Would You Fire this Person?
August 5, 2007 2:24pm CST
I'm a personal care assistance services (PCA) user brcause of my disability and employ about 6 people at a time. One of PCA's has a dying sister who is visiting the area for 10 days. As she doesn't have lots of money for traveling, she exspects that this is the last time she'll she her. She asked one of my other PCA's to fill in for her, so she could hang out with her sister. But that person emailed me today and said she wasn't coming without giving me good reason ot any at all. I emailed her (the fill in person) and said that if she did this immoral thing (in my opinion, it's immoral) without giving me a valid reason, she didn't work for me anymore. Am I right?
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• United States
7 Aug 08
Yes you are right. When that employee took on that position, she agreed that she was on call, and that, as an employee, she agreed to help where needed. Right? She violated that by just mean-spiritedly refusing to show up for work, and not giving a reason why. She owes you, her boss, that much. That is just cold! I did similar work for a guy who was bound to a wheelchair. Whenever I needed to go home to see my mom, who is now 84, I always asked my client for the days off. I let him know exactly where I was going to be and for how long. Common courtesy demands that I make every effort to work with him to get coverage for the days I am not going to be there. Not only should you get rid of her, I would report her to the State, or whoever pays her. I'd see that she'd not get work anywhere else again.
15 Dec 07
Yes, you are certainly right. We all have to depend on others sometime and when you need them to be there, they need to be there. She probably figured she did not have to show up because it was originally the other girls shift. But, she said she would, so she should have.
8 Nov 07
i think u must not fire this person because he is in trouble u must try to fulfill his needs as much possible because he might not get a job else where and when his sister will die her soul will pray for u for ever that is my message to u to take in to account may god bless u with happiness and success in future may u succcedd with no limits
• United States
5 Aug 07
I think she should be able to give a reason. If it's personal and it's medically related she may not want you to know the details but she could get a doctors excuse without disclosing the cercumstances. If there is no excuse then I would put her on probation or depending how often this happens fire her.