Job related question... getting fired today! UPDATE
I will try to keep this as short as possible but I wanted some input from other Moms that know what I am really going through. I have been with the same large company for 2 years, my performance is above goal and I always make my sales. My issue is missing days due to Keira (my almost 3 year old autistic dd).
They will not exclude any abscenses including one where she needed emergency life saving surgery after getting a forgien object lodged in her esophogus. I tried getting FMLA but I still 150 hours short.
I was on a final warning last time I was out, I missed some days this week because *I* was very sick, with a sinus infection, strep and chest infection.
I am going back to work today and I know I will be let go.
I know they can fire me for any reason being in a "at will" state. But, I just don't think its good practice to fire someone for taking days off for their disabled daughter.
Has anyone else gone through issues like this?
UPDATE: Sorry I did not update sooner. Yesterday, work gave me 2 options either put in my notice and leave on good terms, or be fired and not be on good terms. (which would mean 0 unemployment. I was wicked upset because out of my office I am ranked # 28 out of 130 agents. I had to think really hard, and finally just put in my resignation. It's very hard to know if I did the right thing. I was totally backed into a corner, and I am still saddened by the whole thing.