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i once got someone fired

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I was a manager for a retail store that bought and sold gently used clothes. A customer was selling us her clothes and as I was checking her clothes over, we were talking. She said she worked at this store called The Buckle. I said, ' I like that store but I hate that you can't just go in there and look around without an employee following you. I just want to look at what you have, you know?' She told me that she hates people like me, what is the point of doing that, it waste their time because they get paid commission and people like me are a waste of their time. That shed rather people like me stay the hell out of her store.
Later, I started thinking, wow....if one of my employees ever said that to someone, after telling them where they work, I'd be pissed. That she was painting The Buckle and their employees in a bad light.
So I called the store, there was only one in my area, asked for the manager and told her what happen. I said, I'm coming to you as one manager to another. You just might want to talk to your employees about how they represent your store and if they want to bad mouth customers then they shouldn't say where they work.
The manager was mad and embarrassed for her employees behavior and thanked me for telling her. She got fired and I know because she came into my work, bitching and yelling at me over it. I laughed in her face.
Posted by Anonymous on Dec. 1, 2013 at 2:13 PM
Replies (31-40):
LaMerica
by Silver Member on Dec. 1, 2013 at 3:14 PM

Actually, they can't. I, too, was  GM.

**eta** And my family has been business owners for as long as I can remember.

Quoting ExquisiteMomof2:

Actually they can. Especially If it's written into a policy, that you signed, then they can. I was a GM for nearly a decade.

Quoting LaMerica:

I live in a right to work state, too. What your employer doesn't tell you about that is far more detrimental than what they do tell you. I have looked up my rights in my state. Once you get past the probation period, they have to go through certain channels before thay can just fire you. They can't fire you for saying something that they don't like on your own time.

Quoting ExquisiteMomof2:

Actually on some states like mine, they are right to work states, which mean they can Fire you for anything, including slandering the business, even on your time off.



Quoting LaMerica:

I doubt it. There are laws that protect free speech. Employees cannot be fired for what they do and say off the clock, especially since it can't be proven. Oh, and BTW, the type of store that you say that you work in is called a consignment store. My family owned one at one time.



PinkButterfly66
by Emerald Member on Dec. 1, 2013 at 3:14 PM

In an "at will" state, an employer can fire you for any reason at all, even for saying shit off the clock away from the job site.  Even if the 1st Amendment protects your free speech.  You can still be fired for it.

Quoting LaMerica:

I doubt it. There are laws that protect free speech. Employees cannot be fired for what they do and say off the clock, especially since it can't be proven. Oh, and BTW, the type of store that you say that you work in is called a consignment store. My family owned one at one time.


ExquisiteMomof2
by PHOTOGMOM on Dec. 1, 2013 at 3:15 PM
Actually they can. They can be fired on the spot for anything. No paper trail needed. I've seen it, and have done it myself with consent from HR.

Quoting LaMerica:

Actually, they can't. I, too, was  GM.

**eta** And my family has been business owners for as long as I can remember.

Quoting ExquisiteMomof2:

Actually they can. Especially If it's written into a policy, that you signed, then they can. I was a GM for nearly a decade.



Quoting LaMerica:

I live in a right to work state, too. What your employer doesn't tell you about that is far more detrimental than what they do tell you. I have looked up my rights in my state. Once you get past the probation period, they have to go through certain channels before thay can just fire you. They can't fire you for saying something that they don't like on your own time.

Quoting ExquisiteMomof2:

Actually on some states like mine, they are right to work states, which mean they can Fire you for anything, including slandering the business, even on your time off.





Quoting LaMerica:

I doubt it. There are laws that protect free speech. Employees cannot be fired for what they do and say off the clock, especially since it can't be proven. Oh, and BTW, the type of store that you say that you work in is called a consignment store. My family owned one at one time.



MooBaaLaLaLa80
by Silver Member on Dec. 1, 2013 at 3:17 PM

I had someone fired too!  At a Dodge dealership.  He was making weird comments about me and my sister while we were getting financing for a truck we were buying.  We complained and he was fired!

Angelgonebad
by Silver Member on Dec. 1, 2013 at 3:18 PM

Riiiight 

LaMerica
by Silver Member on Dec. 1, 2013 at 3:19 PM
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Nope. My family has been business owners for as long as I can remember and I have been in management for years. Once an employee is past their probation period, there is a chain of events that must occur before they can just terminate and they can't terminate for an employee for things they say on their own time. Even if they sign a document, they have to be given written verbals and written wrning within a certain time frame for repeating the offense before they can terminate. If not, the employer leaves themselves open for legal action and the employee can and will be able to collect unemployment.

Quoting PinkButterfly66:

In an "at will" state, an employer can fire you for any reason at all, even for saying shit off the clock away from the job site.  Even if the 1st Amendment protects your free speech.  You can still be fired for it.

Quoting LaMerica:

I doubt it. There are laws that protect free speech. Employees cannot be fired for what they do and say off the clock, especially since it can't be proven. Oh, and BTW, the type of store that you say that you work in is called a consignment store. My family owned one at one time.



LaMerica
by Silver Member on Dec. 1, 2013 at 3:21 PM

Fortunately for you, you have been dealing with grossly uninformed people who have no grasp on their rights as workers.

Quoting ExquisiteMomof2:

Actually they can. They can be fired on the spot for anything. No paper trail needed. I've seen it, and have done it myself with consent from HR.

Quoting LaMerica:

Actually, they can't. I, too, was  GM.

**eta** And my family has been business owners for as long as I can remember.

Quoting ExquisiteMomof2:

Actually they can. Especially If it's written into a policy, that you signed, then they can. I was a GM for nearly a decade.



Quoting LaMerica:

I live in a right to work state, too. What your employer doesn't tell you about that is far more detrimental than what they do tell you. I have looked up my rights in my state. Once you get past the probation period, they have to go through certain channels before thay can just fire you. They can't fire you for saying something that they don't like on your own time.

Quoting ExquisiteMomof2:

Actually on some states like mine, they are right to work states, which mean they can Fire you for anything, including slandering the business, even on your time off.





Quoting LaMerica:

I doubt it. There are laws that protect free speech. Employees cannot be fired for what they do and say off the clock, especially since it can't be proven. Oh, and BTW, the type of store that you say that you work in is called a consignment store. My family owned one at one time.




Anonymous
by Anonymous on Dec. 1, 2013 at 3:22 PM

Don't try reasoning with her, she's extremely stubborn and you'll just end up in a long debate, no matter how right you are.

Quoting PinkButterfly66:

In an "at will" state, an employer can fire you for any reason at all, even for saying shit off the clock away from the job site.  Even if the 1st Amendment protects your free speech.  You can still be fired for it.

Quoting LaMerica:

I doubt it. There are laws that protect free speech. Employees cannot be fired for what they do and say off the clock, especially since it can't be proven. Oh, and BTW, the type of store that you say that you work in is called a consignment store. My family owned one at one time.



PinkButterfly66
by Emerald Member on Dec. 1, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Yeah, I know *sigh*

Quoting Anonymous:

Don't try reasoning with her, she's extremely stubborn and you'll just end up in a long debate, no matter how right you are.

Quoting PinkButterfly66:

In an "at will" state, an employer can fire you for any reason at all, even for saying shit off the clock away from the job site.  Even if the 1st Amendment protects your free speech.  You can still be fired for it.

Quoting LaMerica:

I doubt it. There are laws that protect free speech. Employees cannot be fired for what they do and say off the clock, especially since it can't be proven. Oh, and BTW, the type of store that you say that you work in is called a consignment store. My family owned one at one time.




ExquisiteMomof2
by PHOTOGMOM on Dec. 1, 2013 at 3:24 PM
Doubt it, considering it was a company that has stores in every state, and HR reps for every state. I think you are miss informed. I'm ending this conversation, because there is no point to banter back and forth.

Quoting LaMerica:

Fortunately for you, you have been dealing with grossly uninformed people who have no grasp on their rights as workers.

Quoting ExquisiteMomof2:

Actually they can. They can be fired on the spot for anything. No paper trail needed. I've seen it, and have done it myself with consent from HR.



Quoting LaMerica:

Actually, they can't. I, too, was  GM.

**eta** And my family has been business owners for as long as I can remember.

Quoting ExquisiteMomof2:

Actually they can. Especially If it's written into a policy, that you signed, then they can. I was a GM for nearly a decade.





Quoting LaMerica:

I live in a right to work state, too. What your employer doesn't tell you about that is far more detrimental than what they do tell you. I have looked up my rights in my state. Once you get past the probation period, they have to go through certain channels before thay can just fire you. They can't fire you for saying something that they don't like on your own time.

Quoting ExquisiteMomof2:

Actually on some states like mine, they are right to work states, which mean they can Fire you for anything, including slandering the business, even on your time off.







Quoting LaMerica:

I doubt it. There are laws that protect free speech. Employees cannot be fired for what they do and say off the clock, especially since it can't be proven. Oh, and BTW, the type of store that you say that you work in is called a consignment store. My family owned one at one time.




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