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  • Reprimand for clocking in on cell phone

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    01-07-2013, 11:10 AM
  #11
Green Broke
Glad to hear you have some source of income while you are job hunting. Good luck on your interviews. When you do get another job-start some savings & CYA. Hope this year gets better for you.
     
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    01-07-2013, 12:47 PM
  #12
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Originally Posted by LadyDreamer    
I got fired Thursday over an honest mistake. I am devastated. I loved that job. I loved my coworkers. I loved my customers. I loved the environment. I had every intention of being there for a very long time. My manager adored me. I was told countless times what an asset I was, what a great employee I was, how she would do anything for me. Everyone commented on what a hard worker I was, and I even received several corporate recognitions through our points program. I made a mistake in order to keep a fellow coworker as well as myself from getting reprimanded on our clocking in/out times. I was unaware that this mistake would cost me my job. It wasn't even a huge mistake. I was rushed to get to store and left my phone in my pocket. I didn't realize it until I got to the store. When I saw my manager, I told her, apologized and gave her my phone. When I got back to the office, she took my badge and escorted me out.

Now, less than a week before Christmas, I am losing my apartment, because my boyfriend can't pay for it on his own, I will probably lose my vehicle because I now can't afford the last few payments on it(would be finished in the spring) and my very expensive breeding projects with my boas will have to be sold.

I have been applying like crazy, and it is so stressful. With how things are right now, I doubt I will find something in time. I feel so ruined and betrayed.
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I'm confused. What does leaving your phone have to do with clocking in/out? You said you did something so you and your friend would not be reprimanded. If you falsified your time or aided someone else in doing so that's theft. I hope that isn't what happened and you'll have a new job soon!
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    01-07-2013, 12:51 PM
  #13
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Originally Posted by franknbeans    
Usually the employer has to have "just cause", which means typically more than one offense, unless you are still on probation, or it is something major. When I was a head nurse, I had to give 3 verbal warnings (documented) as well as 3 written. The 3rd written I showed you the door. I only had to do that a couple of times. I think we are not getting the whole story,or you may have a case for wrongful discharge. If this is TRULY the story, with nothing omitted or left out-you may want to talk to a lawyer.
Depends on the State. Florida is a right to work state and, as such, may terminate you at anytime without specific reason. Strange,eh? There's a lot to be said for Unions.
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    01-07-2013, 02:19 PM
  #14
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After a year and a half you should be able to look into unfair dismissal. You should also be able to look into what methods the employer has to us to reprimand somebody. You should have been issued a verbal and then written warning.

I would fight this if I were you. Go to her superiors and fight your corner. I got shafted by a former employer and when she fired me she told me straight out that as I hadnt been there a year (I was there 10 months)that I hadn't a leg to stand on... and she was right. I was sacked because the manager had a friend call to ask for a former employee's number. I didnt give it out, but they said that I had intended to. How could they possibly sack me for something that I hadnt done? I found a job a short while later, and am still with the company now. This could be a blessing in disguise and things may go your way shortly.

All the best and I hope you find something else soon!
     
    01-07-2013, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by 66Domino    
I'm confused. What does leaving your phone have to do with clocking in/out? You said you did something so you and your friend would not be reprimanded. If you falsified your time or aided someone else in doing so that's theft. I hope that isn't what happened and you'll have a new job soon!
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My boss was very strict on clocking in and out on time. I was due to give a break that day. I was a little rushed that day, and was nearly to the store when I noticed my phone in my pocket. Since I was already running a little behind, I thought it would be better if I didn't get my coworker in trouble for being late by taking my phone back. I was not aware that I was going to be fired for it. Had I known, you better believe I would have taken getting fussed at for beig late. Ugh, I hate this so much.
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    01-07-2013, 05:20 PM
  #16
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Oh, so you were with your coworker, so you were both late clocking in. Who knows why they have the cellphone policy. Many companies do not permit cellphones because they have camera capabilities. Government buildings also normally do not permit cameras in certain areas. Security and corporate espionage are always a concern in today's marketplace. Violation of company policy can be terms for dismissal and they seem to be pretty serious about this one. Regardless, I would file for unemployment. I hope things work out better for you.
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    01-08-2013, 10:21 AM
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I'm still confused. What does the fact that your cell phone being in your pocket have to do with your coworker being late? Do you have to show them how to clock in and out? Could they not go in before you while you went back to drop off your phone? (again assuming in your car, your details are lacking). I"m just missing the connection between you having to get rid of your cell phone would make your coworker late. They can't go in without you?

Anyway, hoping you find a job soon.
     

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