Dear Evil HR Lady,
I was just terminated from my recent place of employment. I was under their “6 month probationary period”. Their reason for firing me was absenteeism. They were concerned that I had used up my paid time off so soon and that it would develop into a problem.
Now, I have missed work for 3 reasons totaling 5 days in four months.
Day 1- doctors excused contagious flu (Mid April)
Day 2- the final hours of my grandmothers life ( she raised me) ( Early June)
Day 3- the following day to deal with the grief. ( same as #2)
Day 4&5- this past weekend I told my boss I was sick at work on Saturday, finished my shift and tasks 100%. On Sunday morning I passed out and hit my head, opening a small cut. I patched myself up and my fiancee drove me into work. On the way in, I passed out 2 more times in the car and was taken to the emergency room. I was kept out of work that day and the next. ( early August)
I am currently in a state of purgatory, deciding to fight this or move on and use this as a learning experience. I would greatly appreciate some advice.
To read the answer, click here: Can I fight my termination?