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Report: #90346

Complaint Review: Walmart - Seabrook New Hampshire

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  • Reported By: Hampton New Hampshire
  • Walmart Laffayette Rd. Seabrook, New Hampshire U.S.A.
  • Phone: 603-474-2037
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  • Category: Employers

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I work for Walmart for 9 months now. One day I called in sick. The assistant manager answered the phone. I told I wasn't able to in tonight. He said ok . But then I told him I have sick time can I use it . He said yes but you have to be out for 2 days sick in order to get paid for 1 day. Now isn't that stupid I never heard such a thing.

But that's Walmart for you dumb rules. Why do they give you sick time if they don't want you to use it. That is really stupid if you ask me. Oh and another thing too is if you are sick the store manager says if you are sick come to work and get paid to be sick and get everyone else sick too. And that don't make sense either go figure.

Linda
Hampton, New Hampshire
U.S.A.

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#4 UPDATE Employee

Re: Seabrook Walmart ripoff I work for Walmart for 9 months now if you are out sick you have to be out sick for 2 days to get paid for 1 day. Seabrook

AUTHOR: Frater - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Wednesday, May 19, 2004
As it has been stated already that this information is stated in the "Associate Handbook" that is given to you at the time of employment. I will further itterate the logic behind this decission.

This rule was created inorder to lessen the amount of "call ins" that we have. As I am sure that you are aware of "call ins" have an effect on everyone in the store, if it is a sales floor associate, it means that there is no one there to assist customers in that area. If it is in an area such as recieving it means that they don't have a person to assist in the unloading of the truck. If it is a cashier, that is one less person to get our customers out of the store in an efficient manner. So in essence anytime that anyone in a store calls in, it causes a "ripple effect" on the rest of the store.

The logic behind the sick hours not kicking in until the second day is that if a person is sick enough to be out for one day, they are certainly going to be out for more than just one. Most of the time if you have a good attendence record your store manager will allow you to use your first day as a "personal day".

You have to consider that when you are one of the largest employers in the U.S. you are going to have a LOT of "call ins" and there are a lot of people that we unfortunately employ that think of the job as nothing more than a "paycheck", so don't mind not coming in any time that they just feel like not working. As I said, it is unfortunate that a few bad apples spoil the bunch, but it is true.
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#3 UPDATE Employee

Policy stated in Handbook

AUTHOR: Denice - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Saturday, May 08, 2004
When you were hired nine months ago, you should have received a New Associate's Handbook. In this handbook the sick time policy is clearly outlined. If you are REALLY sick, you should stay home and not go into work and infect everyone else. Policy is policy... we all have to deal with it regardless if we like it or not. Be thankful that you get any sick time at all.
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#2 UPDATE EX-employee responds

policy states that you have to be sick more than one day

AUTHOR: Amanda - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Friday, May 07, 2004
You should have been informed of that during your orientation. Actually the policy states that you have to be sick more than one day, on the second day you can get paid your sick time if u have any available, but you also have to have a docors note. That is stated in your handbook that you signed stating you read and agreed.
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#1 Consumer Comment

DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

AUTHOR: Katie - (U.S.A.)

POSTED: Thursday, May 06, 2004
I say that if you don't like the guidlines that your company sets for you than don't work there. No one is forcing you to work there. Don't complain... DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. Find another job!
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