I’m conducting an informal survey. For those of you who lost (laid off) your well paying long-term job during the ‘Great Recession” have you experienced any of the following in gaining employment as ‘under-employed’?
Managers: who have little or no training in management – therefore they lack management skills, people skills, training skills, communication skills, etc.?
Small Business owners who basically lack all/most of the above skills? And due to lack of skills are frequently in ignorance of human resource laws, rules, and regulations?
I ask because I’m sooooo frustrated at losing my recent employment to just the type of person described in the above questions.
Due to a knee injury (at work) and not being able to fully carry out all of the work requests of my employer due to the physical limitation, she has declared that I have “refused” to carry out her instructions. She has continued to refuse to acknowledge or accept that I have an injury (even though my swollen knee is very obvious). So with her claim that I am refusing to do certain tasks she fired me – BY EMAIL! I was not only an employee I was a consignee (not long ago she set a small table of mine in an outside area – so how is it supposed to sell when it’s not even in the shop – that pigeons fly into – my table was covered with pigeon shit).
She has shorted my paycheck AND my consignment check!!! Incidentally the shop owner had told employees (all part-time) they have an employee discount on shop merchandise (non-consignment). Several days prior to being fired – I had added a book to the ‘calendar’ to be discounted and deducted from my salary (common practice). She deducted the full price of the book from my consignment check – when I brought it to her attention (this AM), she informed me “that employee deductions were not a right and so she chose to apply the full price." I looked at her and said I was the only employee she was pulling this CRAP on and that I was being discriminated against!! I returned to the shop a couple of hours later – her daughter and boyfriend were making out at the counter – she was gone from the shop. I told the daughter I was returning the book (wrote a note – mail a refund check to me) and left it on the counter….