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  • SJHovey
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    Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
    It was a write up, formal discipline.

    I’ve already written about my pay ordeal.
    Ok, interesting. Thanks for answering. I must have missed your posts about whatever happened with your pay.

    I'm genuinely interested in this because we've had to deal with similar issues in terms of people with Covid, people who've been in close contact to people with Covid outside of work, etc..., and it has been a challenge trying to sort through all of the variations while still trying to treat everyone equitably, so I'm always interested in hearing how other employers are handling it, and disputes that are coming up.

    It seems sort of incongruous to me that an employer would write up an employee for testing positive for Covid and then staying home.

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  • Jimjamesak
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    Originally posted by SJHovey View Post
    What is the discipline they've imposed? Is it actually some form of discipline like a write up or a suspension or something, or is it a requirement that you use paid time off or vacation time or something for your absence, or is it something different?
    It was a write up, formal discipline.

    I’ve already written about my pay ordeal.

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  • SJHovey
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    What is the discipline they've imposed? Is it actually some form of discipline like a write up or a suspension or something, or is it a requirement that you use paid time off or vacation time or something for your absence, or is it something different?

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  • MissThundercat
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    I keep coming to work, checking email, and discovering HR keeps soliciting donations of PTO.

    There's a reason this place is always hiring.

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
    No it's more "we're telling you you have to stay home but we're also going to punish you for missing work." Good news is my union is grieving every single instance of this with the willingness to take every single one to arbitration if need be (because they'll win easily).
    It sure seems illegal for someone to penalize you for following law and policy.

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  • MichVandal
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    Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
    No it's more "we're telling you you have to stay home but we're also going to punish you for missing work." Good news is my union is grieving every single instance of this with the willingness to take every single one to arbitration if need be (because they'll win easily).
    If that's the message, that also says- "don't tell us you have COVID, or we will penalize you for it" which is the same as ignoring being sick to make money off of you.

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  • Jimjamesak
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    Originally posted by MichVandal View Post

    So much for the lesson to stay home if you are sick. Back to "do your shift, even if you are dying" mode.
    No it's more "we're telling you you have to stay home but we're also going to punish you for missing work." Good news is my union is grieving every single instance of this with the willingness to take every single one to arbitration if need be (because they'll win easily).

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  • MichVandal
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    Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
    Already being taken care of. Apparently it's something new the company just decided and the Union Rep was not particularly happy. Came into the building real quick after I messaged him.
    So much for the lesson to stay home if you are sick. Back to "do your shift, even if you are dying" mode.

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  • Jimjamesak
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    Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post

    Where's your union to push back on that?
    Already being taken care of. Apparently it's something new the company just decided and the Union Rep was not particularly happy. Came into the building real quick after I messaged him.

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  • FadeToBlack&Gold
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    Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
    My work decided to celebrate my second week back at work by disciplining me for being absent. With COVID.
    Where's your union to push back on that?

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  • wolverineTrumpet
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    While I don't believe Scarlet is being petty, I would like to point out that my 40th birthday is just a couple months away and I would like you all to make a huge deal out of it. I need to be the center of attention. Thank you.

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  • Jimjamesak
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    My work decided to celebrate my second week back at work by disciplining me for being absent. With COVID.

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  • Swansong
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    I'll only add to the discussion that the last 2 years have been brutally stressful on all of us, and even if I thought Scarlet was, in fact, being petty and ridiculous (aside: I do not!), the last thing anyone should do is judge you harshly for it.

    I don't have additional advice at all. I think everyone else has roughly expressed my response.

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  • Slap Shot
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    Originally posted by SJHovey View Post

    I going to throw my two cents in here, even though I will be neither shocked nor offended if you choose to completely disregard my comments.

    If I were you, I'd make the change.

    One of the best pieces of advice my father gave my siblings and me was to "work for yourself." Don't make a buck for someone else, apply your work to making a buck for yourself. You'll be much happier if you do. That advice stuck with me, and I've never regretted following it.

    It sounds like you've already made 50+ trips around the sun on this rock, so you're probably beyond the halfway point. If you're like me, you've realized that the years seem to pass faster. I see no reason to ever spend them doing something that I hate.

    Family is important, and it's nice having them around. Two observations, however. First, the world is a heck of a lot smaller place than it was 50 years ago, and you're never that far away from family. Second, if buying a resort in some tropical location ends up as your choice, I don't think your problem will be not enough time with your family. I think your problem might end up as too much time with your family. If I had even a second cousin with a tropical resort, that person would immediately move to the top of my favorite relatives list.

    Good luck with whatever you choose.
    My mindset is very much in line with your suggestions which I appreciate. Convincing my wife/family to agree without creating long-term division is the balancing act I'm currently trying to navigate.

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  • LynahFan
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    Originally posted by Scarlet View Post
    It just makes me feel like a baby to be annoyed by this. I'm a mature grown up for pete's sake!! OK here goes:

    My immediate manager is turning 40. Her boss, my former immediate manager, is making this huge deal out it. Like, we had a meeting today to discuss it. We're going to think about a day in the office to surprise and think about gifts and what she really likes (she's into rap music apparently) and can we all dress like Run DMC or wear 80s clothes...(since she was born in 1982). And we're thinking about chipping in for a nice gift. Which I have no problem contributing to but I am NOT spending money to buy something stupid to wear in addition. When I turned 50 (which is a bigger milestone than 40) and she was my immediate manager, I got nothing. She got me a little gift, which was fine. I invited my entire team among others in the department to volunteer with me at the Greater Boston Food Bank instead of a party. She didn't come, she didn't conspire with anyone else on the team to make sure some people joined me there (it was one of the coolest things I've done - my entire family came and a bunch of other work peeps not on my team or in my department).

    Now I get completely we're in a different time. I think because none of us have seen each other forever she wants to get us all together which I think is great. But she's going all out and if you don't go all out for the rest of your team, don't do it for one.

    See? Stupid and petty. Why am I so bothered by this???
    Not stupid nor petty. Your boss's boss's actions are borderline harassment, in my book - demanding your money as well as your time outside of work hours, knowing that it would almost certainly affect your standing with your teammates and management if you choose not to participate. Absolutely unacceptable. Taking up an anonymous collection for those who want to participate ("jar's on my desk, folks") is fine. Anything beyond that creates a hostile work environment and is a net negative for team morale.

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