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The position is a non-union position with the provincial Government of Newfoundland.
I was sent an email by the employer telling me that my probation period was to be extended until the end of September 2013. My 6 month probation was finished August 30.
In the email mentioned above, the employer said we would have a formal meeting this coming Thursday, September 5th with my manager, director and a woman from human resources.
I am going to be given a paper to sign saying I agree to the additional probation period.
Do I have to sign that paper? If I sign it I have entered into a contract with them and am agreeing to the extra month of probation......is that correct?
By not signing it, and the 6 month probation period is past, then I would have to be treated as a full time employee.........is that correct?
Let me see if I have my head wrapped around this issue with some amount of clarity.
My probation period ended August 30/13,
That made me a full time employee. (Note: I have been receiving full benefits from the start of my employment),
I received an email telling me my probation period was being extended until the end of September, 2013, and that we would meet on Sept.5/13
On September 5/13 they are going to ask me to sign a probationary extension.
If I don't sign it do they not have to dismiss in the same manner as any other full time employee?
In a nutshell, the director is under-qualified for the position held, has low self esteem and confidence and when she found out I had just recently earned my doctorate her attitude changed. I would hazard a guess that the director figures if my probation is extended I could be terminated more easily. We shall see on September 5th, 2013.
Thanks so much for helping me get a better grip on the situation. If you like, just for curiosity sake, I will drop you a line and let you know how it all works out.
Thank you for the excellent service. I will make sure to let you know how it turns out.
Now I can get some sleep!
There is no need to answer this communication. :-)