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Total Sh*ft Show 🎙️

A Podcast by Gen United

Welcome to the Total Sh*ft Show Podcast by Gen United!

Join hosts Cydnie and Zarah for a wild ride of jaw-dropping confessions, unfiltered commentary, and lively discussions on workplace rights. From nightmare bosses to shady workplace practices, we’re here to expose it all. With new episodes released every second Friday, you won’t want to miss a single story from the trenches of the modern workplace. Subscribe now and join the conversation! 

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When Loyalty Backfires: Wage Theft and Surveillance Hell | Total Sh*ft Show Episode #3 

Welcome back to Total Sh*ft Show! Join hosts Cydnie and Zarah as they dive into jaw-dropping workplace confessions. This episode uncovers a devastating health crisis at a fashion brand, a nightmare with wage theft at an Italian restaurant, unpaid trial shifts at a Brisbane Cafe, and an anonymous tale of micromanagement through remote surveillance at a bar. Delve deep into the systemic issues of workplace mistreatment and learn how to fight back 

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Key Topics + Chapter Markers: 

  • [00:00] Introduction and Podcast Overview
    • Zarah and Cydnie introduce the Total Sh*ft Show and outline the workplace confessions discussed in this episode, highlighting the issues faced by young workers.
  • [00:31] Story #1: A Devastating Health Crisis at a Well-Known Fashion Brand
    • Alex shares their story of working for a popular fashion brand and facing a devastating health crisis that led to being forced to quit and reapply due to the company’s unfair policies during a critical time.
  • [03:12] Story #2: Wage Theft at an Italian Restaurant
    • Layla recounts her experience of working at an Italian restaurant at age 14, facing wage theft, verbal abuse, and being paid $9 an hour with no penalty rates. Despite asking for a pay rise, she was met with hostility and eventually left the job.
  • [06:20] Story #3: Unpaid Trial Shifts in Brisbane CBD
    • Freya discusses her time working in a Brisbane CBD cafe, where she was subjected to a one-week unpaid trial and faced issues with not receiving pay slips, leading to a lack of transparency and proper payment for her work.
  • [09:24] Discussion of the First 3 Stories and Common Issues Young Workers Face
    • Zarah and Cydnie delve into the common themes of exploitation, lack of workplace protections, and the importance of union representation highlighted by the stories of Alex, Layla, and Freya. They emphasize the need for young workers to be aware of their rights and to seek support when faced with unfair treatment.
  • [10:33] Story #4: Remote Surveillance and Micromanagement
    • An anonymous account details the intrusive micromanagement practices through remote surveillance in a bar, raising serious privacy concerns and highlighting the impact on employees’ mental health and work-life balance.
  • [12:36] Tips on Fighting Wage Theft and Protecting Yourself in the Workplace
    • Zarah and Cydnie provide practical advice on how to fight wage theft and protect oneself in the workplace, including the importance of documenting hours worked, understanding employment rights, and seeking union support for backup.
  • [14:36] Episode Close and Call to Action
    • Zarah and Cydnie wrap up the episode, encouraging listeners to share their own workplace stories, stay informed about their rights, and take action to protect themselves and their colleagues from unfair treatment.

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