A kid gets terminated at work...

MossRoad

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My one child (sophomore in high school) works for a pretty well know national "upscale" food chain.

I heard my wife talking with my kid, and she (wife) was laughing hysterically, so I was curious as to what was so funny.

A coworker a while ago (teenager as well) apparently brought pot/weed into the restaurant, didn't want it on him, didn't know what to do with it, so he put in a oven. Low and behold, either the oven was on or someone turned it on with the pot/weed still in the oven, and you can guess what happened...

Apparently that was only good for a write up....

Little while later, same kid who threw the pot/weed in the oven got caught in the bathroom smoking his stash with other some other co workers in the bathroom. Same story, everyone written up, no one terminated.

Well, the third strike that finally got the two peat offender fired was he overcharged a customer $1.50 on their invoice.

Break the law twice where you could actually be arrested, no problem, keep your job. Make a simple mistake which anyone with a bad day could do, and that's the final straw?

Have to give my kid credit, already applying for other jobs to find something better.
:ROFLMAO: Reminds me of places I've worked where it's really, really hard to get fired, yet some still manage to do it.

Glad your kid sees the future at such a young age. (y)
 

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You don't need anything specific to fire a non union worker in NC. No cause or justification needed, want somebody gone; terminate them.
We had a union shop where it was difficult to fire anyone without very ample cause. We hired a dozen or so and one big slob employee just had a big mouth. Giving everyone around him a hard time about how he was always mistreated even though he was great. I was only a pipefitter and fairly easy going but this guy was very obnoxious.

He had a fairly new young female supervisor and was giving her grief many times a day. Finally I walked up to the female sup. and told her that anyone can be terminated as long as they don't have 90 days in yet. That was the policy in our shop anyway. The next morning he was met at the front door by 2 security guards and was given the news. The company got one right.
 

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The very concept and idea of a "protected class" is un-American.
Protected class is about things you can't be terminated for. Things that used to take place back in the good ole days. For instance i hire you because you have the qualifications for the job. Then i find out you are a White Christian, i can't fire you because of that. I may be able to gen up another excuse, to get around it, but can't just kick you down the road because of your race and religion. Of course, you'd probably want to take your skills elsewhere and provide benefit to another business.
 

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The very concept and idea of a "protected class" is un-American.
My state is an at-will state; in other words you can be fired for no particular reason, with a few exception like race, religion, etc. There are two classes of public employees; merit and exempt. Exempt are employed at-will, and merit employees may only be fired for cause. This is designed to protect them from political firings; but they must give up their right to publicly participate in political campaigns. I was counsel to our HR department, and you can fire merit employees, but you must have the cause well documented. They have the right to a hearing and appeal to the court system.
 

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When I hear people say they can find quality employees I think it means "I'm not willing to pay for quality employees"(most of the time).
I think it is a case of wage disparity resulting in too many jobs that aren't worth having. You can't even support yourself, yet alone your family on the wages. That eventually evolves into a work ethic that is dismal, possibly associated with drug use and/or a "I don't give a damn" attitude. If they have kids, that attitude is passed on to them. We are creating a work force, along with a split society that has major issues, and it won't be easily fixed.
 

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My state is an at-will state; in other words you can be fired for no particular reason, with a few exception like race, religion, etc. There are two classes of public employees; merit and exempt. Exempt are employed at-will, and merit employees may only be fired for cause. This is designed to protect them from political firings; but they must give up their right to publicly participate in political campaigns. I was counsel to our HR department, and you can fire merit employees, but you must have the cause well documented. They have the right to a hearing and appeal to the court system.
... like putting your pot stash in a running oven, or smoking pot on the clock? :unsure:
 

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The very concept and idea of a "protected class" is un-American.
I was an employer when CA laws changed to include age 40+ employees/applicants into protected class. Employers responded by becoming very wary of hiring any age 40+ applicant. The cost, expense, and risk of doing (even a well justified) termination was just too high. Age 40+ applicants had a more difficult time finding a job.

So the intended social engineering change actually achieved the opposite, at least initially.
 
  
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You need a bunch of documentation to fire people these days. It is ridiculous. I’m just glad the idiot didn’t blow up the kitchen and a bunch of employees with it.
Blowing something up with weed in possesion of teen would never cross my mind. It's not like kids have butane hash oil on them.
 
 
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