I haven't submitted in awhile, but I want other retail slaves' opinions on this.
We recently got rid of a few long-term associates due to their attendance. All of them had their little "facebook smear campaigns." All of them said we're not family oriented, and their call offs shouldn't have been held against them, because they were due to their children having no school/delays for snow or their children being sick.
I don't have kids. I understand needing to be there for your kids. But if you hold a full time job where people depend on you, you need to be reliable. We're not talking about "just a few" call offs here, we're talking 15-30 in a 6 month period. And every one of them was given multiple warnings before being fired.
Is it really so bad of an employer to expect you to be reliable? How is it fair to other employees that have to constantly cover for you?