My appeal was postpend
I was fired for breaking a rule/policy, I work for a convenience store. Here is a quick back story of what was going on. I had been with the company for two years, in NOV of 2010, my manager went out for surgery, so after a few weeks we got a new store manager, well long story short, things went down hill fast, all with in a week.
Well we had problems at the store so new rules and polices were made to help correct the problems. I was fired for what they are saying is misconduct and disregarded for the company.
The reason I was fired was for not paying for food items before I ate them. The night I worked and did this, I had been sick, so we sold soup, I wanted soup, I had some soup and some other things for lunch.
I was the only one working, I did pay for the items a little bit later in my shift.
Today the appeal was asked to be postponed because my former employer said that had written documentation that I was aware of this new rule that I was let go for. The hearing judge did not have the written documents so he did let have the postponed meant.
I do don't remember signing anything that states this new rule, which was that you must pay for things first, like food items or drink items before you consume them. It was a first offense, I was never given a warning. I know
they wanted to let me go, which was fine with me.
So if they do have proof that I knew about the new rule then my argument that I was unaware of it is not going to hold up. My store assistant manager was always doing the same I did, but I cant use her, for the fact she was on vacation during the time that this all happen.
So at this point I think I am not going to win.
Jonathan .. really?
Who wouldn't remember signing for a new rule the employer went to the trouble of making you aware of? ..
And you've already screwed yourself here .. because you stated you were made aware of the rule ..
You yourself just told me .. the the replacement manager and the company instituted new rules when your old manager went out on medical leave.
If they are saying that they had you sign an acknowledgment .. you should have already been given a copy of the "new rule".
Now, why don't you tell me what the consequences for violation of the new rule say to let you know that one occurrence could put your job in jeopardy of being terminated.
And why don't you tell me if you have had any other write-ups during your tenure with this company in the past.
And while you're at it .. do you happen to understand the employer's policy for disciplining it's employees?
By the way, did you happen to save the receipt that proves you paid?