Im going to appeal, but I was fired for absences...any chance? OH, and it's like..6 months later.
Alright...Hey, I was terminated from my job on 11/26/2008. I just filed for unemployment on 5/24/2009, and just received a letter from them today about the determination.
First of all, it states in the letter: THE PREVIOUSLY ISSUED MONETARY COMPUTATION IS HEREBY SET ASIDE.
what do they mean by "set aside???"
Okay, so heres what happened:
I started work on 11/19/2007 and worked full time until 11/26/2008. At this particular job, we had a point system for being absent//tardy. If you miss 2+ hours in your shift, you are considered absent and lose 1 point. If you are late within 2 hours, you just lose half a point. And you get 8 points for the rolling year.
Alright, so my first tardy was probably a month after i got hired, someone hit my car with theirs on my way to work..and i got a police report and everything. after that, i missed 2 days in january due to other car problems, 2 days in april due to personal//sick reasons and also some in july for medical reasons. Now I was told by my manager (at the time) that if I brought in a note from the doctor, they would not take off ANY points, no matter HOW MUCH work I missed. Well I ended up having to go to the emergency room on 9/12/08, called my work, left a message for my personal manager, and told him what was going on. I then received a letter from the doctor stating that I should not work for the next three days, so i brought that back
to work with me.
well another manager in my department saw that i was absent for medical, but took off a point anyways--disregarding what my manager told me, and my doctors note.
after that, I made sure to watch the clock and make sure i was on time...until one day, 11/23/08, I was coming back from my lunch, and happened to be running a few minutes late, and they decided to terminate me for that.
NOW. (sorry, this is very long) My year at this company I had 4 different managers, all under the same employee handbook, all supposed to be following the same guidelines, but of course...this place isnt very communication friendly, and so everyone was on a different page. I WAS warned, about my attendance becoming an issue, but not every time. 3/4 of my managers did not keep track of my attendance as well as the last one, who added up all of my tardies and absent days and realized i should be let go.
i had that manager for 2 weeks out of the year that i was there.
I will admit, I was warned, but not to the extent I should have been. So I was just wondering what YOU think about the whole situation, i'd really appreciate your feedback before I have to have this appeal hearing!
Set aside .. just what it sounds like.
Before I go into point systems and absences beyond the claimant's control again why don't you let me know WHAT the determination you are planning to appeal actually says.