My gf is having issues with her company. It’s one of the most toxic workplace I’ve seen. They screwed up her h1b rfe application deadline, meaning it will now get rejected. They are asking her to take only 2 weeks PTO for our marriage. Saying if you take a day more we’ll fire you. (I mean who says that.)
The manager is encouraging her to resign. Giving her advice to quit.
He also put her on performance review. All this started after requesting for a PTO.
It seems like they’re trying to get rid off her.
It sucks, this was her first job, getting such a shitty company. She’s in depression, crying almost every time we talk about this.
Any suggestions as to, if resigning is better or them firing her and how does it affect her future prospects. This is in Pittsburgh, PA.
- Amazon atmw35She's likely being managed out. This is a kinda half kind/mainly shitty performance Management process where the decision to let the person go has already been made, and it just takes time for the paperwork to happen. Managers will also use this process to give employees more time to find a place to land. Once it starts the coaching period is largely over, and its a question of when the person is let go. She should be looking for a job as much as she can, her boss will likely allow plenty of time off for this purpose.
- AbbVie iRKx70She should find a new job quickly and leave if possible, no point being unhappy. I’m sure she’ll find something new. Please tell her to steer clear of depression because of this... it’s not worth it. Best of luck!!
- She is looking for new jobs. But it’s kinda the last few months of the year ( a difficult time to get a job)
Also, being on visa puts a lot of restrictions on a jump.
Mainly, question is: which is more beneficial, resigning or being fired.
Coz being fired seems inevitable based on their behaviour.
- If your gf has the proofs about firing her if she takes more than 2 weeks pto, consult an attorney. Employers are not supposed to threater employs like this
- The conversation went like this:
Him: If you say you’ll take 2 weeks (he had said verbally that 4 weeks was ok earlier) and take even a day more, we’ll fire you.
If you’re stuck in immigration, we won’t care and we won’t help you, we’ll still fire you.
Her: That’s alright.
Him: No, don’t be nice, this is not alright.
You should say it sucks, I think you should resign and go and enjoy your wedding.
How can one prove a conversation happened?
- Go to HR and document that conversation. Make their life impossible. Seek advice from an employment attorney. The company will get scared and she'll likely get her way. These companies are deathly afraid of bad publicity! Truly! I've seen exact cases where it was elevated with HR and the employee got what they wanted..even a promotion to VP! HR could fix the Visa app and work around this manager see douche.Sep 23, 2018 2
- Amazon DoneCan you support her financially if she leaves, if yes, just let her quit or at least start looking for a new job asap.
- Reddit Rta42sNeeds to stay on the job for as long as possible due to visa issues. Should not quit, instead force them to fire if they don’t want her. As others said try to document everything by putting things on email. File complaint with HR to force them to treat her better. All of the above are supposed to buy her time till she can find another job.
- Depending on her mental strength, she can either apply elsewhere and put up with it or definitely quit if she's in hysterics. She should consider going to her boss and ask for a package to be let go...this could send enough signal to motivate them to move on this. Btw, jobs are plentiful right now. You have it all wrong that there aren't jobs until the end of the year. The employment market has never been hotter. Amazon, for instance, is hiring an army. Find yourself official company recruiters on LinkedIn and leather them DAILY until you get a phone screen. Works every time!