Q) I currently have a job at BK but I feel like they are trying to make me quit purposefully. I need to know what to do. Here is a current situation for example: Saturday March 29 I didn’t have a ride to work so I called in to let manager on duty know. I called Sunday to see when I worked and found out I wasn’t scheduled to work for the week. When I went to pick up check Monday I asked head manager why I wasn’t on schedule and she said because I was a no show. I explained that I called in and told them I had a situation. She continued to tell me I could not work as a consequence. The manager that answered my call on Saturday stepped in on conversation and said I never called. Instead of arguing I left. My wife and I decided to call General manager after I left from getting my check. General manager said she would handle it and I should be working. It is now Wednesday and I’m still out of work. Being treated unfairly as an employee and don’t want to be forced to quit. Can someone please help me with this situation? What should I do?
A) I’m sorry to hear that you’re going through a difficult situation at work. It sounds like there is some miscommunication between you and your managers. Here are some steps you can take:
- Check your company’s policy on reporting absences. Make sure you followed the correct procedure and have documentation to prove it.
- Speak to your immediate manager and try to resolve the issue. Explain your side of the story calmly and politely. Ask them to clarify what happened and why you weren’t on the schedule.
- If you’re unable to resolve the issue with your manager, reach out to HR or the General Manager. Explain the situation and provide any documentation you have.
- Keep track of any incidents or conversations with your managers. Write down the date, time, and a brief summary of what was said. This can help you if you need to escalate the issue further.
- If the situation becomes unbearable and you feel like you have no other option but to quit, consider speaking to an employment lawyer or contacting your state’s labor department. They can provide advice and assistance.
I would not recommend quitting your job if you don’t want to. You can visit or call your local unemployment office and speak with a counselor about your situation and get some advice on what to do. Keep in mind that one of the requirements for getting unemployment benefits is that you have “lost your job through no fault of your own”.