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I've been crying for the last half hour.
I was just let go from my job. And for something that wasn't my fault.
It seems that on Tuesday I was 8 minutes over the 5 hour limit to go to lunch. At walmart this is cause for a write up. But because I had gotten sick earlier this year, and had a write up for going home sick back in May (you can have only four sick days every six months, the day I went home made it five), company policy was to let me go. Both the store manager and the assistant manager over me didn't want to fire me. They very much stressed that, and I was told that I have a job waiting once the six month hold I have on reapplying is over. Doesn't help me much in the meantime. Though they did both say I can put them down as personal references. That's something I guess.

I'm going to have to wait till Thursday to look for another job, as there isn't enough gas in my car to do any running around, and this Thursday will be my second to last paycheck, I'll get a tiny one two weeks after, for the four hours I worked today. I'll hit the few computer places around here then, and start searching the want ads. What a horrible time to be looking.

Date: 2007-12-09 01:29 am (UTC)
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That truly is the dumbest reason I've ever heard for being fired (for working overtime? The hell?). If I were you, I'd check with the Illinois department of labor, because if that's not illegal, that sure sounds unethical. At least the store management recognize what a bad place that puts you. I hope you can find something soon.

Date: 2007-12-09 01:31 am (UTC)
ext_130036: (Default)
From: [identity profile]
Not overtime. For not getting to lunch before the limit.

Date: 2007-12-09 01:38 am (UTC)
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That really can't be legal >.>


Date: 2007-12-09 08:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Sadly, it is not only legal, but legally advisable.

Labor regulations require that employees be given a break after X hours. As a major employer, the only sane thing for WalMart to do is take a zero-tolerance policy towards this. Otherwise, any disgruntled employee could claim they were forced to work without a break.

Date: 2007-12-09 08:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
And walmart in particular's been sued for that sort of thing a lot.

Date: 2007-12-09 02:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*hugs* Sorry that happened. As stupid as it is, you'd have been in less trouble simply not punching back in and going home for the day. We've had associates do that a couple of times to avoid the meal exception.

Date: 2007-12-09 02:13 am (UTC)
ext_130036: (Default)
From: [identity profile]
I didn't even know I had exceptioned. It came as a complete shock to me.

Date: 2007-12-09 02:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

How in the name of all that's... whatever, can a place get in such a tizzy over such a thing as lunch times???????????????????????????????

That is stupid, and I'd get ahold of someone higher up, or a jobs lawyer over this one.

I've never heard anything so dumb in all my life.

What time were you scheduled for lunch? If they don't have a set schedule for lunches I don't see what the issue is here.

I am very confused, and now I'm worried for you hon. I know how hard this has to be on you.

Date: 2007-12-09 12:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's Brawl-mart, they make a point to treat there employees like crap, Look at how they treatd Spectra when she worked there, the company is in a hole for the way it treats people, its why the local big-box-mart is 40 cashiers short for this time of year.

Date: 2007-12-09 03:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This is why I'd love to be able to buy out Wal Mart. First thing on my list would have the board of directors sign an acknowledgement of new corporate attendance, ethic, and behavior policies. Violation of said agreement would be punishable by immediate termination without severance pay nor would they be eligible for unemployment. Then set up their workdays the way they do it on the floor of their stores, to be a series of catch 22s so they're damned if they do and damned if they don't.

Date: 2007-12-09 09:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*hugs* I'm really sorry, hon...

Date: 2007-12-09 09:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
many hugs sweetie

Date: 2007-12-09 10:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
sorry to hear this

:offers hugs::

walmart is idiotic about it's rules.. I should know.. I work at one :(

Date: 2007-12-09 11:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
:( Yeah, Walmart sucks like that. Just let us know if ya need anything, and best of luck looking for other work in the meantime.

Date: 2007-12-09 01:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Crazy beyond all reason or belief.

Date: 2007-12-09 02:03 pm (UTC)
ext_130910: Me as I want to be (SL vixen)
From: [identity profile]
*picks up and holds the dra-coonie*
Im sorry to ear this sweety. wish i coulod do soething to help you out.

Date: 2007-12-09 05:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm so sorry to hear that, hun. *hugs the dracoonie*

Date: 2007-12-09 07:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Aww that sucks. :-( I hope you find something soon.

Date: 2007-12-09 08:54 pm (UTC)
vik_thor: (Tom)
From: [personal profile] vik_thor
That just totally stinks...
Best of luck to you!

Date: 2007-12-10 01:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*hugs* Very sorry to hear about this, Nikon. Wishing you luck, hope you find something better.

Date: 2007-12-10 03:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
;_; Noooo! That's so sad. :c *hugs* I hope you can find employment quickly. That sucks that you were let go over 5 minutes.

Date: 2007-12-10 07:57 pm (UTC)
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