I have posted on here numerous times over several different issues.... but I am in a hard spot and disgusted by this facility.
I am being induced on this Thursday due to a high risk pregnancy.
We were just informed today, so at work today my boyfriend (babies daddy) asked for unpaid leave for this Thursday and Friday. He was informed no, and was informed by HR he didn't qualify under the FMLA because he hadn't been working there for 12 months or worked a total of 1250 hours.
Well this is all very convienant considering about one CNA/direct patient care staff member meets these criteria on any given shift.
In fact he has become a senior employee and only been working there for 3 months. He has never been late or called in sick. Being honest here... he has been called into the person in charge of his unit office numerous times and everytime, she has a write slip already completed and never talked to him about it yet. She asks him to sign it and explains what it said.Being wiser than that he refuses to sign it until she has heard both sides. Well today he was called in for "throwing a plate down, and repeating what the resident said about the food" that was his "DRY" way of keeping it light and saying I know you busy and this sucks but this resident would like an alternate tray. Well this cook went to his boss exaagerated the throwing down of the plate and assumed that was his opinion of the food. He admitted to dropping the plate and explaining that he was trying to be humerous about it. For the (too many times to count) time she crumpled the write up up.
So two day of unpaid leave were denied for the birth of his child... We did everything we could to go about this honestly but it seems we might have to have a Dr. sign a note to excuse him from work due to some illness.
We both work with numerous (DR.s) who would willing to sign a note to something along those lines out of sympathy. Has anyone else ever heard of something similar occuring to someone else. OR HAVE ANY IDEA's OF OTHER HONEST WAYS OF dealing with this.
1. Been unsuccessful at finding replacements (most would be over time or coming out of a 9 day cycle with out a day off)
2. FMLA (don't qualify)
3.Applied to other facilities (pulled strings there should get a call back by next week for a position, good for the future but doesn't help our tight budget now or the fact that still won't get the time off)
If he calls in sick will get suspended (unless with doctors note can't be reprimanded)
Jul 22, '09
I am yet another story of 1st marriage - fancy big wedding, marriage lasted 6 months... 2nd marriage got married on the Vegas strip just the two of us and look back on the wedding as the most intimate thing we could have done.
As far as becoming Catholic to have the big wedding to make the occasion more special, honey you've already thrown tradition out the window with the baby before marriage, why try and save it now? Catholics may not use birth control, but they certainly believe in exercising abstinence before marriage. I hate to tell ya, but as the mother of two kids, if you never had the money to get married before, it's not going to be easier financially after the baby comes!
As everybody has said he can't call in sick for those days now. Doesn't he have any PTO days to use? Has he had excessive call-ins already? It's so odd his employer wouldn't be more sympathetic to the fact his baby is about to be born if he has been such an exemplary employee. I think now he'll just have to be an unexcused absence, take the suspension, and use that time to hunt for a new job!
Good luck on Thursday and congratulations!
Last edit by mrsraisinkain on Jul 22, '09