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Old 03-05-09, 10:48 PM
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Can My Boss Do That?

New website with vital information on rights and protections during a job loss:

www.CanMyBossDoThat.com responds to overwhelming need.

The numbers are staggering: 3.6 million jobs lost between December 2007 and January 2009. The February unemployment figures, due out this week, will continue to be grim. When workers face job loss, they often don't know where to turn for answers. They may be improperly denied their last paycheck, money due when their plant closes, or told by their employer that they cannot collect unemployment benefits.

Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ) has created a website, Can My Boss Do That? (www.CanMyBossDoThat.com), which enables workers to understand their rights and protections and advocate for themselves. It offers state-specific information geared to help real life situations:
  • A teacher is trying to find out if her student can collect unemployment after quitting because she was groped by her boss.
  • An upscale grocery store closes, with no notice. Workers are told to take their final pay in food and wine.
  • A worker doesn't file for unemployment after his boss tells him that he isn't eligible because he's a part-time worker. He regularly worked 35 hours a week and was eligible.

"The need for clear, usable information for people who are facing unemployment is overwhelming," said Anne Janks, worker advocate and website creator. "We're seeing more bosses cutting corners and breaking employment laws. This website is one way workers can make sure they understand how best to protect themselves."

-- Found on the 'Dollars & Sense' blog. www.dollarsandsense.org/blog
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Re: Laid Off? Fired? Check This Out!

Wow this is really good information - probably should takc it up so we don't lose it
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Re: Laid Off? Fired? Check This Out!

Isn't it amazing that an employee can work so hard for an employer and in the end when the work slows down the employer turns around and try to screw them on the way out the door.

Talk about spitting on the grave.
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Re: Laid Off? Fired? Check This Out!

"It's not personal, it's strictly business..."

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Isn't it amazing that an employee can work so hard for an employer and in the end when the work slows down the employer turns around and try to screw them on the way out the door.

Talk about spitting on the grave.
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Re: Laid Off? Fired? Check This Out!

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"It's not personal, it's strictly business..."
It feels pretty personal to me.

I guess this is why I alway get the short end in business, I need to be more like that, huh!
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Re: Laid Off? Fired? Check This Out!

Sorry I neglected to cite the origin of the quote:

"Michael: It's not personal, Sonny. It's strictly business."
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Re: Laid Off? Fired? Check This Out!

It's ok, I agree for the most part even though I hate it.
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Re: Laid Off? Fired? Check This Out!

Basically your boss thinks he is allowed to get personal with you. Put the shoe on the other foot and your fired!
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Re: Laid Off? Fired? Check This Out!

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Have you ever used that back to a manager when you've legally got them over a barrell? I have.

They hate it too.
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Re: Laid Off? Fired? Check This Out!

My boss tried to pressure me into taking Hydroxycut(sp?) in front of him. I don't need to say that I'm overweight. I wish I could take legal action against him but he's got plural lawyers. I was fired because I was allergic to the cigarettes he smoked in the office, which is illegal. Now I've been out of a job for 4 months and no matter how many interviews I score NO ONE will hire me
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Re: Laid Off? Fired? Check This Out!

Retromancer,

Thank you very much for this. I really appreciate this. Keep posting positive things like this for us. I don't know how to really thank you enough.

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Re: Laid Off? Fired? Check This Out!

It is the sign of the times. The banks and our great government are the ones ruining peoples lives, raising interest rates that people cant' afford, we the people payed into taxes and then the president turns around and gives it to the banks to keep them going, what a scam! Then most jobs are sent overseas for cheap labor! The only jobs we can get are minimum wage. But the government is hiring, check out USA jobs.
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Re: Laid Off? Fired? Check This Out!

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"It's not personal, it's strictly business..."
It feels pretty personal to me.

I guess this is why I alway get the short end in business, I need to be more like that, huh!"

I feel the SAME way! Uggh...
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