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#1New Post! Apr 09, 2012 @ 14:24:02
by why_me23
The handbook said something about 90 day probationary period. I'm now 60 days on the job. So a few days ago, I asked my boss what happens after 90 days. Basically, what she said is that 90 days is just a number (she didn't say it word for word, btw.) People could be canned b4 their 90 days is up if they fvck up bad enough. And just bc ppl passed their 90 days doesn't mean they couldn't be canned later. As long as I'm performing well, I shouldn't worry. She also said although I'm kinda kicking @ss, I still have room for improvement, like everyone else. I used to have performance issues but no longer. Now I'm like confused. WTF is 90 days anyhow? WHy am I so worried when I shouldn't be?
#2New Post! Apr 09, 2012 @ 14:29:48
by hoppy
Once, long ago, I worked for the H.J. Heinz company. They had a probationary period too. They've been known to fire or lay off people just before their probation was up, then hire them back in a day or two. That starts the probation period over again.
#3New Post! Apr 09, 2012 @ 14:31:04
by why_me23
@hoppy Said

Once, long ago, I worked for the H.J. Heinz company. They had a probationary period too. They've been known to fire or lay off people just before their probation was up, then hire them back in a day or two. That starts the probation period over again.



you're pulling my leg
#4New Post! Apr 09, 2012 @ 14:31:24
by alk1975
@hoppy Said

Once, long ago, I worked for the H.J. Heinz company. They had a probationary period too. They've been known to fire or lay off people just before their probation was up, then hire them back in a day or two. That starts the probation period over again.



That's some f***ed up s*** there. I would not go back after being fired myself.
#5New Post! Apr 09, 2012 @ 14:31:58
by why_me23
@alk1975 Said

That's some f***ed up s*** there. I would not go back after being fired myself.



i think he's just screwing around lolz
#6New Post! Apr 09, 2012 @ 14:34:02
by Cpat92
@why_me23 Said

The handbook said something about 90 day probationary period. I'm now 60 days on the job. So a few days ago, I asked my boss what happens after 90 days. Basically, what she said is that 90 days is just a number (she didn't say it word for word, btw.) People could be canned b4 their 90 days is up if they fvck up bad enough. And just bc ppl passed their 90 days doesn't mean they couldn't be canned later. As long as I'm performing well, I shouldn't worry. She also said although I'm kinda kicking @ss, I still have room for improvement, like everyone else. I used to have performance issues but no longer. Now I'm like confused. WTF is 90 days anyhow? WHy am I so worried when I shouldn't be?



Basically, the probationary period is to see your worth within your first three months of working there. It is also saying you aren't guaranteed to keep your job. Any little thing can cause you to lose your job. I went through it. Some people got fired before their 90 days and some got fired after. I was lucky enough to keep my job. I can still lose it any day though.
#7New Post! Apr 09, 2012 @ 14:36:41
by hoppy
@why_me23 Said

i think he's just screwing around lolz



No, it was true at that time. That way, when busy season was winding down, they could get rid of un-needed help. Whenever I was in need of a job, they always hired me because I was a good worker. I never got fired or layed off because I always found a better job before my probation time was up.
#8New Post! Apr 09, 2012 @ 14:37:03
by why_me23
@Cpat92 Said

Basically, the probationary period is to see your worth within your first three months of working there. It is also saying you aren't guaranteed to keep your job. Any little thing can cause you to lose your job. I went through it. Some people got fired before their 90 days and some got fired after. I was lucky enough to keep my job. I can still lose it any day though.



omg i guess I'll have to see. I can't wait till the next 30 days is up.
#9New Post! Apr 09, 2012 @ 14:37:18
by alk1975
@why_me23 Said

The handbook said something about 90 day probationary period. I'm now 60 days on the job. So a few days ago, I asked my boss what happens after 90 days. Basically, what she said is that 90 days is just a number (she didn't say it word for word, btw.) People could be canned b4 their 90 days is up if they fvck up bad enough. And just bc ppl passed their 90 days doesn't mean they couldn't be canned later. As long as I'm performing well, I shouldn't worry. She also said although I'm kinda kicking @ss, I still have room for improvement, like everyone else. I used to have performance issues but no longer. Now I'm like confused. WTF is 90 days anyhow? WHy am I so worried when I shouldn't be?



Usually the probationary period is a period when you are expected to make rookie mistakes and they are basically forgiven, but there is almost always an evaluation at the end of the 90 days. It will determine if you are doing the things that are basic to any job (for example completing assignments, submitting to your boss, dressing appropriately, etc., and they will likely evaluate if you have learned the job to the level expected at 90 days. In some jobs you should pretty well have it down pat in 90 days (or less, depending on the difficulty of the work). Other jobs, 90 days isn't much time. You'll need a year or more to fully understand the job, but the amount of stuff you've learned in 90 days will be a good indicator of how much you will actually know after a year.

It is nerve wracking for a first time job or first job with evals, but it really shouldn't be. You will find that the eval is pretty painless unless you are a douche, and if you are doing well it comes with a raise in most places. I think they do that to condition people to look forward to evals. lol. Not really, but it does kind of work that way anyway. I have been in a few places though where the bosses were so disorganized that it takes them 6mos to do a 90day eval. grr.
#10New Post! Apr 09, 2012 @ 14:38:50
by Cpat92
@why_me23 Said

omg i guess I'll have to see. I can't wait till the next 30 days is up.



If your kicking a** right now, then keep up the good work and look in the areas where you might have to approve. As long as you don't get lazy and keep pushing yourself they should definitely keep you.
#11New Post! Apr 09, 2012 @ 14:39:20
by alk1975
Don't get yourself too worked up. Your anxiety will hinder your performance and cause you to look worse than you are. It's really not a big deal. Pretty standard at most jobs.
#12New Post! Apr 09, 2012 @ 14:39:49
by why_me23
Thx, although idk if my company does evals. They ain't tell me that when I first got hired lol. But either way, I'll strive to keep kicking ass.
#13New Post! Apr 09, 2012 @ 14:47:50
by why_me23
@Cpat92 Said

If your kicking a** right now, then keep up the good work and look in the areas where you might have to approve. As long as you don't get lazy and keep pushing yourself they should definitely keep you.



thx. I guess what I been afraid of is slipping back to having performance issues again. I f***ing hate those dark days when it f***ed up my life.
#14New Post! Apr 09, 2012 @ 16:42:26
by Deal_With_It
@why_me23 Said

you're pulling my leg



@alk1975 Said

That's some f***ed up s*** there. I would not go back after being fired myself.

Sorry but Hoppy is right. I know of other companies that do that. They get workers without having to pay any benefits, ie insurance, holiday pay, etc.
#15New Post! Apr 10, 2012 @ 02:31:55
by alk1975
@Forumless Said

Sorry but Hoppy is right. I know of other companies that do that. They get workers without having to pay any benefits, ie insurance, holiday pay, etc.



I didn't say I doubted it happened. I said it is f***ed up, and I would not go back there after being fired.
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