I started this job a few days ago, and today is my third day working in the office. The employment process was pretty low key; I saw his ad, messaged him, and I started work. I get paid $15 an hour. I turned in my Form W4 today along with my employee details so I can be paid. The people here are really nice and what I'm doing is exactly what I want to be doing, so I'm pretty happy here.
My work consists of writing scripts that process and send PDF shipping labels to our Raspberry PI server, which then prints them out. Every day I've worked I've had something to do which occupies me the whole time I'm there.
The company is fairly small, with at most 6-7 people being in the office at a time.
Today, during a talk with him (my boss), I was told to "manage your own hours and manage when you come in to work for now, until we figure out a schedule for you". I took this as a little weird, but thanked him nonetheless after our conversation.
What I'm worried about is not being paid for the work I'm doing. I've gotten to work at around 10:30am, and stay until 4-5pm since I've started working. I really don't think this is a usual thing that happens when starting at a job.
I've been given NO information about when to come in to work and how long I should be there.
Right now I've thought of a couple options:
- Don't come into work at all until the schedule is set.
- Come into work and record my hours, hoping they pay me off my records.
The worst thing I can think of happening is they don't pay me, and since they have no record of hours I've worked, they can keep from paying me. I'm sure the Notes app on my phone won't be that much use if I decide to go to court, which isn't likely.
What should I do?