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they might have. employers can get freaky when it comes to medical issues. they are a very small company. it's their loss. i used to bring in a minimum of $10k over and above profit quarterly. let 'em find someone else to do it... for the chump change i worked for.Originally posted by Selma in Sandy Eggo:
Wonder if they heard "Heart" and wigged at what a protracted illness in one employee might do to the company risk rates? Especially if smallish company?
OT will no doubt get back to you with his post-accident stories. There are parallels.
Seriously, that sucks. I wish those owners all the joy and prosperity they deserve.
What <expletive deleted>.
i started temping with them last year at a 3 month probationary period. after 2 months i was hired F/T. i was still interviewing elsewhere so they even paid the termination fee to avoid me from taking another posistion somewhere.Originally posted by Angie:
Lioness, I am so sorry (dismayed, flabbergasted, gobsmacked, angry , etc.) How long were you there before they came to the mind-boggling conclusion that it wasn't "working out"? The mention of severance payments would send guffaws all round, I guess.
Up here we have state-funded parental leave. When your leave ends, you get your old job back or one that's comparable. You may not be laid off while you're on leave. So, after being with my employer for 13 years, I was laid off the day I came back from leave. Seems they wanted to hire a certificated teacher rather than me for my position, so I was let go.
It was the best thing that happened to me. Yes, for a few years money was sufficiently tight that I lost more than a few nights' sleep as I started my own consultancy (I've since become a wage-slave again). But I learned so much, and developed new skills, and I doubt I would have if I'd stayed.
It's a cliche that the best art arises from sorrow and pain, and I guess it's not inevitable that it happens, but I'm happy for you that you've been moved by recent events to create something beautiful and profound.
The job situation here is pretty hot. Ideal jobs may take a while to get, but you could put bread on the table just by showing up most places. How are things in your Rockies?
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