chadtsmith24's profile

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Tue, Feb 22, 2022 3:43 PM

Horrible Employer

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.

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28.6K Messages

6分前

at&t has rules you didnt show up because you forgot the first time.this is totally your fault and no one elses.theres no one for you to talk to i suggest you spend the energy find another job.

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6.2K Messages

6分前

I gotta side with the OP here. While I would have put a reminder for my first day in my calendar, if the manager said "allowed two days" that would certainly strongly imply two days and then terminated if missing a third.

I can't speak for the reason why someone must be present at a specific for a virtual meeting, but that does seem odd. Maybe they don't want the link going public.

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28.6K Messages

6分前

its over a VPN secure network, as he was in training he didn't yet have a vpn . regardless if they hire you  you need to do what is required, when i was in training 1 day late or day missed you were gone he was lucky to have gotten the one day

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4分前

Hmmmm. You start a job and miss two days a week in and have 80 cents to your name ? In the real world there are two types of people, those who do and those who make excuses. It doesn't matter why ATT asked you to be there. Even though it may seem silly, it's also a good time to meet the coworkers and start to break the ice with the team. I spent tons of time asking the reps questions as they walked by and started to feel apart of the team by the end of training. And after the first few days after you finish your course work, you shadow reps for the rest of your shift. Maybe reapply when you're in a better spot to commit to a company. 

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4 Messages

15日前

Believe me you are better off not working for AT&T. How do I know....25 years with the other babybell SBC.

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