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Discussion in 'Pfizer' started by Anonymous, Jan 24, 2011 at 6:36 PM.
Received the letter from the attorneys in class action suit today....hmmmmm?
So did I. I was layed off back in 2009. Anyone joining this?
Should I join? Will my manager find out?
If you were laid off in '09 you have nothing to lose! It's those of us who are here that are not sure if joining the lawsuit is a good idea. Letter states 802 sales reps have joined? Any comments?
Laid off you schmuck
Me too. At first I thought it was a little trivial but the more and more I thought about it....they did work us Overtime and we weren't "true" sales people. I can remember management telling us to work in the field 8-5 and do all paperwork, etc. at during personal time. Many a weekends organizing storage unit, unpacking, doing inventory, keeping straight and all that computer work, entering in calls, expense report and all the other administrative duties they wanted you today doing personal time after 5pm. I can remember asking for administration days and my manager saying, "there is no day or time during business hours for admin, you must do it after clinics close or before.
I am going to have a lawyer look at it and check the laws in my state.
Problem for me is that when somebody googles your name such as a potential employer, your name could come up under the suit. Big red flag, if you are trying to find another job in medical sales or pharma....
If I could be assured that my name would not appear in google search....I would do it.
Also laid off in '09. Did not join original suit because of LOYALTY to Pfizer while I was still employed. What a joke. They obviously do not feel the same about their employees. Nothing to lose by joining the lawsuit now. Just glad to have a second chance. All those late night dinner programs to grow market share and sell Pfizer drugs.................. Didn't Novartis reps win a similar case? The payout will probably be only about $2.50 after attorneys get their "nut" anyway.
To poster #7 - I really don't think your name would come up under a google search. I was involved in a personal 2 year civil lawsuit and worried about the same thing. Had nothing to do with employer/employee stuff, but still you don't want to come off as someone who has legal troubles. I have received copies of all background checks that potential employers have run, including an extensive federal background check in order to sell securities. Never once did that lawsuit involvement come up. I think current employees are scared to join because they know the next round of lay-offs are coming and don't want to raise any flags.
I may join it because of the principal. They did not pay us for overtime and reduced out bonus plans so they could make more profit.
Even though it's a class action suit you should receive what you're owed. The overtime hours you put in. It can be proved because Pfizer has records of all the dinner programs we conducted. You can run a report through easy speak. You can produce any rosters you have with physician attendance, etc. Under Betsy we had to fax in the attendance sheets, did you keep copies? You can also produce copies of your old expense reports. How about all those local conventions over the weekend. Remember when Pfizer said no more taking a day off if you work a local convention over the weekend? Pfizer has been very disrespectful!!
Any attorneys out there that can shed some light on this issue? Serious posts please. Does anyone know if names of current employees suing will be disclosed to mgmt?
Show me the money$$$$ These lawsuits take years, but one day we will collect!!
They reduced our bonuses to save money for this lawsuit.
tried to rejoin Pfizer after being a part of the suit. didn't get interviewed. they have my name damn it.