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why is my boss trying to make me quit?

I've been working for a small business in FL for the past year. When I started working, I was hired as full-time 35+ hrs a week, but my hours slowly went down to 3 hrs a week (at home) after I was arrested for a D.U.I. I only missed work 2-3 times (in a year) with proper notification to the employer/boss.
My boss is my manager and the owner of the company, but I don't think that gives him permission to degrade me and force me to quit work. The complaining about my negative work and sarcastic or insulting comments about my morals & behavior is the verbal abuse. If he don't need me, why won't he terminated me? What can I do about my treatment, besides finding another employer? Please help


2010-09-15 19:23:56 +0000
The DUI might be playing a part in it lol.

2010-09-15 19:25:47 +0000
You are in Florida. It is a right to work state. If you don't like your situation, you are free to leave. I can tell by the tone of this post that you are a pain in the butt. Don't worry, eventually he will fire you. My guess is that he is a softie and doesn't WANT to fire you because he feels sorry for you. You are likely acting in such a manner that you will eventually force his hand whether he likes it or not.

Or you could start putting in some effort and show him that you have real value to him. Your call. Not his.

EDIT: I didn't realize you were down to only three hours per week. You are already gone whether you realize it or not. You need to look for another job.

2010-09-15 19:29:06 +0000
"I don't think that gives him permission to degrade me and force me to quit work."

LOL!!!! He owns the company of course it gives him the right. Who wants a drunk working for them?

If he fires you he gets your unemployment against his account, if you quit he doesn't

2010-09-15 19:26:04 +0000
file for unemployment compensation. then go find a new job.

2010-09-15 19:24:08 +0000
If you don't like it leave. Stop whining like someone owes you something.

2010-09-15 21:10:09 +0000
Claudia, he is trying to get you to quit. If he fires you then he has to pay unemployment. Unless he can find a way to fire you for cause. Good Luck

2010-09-15 19:25:57 +0000
The DUI is a reflection of your morals and behavior. Unless you have a contract that says otherwise he can give you as many or as few hours as he likes.

2010-09-15 19:25:15 +0000
He won't terminate you because he does not want to pay unemployment for you. There is nothing you can do other than find a new job although you could try applying for unemployment claiming constructive discharge for he reduction in hours.

2010-09-15 19:25:28 +0000
If you quit, he can deny unemployment. If he fire you, you would be able to get unemployment. It sounds as if this may be causing a hostile work environment though which is illegal for him to do.

2010-09-15 19:36:50 +0000
Go to your local unemployment office with your most recent pay stubs. By cutting you down to 3 hours a week, he has effectively fired you and you should be elgible for unemployment benefits, even though he is still pretending that you work there. While you're there you should be able to look into other resources they have available, such as assistance with job placement and access to training programs.

2010-09-15 19:24:39 +0000
You're down to 3 hours per week and don't realize you HAVE been terminated?

Yes, showing such bad judgment that you got a DUI would be cause for termination in many companies. For good reason, they no longer trust you.

There is nothing you can do, you work at his pleasure and will. Find another job (obviously)

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