Potential employees should be aware of the following policies before they
apply for employment at Black Drake Consulting. Additional policies are
contained in the company and employee manual.
Employees are generally hired with a 30 day probation period. At the
end of the probation period, the employee will be evaluated as to quality
of work, ability to work with the rest of the staff, and professionalism.
If an employee is found to be seriously deficient in any of these areas,
s/he may be dismissed from the company, or offered continued employment
with an extended probation period, during which s/he will seek to improve
After successfully completing the probation period, all full-time permanent
employees are eligible for the following benefits. Full-time is defined
as working 40 hours per week.
After one full year of full-time employment, permanent employees will be
eligible for the following benefits in addition to those listed above:
Sick leave. Four hours of
sick leave will accrue after each month of full-time employment. (Sick leave
does not accrue during the probation period). Unused sick leave will expire 24
months after it is accrued.
Holidays. Employees will be given six paid holidays per calendar
year: New Year's day, Memorial Day, July Fourth, Labor Day, Thanksgiving,
and one day in December for Christmas, Hanukah, Kwansa or other. Black
Drake Consulting will be closed on December 25. If employees opt to take
a day other than this for the December holiday, then December 25 will be
an unpaid day off unless other arrangements are made in advance (e.g.,
employee works from home).
After two full years of full-time employment, permanent employees will
be eligible for the following additional benefits:
Vacation: Five days per calendar year. The full five days will be
available from the beginning of the calendar year. Unused vacation will
expire after 18 months (e.g., if 5 days are made available in January 2001,
they will expire after June 2002).
Safe Workplace Policy
Sick leave will increase
from four to eight hours of sick leave accrued for each month of full-time
employment. Unused sick leave will expire 24 months after it is accrued.
Vacation will increase from five to ten days per calendar year.
Unused vacation will expire after 18 months.
Black Drake Consulting strives to keep the workplace safe and free
of hazards. The company will provide safety equipment and training, when
necessary. Employees are expected to adhere to safety guidelines established
by the company, and to report all hazardous situations so that they may
be attended to. Some of the common guidelines include (but are not limited
Harassment Free Workplace
Wearing sturdy boots and appropriate clothing when
Wearing hard hats, safety glasses and safety vests
while working in areas where there is heavy equipment operating.
Wearing hard hats on excavations where there is any
danger of objects dropping on someone's head (e.g., in excavation units more
than a meter or so deep).
Wearing gloves while screening.
Shoring excavation units that have any soil walls deeper than 5 feet (1.5
Our company strives to provide a workplace atmosphere where people
of diverse backgrounds feel comfortable working. In this, we will not tolerate
displays of racism, sexism, discrimination based on religion or ethnicity,
or sexual harassment in the workplace. Period.
Employees exhibiting such objectionable behaviors will be subject to
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