What would you do

@enola1692 (3325)
United States
September 24, 2008 7:57am CST
my hubby went to work the 3 to 1pm shift an at 11 they came to him an told him 26 pepole were being laid off an tonite is your last nite an they know the fri before they layed him off mon they were going to do it I told him I wouldn't of finished the shift but he said no you can't be like that what would you of done said bye an walk or finished the shift keep in mind they brought in cheaper temps to do the work
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@gemini_rose (16268)
24 Sep 08
It is really wrong that they do this, but they do. It is happening at my hubbys workplace too and so everyone is on tenterhooks at the minute not knowing if there card is going to be marked next. He is right though about staying til the end of the shift because no one loses out but him when they dock his pay. I would have wanted to walk though I would have been fuming.
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@enola1692 (3325)
• United States
24 Sep 08
yes it was nothing but stress there wondering who was next they even fired a genltman that was with them for 40 years he was working doubles for them an was tired an was backing up in a forklift an bumped the forklift it was his first accident an last there but it will look up for us now hubby lost job tues morning an here we are on wed an he has ajob offer at louis rich i hope that means he will get a deal on turkey mmmm
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@lilaclady (28226)
• Australia
24 Sep 08
yeh this seems to be the way of the world, big business is greedy they have no loyalty to the workers that have worked so hard for them...this is where the wole world is coming apart...sadly...I hope your husband finds another job, a better job he sounds like a good man...
@enola1692 (3325)
• United States
24 Sep 08
well he was smart he knew something was comming so he got a part time job at walmart in case an then today he has a job interview an I have faith in him we been married 17 years an has always done his best for the family so he will come on top of this also plus he was fired tues morning an here it is wed an he is already looking at a new job offer
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@peaceful (3305)
• United States
24 Sep 08
The right thing to do is to finish your shift and go out and celebrate your freedom from a job with lousy bosses... I'm sure that your hubby will agree with me! I wish you and family all of best, and I hope that some new doors will open up for you soon!
@enola1692 (3325)
• United States
24 Sep 08
well right now he is at an intreview at louis rich keep your fingers cross for him but to honest with you i am glad it finally happen they were firing people left an right there an we were so stressed worrying about when his time came so it did now move on
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@peaceful (3305)
• United States
24 Sep 08
I certainly will have you and hubby in my best thoughts, Enola! The best thing is getting rid of that stress and keeping out of your lives with lots of Love!
@sirrob (4112)
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
technically, he is still employed until the last second of that day and he will be liable of abandonment of post is he gonna cut off short of his time. eventhough he was laid off, it doesn't mean he shouldn't finish the days work until his shift is over and that would be his last day of work or duty not 2 hours before, an hour before or even 5 secs before. it's hard to be at his shoe during this time but if his company would deal on it based on technicalities, he might not be able to receive what is necessary for him if he didn't finish the shift. in the law of the land and in court it is illegal to cut off shift even you are laid off unless there was a written report that he could stop right there even the shift is not finish but without it, he should.