Nepotism and Bizarre billing practices in Indiana Started by have_a_fiend_in_Indiana , Yesterday, 05:52 PM Please log in to reply 1 reply to this topic 1 posts Posted Yesterday, 05:52 PM I have a friend (well, actually my Best friend) that has a commission advertising sales job in Indiana. She's been having nothing but problems with this company since her start in mid 2012. Her boss, the sales manager, has hired her sister to work as the other half of the sales team with my friend. The sister has been given a "specially selected" prime group of advertisers to call on while my friend has gotten the smaller, both size company and advertising budget-wise accounts. Add to this the sales manager has extremely little time for my friend when she has questions regarding an account or copy related issues, while the sales manager can spend, literally, an hour or more with her sister in her office, behind closed doors. The sister has been given new large spending accounts that have come into this little town, while my friend gets none. Nepotism? And what are the laws in Indiana regarding this. This company also has a bizarre practice regarding an advertiser whose accounts have gone in arrears: they have my friend go bug her clients about their outstanding bill. If that fails they will withhold that amount from her next check. She does not get paid until the client gets paid and if a client DOES NOT pay they take that amount out of her check. Maybe this is a common practice, but I am in a different industry in a different state. Could someone shed some light on all of this please?
16,512 posts Posted Yesterday, 06:08 PM No state bars nepotism (hiring relatives) in private companies. Nor does any state bar an employer treating her relatives better than other employees because of the family relationship.