I had to quit my job of 4 years today to avoid being fired. My boss had a meeting that was scheduled for yesterday. I was going to have to cover a shift on my day off so he could go to it. Well the meeting got canceled and he told me I still had to come in and I refused to. Seriously I dont mind covering for someone if something comes up but I work 2 jobs so nights off a rarity for me. I told him I didnt think I should have to work of there was no meeting but he disagreed.
I guess Hibbett Sports is the only company that you cannot show up on your day off and get fired for it.
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Ha intresting enough I just got back from going out to eat with my father at a new restaurant in town. Thw owner is the restaurant, my old boss who used to run a restaurant in the next town over. It was rather disturbing, seeing how he was auctaully sitting about 3 feet from me. I worked for him about 5 years ago and I can easily say I doubt he remembered who I was. Probably the worst job/boss I ever had...Before I quit I would call him the raging alcoholic...Well that speaks for itself.
To your post...If these hours would mean that you would be working overtime I think it would be illegal for your boss to require you to work overtime...I am not positive. Either way, he cannot force you to work especially on your day off.
Well according to the rules of the company the manager can change the schedule for an emergency. He originally changed it for a meeting, which was fine. After the meeting got canceled I told him I was going to take the evening off. My thought being, if there was no meeting then the schedule should go back to how it was originaly.
Ever since he took the store over 4 months ago all he has done is dick around all of the employees. The one time I stand up to him he starts the process to fire me. I guess I was lucky the district manager warned so I could at least resign first.
Hey, that bites, but never ever quit. Let them fire you. It can be easily explained to future employers and if things get a little rough you can file for unemployment. Just my 2 cents but I have been in similar positions.
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Yeah I was called in yesterday for an overnight shift and was just called in again for to cover someone at 3:AM for an emergency 12 hour shift! But I am new at this job and I still like what I do and I know that my supervisor will be pleased with me for coming in and will have no problem letting me have a leave of absence next week to go on a mini-cycling tour. I love having a flexible and positive work environment!
Do you have a union or labour laws where you live? You may be able to fight the bastards for your job.
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Next time, make 'em fire you. You can't draw unemployment if you quit.
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But yeah, next time, let him fire you. I bet anything he never had a meeting to begin with, and when you found out, he covered for his lazy butt.
Generally, even if the supervisor was lying about it, or just no longer needed somebody to cover a meeting that was cancelled, that likely would not be justification for quitting and getting unemployment benefits. If the OP was instead fired for failing to come into work as directed--even if the reason given for the overtime coverage was fake--probably no unemployment benefits either due to disobeying employer directions (assuming no union rules, no employment contract or rules govern).