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  #1  
May 4th, 2009, 07:26 AM
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Hopefully DH finds a new job fast. He was told to quit or be fired for attendence ( no unemplyment for that) so he's quitting ( Everyone that was on 3rd shift was givin this choice). Figure that looks better. He will be applying like crazy all afternoon so I won't be on much. I'm hoping it won't be too hard , he only made $10 an hour.
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May 4th, 2009, 07:41 AM
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wow that sucks.. why wouldn't they just lay him off..that's stupid.. although unemployment is proving to be a pita for us...
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May 4th, 2009, 07:57 AM
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What jerks. That is so unfair that they'd do it that way.
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May 4th, 2009, 08:10 AM
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That stinks to high heaven! I hope he finds something soon! This is happening to so many people right now!
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May 4th, 2009, 08:47 AM
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I'm so sorry.

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I hate to sound ignorant, but what does this mean?
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May 4th, 2009, 09:47 AM
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I think it means that they would fire him as if he hadn't shown up to work. That is a LAW SUIT if he did go to work on time and such and they said that. However, if they are not doing well as a company, then it probably won't matter if they are sued as they will take bankruptcy.

That sucks!!!
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May 4th, 2009, 09:50 AM
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My husband said what they have done is illegal. They are only doing it so they don't have to do the unemployment insurance thing.
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May 4th, 2009, 10:34 AM
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Is that even legal??? Sorry hun, praying that he finds some soon.
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May 4th, 2009, 10:44 AM
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That sucks!!!
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May 4th, 2009, 10:56 AM
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I hope he finds something soon. If that's how they handle layoffs imagine what other things they were doing illegally.
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May 4th, 2009, 02:20 PM
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Dave has been layed off sence Jan. The job market is HORRIBLE. I agree, it was illegal.
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My thought was that is illegal as well.....
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May 4th, 2009, 02:55 PM
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yeah..it screams illegal unless he was indeed late often.. if not then Id fight for unemployment!
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May 4th, 2009, 03:26 PM
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What happened is he just switched shifts a week ago. They cut 3rd shift and moved everyone to 1st. While he was on 3rd shift his supervisor didn't give occurances if the employees bought in papers from the doc/hospital saying why they had to call in. However his company has a policy in writtting saying they won't forgive a call in even if the doctor says they can't work ( one woman was fired for having a baby!!) So his supervisor quit when they cut 3rd shift so the manager went back over every time they called in in the last 2 years!! Every time DH had paperwork from the doc/hospital stating why he couldn't be there ( oh and it was only 3 times in 2 years!!) and then today they went on a mass fireing spree cause of it.

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May 4th, 2009, 04:05 PM
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That's insane and I would seek some legal help...
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May 5th, 2009, 04:42 AM
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That just does NOT sound right at all. My sister had a job like that once. She got fired because she missed alot of work when her 5 year old daughter was having OPEN HEART SURGERY! I'm sorry you're having to deal with this. Hopefully he can find something even better soon.
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May 5th, 2009, 04:43 AM
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That sounds totally and completely illegal still. I'd contact whatever free law services there are or call the state unemployment office to talk to someone about it. I wouldn't be surprised if the company could get into HUGE trouble for that. They are only trying to dodge the increase in their unemployment insurance that will occur when they have ex-employees claiming unemployment.
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May 5th, 2009, 05:47 AM
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In addition to calling, put it in writing what this company has done and send the letters to the state unemployment agency, your legislative representatives, and it wouldn't hurt to contact the media. Here ABC 7 does "7 On Your Side" to investigate things like that. They are capitalizing on what they hope is ignorance among their employees, hoping that they do not know what their rights are. It may do nothing for your husband, but the company should not be allowed to get away with this as a practice! Unfortunately a lot of companies are doing just that right now.
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May 5th, 2009, 09:00 AM
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This sounds very sticky... if the company had it in writing at the time of the occurances that there would be no excused absences even if there were a dr.s note, then that could be the final word. The supervisor however, made a verbal statement to the contrary, so your dh acted accordingly.

Now they are backtracking and threatening to fire him or he has to quit.... either way it's unlikely he could get unemployment, but I would apply anyway and explain the situation. Talk to the counselors and see if there is any legal action you can take.
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May 6th, 2009, 02:59 AM
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That really stinks. Hope he finds something really soon.
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