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How many times do you have to be late/absent for them to suspend you?
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I called off last night and I had been late enough times to get two warnings prior to that. Am I going to be suspended now? 



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I called off last night and I had been late enough times to get two warnings prior to that. Am I going to be suspended now? 


 I know a lady that used to work Accounting and was supposed to be at work at 7am. Every single day she came in like 7:40am. And when she started doing another job basically sitting on her A**. She was scheduled at like 9am and still to this day comes in about 10 am or 10:30 am. Some people have a different set of rules. This lady has worked with Kroger 30 plus years. 



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Depends on how much they like you.  Sad but true.



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Depends on which state you are in and what your contract says.

In the Michigan Employee Handbook, Tardies and call ins are counted separately. 

It takes 4 tardies in 90 days to get put on 90 day probation.  2 more tardies in the 90 days leads to 3 day suspension.  When you come back, it takes 2 more tardies in 90 days to get fired.

It takes 4 call ins in 90 days to get put on 90 day probation.  2 more call ins in the 90 days leads to 3 day suspension.  When you come back, it takes 2 more call ins in 90 days to get fired.

I have never been written up but this is how it has been explained to me.



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Depends on how much they like you.  Sad but true.


 Correct. Or, also, how much they will tolerate the tardiness because they don't want the hassle of replacing a fairly good worker (other than the fact that an employee is late, the constant-tardier may be a productive employee when they are here and on the clock).  

Case in point: there is a department lead at my Kroger who is almost always tardy........usually 15 minutes and sometimes half an hour, as compared to what her schedule says she is SUPPOSED to be here (The schedule is written by her, though).    This has been going on for literally years. 15 minutes, half an hour, sometimes 45 minutes.  Nothing is said. Management don't seem to know, or else they just don't care.  

 



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Also I remember a Manager was late everyday. He told everyone he was going to write them up if they keep being late. But he was still late every day. So they set him up big time.

They got a customer to come in and ask for a manager. The customer came by every day asking for the manager. Manager was never there this customer had to be at their work. 

So the customer called the corporate office to complain. It took awhile and it also took a few employee's to act like they were mad at each other. It was all a game and a set up to get the manager out.  The Manager would make comments like "call the DM on me I got him in my back pocket."

One day the district manager came by early unexpected and he waited on the store Manager in his office. The next week the Manager was transferred.



-- Edited by i386 on Tuesday 16th of February 2021 01:56:27 PM

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I called off last night and I had been late enough times to get two warnings prior to that. Am I going to be suspended now? 


 I know a lady that used to work Accounting and was supposed to be at work at 7am. Every single day she came in like 7:40am. And when she started doing another job basically sitting on her A**. She was scheduled at like 9am and still to this day comes in about 10 am or 10:30 am. Some people have a different set of rules. This lady has worked with Kroger 30 plus years. 


 Should probably worry about yourself. people who sell there souls like that for those years can do whatever they want.



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3 verbal warnings then write up.

3 write ups = 1 suspension.

3 verbal warnings then write up

2nd suspension.

3 verbal warnings then suspension.

3rd suspension = termination.

 

Stores are  cracking down company wide on employees being held accountable for their actions. Legally they are to follow this order. If you are non union or during probationary period then you have no protection. If you are with the union then file a grievance immediately. They should fix it. It is up to you to use your worker rights if in union. Other wise they'll just walk all over you. I'm frankly glad kroger is cracking down on the flakey employees. You are hired to do a job it is time people do it. You are expected to show up on time and perform company expectations. It is time you do it. 



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All that nonsense in the "Hand Book" does not  make it so. First, tardiness is so across the board. Most Store Leaders' are late every single day. If they went by the Hand Book, half of the store would be sent home.



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disbeliefYou should be.  Your co-workers should not have to take up your slack just because you dont feel like working today



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disbeliefYou should be.  Your co-workers should not have to take up your slack just because you dont feel like working today


 Oh well too bad for them. I come first! if they are hard up for money then they shouldnt have made poor decisions in life such as.. 

prison

pregnancy

drugs

 



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Depends on how harsly the store enforces the attendance policy.

You have a seven minute leniency according to the time clock. So after minute eight you are technically late. 

So long as you don't abuse the call out privileges you're fine.

If you skip work and are a no call no show you are held accountable. A new hire at my location was suspended for two weeks for no call no show for skipping two shifts and she was during the probationary time frame. A little harsh but she wasn't union protected. If you're union they must go through the proper sequence:

3 verbal warnings = 1 suspension.

3 verbal warnings = 1 suspension (suspension #2)

3 verbal warnings - 1 suspension = third suspension = termination. 

 

If enough time passes these disappear from the active page of your record. They will however always be on your record. If one has too many issues the company can decide to keep or let go.

 

Winegarten Rights: The request to have a union steward present if requested to have a closed door office visit. By law they must provide one if they continue to talk interrupt them and force them to stop. If they fail to do so it can be held against them. 



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I used to be consistently 30-40 minutes late for about a year, and I was never talked to about it. And then the department hours changed and it wasn't a problem anymore. Now, someone else in my department is consistently 1-2 hours late, and as far as I know nobody has ever approached them about it. I assume it's because we're long-term employees who still do our job well, which is hard to come by, while most everyone else quits after a couple months. Non-union district.



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