(Closed) Does it ever end – FI may lose his job…

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

That’s insane! What about witnesses??

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

That’s bull. He should really, really, try to find that paper approval/email/ something from whoever approved it.

I’m so sorry you’re going through this 🙁 Otherwise, the only thing I can think of is start looking right away and see what areas you can cut back.

But if they fire him even after he proves they approved it, I’d be looking into legal advice – even if it’s a right to work state, firing him for something that isn’t true doesn’t seem right.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Breathe.  It will be ok.  I’m sorry you guys are going through this. 

My company has paper copies of vacation requests and they keep a copy of them in our own folders.  Do they have something like that?  If he was a no show, why didn’t they call him?  My company would have been calling like crazy if I hadn’t shown up. How long has he been there?  Does he have a good history  (i.e. showing up on time, not a lot of sick days, does good work, etc)?  If he does, perhaps he can use that as leverage.  Also, who did he turn in the sheet too – do they remember getting it or signing it?  At my work, you have to put a reason for leave down so most people remember what you are going to do.

Why wouldn’t he get unemployment?

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

If he does get fired he may still qualify for unemployment. My cousin was fired from a part time job and still recieved some. So, if it does happen call them up and speak to a real person to see what they can do. Also, keep on them because with my experiences they need to be reminded of your case to do any work on it. Good luck!

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Does he work corperate, or retail, food service?

It may depend on where he works and how long he has worked their! 

YIKES. Please keep us updated, Im so sorry this happend 🙁

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Corilee13:  (((((HUGS!!!!!)))))  Hopefully he found a copy and they’ll admit they screwed up.

If not, he should be able to get unemployment because he has proof they were in the wrong.  (FINGERS CROSSED!!!!!  that he found the slip and it shows it was approved!)

@BackyardLoveBird: I’d be getting calls/texts from my work, too!  (In fact, I was off sick one day and got a text about something work related.  ugh, thanks for ruining my sleep! lol)  

 

I’m also pretty paranoid about something like this happening, so I do all my requests through email.  It’s a legal document and it shows that I DID send it, so they can’t argue when it was sent or to who.  

 

Good luck!!! Hopefully it turns out better than you expect!!!!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Oooh I HATE Right to Work states!!!  Unions are the only defense against employers, since the whole US is an At Will employment status.  You feel like you always have to be performing, performing, performing, even when awful things go on in your life.  Your employer should not be the enemy!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

@Corilee13: wow, they sound like real a$$holes. I think I’d be looking for a different job anyway. But I know it’s not very easy to do right now. Sounds like his best bet is to find anyone who will say ‘yep, he submitted it’ or find any email, scrap of paper, ANYTHING that shows he submitted it.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

All of my fingers and toes are crossed for you. Assholes, is right. A man loses his wife and is grieving and for that, after 25 years, they fire him?  That’s just sick.

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