there is so much information in there.
And the lady who worked for Landmark 9am-10pm 6 days a week, which is 78 hrs a week,
for $24,000 a year, (about $500 a week).
$500 wk / 78 hrs = $6.41 hr
$6.41 an hour.
Was that below the minimum wage?
Landmark has consistently underpaid their office staff. When I worked for Landmark my salary was around the $25k a year. at one stage our income was increased after we showed that they were paying us under legal minimum. but it was only increased to meet minimum wages as if we were doing a 40 hour week and like most landmark staff we did hours far inexcess of 40. I used to get to work at around 8 because it meant I got a couple of hours quiet and then often stayed till midnight. Lunch breaks were rare and dinner was nearly always something delievered or not taken.
As for the work load... it was never ending. You got one weekend off a month offically but that was a joke. You got sundays off offically but often you had to turn up on at a course because the forum leader or course leader wanted you there or the course supervisors were calling you constantly.
as for holidays that was the biggest joke of all. if you wanted a holiday you had to provide cover for you role. I remember the night before I was due to go on my first holiday after 13 months on staff and the centre manager was telling me unless I got the whole week covered I would not be allowed to go. I was lucky that I had a friend who did it even though they didn't want to so I could go on holiday. But even on holiday they called and faxed me and I had to do work in my hotel room and pay for the fax use to boot.
Leaving landmark was the best move I ever made.