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Old 07-02-2004, 11:56 PM   #1
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Man, this sucks.

It all started last month. My dad came home from work early. He quit his job, he had no choice, he was forced to. He's been trying to find another job, but no one seems to want to hire him because of his diabetes (he's unable to stand on his feet for long periods of time without severe pain, one of the reasons he had to quit his last job [Long story]). Now we're down to our last few dollars. We've got bills we can't pay. We've got no health insurance since it was from his last job, well, except for me. I'm eligible for Medicaid, but they aren't, so my dad doesn't know how he's gonna afford his meds. We've got car payments that we can't pay. Which, unfortunatly, is the only car we have with an automatic transmission. I don't know what's gonna happen, I really don't wanna know. <img src=smilies/headshake.gif>

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Old 07-03-2004, 12:04 AM   #2
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Obviously, there's not much of great use I can say to you, apart from to offer my very best wishes. Having said that, in the UK we have a doctrine of 'constructive dismissal', which means you can sue when you've not been wrongfully dismissed as such, but were wrongfully treated in such a way as to make continued employment impossible. Try to get your Dad to speak to an employment lawyer (with a free initial consultation) or a local Citizens' Advice Bureau, if you have one. Could be worth a look. Good luck.

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Old 07-03-2004, 02:22 AM   #3
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Depends on the poor guy's job, and what it entails. In the factory I work at, nobody is allowed to sit down... even when they're just watching the wax machine roll-- they have to be standing.

To Rich: I wish you the best and I'll pray for your family.

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Old 07-03-2004, 02:31 AM   #4
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> Depends on the poor guy's job, and what it entails. In the
> factory I work at, nobody is allowed to sit down... even
> when they're just watching the wax machine roll-- they have
> to be standing.

Yeah, I didn't want to probe. I just thought I'd mention that there may well be recourse available if he did indeed leave in inequitable circumstances. By the way, how can you watch a wax roll for so long? Do you actually have to do anything aside from watching the roll? Is it even worth asking whether you have a shop steward you could mention this to?

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Old 07-03-2004, 03:43 AM   #5
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> To Rich: I wish you the best and I'll pray for your family.

Indeed...I can't think of anything of real use to say other than good luck.


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Old 07-03-2004, 04:44 PM   #6
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> anything aside from watching the roll? Is it even worth
> asking whether you have a shop steward you could mention
> this to?
Labor Laws here in America are quite different. Depending on the state you live you can get fired for any reason at almost any time. If you sneeze in front of the boss and he didn't like it you are SOL. Only thing you can do after that happens is trying to apply for unemployment. I work for the unemp. comp. dept. in Ohio and I have seen through my desk thousands of different reasons people quit/get fired. He does have a good chance of getting unemployment if 1) proves that he has a medical condition 2) if the company didn't offer him any other available jobs. If he was forced to quit, he has to say so, that MAY give him a slight edge when it comes to a determination. Notice how ambivalent I'm being. He can get it or not. But it won't cost him nothing to try, save a few stamps and/or faxes....




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