“What do you think will happen?”: Company fires new hire for 10 minutes off camera after 2 hours of training
It’s no big secret that the perfect workplace doesn’t exist.
Expected to be available 24/7, poor communication, bad attitudes from both colleagues and leaders, endless office drama, no room for growth, work-life imbalance, bosses Unreasonable expectations, microaggressions, developing thinking habits, and off-hours obligations — the list is truly endless.
It’s not easy to tackle something like this, because everyone’s conditions are different. But it’s safe to say that most of us can’t afford to take the last step and say goodbye to a place that practices such unhealthy dynamics.
Some may learn to live with it. Others may struggle with it. However, in some cases, he can get away with being fired in two hours from day one.
You never know, sometimes getting fired can be a blessing in disguise
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“Two hours of firing [a] New job to turn off camera for 10 minutes– This internet user reached out to one of Reddit’s most popular groups dedicated to work-related struggles and challenged its members to why they spent hours in call center training. The post managed to garner over 5,000 upvotes and 708 comments discussing the issue.
A man rants about being fired after two hours of training for stepping away from the camera
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The current former employee started the post by revealing it was the first day of his work-from-home training at the call center. So before I stepped away from the camera for a moment, I messaged her on a Zoom meeting to let her trainer know I’d be right back.
Less than 10 minutes later, the author returned to the email saying that he was basically required to be in front of the camera at all times, but since this was not met, he was not required to attend the meeting. was perplexed. So somehow justifying their brief absence and not making it worse, they told his boss they just went to the bathroom.
But in return, higher ups said they were only allowed to use the restrooms during designated break times, and also told Redditors they could reapply when they were more “ready.” . jobs.
It’s a wild situation.
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Unfortunately, bored panda I was unable to get in touch with the author of the article to gain further insight into the story. But who better to deal with this problem than an HR specialist?
we reached out Jim Stroud And invited him to introduce himself to the readers. He has consulted for Microsoft, Google, Siemens and numerous start-ups. During his tenure at Randstad Sourceright, as Global Head of Sourcing and Recruitment Strategy, he eased the headaches of his Randstad clients around the world. Most recently, I served as his President of Proactive Talent’s Vice of Marketing. Proactive Talent is the most recognized and respected name in talent attraction, recruitment and retention.Currently under construction content Educate, entertain and make you think. ”
Then I ran the query Gym Regarding his views on workplaces that support such beliefs, he said: I recall that during the pandemic, companies invested heavily in employee monitoring systems. I have some sympathy for employee monitoring (protection against intellectual property theft and security breaches), but I think you should trust people to hire them.i wrote article About trusting remote workers here, in case you’re interested.
Fellow online community members shared their thoughts and opinions about the situation.
“Regarding the dismissal after two hours of work, I am skeptical about what really happened as there is no testimony from both sides. Did you say? Instead, if the Zoom meeting included multiple participants, the trainer might assume the following red flags.
i) If a trainee fails to follow simple rules, how likely are others to do so? Trust is very important when working from home and is easily broken. Red flag.
ii) If the trainee cannot respect the trainer’s time, why does the opposite happen? Consider it high, suggesting that it is qualified. Red flag.
iii) A short time may have been at a critical moment. If you miss that part, the rest of your training will be wasted. So the trainer had to repeat the process that everyone else had heard, wasting everyone else’s time who followed the instructions. Red flag.
iv) Repeating that part of the training may exceed the allotted time, so that other trainees can ask questions that will empower them to be more efficient. lose. red flag,” Gym continued.
“If this was a Zoom meeting between two people…
i) Leaving without an excuse, or at least warning the trainer, is worse because their absence is more noticeable.
ii) All other reasons cited above apply.
Conversely, if the story is entirely true, the workplace has committed serious self-harm. How?
i) There is a vacancy charge. They hurt the employer’s brand. If such practices are the norm for this company, they will be published soon on Glassdoor, social media, and online forums. This makes it more difficult to recruit new employees to the company.When cost of unfulfilled work It can be huge.
iii) Replacing workers is certainly costly. How much does a call center employee earn? For the sake of discussion, let’s say $30,000.00 (USD) per year. According to the Center for American Progress, The average cost to replace someone with an income of $30,000 was 16% of their annual incomeThis is $4,800.00 (USD) for 2 hours of work. If you keep firing people for flimsy reasons like this, it will add up quickly. ”
then we asked Gym When asked what a person should do if they find themselves in a similar scenario, he replied: However, trainees should be grateful if the story is not embellished at all. why? for some reason…
i) They saw a bad situation and avoided it for the day.
ii) no gaps in your resume which will be explained later. Imagine telling a recruiter that she only stayed at Company X for three months because of bad management. Recruiters who hear only you will be skeptical. Red flag.
iii) have the opportunity to help someone else avoid a negative situation; This is why websites like Glassdoor were created. ”
Last but not least, BP thought: Gym I had something else to add. I think people take a lot of things for granted and don’t consider the plight of business owners. When an employer hires someone, they take risks throughout their business. It doesn’t matter if it’s a family business or a conglomerate. ”
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“As soon as a candidate becomes an employee, that employee has certain responsibilities. Some examples…
i) Workers perform poorly, which can negatively affect the company’s reputation and reduce the quality of products and services. If so, employers will lose business and have to lay off employees for not being able to afford salaries.
ii) Employees may treat customers poorly because it’s Tuesday and employees hate their jobs. As a result, the company loses business and has to lay off employees for not being able to afford salaries.
iii) Workers can do ugly things that go viral and make the news. At that point, it’s not “John Doe protesting X and setting the car on fire,” but “ACME workers protesting X and setting the car on fire.” Now people are more cautious and ACME’s reputation is declining. Was the protest justified? Did it have anything to do with ACME? who knows? who cares? John Doe worked at his ACME, so newsworthy.
iv) Poor employee morale lowers employee morale and causes an outflow of talent from the company. As mentioned earlier, replacing workers comes at a cost.
In short, I don’t know both sides of the story. Trainor could have been a tyrant who was too demanding. Alternatively, they may have reacted to unreported negative behavior from trainees. If the trainer were a despot, the damage would be done and the company would pay for it in various ways. If a trainee misrepresents things simply to make a sign of virtue in front of a sympathetic supporter, we are likely to hear more tales of employment direness in the future. If so, they have my sympathy.