I felt bad that he didn't make it to 90 days probation

United States
April 24, 2013 3:24pm CST
A temp was working with us for just about 2 months, and he was a nice guy, easy to talk to, and a quiet person. Maybe he is a bit slower, but we, as other employee likes to keep him. Unfortunately, on last week, Friday afternoon, our supervisor told him that he is no longer needed. I heard other people say because he couldn't grasp the concept of our workplace operated, and like I mentioned before, he is a bit slower. So, I guess that is why he couldn't make it to the 3 months probation period. I just wish him luck, and he can what fits him the best.
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@emily7339 (1340)
• Malaysia
25 Apr 13
Since his probation period has not expired, it will be proper for the employer to give him time to learn. Some people may be a slow learner and that does not mean he is not a good employee. Even with the completion of probationary period, the employee may be given an extention to prove themselves in their work.
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@sacmom (14356)
• United States
26 Apr 13
Proper maybe, but it doesn't mean that it will happen that way.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
25 Apr 13
Many people are slower at a job when tehy first sstart. I think in today's society jobs expect you to work and be trained when you walk through the door.
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@sacmom (14356)
• United States
26 Apr 13
Sure seems to be the case where I was at. They certainly didn't offer any real kind of training. They basically just told me to do this or that and left me at it. Fortunately, I caught on quickly and worked hard. It didn't help though. In the end management still let me go and right before my probation was up.
@yanzalong (5147)
• Indonesia
24 Apr 13
It was strange that he had to leave without finishing his 90 day probation. Usually, employers stick to that whether or not he or she is not qualified for the job. a 90 day probation should be adhered to unless employees on probation wanted to end it sooner. What's your take?
@sacmom (14356)
• United States
26 Apr 13
It should be that way, but apparently it doesn't have to be. After all, I was let go before my probation was up (I had 11 more days to go). And here I was a good worker too. You'd think with there being a union, the union would be able to help. Yeah, right! From what the union told me management can do whatever they please. Apparently management (at least where I was at) doesn't care about hardworking dedicated employees. After all, a couple of the veterans that were there slacked off. Heck, most of the times they didn't even show up! Yet, for some reason management keeps them on. So as you can see, management can do pretty much anything.
@Shellyann36 (6969)
• United States
28 Apr 13
That certainly does suck in the economy. I wish they would have given him at leastthe 90 days to try to pick up the speed or even told him "hey we need you to go faster".... Sounds as if he might have been a good employee.
@sacmom (14356)
• United States
26 Apr 13
That's too bad. I didn't make it to my 90 day probation either (I was just 11 days away). However, it wasn't because I couldn't grasp how things operated there or because of my lack of speed. If anything I learned the job quickly. I worked hard and did any job the supervisors wanted me to. All three of the supervisors were aware of this too. The reason I was let go? I had been misinformed about a test they have there. By the time I found out what the right information was, it was too late. The manager there terminated my employment...effective immediately.
@Raine38 (8650)
• United States
25 Apr 13
Oh that's so sad. And to think that it is hard to find for a good job nowadays. But I wonder why they didn't let him finish the mandated probation period, who knows he could have done better after those 2 months of trying to get his way around the office work.
• Philippines
25 Apr 13
It is really sad when you have established harmonious relationship with your colleagues and then they will just be fired. Hopefully he'll get a new job and gets to keep his job.