HD Refuses time off for death in family

HD Refuses time off for death in family

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Blown Away

Manhattan Beach, CA

#1 Sep 1, 2008
I had a recent death in the family and called for resonable time off work to handle affairs and attend services. I was told by the ASM that I would need to show up for at least one of my three days I was scheduled that I was requesting time off for since they are "so shorthanded and very busy" How could this even be possible when one day is needed to organize services, the next day for a viewing, and a third day for burial service? There was no sympathy or care I was so overwhelmed by his response I could no longer talk. With our religous beliefs our matters must be taken care of within a certain time of death and they expect me to work during this? unbelieveable. What level can this be taken to to fix my need for time off and to how this person handled the situation? I don't think I can even work for this person ever again I will quit or transfer before anything else.
old orange guy

Palo Alto, CA

#2 Sep 1, 2008
He gets a bonus, you do not!

End of story.
Macace

Smyrna, GA

#3 Sep 2, 2008
What was the relation of the deceased? Is the ASM following procedure with the number of days off that you will receive?
Blown Away

Manhattan Beach, CA

#4 Sep 2, 2008
I asked for 3. I don't care about any type of pay just time to cope. It was a brother in law. I told them the days I needed, they said you must pick one of those 3 days to work. I said not possible. Yesterday they called my phone asking why I am not at work as scheduled. unbelievable.

Since: Aug 08

Columbus, OH

#5 Sep 2, 2008
Blown Away wrote:
I had a recent death in the family and called for resonable time off work to handle affairs and attend services. I was told by the ASM that I would need to show up for at least one of my three days I was scheduled that I was requesting time off for since they are "so shorthanded and very busy" How could this even be possible when one day is needed to organize services, the next day for a viewing, and a third day for burial service? There was no sympathy or care I was so overwhelmed by his response I could no longer talk. With our religous beliefs our matters must be taken care of within a certain time of death and they expect me to work during this? unbelieveable. What level can this be taken to to fix my need for time off and to how this person handled the situation? I don't think I can even work for this person ever again I will quit or transfer before anything else.
Per Home Depot's policy re: bereavement, you can take 3 days for the funeral of a brother-in-law or sister-in-law. You should contact your District Human Resources Manager (the position that was created after the store HRM position was eliminated). Your DHRM can 'enlighten' your ASM and get him/her off your back! Do this as soon as possible so that your pay check isn't impacted.
HDog

Hightstown, NJ

#6 Sep 9, 2008
I agreed with happyd. FT get 3 days/24hr and PT get 12 hrs. Brother-in-law counts. It is in the HD benefit hand book. You should not have to worry if the store is short handed. It is up to the ASM and SM since they sign off on the schedule sheet. That is there problem. By the way, ASM should know the store and products and help out as much as they should. Of course the bottom line is always Green.
Sammy

Conway, SC

#7 Sep 10, 2008
My Fahter-in-law passed away this summer.

I was at work when my wife called as her Dad passed away suddenly.

I informed the ASM and SM (who were sitting at the Service Desk) of the situation and told them I wasn't sure when I would return.

I was out, without pay, for 9 days. Not one word was said. My Father-in-law was buried out of state so I had no choice.

I did file for my 3 days bereavement pay after I returned and received it.
Gary

Hudson, FL

#8 Sep 17, 2011
I wonder if this applies for Same Sex people, since my Dad is in the hospital and my Partner works for HD as a MET.

We are not worried about the pay, if anything happens we may be gone for 5 days, and since they are starting Christmas Reset, my partner was told NO WAY NO HOW would it be allowed, which I feel is wrong.

Any suggestions?
unlawful conduct by HD

Tucson, AZ

#9 Sep 17, 2011
Gary wrote:
I wonder if this applies for Same Sex people, since my Dad is in the hospital and my Partner works for HD as a MET.
We are not worried about the pay, if anything happens we may be gone for 5 days, and since they are starting Christmas Reset, my partner was told NO WAY NO HOW would it be allowed, which I feel is wrong.
Any suggestions?
do you honestly expect a greedy corporate machine to care?

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#10 Sep 17, 2011
unlawful conduct by HD wrote:
<quoted text>
do you honestly expect a greedy corporate machine to care?
....i'm just saying
jewjew

United States

#11 Sep 19, 2011
Gary wrote:
I wonder if this applies for Same Sex people, since my Dad is in the hospital and my Partner works for HD as a MET.
We are not worried about the pay, if anything happens we may be gone for 5 days, and since they are starting Christmas Reset, my partner was told NO WAY NO HOW would it be allowed, which I feel is wrong.
Any suggestions?
Same Sex partnerships are not seen as a real partnership, it's the law not HOMEDEPOT... just saying.
unlawful conduct by HD

Tucson, AZ

#12 Sep 20, 2011
jewjew wrote:
<quoted text>
Same Sex partnerships are not seen as a real partnership, it's the law not HOMEDEPOT... just saying.
the guy who is trolling as me, also known as 'no more secrets', really loves and appreciates your post

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#13 Sep 20, 2011
unlawful conduct by HD wrote:
<quoted text>
the guy who is trolling as me, also known as 'no more secrets', really loves and appreciates your post
And so do I..........i'm just saying

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