Can I quit due to:
by Joseph Dunn
Well for one I work at Wal-Mart as a "Courtesy Associate"
and from here the list gets long.
Well i'm constantly harrassed by management telling me i'm not doing my job when they leave my out in the lot by myself all night. There is a reason we always have 2 or more cart pushers and i'm also getting held late due to the fact that the lot is not clean when its my time to get off. There is no possible way for this to happen unless you live in a 400 person town maybe.
Also they have recently cut my hours by about 33% from one week to the next making it so I cannot pay my rent on time. Also makes all of my other bills a lot tougher as I have to ask my girlfriend to help me out.
I've also asked MANY MANY times for them to work on their scheduling but this ties into problem 1.
I can go into more detail if needed i'm just wondering if i stand to get benefits by putting in my 2 weeks notice. I have had no misconduct warnings or anything negative during my 7-8 month work period.
Oh yes they also lied to me about bereavement when my father passed i called in like i was supposed to and they said i would have 4 paid days off. When i get back to work and get my check and it's low i ask them and they say i only got 3 days bereavement..
Thanks for your time and any feedback is appreciated.
I don't really see anything in your story that would be considered good cause for quitting except maybe the reduction in hours, but Alabama doesn't have any resource for me to verify that 33 percent reduction is enough .. and I also can't tell if this is a consistent reduction.
I understand you're frustrated with the job, so start documenting the problems you are having and document when and how you address it with the employer .. in a professional formal way ..
I don't think you would get benefits if you quit as things stand now. You said they require you to stay late .. yet you were complaining of a 33 percent reduction in hours. The standard amount of days for bereavement is 3 days .. that's easy enough to check by taking a look at the employee handbook. An employer telling you that you are not doing your job well is not harassment .. but it may be something you should address if the reason is because they are understaffed.