He pays child support. He pays half of the household expenses. I'm just in shock.
What's next? Obviously, he's got to get another job. I told him he should go out today and get even a minimum wage job just so that he can pay his child support. He admitted to me last night that he's never even actively sought a job - he had always just 'known someone.' He has a bachelors in Early Childhood Education and like I said, he had worked for a company for eleven years.....GOODNESS! I can't believe this is happening.....
Since I've confused everyone; I'll try my best to explain. For the record, PAY and ATTENDANCE credits do not reflect each other. No one was paid more or less due to his adjustments.
In this company, HR and managers are on the same level of the corporate ladder.
A computer generates a schedule every week. It determines each employee's schedule. Managers and HR are not to go in and make schedule edits. The schedule is to stay the same. No edits can be done.
Employees sometimes cannot work their scheduled time. They are odd shifts and when you're working with minimum wage workers; they're often working two jobs or have other obligations; school, children, etc.
This results in call-offs. Call-offs result in a lack of coverage. The company is already working on a skeleton team. Zero coverage equals no business.
So, managers worked with employees to create a hand-written schedule so that there were no call-offs. Without call offs there is business.
When employees used the hand-written schedule, they lost attendance credits for clocking differently than the computer generated schedule that no one is allowed to touch. Employees did what they were instructed to do.
DH did not know it was a terminal offense to correct attendance credits. He was the only person who cold adjust them. He only knew he could not edit schedules.
They are different entities.
In the area where he was working; it's hard to keep employees around. So, he was (in his eyes) protecting business and keeping everyone happy.
He was wrong, according to company policy. But I believe he did what he thought was right and that's all you can do. We will be okay. I have no doubt about this. Just woke up this morning instantly bummed. Thank you all for the well-wishes!