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I am firing single mom

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My work has a strict call off/late policy. If you are late or leave early (even 1 minute) unless you find your own replacement you get 1/2 point. If you call off you get 1 point. If you call off several days in a row for the same reason you still only get one point but if you call off one day, work a day or two between and call off again it is 2 points. You get 8 points a year. If you have a letter from drs, courts, etc you still get a point (only exception is jury duty).

Well I had a employee that called off because her kids had chicken pox. That gave her point number 8. She came back to work, about a week has passedand I had to send her home because she now has chicken pox. Corporate told me I HAVE to fire her. I feel so bad because she is a hard worker and is a single mom. I begged and pleaded with corporate and they told me there was no exception and about 6 months ago they fired a man after getting squaded out of one of their facilities because he had a stroke. He already had 8 points too. I just feel so bad. I have not told her yet. I just feel like crying. I have argued with everyone I could in corporate.
Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 10, 2013 at 3:13 PM
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by Anonymous 64 on Oct. 11, 2013 at 12:36 PM
What an awful policy! I would go to the TV networks... Anonymously and maybe that would pressure them into changing their policy!
by Silver Member on Oct. 11, 2013 at 12:38 PM

I think corporate needs to rethink their policy. That is HORRIBLE!

by on Oct. 11, 2013 at 12:38 PM

Your company sucks. 

by Member on Oct. 12, 2013 at 4:43 PM

As a single mom that has been fired, I can tell you it's horrible. 

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