"While all employees at Disney are instructed to maintain an outwardly sunny disposition, ear-to-ear smile and all, their true experience may be less than the grin implies, according to a new investigation from the Los Angeles Times," reports AOL Jobs.
The LA Times report indicates that "in the basements of the Disneyland and Paradise Pier hotels in Anaheim, big flat-screen monitors hang from the walls in rooms where uniformed crews do laundry. The monitors are like scoreboards, with employees' work speeds compared to one another. Workers are listed by name, so their colleagues can see who is quickest at loading pillow cases, sheets and other items into a laundry machine." The article also alleges that employees refer to the scorekeeing monitors as a sort of "electronic whip."
The investigation and subsequent report were the result of LA Times reporter Steve Lopez documenting the experience of a Disney employee who has been working without a contract since 2008. After the most recent contract expired in 2008 for the 2,100 Anaheim-based employees, the Unite Here Local 11 union opted not to accept Disney's offer for a new agreement. Disney and the Union continue to disagree regarding rising health care costs and who should cover those costs. As a result, many employees are working without a contract.
Employee Monitoring and Work Injuries
Chicago work injury attorneys
know that many companies monitor employee performance and productivity. Highly competitive monitoring, similar to the "electronic whip" at Disneyland, may cause employees to work faster than is advisable. This can cause oversights and even unintentional work injuries.
Our Chicago work injury attorneys
remind workers that while it is important to keep productivity high, you should not put your health at risk by sacrificing work safety for speed
. Here are tips for avoiding work injuries while maintaining high performance
• Take Breaks: Most professions require, by law, that employees take breaks throughout the work day. And with good reason: breaks can help refresh you and provide you with a boost of energy, preventing fatigue and subsequent work injuries.
• Never Work Under the Influence: Do not take drugs, alcohol or any medication that might impair your performance while at work.
• Follow Safety Protocols: Make sure you adhere to all safety guidelines and protocols. Stay up to date on training for your profession.
• Report Injuries Immediately: If you are injured at work, do not downplay your injury or fail to report it. If you continue to work while you are injured, you run the risk of permanent disability.
If you are injured at work, you should speak with a qualified work injury attorney right away
. Experienced legal professionals have all the resources required to file a successful claim. We will manage your work injury case aggressively and believe that every worker deserves to get maximum recovery possible for their injury.
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