Saturday, October 16, 2010

No Call No Show

We've had a rash of the old "No Call No Show" lately.

If you can't come to work, even if you aren't planning on coming back EVER, shouldn't you at least call to let us know? This mentality completely escapes me.

I can only think of three valid reasons for a "No Call No Show":
  1. You have been stranded by a disaster, natural or otherwise, in an area with no cell phone coverage.
  2. You are unconscious and no one in your family or network of friends knows where you are.
  3. You are dead and no one in your family or network of friends knows it yet.

If you can think of any other good reasons, let me know. Maybe I'm just not seeing the whole picture or something.


Patti said...

This happens in all types of work- from factories to engineering to health care. In health care it leaves patients/residents/clients in jeopardy. I don't know why people have a hard time saying, "This doesn't work for me and I'm not coming back"-- I wonder if leaving without a notice will equal a bad reference or worse, blackballing?

K. Tree said...

I know it. My husband has the same problem at the grocery store where he works.

Our facility has a "No Call, No Show, No Job, No Rehire" policy, but they have made some exceptions.

Legally, I think the only information you can give is rate of pay, dates of hire/termination and the answer to the question "Are they rehireable at your facility?"

When the time comes for me to move on, I'll be giving two weeks notice. I'll do it because I love my residents, but also because I may have to work with some of my coworkers at another facility and burning bridges is a bad idea in Small Town, America.

Patti said...

Good point about burning bridges. Not too many people think of that...