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.
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.
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.