Things That Are Bothering You, Got You All Hibbeldy-Jibbeldy, or just downright pissed, RIGHT NOW!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Bergdorf Goodwill, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. Douglas

    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    brooks brothers? i've had nothing but good experiences with them.

    Fucking employees. Want to get paid for sitting around at home during the storm. Waaaaahhhhhhhhhhh.
     


  2. in stitches

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    i usually have had the same. but today, they were about as useless as your employees.

    is the office closed, or did they elect not to show?

    when can i expect the douglas family to arrive this evening?
     


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    Sorry to hear this. I hope you are folded into the parent company.
     


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    I got paid for sitting around :blush: Was physically prohibited from trying to go to work on Tuesday, despite the total lack of severe weather. Apparently some roads were closed around the area, but I could easily have gotten in.
     


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    Yikes. Sorry to hear this, Alter. I hope the outcome, whatever that may be, is a good one.


    I go back and forth on this. On one hand, I can understand why employers wouldn't want to pay employees for not working, but, on the other hand, if you were closed they didn't have any choice.
     


  6. in stitches

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    got that for monday, not tuesday tho. we opened late. was a super chilled day though. so it was cool.

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    UPS brought me a package, but it had a $56 COD. i assume it was a customs fee. either way, it sucks. im gonna call the shipper and see whats up.
     


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    You are right to some extent. But in a manufacturing company, where we are paid for stuff we manufacture, if we don't manufacture anything for a day, that is an entire day's worth of productivity that has been eaten and gone and we're paying people for it.

    That said, we agreed to pay people for the hours we were closed. The crying I'm referencing are the people who didn't even bother to come in even during the hours we were open.
     


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    yo! fvck those fools!

    unless they were in areas so badly flooded or damaged they could not reasonable make it in.
     


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    And that's my problem because.....????

    I didn't realize I was in the employment insurance business.
     


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    lolz, if a tree fell on a guys house or crushed his car, or he has flooding so bad its coming through his front door, and cars are floating in the streets, do you really expect him or her to go to work?

    im not saying you have to pay them, that depends on the company policy and what sick/vacay/personal days the person has and chooses to use, but i think its more than fair for someone in that situation not to make it in to work.
     


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    of course it's fair for him not to come to work. i'm not disputing that.

    what i am disputing is whether or not that's my fault, and whether I'm supposed to pay him for it. and the answer is, if you're having car problems i feel bad for you son, you've got vacation and personal days and it's time to take one.
     


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    in that case. we are in full agreement. either no pay, or take a personal day. totally fair imo. and i say that as an employee, not an employer.
     


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    Well, there's foreseeable personal crap (car problems) and then there's force majeure-type things (flooding, icy streets, brown-bottle flu) that are beyond anyone's control. In FM type situations, we pay out anyway (goodwill and all that) but expect extra effort to get us back to where we expect to be at month-end. And no, we're not talking extra-hours / overtime.
     
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    I think that's quite fair.
     


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