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    Default You're sacked!

    Tried to access the internet this morning (at work), but was greeted with a message proudly telling me my account has been disabled. Thinking at worst I'd been guilty of internet misuse, a call to the IT department found it ran deeper - they'd been told I left the company on 01 December. On the off chance I contacted HR - and again they said I'd left the company.

    My company specialise in benefits administration (which includes payroll and HR). A bit worrying really. Still no word as to whether:

    a) I'll be paid
    b) have been reinstated on the payroll
    c) why the mistake was made

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    Bloody hell! That's serious. I can feel a lawsuit coming on.....

    The least they can do when they sort it all out is give you some extra time off for all the stress they're causing you.

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    That is incredibly out of order. If I was in HR, I'd be crapping it at the possibility of somethign this serious taking place.

    Phone them again.

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    Mike, I have some stories from the pensions industry that will make your toes curl (obviously I can't tell you about them, or I'll be sacked. Hold on a minute...).

    I've passed it on to my senior, but no apology as such has been forthcoming. But my annoyance stems from the fact that they don't have checks in place to stop this from happening. Imagine the scenario:

    1) I either didn't report the internet problem, or was off for a few weeks
    2) payday passes and I'm not paid. Remember, it's christmas and imagine if I had bills and whatnot to pay? I'd be in deep do-do.

    But, as ever, it's somebody else's mistake. Not the best way to treat a member of stance that's contemplating leaving...

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    SO is it sorted now?

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    Apparently I;m back on the payrol, but no-one has explained why it happened, and HOW it COULD happen.

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    Check your pay slip thoroughly!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikefishcake
    Check your pay slip thoroughly!!
    and make sure you keep continuity in both your employment status because it could affect your benefits (as it would me if my employment got reset to zero) and pension contributions - but then you should know all about the latter eh?

    Not sure about what
    bills and wotnot
    you might have to pay but you do have that new Canon XL2 to support.

    And what sort of compensation are they offering you for the stress etc? If nothing then take a couple of days off as sick leave for havign being seriously stressed out.

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    Pretty funny when you think about it - when something like that happens I wish I had the guts to:

    a) Put my feet on the desk and lean back - I can't be expected to work when I left the company a week ago now can I
    b) "pants" my immediate supervisor
    c) hover over peoples desks making strange noises pretending I don't exist and that they can't see me
    d) thank them for showing me the light and walk the F#%^ out of there

    do I sense a comic short on a real life experience coming from you Marc?
    The tale of my death has been greatly exagerated

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