Anonymous Login
Employee Login
Employer Login
Our Services
Send a Message
Start a Dialogue
Our Advice
User Forum
Professional Help
Report a Problem
Take a Survey
Tell Me More
I am an Employee
I am an Employer
How is it Anonymous?
How Does it Work?
Other F.A.Q.
Common Concerns
Workplace Bullying
Workplace Violence
Safety Issues
Health Issues
Overworking Issues
Poor Employee Morale
Lack of Training
Lack of Tools
Sexual Harassment
Wrongful Termination
Disability Feasibility
Unethical Behavior
Corporate Fraud
Employee Theft
Falsifying Documents
Poor Supervision
Poor Communication
Office Romance
Overworked Employees
Office Odors

Anonymous Employee User Forum


Send this page to a friend Send this page to a friend
Ask a question Post a Question to the Forum
Suggest Advice Suggest advice for this problem

Can you help this person? They have a problem with
Wrongful Termination and need some advice.


See the next submission
This is the original problem from an employee...
I worked for my previous employer for more than 12 years. I worked as a clerk, graphic artist and page designer. In August 2011 I was given the assignment to begin writing Obituaries. I was not allowed to train with the obit clerk that was leaving the company. She was very good at her job but had some problems with the Copy Desk Chief. The Thursday before I was to begin my new assignment on Tuesday, my mother passed away. Her funeral was on Monday and I went back to work on Tuesday because I felt it was necessary for me to begin learning my new job. I had never writen obits before and more or less went in as a new hire. I was given two days training by the backup obit clerk, then left on my own. It was at the end of a long hot summer and many elderly people began dying. I was doing quite a few obits a day and it was very stressful. I had just lost my mother and felt like I was grieving for her again as I wrote each obit. During the time I was typing the obits I made errors on 15 obits costing the company around $1900 in revenue. I wrote approximately 520 obits and brought in an estimated $51,000 in revenue. They hired a new obit clerk who I trained and the backup obit clerk quite. I was terminated two weeks after the new clerk was hired. The reasons for termination were given as excessive errors and unauthorised overtime. During the time I was doing obits, which is a fulltime job, I was expected to also do my clerk work and design pages for the newspaper (it was a daily newspaper) What is a reasonable time for an employee who has never done a job before to learn a new job? I am 58 years old and have been told that there were "ulterior motives" to my being fired.  
Employee: anonymous
Rate This: (Higher = Better)


Do you have some advice that can help this person?
Do you have a problem you would like advice for?

Disclaimer: The advice displayed within this site is not legal advice and is not to be taken as legal or professional advice in any way. Any communication within this forum is intended only to discuss a number of possible options. All ratings have come from site visitors and reflect a peer review only.


add to
add to  
add this page as a link in digg
add to digg