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Can I collect unemployment in illinois for the store i manage not being clean enough?

we have a 100 plus point cleaning list that must be completed and maintained, the list requires cleaning but not enough staff or hours to do and the company doesn't allow us to purchase cleaning supplies or mopheads, without saying it outright they expect the store managers to purchase air fresheners, cleaning supplies, armor all for shelves and floor cleaners, I have cleaned vents to the best of my abilities and even painted the ones that were stained. yet I have a new boss on his first visit to store decided i am not keeping clean enough but no one will answer in the company how to buy the supplies! They just keep telling us we cannot do payouts from cash drawers to cover supplies and they keep backordering even papaertowels.

Help
Im being told to overcome and achieve or i will be fired in 14 days of those 14 days
I'm on vacation during time period they want project completed.


Hi Anonymous,

Have you counter documented on any written warning or performance plan .. the reasons the employers demands cannot be met .. I mean the inability to get cleaning supplies .. etc.? And maybe the possibility of a different deadline date due to the fact that you will be on "employer approved vacation"???

If the employer is going to fire you they'll have a harder time proving there was misconduct if you raise the issues now that reasonably will prevent you from achieving the goals unless you personally purchase the supplies.

Misconduct is a violation of a "reasonable" rule or refusal of a "reasonable" request made by the employer.

I cannot stress enough the value of actually counter-documenting when an employer's discipline is unreasonable or unfair .. or even absurd.

Do it right on the written warning .. there is usually a space for it. It serves to verify that you made objections at the time and when those objections are valid .. they help.

Of course, I would think that something like this would be subject to the employer's progressive discipline policy, so if you have had prior warnings for this already .. your objections should be a consistent theme.

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Jun 24, 2009
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why?
by: Anonymous

the company i work for is a video store chain they have 2 different chain names they are expecting some of us to know rules of other brand no training involved got rid of most district managers from my brand new d.m. comes in wants more bonus money has fit we do things differently by operation standards there was a verbal attack and i filed a report with the loss prevention dept as well as human resources she stopped the screaming and name calling but refused to include me in several "team" cleaning projects all store managers were partnered up with others in district to help clean each others stores to the new huge checklist i was the only manager that was left unpartnered she said it was due to my location....now i have new boss who she told things to as he said she told him i was written up, i never was even given a verbal warning from her let alone write up and new boss thinks I was


Appears to be some retaliating going on. Raise it in your interview with the state if they fire you. Make another complaint to HR that you think this is an act of retaliation for making the other complaint. Expand upon what you've said here and ...

Have you documented? Can you prove anything with emails, etc.? Document, document, document.

Jun 24, 2009
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no checklist they took it
by: Anonymous

the other store manager not my boss did the store visit report and took my checklist with him i did not receive either, then had conf call today where the discipline was given by the other store manager not my boss they still have not given me the write up they just told me i have a write up and it is a final to be termed 7-7-09 if the checklist is not completed they said they will fax it to me knowing that my store cannot receive faxes just send them, then i was informed that they will e-mail it to me, My day off is thursday so it gives me 2 days to complete the work they are saying 14 days however i am on vacation sunday to following monday




Did you make them aware you would be on vacation and that the expectations were unrealistic?

My next question is .. Why? Why are they trying to get rid of you?

Jun 24, 2009
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no prior write ups
by: Anonymous

my district manager told me his first visit in the store that i was getting the write up as a final to be termed in 10 days if the list is not completed however he had another store manager who works for same company different brand do the store visit report and also had him do the conf. call regarding my write up and termination...this gentleman is not my supervisor, the supervisor sat on call while my peer, explained everything i need to do


No checklist????

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