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    As of last night, I am jobless. Amazon.com gave me an early Christmas present and fired me last night for missing too much work. I tell the story more in detail here: Fired!

    I'll be okay though, although it's going to be a real bitch buying Christmas presents for everyone now.
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    Brutal, been there myself. I hate those point systems, but unfortunately, for larger companies with absenteeism issues, you have to draw a line somewhere. I'd have asked if there is any appeal available, and gotten something in writing from the guy who gave you the wrong number. On the other side of it, if I was in HR there and got that argument, I'd just shrug and tell you that you are responsible to know how many points you have, not the system. You're the one absent, you should know how much time you miss.

    Sucks. I hate when that shit happens.

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    Damn, Vike...sorry to hear that! Crap...
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    Damn Vike.. sorry to hear that. I still think you did the better going to party with Britt. I'm sure you'll find a job soon, you have my hopes!


    And eh, Merry Christmas nontheless

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    Dude, that sucks sorry to hear that, at least you seem in good spirits all things considered, and on the link (that was funny). If you want to take my name off the present list for that Wolfgang you were gonna by me, I will let it slide this year.
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    Good luck bro. The new year will undoubtedly bring new and better opportunities.

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    I just read you "Fired" page Vike...sounds like bullshit to me bro!!!! Anyways, best of luck to you and I'm sure the new year ahead will be a prosperous one for you my friend!!! Enjoy the holiday's off!!!!

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    That sucks, dude. You'll bounce back!

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    That really sucks, but I'm sure you'll get another job.. Hang in there dude..
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    Sounds a little crappy to me Vike, didn't your manager come to your defense here??? Sucks my friend. Here's hoping for bigger and better things for you. Try and have a good Christmas with Susan and the family anyway.
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    I didn't see this until after I posted my thread. Sorry to hear it. Where one door closes another opens. Good Luck. Who knows what it's good for. Maybe the best thing to spend with friends and family this Christmas will be your time; for most of us it's in short supply. I'm sure your loved ones will understand. Maybe a card with a raincheck...the rest is left to your imagination. Chin up, it will all work out.
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    One door must close in order for a new better one to open. Stay positive Man!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by IED
    Brutal, been there myself. I hate those point systems, but unfortunately, for larger companies with absenteeism issues, you have to draw a line somewhere. I'd have asked if there is any appeal available, and gotten something in writing from the guy who gave you the wrong number. On the other side of it, if I was in HR there and got that argument, I'd just shrug and tell you that you are responsible to know how many points you have, not the system. You're the one absent, you should know how much time you miss.

    Sucks. I hate when that shit happens.
    The bad thing is that I was thinking about having him print out the page showing my point total, but I though "Nah, it shows me at 1.5 so that must be right." How wrong I was, and now I have no way of proving otherwise. It's all okay though. I've reinvented myself more times than Madonna, and I can't see any problem with doing it again. One option is going back to Cessna and working on airplanes again. I've been contacted by them in the past about coming back, but I felt pretty confident about my work at Amazon, so I never took them up on it. I just might have to give them a call and see what happens. I also have a little bit of money put away, that will probably get us though about 2-3 months. If I draw unemployment for a bit, I could stretch that out even longer.
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    I'm sorry to hear about that Pretty shitty thing to do, firing someone so close to Christmas
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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyLassy
    I'm sorry to hear about that Pretty shitty thing to do, firing someone so close to Christmas
    That's why I told them "Merry Fucking Christmas!" This is Kansas too, and they have what they like to call a "Right to Work" law. It's really misleading, because they make it sound like it benefits the employees when in fact it favors the employers in a big way. There is literally nothing I can do about any of it.
    "Viking - last to sleep, first to rise, last to leave, that's how the Nords of old rocked the house." ~ timmac in the 'Texas Linkers' thread talking about yours truly. :-)

 

 

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