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Since: Nov 12

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#1 Nov 18, 2012
as the cith lost the appeal now they owe 2 days sick pay they pawn it off on someone else. I wonder what they will think when the EEOC comes calling.I am now pondering a class action, there are so many people that left that were there 5-6 years,and some others that need help NOW. But city does not care. I know this for a fact I was fired for not writting tickets an TEXTING INTO WORK SICK. unemployment decided I did nothing wrong. But now I feel so bad i have nitemares and very stressed and depressed, almost thought about not waking up the next day, but my Kids need Me. This city needs Help, and outside inspection, or outside view of how everyone is mentally......
old man

AOL

#2 Nov 18, 2012
Going to the EEOC is a waste of time if your white and don't have an obvious disability. you don't have any rights worth protecting.

“Get off my lawn”

Since: Jul 10

Bremen, GA

#3 Nov 18, 2012
Pay no attention to old man. If you were approved by DOL for your unemployment, you'll get it. Call the EEOC anyway. If you don't report them, nothing will be done. It might take a while, but it will happen.
moocher alert

Winder, GA

#4 Nov 19, 2012
Hondo, you have a professional moocher on this very post to guide you in the ways of government hand-outs. I suggest you use her.
Donnie

Carrollton, GA

#5 Nov 19, 2012
Looks like your nightmares and depression might get you diagnosed as "disabled" and get you a free ride for the rest of your life.
This is the 60's-70's generation. How can one generation be so f-ed up from the start and continue now into their 50s & 60's.
You guys were gonna save the world and make it a better place yet all you did was f-k it up and continue to do so.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#6 Nov 19, 2012
moocher alert wrote:
Hondo, you have a professional moocher on this very post to guide you in the ways of government hand-outs. I suggest you use her.
to whom would it be? what do they do ?

“Get off my lawn”

Since: Jul 10

Bremen, GA

#7 Nov 19, 2012
Hondo, they're talking about me. I'm disabled and get SSD, but for some reason that makes me a moocher, even though I refuse to apply for OR accept any sort of income-related assistance. I only have disability.

Strange how some people think being disabled and getting SSD is so wonderful -- I was making over $55K a year when I could work and now I pull in about $16K on disability and use our savings to fill in any holes each month. Yeah, that's living the high life.

We're fortunate we had the ability to buy our house outright, so we have no mortgage, and the vehicle is paid for.

“Get off my lawn”

Since: Jul 10

Bremen, GA

#8 Nov 19, 2012
As for your situation, I recommend you take your unemployment (a max of $330 a week for a total of 28 weeks -- GA has decided, in its infinite wisdom, do do away with the 3rd and 4th tiers of unemployment, which would have given you 19 more weeks).

Be sure to contact EEOC about your situation. In this environment, employers have the attitude that they can fire anyone for anything, because there's another body just waiting to step in. Georgia might be a Right To Work state, but you still can't unfairly fire someone.

Since: Jun 12

Downtown Eton

#9 Nov 19, 2012
The correct term is Employment at Will State. Georgia is an Employment at Will State and a Right to Work state. Right to work means you do not have to join a union to work at a union shop. In an employment at will state an employer can terminate your employment for any reason or no reason at all, so long as your civil rights are not violated or the termination would violate any federal law.

Since: Jun 12

Downtown Eton

#10 Nov 19, 2012
union thug wrote:
The correct term is Employment at Will State. Georgia is an Employment at Will State and a Right to Work state. Right to work means you do not have to join a union to work at a union shop. In an employment at will state an employer can terminate your employment for any reason or no reason at all, so long as your civil rights are not violated or the termination would violate any federal law.
For the EEOC to get involved you would have to claim (and then later prove) that you were fired because of your race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, age or disability.

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#11 Nov 20, 2012
hondo2200 wrote:
I know this for a fact I was fired for not writting tickets an TEXTING INTO WORK SICK. unemployment decided I did nothing wrong. But now I feel so bad i have nitemares and very stressed and depressed, almost thought about not waking up the next day, but my Kids need Me. This city needs Help, and outside inspection, or outside view of how everyone is mentally......
What kind of fool texts into work sick? Seriously? And this made you think about pulling the plug and ending it all? Get some help, and a better work ethic.
Supervisor

Temple, GA

#12 Nov 20, 2012
If a guy on my crew text into work sick, I would text him back and tell him to find something else. Total lack of character. Have some backbone and tell me your sick.

“Get off my lawn”

Since: Jul 10

Bremen, GA

#13 Nov 20, 2012
I do have to agree that texting in to work wasn't the brightest thing you could have done. If you could text, you could call. Same device, you know.

Unless of course texting was stated as an acceptable way to notify management you wouldn't be in.

Good catch, 04. I completely didn't see that.
old man

AOL

#14 Nov 20, 2012
MSO4 wrote:
<quoted text>What kind of fool texts into work sick? Seriously? And this made you think about pulling the plug and ending it all? Get some help, and a better work ethic.
I take it hondo is an x cop, someone with emotional problems that was allowed to carry a gun, if he seeks help for his issues under obama care he will be considered too dangerous to own a firearm,

“Get off my lawn”

Since: Jul 10

Bremen, GA

#15 Nov 20, 2012
So you're saying Obamacare would be A Good Thing in this case, since it would take a gun away from someone too unstable to carry a gun...

“it is what it is”

Since: Sep 12

tallapoosa

#16 Nov 20, 2012
i think this hondo is trying pull someones leg

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#17 Nov 20, 2012
wobbler1957 wrote:
I do have to agree that texting in to work wasn't the brightest thing you could have done. If you could text, you could call. Same device, you know.
Unless of course texting was stated as an acceptable way to notify management you wouldn't be in.
Good catch, 04. I completely didn't see that.
I just have this thing about texting wobbler. If you are not going to show up to work, just make the 30 second call and be done with it.

“Home In Georgia Now”

Since: Jul 07

The "City of Gold" in Georgia

#18 Nov 20, 2012
I can tell you first hand I was fired from a city in Georgia and at first lost my case of unemployment. I was not allowed to call some witnesses the first time so I appealed and on the second hearing that hearing officer allowed my witnesses and evidence I gathered. I used the case of Millen vs Caldwell as it was applicable in my case. As far as the State of Georgia DOL is concerned and employer can let you go with or without a reason. BUT if that employer does not terminate you for violation of "known" rules and regulations etc you can get unemployment. In my case I was NEVER given a copy or shown a copy of The Departmental Rules and Regulations yet the city cited these same rules to terminate me. Guess what the GA DOL reversed its original decision and I got unemployment. I then turned around and filed a complaint with the Federal DOL and go back overtime pay too. Know your rights by doing some research on case law and you can represent yourself, as I did and win.

Here is the case law I used:

http://www.lawskills.com/case/ga/id/608/5/ind...

“Home In Georgia Now”

Since: Jul 07

The "City of Gold" in Georgia

#19 Nov 20, 2012
MSO4 wrote:
<quoted text>I just have this thing about texting wobbler. If you are not going to show up to work, just make the 30 second call and be done with it.
I call and if no one answers I leave a voice mail. I then follow up with an email to my boss and his boss as well as text my two workers at the plant. That way I have a way to pull up and print a document as well as have a record of the phone call. I trust NO ONE!!

“Get off my lawn”

Since: Jul 10

Bremen, GA

#20 Nov 20, 2012
I would call and, if no one answered, leave a voice mail. Even if I got a live person, I'd email my manager with read receipt (same email client) and CC myself.

Print out the CC and the original email from my computer for time stamps.

DOCUMENT EVERYTHING.

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