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Not something we do a lot

Posted by: Shaun ( BK, USA ) on October 23, 1998 at 01:00:31:

In Reply to: Poor disciplinary procedures to fire on the spot. posted by Gill on October 22, 1998 at 18:00:31:

Firing somebody on the spot is not something we do very often. We almost always talk with them first to see what the problem is before making any decisions. However, anybody who just walks out on thier shift, is our opinion, somebody who obviously doesn't want to work here. If you did want to work there, you would not have walked out. The only excuse for walking out is if you recieved news that someone you know is in the hospital or something like that,or if a customer or co-worker has screamed or hit an employee of course we wouldn't fire them for running out.

But if somebody walks out because they are frustrated with the job, don't like the manager, or to join a protest is gone for good. We consider it as quitting and we don't want them back no matter how much they beg us. A good example is a girl who recently worked for us. She constantly never showed up for work, and never called us to let us know. My manager fired he. She came back the next week begging for her job back and he gave her one more chance. It was made clear that if she failed to show up for her shift without calling she would be fired again and she agreed. A week later she didn't show up for her shift. The manager crossed her off the schedule. That night her mother called with a fairly good excuse as to why she didnt show up. I said OK, but will she be here tomrrow at 12:00 for her shift? She told me she would definately be there at 12:00 so I said ok. The next day 12:00 came and went, so again I crossed her off the schedule. She never called. She showed up at 1:30 ready for work and I told her to go home. She begged me and I told her we will not put up with it. So she left crying and cursing at us. Well what do you want us to do? Do you think its fair for her to make her own hours? Do you think it's fair to the other employees that they have to work harder because we are short-handed because she decides not to show up? We were more than fair with her.

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