ED Magedson – Founder
Rent - A - Center1223 E Wyandot Avenue Upper Sandusky, Ohio United States of America
On January 11th while loading a couch and loveseat into the truck my feet slipped off the liftgate while it was 1/2 to 3/4 of the way up. The co-worker with me was on the other side of the couch and asked if I was ok. I said yes and finished what we were doing. Over the next two days my back kept getting worse until it got to the point I couldn't stand or even sit without extreme pain. I saw my chiropractor on Thursday and he took me off until Monday. I gave the note to the second in command because the boss was late for work and wasnt there yet. Later that day my wife stopped to pick up a bag I left at the store and the store manager started screaming at her from his office, saying I had to contact him immediately or I was fired. I called and he proceeded to tell me I was in violation of call off procedures because I didnt contact him directly. Kind of hard to do when he isnt at work when he is supposed to be. I explained why I gave the info to the next in command and he let it go. He said I did have to come sign a write up and also file a workers comp form that day or I was fired. So I did what he asked.
After my appointment on Monday I was taken off until Friday because of the extent of my injury. Upon getting the paper my boss said the DM said if I was off any more past that monday I would be fired for unexcused absences. Even though I had a excuse and it was a work related injury. Within a few hours my boss calls back and says there was a mistake and I could come back under what is called a transitional employment. The write up I was told to sign was for missing to much work (4 days within a rolling 6 month period) When I got to looking one of the days they were using was a approved day off from my manager. Since our new employee has come in I have been busting my butt double time to get things done because she is lazy. She is constantly reading books, watching movies and playing on her cell phone. She drops everything she carries and customers have complained about her attitude and the fact that someone was going to end up hurt working with her. So in exchange for working my butt off and doing the job of two people I am now looking at loosing my job. Rent a Center doesnt care about its employees, it goes out of its way to screw their employees over every chance they can.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/19/2010 10:11 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Rent-A-Center/Upper-Sandusky-Ohio-43351/Rent-A-Center-Rent-A-Center-Tried-to-fire-me-for-a-work-related-incident-Upper-Sandu-556697. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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