I've only had my job 2 months and haven't been able to make it to work a couple of times and didn't ring up to let the manager know. I got a phone call today from my manager saying she has to let me go. I had no warning or anything and she couldn't even tell me to my face.
sarah: In the US, you can be fired at any time for any thing or nothing (as long as you are not being fired for being a member of a protected class). You made two mistakes – you didn't show up at work a few times – you were a new employee and you were basically on trial. Next, you didn't bother calling in. That left the company shorthanded with no warning. You were a bad employee and deserved to be fired. Hopefully, you will take this as a learning experience. Your employers expect you to show up on time every time unless there is a good reason (i.e., sick with something contagious) and when you do not show up, they expect plenty of notice (a few hours at least) so they can make arrangements for coverage.
And why would you worry about fair – your weren't fair to your employer by doing no-show, no-calls, why should she put out even the slightest effort to tell you to your face – you didn't earn that level of respect.
If you were in a probation period (which usually you're in for the first 2-4 months of being employed) then they can fire you with out warning and with out reason. That's how most companies work with new employees.
A good reason to fire you would be that you no showed with out calling in.
Next time if you can't make it in or if you're going to be late, call your boss and let them know. It's not rocket science.
Yes they can do that. But i dont understand how this is without warning though. She still called you and told you you were fired. They had a good right to do it too. I am pretty sure that every employer today still goes over the no call no show thing to new hirees. You missed alot of days of work and never bothered to give them a call? They had a right to fire you. Cant do anything about it now but look for another job if you are lucky enough to find one. Next time know that you cant miss so many days of work without calling your job to let them know. They need to find someone to take your place when youre off.
in the us, you can be fired at any time for any thing or nothing (as long as you are not being fired for being a member of a protected class)… you made two mistakes – you didn't show up at work a few times – you were a new employee and you were basically on trial… next, you didn't bother calling in… that left the company shorthanded with no warning… you were a bad employee and deserved to be fired… hopefully, you shall take this as a learning experience… your employers expect you to show up on time every time unless there's a good reason (i…e…, sick with something contagious) and when you do not show up, they expect plenty of notice (a few hours at least) so they can make arrangements for coverage…
and why would you worry about fair – your weren't fair to your employer by doing no-show, no-calls, why should she put out even the slightest effort to tell you to your face – you didn't earn that level of respect…
You could have at least called in, especially being a new employee. Calling in to a new job is already frowned upon and no call, no show is even worse. But I did think that jobs had to give you a warning when you're on thin ice with attendance. Your old boss sounds rude.
In many cases, employees are "at will," which means either the employee or employer can terminate the relationship at any time with or without just cause. Local laws vary on this.
Skipping work and not even letting the supervisor know would be just cause anyway. The employer doesn't need to warn you.
what do you expect, you didn't show up for work and didn't call to let them know you couldn't make it,
most of the time there is a probationary period of at least three months that they can let you do without a reason, but in this case they have plenty of reason, this job is interfering with your life
In America, EVERY state is 'at-will'…..meaning an employer can let an employee go for NO reason and an employee can quit a job for NO reason.
Since you missed work, a few times, and did NOT notify your boss…..GREAT REASON TO FIRE YOU!
Is this right ? Yes, of course its right. you can be instantly dismissed for 'gross misconduct' and that includes just not bothering to turn up to work and not bothering to tell anyone.
You call your manager for 'not telling you to your face', but you were too lazy to pick up a phone to tell her that you couldn't come into work that day because you were ill, had a family emergency, whatever !
Not calling in to work should have gotten you fired the first time, I can't figure out why you thought you would get away with it at all.