Posted by TexasChic on July 19, 2008, at 10:08:27
In reply to Re: 90 Days to get another job » TexasChic, posted by Larry Hoover on July 19, 2008, at 7:24:22
> Also, if workplace deficiencies are identified, performance guidance should be offered, and an opportunity to correct the deficient behaviour within a defined period of time. If those deficiencies are corrected, the criticisms are to be stricken from the record. Only if the deficiencies remain might dismissal be contemplated, and only if it can be shown that sufficient guidance was offered. That is called progressive discipline, and failure to provide it is also an aspect of constructive dismissal.
I believe this is what the 90 day period is. I'm supposed to meet with my supervisor once a week to discuss my progress. But she has pretty much said that it is my responsibility to figure out how to fix things. Plus, she has twisted things to make it look like I am not up to par, so no matter what I do, she will be able to twist it to whatever outcome she chooses. That's the most frustrating thing about the whole situation.
> It is the employer's obligation to document all of this, not the employee's. Of course, keeping your own written notes makes fighting them more effective.....If you decide to fight them, and your laws support such arguments as I have made.
> In the end, though, a decision must be made about whether keeping this job is worth it.
I think after two years of fighting, I no longer have the energy or the will to fight anymore. I do wish now I had made a complaint much earlier on, but you just never know whether or not that will backfire on you. That's why I didn't do anything until I felt I had nothing else to lose.
> I feel for you, hon. Depending on regular paycheques (like the English spelling?) makes one particularly vulnerable. I hope you *do* get that university position. Please don't fall into the mental trap of thinking that you're not qualified, poorly suited, blah blah. If they make the offer, they think otherwise. Take them at their word.
Yes, those regular paychecks are an unfortunate necessity. And you're right, the people at the university read my resume and saw what my qualifications were, so that means I at least have a chance. The best thing about this though, is the fact that it actually got me excited about another job for the first time. I can now see another situation in which things could be BETTER than they are now. For some reason that was something that was difficult for me to get past. I guess after building myself up to fight for so long, it was hard to let all of that go again. But I am ready now, and excited about a whole new opportunity!