Sprint employees complain again about being overworked and underpaid

Sprint employees complain again about being overworked and underpaid
Sprint employees, for the second time this year, are complaining about being overworked and underpaid. During the summer, 153 people who toiled for the nation's fourth largest carrier, complained that they were required to under report the number of hours that they worked, and had to work during time periods that were not part of their normal working schedule. A settlement in the amount of $365,000 was eventually agreed to.

On Tuesday, former Sprint employee Tijuana Mingo filed a new lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kansas. Mingo last worked for Sprint in February 2015, but missed out on getting involved in the first lawsuit. After hearing about the successful suit from a former co-worker, she contacted the attorney who handled the first case and he filed a second suit. Mingo, who sold products and plans to Sprint business customers, says that she worked 45 to 50 hours weekly, but was paid only for 40 hours.

In both the new and old filings, employees claimed that Sprint had each of them report that they worked 40 hours a week even though most of them were working as much as 50% more. Michael McGlon, the Sprint employee who filed the original lawsuit last February, said that even though the carrier had him clock in for a 40 hour work week, he was really putting in 60 hour weeks. Despite working all that overtime, McGlon alleged that Sprint paid him only for his scheduled 40 hour week and didn't compensate him for the extra hours that he worked. The 153 employees who were part of the original suit shared in $229,096 or $1,497 each. Attorney fees made up a third of the award, and Sprint paid for an administrator and other costs.


Sprint did not admit to any culpability in the first case, and stated that it settled "solely for the purpose of avoiding the cost and disruption of ongoing litigation." The first case became a class action suit and Mingo is seeking the same for the new court case, looking to represent Sprint workers in Overland Park, Georgia, Florida and Kentucky.

source: KansasCityStar

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15 Comments

1. boriqua2000

Posts: 252; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

Shouldn't sprint face legal action? That's slave labor

5. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Bunch of noobs. Medical professionals saw kids in them.

6. audibot

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

hahahahaha selling phones is not work and most definitely not hard work, a vending machine can do there job. my roommate has worked for sprint in the past and att for 8 yrs gets 25 hr and picked up a part-time job at ups sorting packages and complains to me it hard and hot in semi and so i laugh and he says i should work there also and i say its not work your just used to not working come with me for 2 or 3 days doing commercial ac work ill show you real work

14. andrewc31394

Posts: 290; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

when your company has the worst coverage out of the big 4 and you have quotas to hit? Yeah it's not easy. Just because it's not back-breaking mindless labor doesn't mean it's easy or stress free. and Sprint store reps got a pay cut last year down to 15 or 16 an hour ( it was immediately after i left so i can't remember exactly how much) so whoever is saying they make $25 an hour as a sales rep is on drugs

11. Peacetoall unregistered

Job = slavery with remuneration.

2. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

What did Sprint say, clock in 40hrs or else? I would have clocked in 60hrs if that was how much I worked. Not like they could have fired me for clocking what I worked, that would be an even bigger lawsuit.

7. audibot

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

ha i work over 40 a week and my boss adjusts the time cards adds 30 min lunch when i dont take a break and moves my ot to next week so that it doesn't show up all in 1 weeks pay crazy

8. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Yes but your boss isn't taking hours away, the opposite in fact. Also if Sprint was just going to adjust it to 40hrs a week anyway, why even bother telling the works to put 40 themselves, seems fishy and obviously it was, I feel like if they had just put what they worked then no one would have bothered adjusting it.

3. wrm2013

Posts: 232; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Slave labor really?

4. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

I would never put 40hrs if I worked 60hrs. Hell no!!!

9. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

That’s what happens when you hire a bunch of lazy Americans. None of this would have ever happened had they outsourced to China or India.

12. Peacetoall unregistered

seriosly this they whine so much. no wonder why american companies outsourced their job to developing country.

10. cncrim

Posts: 1586; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Why not just leave, problem solve.

13. Mjf1285

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 15, 2016

Wow. this is ridiculous. Get over the fact that you only got paid for 40hrs. I have been working for cell phones for about 7 years and I have been in your shoes. At the end of the day, its about the damn commission. If you are so concerned about your hourly/salary then go work at McDonald, Burger King, etc... stop your bitching, grow up and be a f**king adult! Its called working hard to get to where you need to get in life and one of those sacrifices will require for you to work hours even if its not paid. Think about the reps that work at dealerships. Most of the dealerships they do not pay you a hourly/salary. Its straight commission and if you want to make money, then you gotta put in the hours even if it means coming in early, staying later or even coming in on your days off just to make money! I put in over 120 plus hours every 2 weeks at a Verizon retailer, and I am on salary plus commission. And at the end, I am more focused on my commission than I am of my salary cuz I make more in my commission than I would for my salary. So grow up and deal with it or go work somewhere that only pays you hourly! So lazy how Americans have gotten these years. Yet they want things handed to them but don't want to do their jobs. Even the Hispanic people that do constructions work so damn hard to get them to where they want in life. Even if it means that they are working extra hours to do the job and possibly not get paid. Yet you don't see them complaining. Grow up and start acting like an adult!

15. gamehead unregistered

Pay for 40hrs despite working more? Sue the h3ll out of them

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