A few weeks ago, while job searching I was invited to interview with a daycare. The first interview went well, they told me about their training process and their philosophy and I ended the meeting thinking highly of them.
A few days later they emailed me asking for a second interview where they wanted to me to spend at least 2 hours at their facility and I would not actually be interviewed by anyone. They said that this interview was to see how comfortable I was in the facility.
This daycare center had not run any background check on me and despite them having a training policy, I was not trained. In MN it is illegal to require work for employment and not pay, even with working interviews. When I arrived I was instructed several times to fulfill tasks of the staff, even though this was an unpaid "interview". I feel there are two very big problems with this daycare. Firstly they are not following labor laws in regards to payment, interviews, or training. Secondly, this sort of "interviewing" process leaves the children in risk of danger. Putting random people in unpaid positions for hours at a time, who they have not ran any background check on around children and even going as far as to instruct them to go places alone with them.
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Most Helpful Guy
"It's illegal" is irrelevant to the moral argument. Laws can be and often are incorrect.
You are not entitled to other people's money. So, unless they violated the terms of the contract between you two, they did not violate your rights by not paying you, and you shouldn't report them to the police for that, regardless what the law says.
As for protecting children, is it a violation of children's rights for people to be allowed to have their own children without having had background checks? No. One does not have to wait until violence has actually been committed, but the threshold for labelling an act an attempt at a rights violation has to be pretty high. If someone runs towards you with a knife, you don't have to wait until he stabs you to strike him. But, you can't legitimately argue for example, "Well, he frowned at me. So, even though he was unarmed and standing far away, I decided to shoot him in self-defence". It would be even less legitimate to argue, "Well, there was nothing suspicious about him. But, he could have been a murderer; so, I decided to strike him". So, no, the children's rights aren't violated, and therefore you shouldn't report the daycare to the police in that regard either.0
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Most Helpful Girl
Yes, you should. Not only is it very unfair that they're not following labour laws (as well as it being illegal), but the way they're interviewing puts the children at danger. They should be reported for allowing the children to be put at risk, and hopefully, something will be put in place to ensure the childrens' safety.0