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Setting: private school. Teaching staff: 20 plus. One assistant teacher has just lost her 16 yo son in a tragic accident. She's been at the school over 5 years. Majority of the teaching staff genuinel… read more
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Care worker walked out of work as he was to distress to work on this particular shift.He has been sacked instantly.Manager crossed his name from off duty and other employees found out ASAP.He is still… read more
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Hi, This story goes back to 18months ago. my husband is a regional manager for a large broadcasting company. At this time there were 5 managers covering the company and they wanted to go to 4 regions.… read more
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Good Morning, I have being employing a carer/domestic for six months, she frequently takes time off, and now, after six days of absence under a multitude of excuses, she has just given notice, which s… read more
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If two young kids at work were coming in with attitude and
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I have an employee who told us he was taking x2 weeks unauthorised
I have an employee who told us he was taking x2 weeks unauthorised holiday to get married. He is now in to his 4th week unauthorised holiday with no communication. How should I proceed?… read more
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good evening. my boss is always paying me late. i am suppose
good evening. my boss is always paying me late. i am suppose to get paid every week on a monday evening after my double shift 10 till 10 for work i did the week before. many occasions i have to go int… read more
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My son went for an interview for a job, at Cash Converters, employed by Capital Cash, he wears what is called a plug in his left ear, which he has had for about 5-6 years. he was wearing the plug at t… read more
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I have today been asked to attend a disciplinary hearing related to unauthorised absence from work. The absences in question relate to time i have taken off work to look after my now 20 month old son.… read more
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My partner was sacked this morning and given no reason for the dismissal, and was not aware of any performance issues (in fact he has been top performing in his team against targets). He was told they… read more
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We have an employee who has been continuously breaking rules
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My son who is 16 has been sacked from his first Saturday job
My son who is 16 has been sacked from his first Saturday job at a well-known supermarket for taking a small bite of a baguette which he was on the way to throw into the bin as it was damaged and could… read more
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