Need the money, don't want to be fired.
January 11, 2012 4:16 PM Subscribe
Should my company be allowed to dock me, as a salaried employee, for the 4 hours I took off today? How should I broach this subject? Snowflake details inside.
posted by IzzeYum to Work & Money (26 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I recently started a new job - you accrue vacation/sick time but cannot actually use it until you have been there 4 months. Okay no problem.
Today, for medical reasons, I had to come in 4 hours late. This was pre-planned...I didn't just not show up.
So on my weekly time sheet they put down 4 hours and then 4 hours unpaid because I do not yet have sick time.
It seems to me if I am salaried they cannot do that. They can only not pay me if I take a whole day. I believe if I had sick time they could require I use it, but if I had already run out they couldn't dock me.
I feel as if I should speak with my boss about this tomorrow. He is a very nice guy so he doesn't not mean this to be evil, plus I feel the need to be gentle as this is my first week on the job. I don't feel I can let it slide however as it will happen another 3-4 times in the next 4 months and I can't afford to lose that much money. What do you think is the best way to have the conversation? I don't want to go over his head to HR. Ideally I would like him to say "That's a good point. I don't know you should talk to HR". Then I can get a final answer but not be a jerk about going around him.
I am salaried and this is in Mass.