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I am a service technician for a copier company. They were rather small when I started with them but now they are growing. I have always used my personel vehicle for use on my service calls but now it is becoming a hassle. They told me I can get paid for my mileage but my car is paid for and is getting close to its last leg. It has been in the shop for this past week and my employer has started to complain about it because I've had to use his delivery truck....Do I have the right to tell him that I don't want to use my personal vehicle for company use anymore without him being able to fire me? Any suggestion or advice or answers are much appreciated. Thanks!!!

Asked By: coolchic - 6/6/2006
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not sure about your company but the company i work for i have to drive my own vehicle, it's a must, a part of the job, and keeping it running is on me, but it is a government law they MUST pay you mileage or some type of reimbursement... More
Answered By: ghostrider - 6/6/2006
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There are some variables here but if it is a right to work state then he can decide that he doesn't need you anymore for whatever reason he chooses. My advice, go find another job if it is becoming a problem.
Answered By: Snap - 6/6/2006
 
Is it part of your job description that you use your personal vehicle? If not, I don't think your telling him you can no longer use it would be grounds for firing.
Answered By: tonalc1 - 6/6/2006
 
You can tell him anything you want. however I would check with teh Department of Labor in your state and they will have the answer for you.
Answered By: ecleeze - 6/6/2006
 
the going rate for personal use milage it 46.5 cents a mile, at least im pretty sure of it, an employer can not force you to use your personal car for work unless there is something in writing stating that it is part of the job you were hired for, also, as an owner of that store he should have proof of your vehichle... More
Answered By: tgiese13 - 6/6/2006
 
CONTACT YOUR STATE DEPT. OF LABOR.
Answered By: dirttrackdogred - 6/6/2006
 
if you were hire with the understanding that you had to use your car he has the right to fire you becase you
Answered By: bill call your state labor dept - 6/6/2006
 
if you make your boss made he can fire you he can always say you wasnt doing your job or you was harrasing him or something if i was you i would find me a new job and quiet the one you have now
Answered By: blah at you - 6/6/2006
 
yes, I do, be polite but be firm, tell them you are not getting paid enough to continue using your auto. Insist that they provide COMPANY OWNED transportation for service calls. This is fair and is not placing an undue burden on the company. it sounds like they are simply taking advantage of you
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Answered By: Pobept - 6/6/2006
 
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