I applied to AT&T in December of 2021. Got confirmation I got the job as a retail sales consultant in mid January. I had to wait until February 14, 2022 to start the job. After waiting almost a month, I honestly forgot about the job. So I missed my first day. Completely my fault, I own that mistake. When I come in the next day, the BRAND NEW store manager lets me know that I’m “allowed” two days missed of training. I acknowledge that and I know I won’t miss again unless absolutely necessary.
Well this past weekend, my wife gets really sick. She can’t leave the bathroom for more than 10 minutes before having to run back. So I text my boss and let him know that o can’t make it in due to that reason. We have no family in this city or anyone who can take care of our 8 month old daughter. So by default, I have to stay home and take care of both of them.
Mind you, the “training” is literally just a bunch of online courses you have to complete and a zoom meeting from 1-3 pm each day. But I have access to all this stuff from home. So I can do all my training and still stay home to care for my family, no problem. This is honestly how it should be because going to the store is a complete waste of time. I don’t learn or do anything there. I don’t have interaction with anyone except when they open the back door for me to get into the store. I basically waste gas every day to do stuff I could be doing from home. I have 80¢ to my name so I’m borrowing gas money from my wife to even get there.
He texts me back and says “That’ll be your second day” and I let him know I’m aware but I literally don’t have any options right now. So I go on about my day doing all the required training plus some and taking care of the family.
Next day I come into work and my boss tells me I’m terminated. He lets me know that he had already warned me that if I missed 2 days I will be fired. I confront him for lying because he told me I’m ALLOWED two days before I’m terminated. Obviously Im not going to win that argument so I leave. Now im jobless just after a week of working and I don’t know what to do. AT&T has treated me like crap the whole time I was employed and I don’t know who to reach about all of this.
The store was 4160 S. Campbell Ave Springfield, MO. If anyone knows who I can reach to talk about this, please let me know. I don’t want this job, especially with this company, I just want someone to hear about my horrible experience in my short time there.