Attendance issues?

I've been working at this place for a couple months. I have a good work history so it has nothing to do with me not wanting to work. I definitely want to. I've called in a few times. The attendance policy was never really explained that well to me. I asked a few people that have been there for awhile how

I've been working at this place for a couple months. I have a good work history so it has nothing to do with me not wanting to work. I definitely want to. I've called in a few times. The attendance policy was never really explained that well to me. I asked a few people that have been there for awhile how many points you get and they all kind of gave me different answers. I've just been sick lately and I didn't want to actually go to work and get sick there so I called in. I went to work today and after being there for about a half an hour, my supervisor came over and told me that I needed to talk to HR because of attendance but they weren't there yet since I'm on first shift. So he told me to try and call her or just come back up in a few hours to talk to her. I definitely need this job. I just don't know how to go about talking to her and trying to get her to let me keep my job.

Best Answer:

Brittany: Ok, so if you've only worked there a couple of months you may still be in the probation period, which means you could very likely be losing the job over excessive absences. You say you've called in "a few times", but you don't say how many actual call ins you have had. At the very least you should expect to find yourself issued a written and likely final warning if you don't get fired. If that's the case and you really want to keep the job, then you show up on time for every shift you have for the next several months. Even if you are sick, you come to work and make them send you home to avoid the call out.

Other answer:

Brittany:
If this is the first time being called in, chances are that you're not going to be fired, but you will be warned officially.

A good way to start the conversation is to right off the bat say something like "good thing we're getting a chance to talk, I have some questions about the attendance policy". This gives them the indication that it might not have been fully explained to you and you can now find out what the details are.

Casey Y:
You've been there a couple of months and called out a couple of times…you are fired…

I would be shocked if they aren't planning to terminate your employment. At the very least, this will be a documented warning in your file and the next time you call out, you'll get fired.

BigBadSteve:
Just tell the truth.
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