Michael Rosolek
over 6 months ago
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Very simple. My mother passed and I sent an email to my manager and staffing company that I would not be in for the remainder of the week as there was a death in my family. I received the flowing email from my staffing company:

This is really unfortunate to hear from client (Photon) that they do not want to continue further with you. They have an urgency regarding this project and they (Photon) were in need of immediate support. Unfortunately, you are also not available to fulfill this.

Now, they (Photon) are looking forward to continue with someone else.

Notice Effective Immediately - XX/XX/20XX

Please Reply to this email as acknowledgement.

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Sasha Contreras

What an incredibly cold email. Some companies just don't care, to be honest. I'm sorry for your loss.

What an incredibly cold email. Some companies just don't care, to be honest. I'm sorry for your loss.

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Anthony Harrington

My sympathies on the loss of your mom.

Sadly, the needs of the business come first, especially if the sole reason for your assignment was to help on a time sensitive project.

I am not sure if you speaking with Photon Management prior to emailing the staffing firm that you would be out would have mattered.

You will find something and spring back. It's unfortunate and lacks basic compassion, but not every business cares about compassion when a timeline on a project is at stake.

My sympathies on the loss of your mom.

Sadly, the needs of the business come first, especially if the sole reason for your assignment was to help on a time sensitive project.

I am not sure if you speaking with Photon Management prior to emailing the staffing firm that you would be out would have mattered.

You will find something and spring back. It's unfortunate and lacks basic compassion, but not every business cares about compassion when a timeline on a project is at stake.

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Angela Kurtz

Then they don't deserve your working for them!! Something better will come along!

Then they don't deserve your working for them!! Something better will come along!

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keith skeel

I understand this is cold, but what was the staffing company's bereavement policy? The perception is, you advise, and go. However, Photon just needs employees for a project, and they trust the staffing company to get that done. All they know is you didn't show-up, so they moved on. It's unfortunate, but the staffing place probably didn't communicate well with Photon. People assume that when a family death occurs, they are entitled to time off, but some companies don't offer time off, and it is not a law that they have to, it is merely a benefit to their employees. It sounds heartless, but it is just business, and it stinks, Good Luck...

I understand this is cold, but what was the staffing company's bereavement policy? The perception is, you advise, and go. However, Photon just needs employees for a project, and they trust the staffing company to get that done. All they know is you didn't show-up, so they moved on. It's unfortunate, but the staffing place probably didn't communicate well with Photon. People assume that when a family death occurs, they are entitled to time off, but some companies don't offer time off, and it is not a law that they have to, it is merely a benefit to their employees. It sounds heartless, but it is just business, and it stinks, Good Luck...

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Julie Jakubiec

First, let me say that I am so sorry for the loss of your mother, I'm sure that it has been very difficult for you. As someone who worked as an agency recruiter for a number of years, I can tell you that this is unfortunately the nature of the business when it comes to customers that have project based work with a deadline. I don't agree with the delivery of the news, that should have come from whoever you were working with at the agency. But I'm sure they just needed to have the work done and couldn't wait. I would recommend reaching out to the agency to make sure this won't affect them putting you on assignments in the future. Best of luck!

First, let me say that I am so sorry for the loss of your mother, I'm sure that it has been very difficult for you. As someone who worked as an agency recruiter for a number of years, I can tell you that this is unfortunately the nature of the business when it comes to customers that have project based work with a deadline. I don't agree with the delivery of the news, that should have come from whoever you were working with at the agency. But I'm sure they just needed to have the work done and couldn't wait. I would recommend reaching out to the agency to make sure this won't affect them putting you on assignments in the future. Best of luck!

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