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February 3, 2015 - sakuchan

5 minute rule???

I started at target last year for seasonal and worked my ass off so I wouldn’t have to look for another job come new years. Couple weeks ago I am told they are keeping me on as a permanent team member. Two days ago I call in because I’m spending all morning in the hospital for coughing blood the previous night. Today I call in because I’m having troubles breathing to tell them I will be late 10 minutes. Next thing I know I come in and they say they have to let me go because of the 5 minute rule?! The freak is that? I’ve never had any disciplinary actions against me, no complaints, nothing. I get that store at least 5 red cards a day! And all of a sudden my attendance is bad because I’ve been late 20 percent of the time because even if I clock in 5 minutes that’s counted as late and a point against me??? I call bullshit and I’m sure something’s going on. I’ve only called out one time since I’ve worked there. And all of a sudden this?


Employee Experience #casheir / #five minute rule???! / cashier /


  • rainprincess64 says:

    I don't understand why some managers think you must clock in 5 minutes early or else you're "late". Even if someone punches in within 5 minutes late they're not supposed to dock you for it. If it's past 5 minutes and it's 4x in a month then they speak to you about tardiness is what the policy apparently is according to an ETL at my soon to be former employer. Stupid just stupid.... be glad you're out of that shit hole.

  • Silverfox says:

    seriously if you're having trouble and the first thing they should have done was tell you oh that's ok, you don't have to come in today if you are sick


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