Let's get down to business...
well, this won't actually qualify as personal because it's not about me anyway. i only want to share my opinion on this matter.
here's the thing:
my bestfriend got fired yesterday. she was caught sleeping at work. yup, i know, sleeping on the job does make a good case for getting thrown out of work, but here's the thing. i don't believe that it would be that soon.
you see, as far as i know, company's, offices, whatever work related that has employees and employers in it must have this orientation on the do's and don'ts. although it is common sense that you shouldn't be sleeping while you're at work i find the case not so reasonable. why?
every offense gets a dignified consequence. in reasonable cases, most rules and regulations states that there should be some sort of:
1st offense: written/vocal warning.
2nd offense: probably a few days or a week suspension.
3rd offense: termination of contract/employment.
heck even schools got this so called pros and cons. if you don't know what are the "not to do's at work or you'll get fired" then how can you avoid it? if as simple as getting caught dozing off for a few winks gets you kicked out from your job without due trial, then we'd have quite an outbreak on unemployment (not as if that's a new issue from which we're only adding fire to injury, or what's that phrase again?) whatever, i wish my point is taken still.
so... i told my friend to get legal counsel or some sort. having a bad record on your first 'certificate of employment' paper would be really risky as future reference. maybe im over reacting on this but i do wish to have some sentiments regarding this matter.
my only concern is, we have so many injustices in this world. newly grads such as my friend deserves some light on her regarding her rights as far as employment is the talk of the town so to speak.
they were never oriented nor warned. if everything goes that way, then what else should matter?
must the world always be this bitter?
welcome to the world of the unemployed...sucks!