woman who hired me, made arrangements as I was in Vancouver for an interview in June 2019. I had my interview and was hired. I signed a non-compete and my employment agreement, and then was told that they would have me observe a class and then complete my co-teaching with another instructor and have an assessment of competency done.In the meantime, I was given an opportunity to try another type of job out titled 'Equipment Coordinator' Carol (the woman who hired me) said I would be responsible for cleaning and reordering the equipment. The only thing she told me regarding compensation for the position is that I would not be paid milage. When I met with Diane (the woman who was stepping down from the Equipment Coordinator position) she immediately told me all the negative issues regarding the position, and at first I thought she was just venting, but then she said 'you don't get paid milage (which I knew) and you don't have set hours. You could work for 5 minutes and drive an hour and get paid nothing, or you drive an hour and work 3 hours. You might be asked to drive down to a campus to pick up a piece of paper.' This was never disclosed by Carol when I agreed to try the position.As for the first aid instructor side of it, Diane told me that day that the schedule for the whole year was already done and Carol probably won't have me teaching for awhile.I emailed Carol to decline the position for Equipment Coordinator and inquired about Diane's statement regarding the schedule. Carol said I wouldn't be teaching until January 2020 but their "might be" some courses in November.I have an email from her stating there were going to be courses for me in the summer to complete my co-teaches, then another one saying she already did the schedule for the summer. I have an stating there would be classes in the fall, and then another one saying she already did the schedule for the fall. She also lost my non-compete and my employment agreement, and is asking me to sign another one.
Answer by Dana Quantz
Not VerifiedBritish Columbia lawyer
Posted 7 months ago
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