I work with kids and teens in the foster system… I see so many young people who have internalized the message that nobody will ever be there for them and everyone will abandon them sooner or later. Because not all working adults have mentally left middle school. She sounds like she really beat the odds. If you have an employee who is awesome and takes on weekends and holidays a lot, please be sure to occasionally and intentionally allow this person to not work a holiday or weekend. The graduation ceremony could have been early and the shift could have started late. Work those two hours yourself.
Bottom line, if you have an excellent employee, even though the person is the lowest in seniority, her dedication and dependability should count for something. Yeah, I think employers are used to seeing employment end dates that are right around the same time as graduation dates. Maybe this manager is reasonable for more than one person quitting. I get prioritizing people by seniority, but you should have been more flexible in accommodating her request, especially since you say she was your best employee despite low seniority. Instead, I will say this. So obviously it was within their discretion to allow this, no matter what the rules said.
The employee seems to have spent some effort trying to come with up with someone to cover for them only to have everyone turn her down. Some guys will take to this more than others, and it's more important in some separations than others. Of course, you could insist on having only a 5-day week…Know what that got you? I would be embarrassed if I was the manager. I still remember along with the pain of losing my Mom how desperately I wanted to be at that graduation ceremony. . Otherwise, once they fully understand what happened… your reputation as a fair manager is toast.
This manager might be a very nice person who has never looked outside the fishbowl of their own workplace. Know these five as well. The manager could be in the clique as well because of the past position. Somebody said a mother can find all the answers to her child-rearing questions in the books. If I was the young woman, not only would I have quit, but I would have had some very choice words to this manager! Because I'm still single, joy. As professional as you are in your work ethic, be that professional in voicing your concerns and needs. The other I was just trying to move to a different department.
I once came back from a holiday to do a scheduled shift and then return to my holiday, paying more than I earned in that shift. The goal would be to measure the response of the interviewer s as an insight on whether the employer is likely to repeat this type of behavior. Dating another woman has helped my marriage. You already ruined her graduation by making her quit to experience a once in a lifetime event. Though extensive alumni info is scarce, there's no telling what other famous faces you might recognize who originated at the expensive Los Angeles school.
The cost involved for the concert tickets was far less than the cost of graduation. What do you do if you find yourself in that first category? You have found a couple of stories recently that inspire a blind rage. Can anybody seriously not realize how that makes them look? But this is now a good opportunity to take a look at your remaining employees, and the way your shifts are scheduled and rescheduled , as well as an office culture that allows an entire group of people to deny someone time to go to her graduation. The message you sent was that she is not valued as a person, just as an employee who produces. And for her to work so hard at a job, to never have missed a day and covered for everyone else, and then to be punched in the gut like this by both her coworkers and her boss.
For example, Nancy did not mince words but simply told him to go the devil, or Go to hell, Tom, I won't give you another cent. Not care about their over all welfare or for them as a total person vs a faceless worker and generally this leads to morale and productivity breakdown. I believe she made a good faith effort to do the right thing by asking her manager, as well as other employees to cover for her. Look - this is not a rule book! I have manage my work schedules wisely, but for 1 year there was no problem whatsoever. This employee worked there for 6 years, and she had the lowest seniority? This is not how you retain your excellent employees as you have now seen.
The manager had staff to cover the shift, the employee has gone out of their way, above and beyond the call, and has an exemplary record. One day I ended up having dental pain so bad that on my lunch break I went to the dentist and found I had to have my wisdom teeth extracted!! Despite exceeding every goal I got a 3. As a result, my managers were always the first ones to grant me special permissions in the instance that I needed them — and it kept me working there far longer than I probably needed to. The fact that she was willing to come in after her graduation ceremony speaks volumes to the kind of dedicated employee you lost. March into the break room or wherever the clique + various and sundry other employees who might be willing to cover, are congregated.