We're moving to Ohio tomorrow morning, and my husband was supposed to have a job transfer to our new area in line. He even met with his new district manager in Ohio and confirmed this when we were there last month.
His employer, who I will not name since I do not want to cause problems for my husband, has known about our plans to move out of state since early June. We gave ample notice and they have had time to hire a replacement for my husband. They were given a specific move date, and all seemed to be going smoothly....
And then I got a phone call this morning that made me absolutely LIVID.
Apparently, since my husband is a top producer, his district manager has decided to threaten him. Why? Because they have not even tried to hire a replacement and don't want to lose the gross profit my husband brings to the company every month.
His district manager told him that unless he drives 8 hours BACK to this area to work for 2 more weeks, they REFUSE to sign off on his job transfer. Yep...They want him to move to Ohio and then come BACK here to work for 2 more weeks. No compensation, no hotel, nothing....Where would he stay? How would he eat? Why should he be ripped away from his family for 2 weeks because THEY dropped the ball and didn't do their jobs properly?!
So rather than getting to settle into our new home, unpack, and start working at his new location, they are demanding that he return here if he wants to keep his job....And they're springing this on us LESS THAN 24 HOURS before we move.
This company has known about our move for at least 6 weeks. They have had ample time to make arrangements for his replacement.
He has been promised a job transfer. He has met with the district manager in Ohio, and has been guaranteed a job there.
My husband is a fantastic employee and has consistently gone above and beyond for this company. He never takes sick days, he is always on time, and his shop is one of the top 5 producers on the East Coast. This was NOT the case before he started working there!
This company is now repaying his loyalty and hard work by threatening the well-being and livelihood of our family. And they waited until THE DAY BEFORE WE MOVE to drop this on us.
Not only is this treatment completely unethical, it is just plain wrong on so many levels. A good business values its employees and their families. Any business savvy person knows that the way to have a successful business is to start with treating your employees with dignity, respect, and fairness.
Now my family is being put into a very unfair predicament, and I don't know what to do. I am crying my eyes out and completely stressed out now. I have things I NEED to be doing, and now I am worrying about how we're going to survive. My husband cannot just quit his job, as we have 3 kids to take care of. I wish I could post the name of this MAJOR company, but as of this moment, I don't think it would be wise.
How would you handle this situation? Any advice would be appreciated.
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud Mom of 3 amazing kids. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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