Cracking down on people who call out ...

Cracking down on people who call out a lot?

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Since: Dec 11

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#1 Sep 23, 2012
Lately my sm has been cracking down on employees who tend to call out, leave early, etc. Its strange, because he didn't really seem to care and then BAM. One gets told if she calls out again she'll be fired (Because she used up her sick days) and the other got written up because she went home early (With the sms permission, and then he told her it was a factor) then called out the next day. Apparently she used up her sick days when she had an infection but had a doctors note.
Any other sms suddenly cracking down?
angryredneckdouc he

Smithfield, VA

#2 Sep 24, 2012
Man i wish my sm was like yours. Ppl call out all the time here and the ones out of any sick,personal, & vacation days are the ones who keep calling out. Sm does nothing about it. He only brings up that they are out of days.
ThrobbingWag

Shelbyville, TN

#3 Sep 24, 2012
I'm all for enforcing policy against people who're out of sick days and don't have any real way to prove they were sick. But if your store manager is cracking down on people who're throwing up at work and then going home, he might want to ease up a little on that.

Since: Jun 12

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#4 Sep 24, 2012
I think managers SHOULD be cracking down on people calling out a lot no matter what their sick days/vacation days are UNLESS of course they provide a dr's note.........

When somebody calls out at the last minute it makes it harder on the ones that are working when the staff is short handed......

Also noone else is going to give up their day off to come in and cover if called in most cases........

Since: Aug 11

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#5 Sep 24, 2012
My arms are tied behind my back on this one. We can't point out any co-workers calling in, or if they're 5-10 mins late, or if their lunch break is 40-45 mins.

They'll say just because you haven't heard anything, doesn't mean they didn't tell that person off or write them up or something.

But what if you notice its an ongoing trend from that same person? They're already done it 20 times since they've been employed here.

Well... same broken record.
nolongerWAG

San Jose, CA

#6 Sep 24, 2012
Before I quit, the SM didn't care if any employees called out. However when a MGT called out, she would go ballistic.

Since: Dec 11

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#7 Sep 24, 2012
Hmm. I know that the one person who was doing it and had her availabily where she was off two days, had her hours cut a lot.
Oh well.
Ohlongjohnson

Land O Lakes, FL

#8 Sep 25, 2012
I have noticed that at my store the MG only cracks down if a pattern starts to show up, like if every Tuesday they call off, or if they come in half hour or more late, then that person will usually get there hours cut, be it working less days in a week or less hours per shift, and in some cases both. Yet if the person has sick days banked then not much happens unless they call out like 2 days in a row or more and don't have a doctors note then there is trouble.
do your job

Walker, LA

#9 Sep 25, 2012
As an employee that has only called in once in nearly a decade, I am upset that there are those who are selfish enough to do it repeatedly. It shows the true character of a person when they willfully make their co-workers do their job. I believe in a firm attendance policy. If you consistently call out, you will have your hours reduced until you have proven by your attendance that you will show up.

Since: Dec 11

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#10 Sep 25, 2012
I tend to never call out. Once I had strep (I didn't know) and no one could cover. So I worked my shift. Called out the next day when I knew I had strep and had a doctors note.
so over this

Mims, FL

#11 Sep 25, 2012
[QUOTE who="do your job
"] As an employee that has only called in once in nearly a decade, I am upset that there are those who are selfish enough to do it repeatedly. It shows the true character of a person when they willfully make their co-workers do their job. I believe in a firm attendance policy. If you consistently call out, you will have your hours reduced until you have proven by your attendance that you will show up.[/QUOTE]
I agree, unfortunately retail workers don't view their positions as valuable or worthy of showing up on time or even showing up for their scheduled shift. However they are the first ones whining like little bitches for a raise .
great gonzo

Tulsa, OK

#12 Sep 25, 2012
Mgrs are whiny bitches. Whaaaaa I can't run a store if someone is sick...I think they all suffer from having their mommies breastfeeding too long.
not me

Laurens, SC

#13 Sep 26, 2012
They need to crack down on them. Calling out makes things hard on everyone. Happens a lot on my shift. When someone calls out, that means the other front person (be it photo or front-depending on who calls out) has to run the front, which means I have to answer photo calls, plus catch vendors and get my own work done. We have 1 tech in RX and none on weekends which means I also have to help back there when needed. Calling out hurts everyone. I have called out 3 times in 3 years.
Blah blah blah

Gallatin, TN

#14 Sep 26, 2012
Here's the thing. If you have sick days, you can call out to your hearts content and nothing will happen to you. If you do not have sick days we are required to follow the disciplinary action policy... Record of discussion, verbal, written, final written, then termination if you have all of the documentation and have offered the disability paperwork and have called employee relations to make sure all I's are dotted and t's are crossed. It takes a lot to be fired by this company. The only things that lead to immediate termination are theft, harassment, gross insubordination.
Father Overtime

United States

#16 Sep 26, 2012
Sm's that give written warnings if you call in sick and have sick days can be fired.
Father Overtime

Salt Lake City, UT

#18 Sep 26, 2012
[QUOTE who="wagyes/no"]Even tho employees use sick days witch they are givin. a portion of employees abuse them by thinking these are to be used as vacation days.[/QUOTE]

And if an employee pretends to be sick, it is impossible to prove it. You are not the police. Give the benefit or jeopardize your sorry ass wag job.
Hireme

Los Angeles, CA

#19 Oct 20, 2012
where in the storenet can look it up? i only found sick days on the benefits and policies. Does it say exactly 6 days? any special rules in california? thanks

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