New girl has called in sick several times already

@ricki_911 (19887)
Toronto, Ontario
December 3, 2016 9:22am CST
This new girl has worked for our store 3 weeks max. She has called in sick twice now, stating her son is sick. I am sorry fire her, if she is calling in sick this much already she is useless. The first time I gotthe call and she went on and on how shes a single mother. I really don't care you are irresponsible and a hassle. I just creeped her on facebook and she just started working at shoppers in september. Clearly she cant hold a job
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@LoriAMoore (4656)
• United States
3 Dec 16
That is a frustrating HR issue.
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@ricki_911 (19887)
• Toronto, Ontario
3 Dec 16
I've never dreamt of calling in sick before 3 months period. Wonder if that's why she switches jobs
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@ramapo17 (25624)
• Melbourne, Florida
4 Dec 16
@ricki_911 That could be a good possibility.
@Tina30219 (35909)
• Onaway, Michigan
3 Dec 16
Wow I say fire her butt she wants to keep calling in like that she is not a dependable worker then.
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@ricki_911 (19887)
• Toronto, Ontario
4 Dec 16
She has called in sick last minute 2 times, and reschedule several training before that.
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@Hate2Iron (8021)
• Canada
3 Dec 16
That has to be hard for everyone involved! :(
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@ricki_911 (19887)
• Toronto, Ontario
3 Dec 16
Especially this close to Christmas. It's mad busy and we are short staff as the rest have other jobs
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• United States
3 Dec 16
Is this a full time job? Or a part time. Could really be her son is sick though. It doesn't show a good impression, but when I was a temp to hire and called out sick ~ I really went to the doctors because I was sick & handed a note in.
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@ricki_911 (19887)
• Toronto, Ontario
4 Dec 16
Yes,but you have a note. No place cares whether your kid is sick or better yet you. She has been there just under a month.Most places 1 time sick yes that is ok but twice, then rescheduling before. When I was a manager I'd fire for less.
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• United States
4 Dec 16
@ricki_911 Yeah but she can get a note if she took her son into the doctors
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@ricki_911 (19887)
• Toronto, Ontario
4 Dec 16
@infatuatedbby that is very true but I doubt it.I creeped her on facebook she shouldn't post her adventures when she calls in sick today.
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@cupkitties (7513)
• United States
3 Dec 16
I can't feel sorry for her. I went into work feeling sick as dog multiple times. Our boss did not see that as an excuse to stay out of work. There were exceptions of course, but you better have a doctors note. And she needs to stop with the single parent card.
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@ricki_911 (19887)
• Toronto, Ontario
4 Dec 16
Mine either. If you need or want the job under 3 months probation you do not call in sick.
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@ramapo17 (25624)
• Melbourne, Florida
4 Dec 16
@ricki_911 It shows she just doesn't want it. I think in the USA and a person is collecting they have to show proof before getting their monthly check that they were actually looking for a job.
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• United States
4 Dec 16
@ramapo17 Depends on the state. Some will let it slide if you're pregnant or have children under the age of 18.
@Corbin5 (116657)
• United States
3 Dec 16
It does seem that she will not be able to do the job if she constantly calls in sick.
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@ricki_911 (19887)
• Toronto, Ontario
3 Dec 16
Exactly, I mentioned that.
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