Absence Without Leave (AWOL) - What are the consequences?
April 13, 2012 3:40am CST
Good day myLotters! I would just like to ask for idea about AWOLing (pardon for the term, i just formulated it.). A friend of mine went AWOL from his job because of some conflict between him and his boss. He can't handle the stress anymore, so he did not went back the next week. Now, he is wondering what are the consequences. I told him that his working record would be stained, and his work experience in that company would not be used in his resume once he applies for another company since it would only add conflict to his interviews. he also asked if he will not be getting his last pay since it has not been released yet. the term is not yet finished. so, is it possible that he will not receive his last pay from that company, the pay that he worked for in his last remaining days staying there?
14 Apr 12
Absence without leave is punishable by termination. That is provided by law but his last salary must be paid since he worked for it. Some companies require their workers to make a clearance before they give the last salary so the last pay would largely depend upon the existing company policy. If the clearance is required, your friend has no alternative but complete the clearance to get paid if not, then he has to sacrifice not receiving the money. I would advise the friend not to use his experience in the company as reference when he starts looking for work. There is always the possibility that the company will call the previous employer with regards to the accuracy of the job record.