The reason that I was fired was for tardiness, I have worked for my job since oct 2007 until march 09 and I HAD just started to become late because i was homeless and going through a divorce. I did all that i could to get their early and that damn job knows it because they have cameras on the out side of the little store and they can see when i get off the bus and they can also see when there is two other busses following behind it because they were late. but that wasn’t all the time of course it was hear and their, but that was when my new boss came in to the store and it seems to me that he had it out for me the day he walked in, my old boss loved me and i could tell him anything and he would fix the problem. but back to why I was fired which they said tardiness and they knew my situation but the new boss that was there now didn’t care about anybody NOTE that their is no time off no vacation no benefits at all just work, and that’s what i did work. I might have been min late but nothing more and I have always showed up no matter what. but this time my ex- husband is trying to get custody of the kids but decided to drop my daughter off without letting me know right before i go to work and then I thought i had a babysitter she told me she was going to watch her but when it stared to get close for me to be at work I CALLED and told them what was happening and i will call them back just to let them know what was going on. so of course babysitter never showed up i called my job like 5 times to let them know what was going on they told me no problem. plus let me say that i wasnt late all the time and that this is a very small business and that everyone knew my situation and someone had just got fired before me because of stealling and my sechedule was changed thats what really stated my tardiness for that month. So when i whent to work the next day on time someone that works their longer then me said i was fired and told me to pick up my check the next day this person was not a member of management and i only writen up once for tardiness and i did not sign it because they new i was in court. I did file a claim for unemlyoment but got denied benefits because they said late for work without permission, now i am about to go to a hearing that took me three months to get but do you think the judge will let me get the benefits.
Can you do me a favor? I need you to tell me what state you are in. I need to know what the employer’s policy is for tardiness, their progressive discipline policy and most of all .. I need to know what the “FINAL INCIDENT” was. This is important. If the employer wrote you up .. I need to know what happened to make you late that caused the write-up ..