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post #1 of 65 (permalink) Old 11-14-2007, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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well, after 7 years of busting my ass for circuit city, today they accuse me of stealing and put me on admin leave while they investigate further. damn, if ya wanna fire me say so. don't come up with some bs like me stealing. i'm he highest paid hourly associate in the building and think they are looking for an excuse to let me go. got no use for a thief, and find it dam right offensive to be accused of it.

so tommorow i'm turning in resignation and moving on.

so,to hell with cc.

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that may make you look guilty and make it harder to get a job. I would hold off and maybe check with a lawyer about what you should do.

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this is true. i'm just venting. more than likely have a job already lined up. jus waiting to hear fo sho. thanks for the advice.
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that may make you look guilty and make it harder to get a job. I would hold off and maybe check with a lawyer about what you should do.
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as far as i know, tenn is a right to work state, which means they don't need a reason to fire ya. and before you get hired at cc they make you sign a paper that basically says you can't sue em. ask the 3500 employees that got let go a couple of months ago. it sucks regardless. my daughter's birthday is coming up next week, as well as xmas. i have a pretty optimistic outlook on life and always believe things happen for a reason and hope for the best.
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if the company has an employee assistance program, give them a call. they will mediate the situation. if the accusation is false, then you have grounds for a law suit. the EAP will help avoid this.

if they have proof, you would have been escorted out or arrested. don't quit yet. ask for a written notice of your administrative leave.

i had the privy of being involved in many employee terminations. i've seen what works and what hasn't. an employee was falsely terminated and cost the company a lawsuit. he was awarded an undisclosed amount of $$$ and the company had to be reviewed anually for the next 4 years.

why are they trying to terminate you? did you p*ss off your supervisor or get one of the cashiers pregnant?

there are certain things that they can't fire you for (race, religion, sexual orientation, political views, and some others that escapes me). falsely accusing you of theft borders on defamation of character (preventing you from getting other employment or secret clearance).

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I used to work for CC. Stealing would be dang near impossible. There is always someone with you and a buttload of security. Good Luck with it and like stated above if they had any proof you would've been escorted and in county lockup tonight. You prolly had a pissed off jeleous co-worker needing money and you were in there way. I would fight for my job back then quit when they apologized. That would be a kick in there pants!
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Jobs are overrated. I'm thinking about quitting mine.



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I worked for them years ago, they were kinda jacked up then...

i remember when they had a massive layoff, all the guys making major cash in commissions, the highest paid guys at every store laid off for making the company too much money, what a kick in the rear...then they switched to all hourly at the time, no more commissions so they didnt have to actually pay people for all the good they were doing, all employees made hourly, regardless of whether you were a slack a$$ or a workaholic...

Good luck man, I would point out the defamation of character issue and require actual proof, then tell them to kiss your a$$!
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well, they did escort me out. and being management i had to surrender my keys and acess codes and cards to the store. we got a new store manager a few weeks ago and i'm not sure of his involvement. he wasn't too invovled in the situation, more so the asset protection guy. it isn't a theft issue really. another manager had lowered the price on a piece of open box mrchandise, and i purchased it at that price. apparently it was marked down too low. they said it was misallocation of funds. but what gets me is i'm not the one who priced it, i just bought it. and the manager who priced it isn't even questioned. i honestly believe someone wanted me gone. i dunno. the whole siuation stinks. just don't now what to think, it's kinda surreal. i pride myself on being an honest person, and having a high integrity standards, and to have it brought into question is hard to swallow.
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I worked for them years ago, they were kinda jacked up then...

i remember when they had a massive layoff, all the guys making major cash in commissions, the highest paid guys at every store laid off for making the company too much money, what a kick in the rear...then they switched to all hourly at the time, no more commissions so they didnt have to actually pay people for all the good they were doing, all employees made hourly, regardless of whether you were a slack a$$ or a workaholic...
yeah i was there for that too. survived that whole ordeal. then a few months ago they did it again. 3500 associates were let go. i survived that one too. i'm one of the few who has been there for any length of time and was one of the highest paid because of that. now they can hire someone for less money and do the same job. and they always say that the customer comes first. and unfortunately it comes at the price of decent hard working people trying to do right and provide for thier family.
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being accused of something ya didnt do sux. But when it become a crime for a employer to fire employees w/o just cause? They are pay for people to work. They decide they dont wanna pay certain to no longer we can only move along to the next experience. Beside I dont want to work anywhere I dont feel wanted n needed.
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got no use for a thief, and find it dam right offensive to be accused of it.


I dont blame you just dont put yourself in a bind neighbor.

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that may make you look guilty and make it harder to get a job. I would hold off and maybe check with a lawyer about what you should do.
Don't leave right now. It will just make you look guilty. Just ride it out and start looking for a new job now.
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yeah i was there for that too. survived that whole ordeal. then a few months ago they did it again. 3500 associates were let go. i survived that one too. i'm one of the few who has been there for any length of time and was one of the highest paid because of that. now they can hire someone for less money and do the same job. and they always say that the customer comes first. and unfortunately it comes at the price of decent hard working people trying to do right and provide for thier family.
I remember when they did that the first time. I had a bunch of friends that worked there. After no commission you can't find a damn person to help you in our local CC. Pisses me off. I rarely go in there now.



And what you describe above is how all business is. We've lost 3 of our BEST photojournalists in the last couple months. I'm talking about 3 guys who can shoot video like no other. Guys who could get a job anywhere in the country shooting TV. Do you think we'd hire guys of similar caliber to replace them? Hell no. We hire newbs. Guys fresh outta college who barely know how to turn on a camera for well under half of what we paid the old guys. But no one cares. In the end our product suffers and we loose viewers.



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if the company has an employee assistance program, give them a call. they will mediate the situation. if the accusation is false, then you have grounds for a law suit. the EAP will help avoid this.

if they have proof, you would have been escorted out or arrested. don't quit yet. ask for a written notice of your administrative leave.

i had the privy of being involved in many employee terminations. i've seen what works and what hasn't. an employee was falsely terminated and cost the company a lawsuit. he was awarded an undisclosed amount of $$$ and the company had to be reviewed anually for the next 4 years.

why are they trying to terminate you? did you p*ss off your supervisor or get one of the cashiers pregnant?

there are certain things that they can't fire you for (race, religion, sexual orientation, political views, and some others that escapes me). falsely accusing you of theft borders on defamation of character (preventing you from getting other employment or secret clearance).

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He's absolutely right, weather it an At will or Right to work state they still have to have documentation for the termination. Go through the entire process because if you are a victim of wrongful termination it will cost them major $$$. I'm not sure about your state but I think you can get back pay if they are wrong. Go find a employment lawyer and spill your guts Speak to your HR department 'Regularly' almost daily to get status updates, don't settle for the "we'll call you" line.
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There's only one reasonable soultion...burn Circuit City to the ground!

Sorry to hear this man. Keep your head up, you'll find something better.
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add your story to http://www.ripoffreport.com/#secC
i usually check that before i deal with companies.

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add your story to http://www.ripoffreport.com/#secC
i usually check that before i deal with companies.

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i will definitly check that. thanks for the link. the ironic thing is that yesterday morning i made a couple of calls to friends looking for another job. i had already decided my time with cc was over and it was time to move on. and then this happened. it's kinda like dating someone you're not really into, but you stay with them for one reason or another. but you know you'd be happier with somone else. whether it's a comfort thing or insecurity about being without. any how, it's time to move on.

my biggest concern tho, is my employment record, if they screw me, when i apply at another job is i going to say it was fired for theft? tha's not good.as to best of my knowledge they can just verify employment, but i dunno for sure.

and what really chafes my rear, is i've been making plans to buy a bike in the next month or two. paid off my credit cards,car and some other bills. i figured being at a job for seven years would look good on a loan app. now i got to start over, or at least put it off even more. dam i want a bike.
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call up HR and tell them you are verifying employee work reference. ask the dates of employment and reason for termination. don't tell them that it's you, just a verification agency (makeup a name).

if you were not formally charged for theft, then they cannot reveal that to your potential employer. as i mentioned previously, ex-employees can win judgements against former employers that give out bad references (unsubstantiated).

when filling out reason for termination, i recommend either company layoff or seeking to advance your career. there is usually and option in a job application to not contact your former employer.

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