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Yes, totally unfair!

January 26, 2014

Gretchen Kennedy, I totally agree with you — and then some. Being fired for no good reason is unfai....

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802ParkAve1974everythingtonothingtoeverything

Jan-26-14 5:08 AM

Accaredotcom has some jobs. FYI

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ArtFold

Jan-26-14 6:50 AM

Annette, if business owners "don't think", then why do they own a business and you don't?

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hopeforfuture

Jan-26-14 6:57 AM

Annette, if business owners "don't think", then why do they own a business and you don't?-ArtFold

They may be more aggressive that does not make them smarter!

Most business owners who think they are superior to the workers will eventually fade away. Treating others with respect is always the better choice.

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eriklatranyi

Jan-26-14 7:35 AM

Annette, painting with a broad brush just renders your letter irrelevant and tour comments void.

Not all business owners are the same and neither are all workers, regardless how many children they have.

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gavinf56

Jan-26-14 7:49 AM

Somehow I suspect there is more to this story.

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VinceKnauff

Jan-26-14 8:26 AM

Evidence here of how an entitlement mentality leads to disappointment and an increased opinion of one's own value to an employer.

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Premier

Jan-26-14 9:09 AM

Had a 20 something working for me over the summer who came right out and told me there was nothing wrong with being 5 minutes late everyday.

He said everyone does it and when I pointed out that my other guys are 5 - 10 minutes early he stated that they must love their job more than he did. For some reason when I fired him he got all pissy.

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gavinf56

Jan-26-14 9:13 AM

Yea, I have had to let several people go for "being sick", and they could never understand why even as I explained to them that it wasn't just for them being sick this time, it was also the other 10 days they called off the previous 2 months because they didn't feel like coming to work.

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nobud74

Jan-26-14 10:01 AM

I believe this young lady is going to have a difficult time in life. Perhaps when she gets the gumption to start her own business she will understand and her "no good reason" will suddenly become a very good reason.

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Premier

Jan-26-14 11:01 AM

Is it just me or did this sound creepy?

"Customers follow us around. Friends and family follow us around."

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Premier

Jan-26-14 11:12 AM

Gavin, I only fired one person for calling in sick. The reason? He always called the night before usually around 8 pm.

Must have been a psychic. When I dropped his tool belt off on his porch after like the 10th time that happened his wife called and cussed me out like a sailor. It seems she didn't know he was missing all that time so to me it seems he wasn't sick.

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gavinf56

Jan-26-14 11:22 AM

Premier, we had an absentee policy and a union. There could be no exceptions when that last day called off came. The union wouldn't allow, favoritism.

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nobud74

Jan-26-14 12:27 PM

Premier, what the author means, I believe, is that as a server or worker in the food service industry, people go to the places she works because they like her service.

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Premier

Jan-26-14 1:49 PM

Got that nobud, but I also got the feeling she's thinking that's the only reason they go there.

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nobud74

Jan-26-14 3:53 PM

Sorry, I didn't mean to imply you didn't get it. She thinks it is a club to be used to be hired and to retain employment.

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mikekerstetter

Jan-26-14 4:12 PM

Never understood the whole being late/calling off sick thing. Now, don't get me wrong, I've called off a couple times over the years when I wasn't sick if I needed the day and couldn't get it. But I've certainly not made a habit of it. I've worked with people who are calling off sick and coming in late on a regular basis.

And it's always the same, shock and surprise when they get called on the carpet because they are 'really sick' this time. Like Gavin said, it's the other 300 times they did it that got 'em in trouble.

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Scott36

Jan-26-14 4:39 PM

Got that nobud, but I also got the feeling she's thinking that's the only reason they go there.-Premier

To be fair, there are places I will not go to, because of lousy service.

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Scott36

Jan-26-14 4:43 PM

Evidence here of how an entitlement mentality leads to disappointment and an increased opinion of one's own value to an employer.-Vinceknauff

It works both ways, I have known construction workers, e.g., that would not work for certain contractors because of their attitudes.--reverse "entitlement thinking"???

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Garben78

Jan-27-14 9:36 AM

Oh wow bring on the children and the single parent ponzi do you know how many women and men fall into this same category and yet manage to never call in sick?

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CitizenQ

Jan-27-14 2:04 PM

Premier, I have a friend with a responsible, hard working young man searching for good employment. Let me know if you're ever looking for a replacement.

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rredrose

Jan-27-14 3:12 PM

I have a daughter who is a single mother. She has severe migraines, sometimes 1 or 2 x a month. There is no cure. Preventative meds and meds taken at the time, help, but she needs to take off when the pain is so severe. She knows she has to work to support her child and sometimes goes to work with a migraine, but not always possible. What do you suggest then? She can't get SS Disability, cos it truly isn't totally disabling. She wants to work.

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