Lisa Smiley
6 months ago
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I was let go from my job, they called it job abandonment because I had a family emergency I need to take two weeks off. I was there for eight months I never called out sick, never requested time off, and was never late. Just because I didn’t want to give my manager specifics on why I needed time off because it was a personal family matter she told me if I didn’t show up I was abandoning my job. I’m not upset about it though. I learned a valuable lesson that day, loyalty sometimes is only one sided when it comes to the medical field. Be careful who you work for

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LeeAnn Batross-Tindall

I still have to agree with the employer on this one. Two weeks is a considerable amount of time that stresses out everyone else by adding to their workload. I dont think its too much to ask if to provide them with details. After all, without those details, how would the employer even be able to tell.if the situation even meets the criteria criteria for falling under what's covered under the law or not? If you've only been there prior 8 months, that's just not enough of an amount of time built up in order to establish that kind of relationship in which your emmployer could trust your judgement 100 percent and wouldn't need the details..

I still have to agree with the employer on this one. Two weeks is a considerable amount of time that stresses out everyone else by adding to their workload. I dont think its too much to ask if to provide them with details. After all, without those details, how would the employer even be able to tell.if the situation even meets the criteria criteria for falling under what's covered under the law or not? If you've only been there prior 8 months, that's just not enough of an amount of time built up in order to establish that kind of relationship in which your emmployer could trust your judgement 100 percent and wouldn't need the details..

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Crickett Watts

A family leave for any reason you don't have to give Pacific reason I would definitely get a lawyer

A family leave for any reason you don't have to give Pacific reason I would definitely get a lawyer

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Crickett Watts

A family leave for any reason you don't have to give Pacific reason I would definitely get a lawyer

A family leave for any reason you don't have to give Pacific reason I would definitely get a lawyer

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Barbara Shortt

I worked a temp job and had the same problem. My mom was put in Hospice. I went into work and told them I needed the next day off. They said ok. My shift ended at 6am I asked my team lead if I could leave 5 mins early so I could beat traffic as I had to drive 300 miles. They said ok. When I got back they said I was terminated because I abandoned my shift.

I worked a temp job and had the same problem. My mom was put in Hospice. I went into work and told them I needed the next day off. They said ok. My shift ended at 6am I asked my team lead if I could leave 5 mins early so I could beat traffic as I had to drive 300 miles. They said ok. When I got back they said I was terminated because I abandoned my shift.

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Veronica Jefferson

Lisa,

I am sorry to learn that your employment was terminated, but I believe that it was more about the poor/ineffective way you chose to take that time off. This was likely a result of not following company time-off policies, resulting in being labeled as "job abandonment".

If you have PTO/VACATION time saved, you would request that time off with your supervisor or submit a request through their application system, assuming they have this in place. This is your personal time to use however you choose, no reason needed. However, for family emergencies, you would have needed to request FMLA "Family Medical Leave of Absence", which protects your job for a duration of time while you are out on leave, and any PTO/VACATION time you have accumulated is used first before your FMLA kicks in after the waiting period.

If you simply just took it upon yourself to disappear for two weeks without filing for FMLA, then your termination for "job abandonment" is valid.

My comment isn't about pointing fingers, but to explain to you exactly how and why FMLA is in place for situations like this, and to protect you and your job. If you didn't take the necessary and required steps, and have your LOA documented for validation, this explains why you were terminated. The damage is already done but hopefully you take this experience and are better prepared the next time an unexpected family emergency comes up that takes you away from work.

Best.

Lisa,

I am sorry to learn that your employment was terminated, but I believe that it was more about the poor/ineffective way you chose to take that time off. This was likely a result of not following company time-off policies, resulting in being labeled as "job abandonment".

If you have PTO/VACATION time saved, you would request that time off with your supervisor or submit a request through their application system, assuming they have this in place. This is your personal time to use however you choose, no reason needed. However, for family emergencies, you would have needed to request FMLA "Family Medical Leave of Absence", which protects your job for a duration of time while you are out on leave, and any PTO/VACATION time you have accumulated is used first before your FMLA kicks in after the waiting period.

If you simply just took it upon yourself to disappear for two weeks without filing for FMLA, then your termination for "job abandonment" is valid.

My comment isn't about pointing fingers, but to explain to you exactly how and why FMLA is in place for situations like this, and to protect you and your job. If you didn't take the necessary and required steps, and have your LOA documented for validation, this explains why you were terminated. The damage is already done but hopefully you take this experience and are better prepared the next time an unexpected family emergency comes up that takes you away from work.

Best.

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Tami Mishra

I'm a night custodian at a state university. Easy to get time off and we get six weeks a year

I'm a night custodian at a state university. Easy to get time off and we get six weeks a year

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Zach Short

I was let go . Because I was pointed out for missing days . The thing about being hit by a full size suv at 30 mph . Shattering my phone . Funny how this didn't count as a medical emergency ....

I was let go . Because I was pointed out for missing days . The thing about being hit by a full size suv at 30 mph . Shattering my phone . Funny how this didn't count as a medical emergency ....

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Jlt Shonie

Yea that's BS. My job did the same thing when I was approved for 12 wks off after being there for 4-1/2 yrs for family emergency then wanted to tell me I was only to be gone for 3 days. Then once my dad passed away they wanted me back in the following Monday... So, I agree from experience. The medical field don't give a crap about their employees or their mental health. Sad it's certain areas aren't unionized

Yea that's BS. My job did the same thing when I was approved for 12 wks off after being there for 4-1/2 yrs for family emergency then wanted to tell me I was only to be gone for 3 days. Then once my dad passed away they wanted me back in the following Monday... So, I agree from experience. The medical field don't give a crap about their employees or their mental health. Sad it's certain areas aren't unionized

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Samantha Williams

Excuse me, see, my thing is, she fired u because her ass ain't get the T.... That's all🤷🏿‍♀️

Excuse me, see, my thing is, she fired u because her ass ain't get the T.... That's all🤷🏿‍♀️

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David Tolsky

"should of" is not in the English language

"should of" is not in the English language

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