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Sacked 3 Weeks After Resumption. Lawyers Help! by Seun2019: 4:23am On Mar 02, 2019
I joined this company in Lagos about 3 weeks ago. To be frank I did not apply to the company. I was directed there by the recruitment company that interviewed us in another company. In the first company, I applied as a Secretary. When I got to this second company, we were interviewed and I told them I had worked as a Secretary/Admin executive in my former company.

To cut the long story short, I was offered employment. In the offer letter, they wrote PA as my post. I called the HR before resumption that I can not do the work of PA as a married woman because I know what it entails. I was told not to bother that they used a template to prepare my letter.

In the offer letter, I was to be on probation period of 6 months and to give them 2 months notice of resignation or 2 months salary in lieu of notice.

I was to present a medical report of fitness. When I told them that it is the responsibility of the company to fund this, they insisted to go any government hospital and foot the bill myself and present it. I did that.

I was also told to present two guarantors who will go to court to swear to an oath. On N80,000 job o!

When I resume, I was told that my post is Admin officer and I will be in charge of general admin and logistics. The first time I went out on duty, I was told they don't pay transport money that I should take any car when I am going out. I told the MD I don't know most route in Lagos and besides my driving licence has expired. (Please note that I was interviewed as a Secretary to the MD). I explained that even if there is car, it is the work of driver to take me around and not me driving around. The MD insisted that they don't do that and as long as I am in the company, I will be using my money to go out, if I can not drive the company car.

It was stated in the offer letter that you resume 8 and close 6 and 9-2 on Saturday. However, I discovered when I joined them that you can not leave the office until the MD closes, even on saturdays. This is a man that will be coming to the office around 2 and may not close until 9/10pm. So, you dare not leave the office until he leaves. Whenever it is 7:30pm, I will pick my bag and go to him to bid him farewell. I learnt he complains each time I leave. I have three kids for goodness sake and I don't get home until 9/9.30pm.

One day, the MD told me I will have to be travelling once in a while but I told him I have children and husband, so I could not travel out of Lagos. I had told them this even during the interview.

Another problem with the company is the rate at which they sack people. The HR lady that sent me my letter was sacked a week after my resumption and I was told that is the usual occurence there. There is no week a worker is not sacked or left on his/her own. The MD was even boasting that he has sacked his daughter before, so no one is indispensable.

When I resumed, I attended to all the outstanding Admin work and whenever I report to the MD, he will be complaining that I am too lenient with "these people". He will be saying that is why he does not want to employ a woman. He wants me to be leing and be telling people come today, come tomorrow. When you bring the issue of drivers and logistics staff to him, it has always been war. He was just not nice to his workers.

Yesterday, I was sent an email that they have observed that company driver has been taking me to places for me to accomplish my task and that I could not cope with the nature of their job. Because of this, I should hand over the company property in my possession to one staff member.

I am yet to be paid, but I am sure they will pay me that. But, if I should give then 2 months salary in lieu, what is good for the geese should be good for the gander. Imagine resigning in one company only to be sacked 3 weeks after resumption. Imagine. I have the intention of taking him to the court or the industrial court. I want an honest advice or recommendation.

Thank you.

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Re: Sacked 3 Weeks After Resumption. Lawyers Help! by Dada2010: 4:42am On Mar 02, 2019
Pathetic
Most Nigerian employers have no regard for employees
Make I park wait for lawyers to come

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Re: Sacked 3 Weeks After Resumption. Lawyers Help! by kingphilip(m): 4:45am On Mar 02, 2019
Start something no matter how small it is become your own boss from doing little and watch it grow

The beginning may be quite difficult but the end will surely be great

Use this time to take a survey of your environment and see people's needs and find ways of solving them

Most private owners like your former place of work are that way and that will not change any time soon

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Re: Sacked 3 Weeks After Resumption. Lawyers Help! by Montaque(m): 6:15am On Mar 02, 2019
We can help you insist on your employment rights to proper termination. However, it is important your letter of employment gives you such right. We can't act on what you deem fair, if your offer letter says otherwise. You can send me a private message

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Re: Sacked 3 Weeks After Resumption. Lawyers Help! by newgroom: 7:55am On Mar 02, 2019
Lalasticlala. FP material...
Re: Sacked 3 Weeks After Resumption. Lawyers Help! by ogawisdom(m): 9:32am On Mar 02, 2019
Lol you are not a confirmed staff, you are still on probation and may not be given any notice before being sacked.
Besides u were sacked for not keeping to company rules

But they must pay you for that month

One man business is not a good place to work at all

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Re: Sacked 3 Weeks After Resumption. Lawyers Help! by nony43(m): 12:57pm On Mar 02, 2019
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Re: Sacked 3 Weeks After Resumption. Lawyers Help! by Richdad50(m): 12:57pm On Mar 02, 2019
Go on your knees in prayer. The heart of Kings are in the hands of God. No Lawyer can help you. When you pray, call your father(God) to intervene on your behalf and speak to your MD. It may sound trivial but the mystery of prayer remains unquantied

#Richdad

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Re: Sacked 3 Weeks After Resumption. Lawyers Help! by Westaslave2(f): 12:57pm On Mar 02, 2019
Yes we ar here...

U no wat hell wt u n ur next level shouting

Court !!! (All stand)

Now my verdict : cry undecided cry U ar sentense out of d company wt immediate effect go n meet buhari .
Re: Sacked 3 Weeks After Resumption. Lawyers Help! by AntiWailer: 12:57pm On Mar 02, 2019
waoo.

The problem is the agreement you signed before the employment.

Only documented things are binding on You and the Organization.

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Re: Sacked 3 Weeks After Resumption. Lawyers Help! by jevu220: 12:57pm On Mar 02, 2019
eyah, dem don cast baba
Re: Sacked 3 Weeks After Resumption. Lawyers Help! by munstri: 12:59pm On Mar 02, 2019
There should be an employment agreement. and they also need to pay you.
Re: Sacked 3 Weeks After Resumption. Lawyers Help! by GoodGodmykeeper(m): 1:00pm On Mar 02, 2019
God will provide a better one. amen

CHECK MY SIGNATURE.
Re: Sacked 3 Weeks After Resumption. Lawyers Help! by Kobicove(m): 1:01pm On Mar 02, 2019
You should have done some research or background check on the company before accepting their offer...

Having said that you were still writing the probation period so technically they can ask you to leave undecided
Re: Sacked 3 Weeks After Resumption. Lawyers Help! by AmazingELixir: 1:01pm On Mar 02, 2019
angry

Chai! Village pipu dhan remember this sista oooh chai!

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Re: Sacked 3 Weeks After Resumption. Lawyers Help! by Buffalowings3(m): 1:01pm On Mar 02, 2019
kingphilip:
Start something no matter how small it is become your own boss from doing little and watch it grow

The beginning may be quite difficult but the end will surely be great

Use this time to take a survey of your environment and see people's needs and find ways of solving them

Most private owners like your former place of work are that way and that will not change any time soon
Keeping mute won't kill you if you have nothing sensible to say..
Yeye boy I'm sure you're part of the people that work from home claiming to be their own bosses..

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Re: Sacked 3 Weeks After Resumption. Lawyers Help! by Nobody: 1:02pm On Mar 02, 2019
Fear one man businesses

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Re: Sacked 3 Weeks After Resumption. Lawyers Help! by Westaslave2(f): 1:02pm On Mar 02, 2019
Kobicove:
Hj
land grabber u try
Re: Sacked 3 Weeks After Resumption. Lawyers Help! by DWJOBScom(m): 1:03pm On Mar 02, 2019
ogawisdom:
Lol you are not a confirmed staff, you are still on probation and may not be given any notice before being sacked.
Besides u we're sacked for not keeping to company rules

But they must pay you for that month

One man business is not a good place to work at all

So sad but true

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Re: Sacked 3 Weeks After Resumption. Lawyers Help! by Seetto: 1:03pm On Mar 02, 2019
kingphilip:
Start something no matter how small it is become your own boss from doing little and watch it grow

The beginning may be quite difficult but the end will surely be great

Use this time to take a survey of your environment and see people's needs and find ways of solving them

Most private owners like your former place of work are that way and that will not change any time soon
I seconded..
Re: Sacked 3 Weeks After Resumption. Lawyers Help! by Yesbody: 1:04pm On Mar 02, 2019
Seun2019:
I joined this company in Lagos about 3 weeks ago. To be frank I did not apply to the company. I was directed there by the recruitment company that interviewed us in another company. In the first company, I applied as a Secretary. When I got to this second company, we were interviewed and I told them I had worked as a Secretary/Admin executive in my former company.

To cut the long story short, I was offered employment. In the offer letter, they wrote PA as my post. I called the HR before resumption that I can not do the work of PA as a married woman because I know what it entails. I was told not to bother that they used a template to prepare my letter.

In the offer letter, I was to be on probation period of 6 months and to give them 2 months notice of resignation or 2 months salary in lieu of notice.

I was to present a medical report of fitness. When I told them that it is the responsibility of the company to fund this, they insisted to go any government hospital and foot the bill myself and present it. I did that.

I was also told to present two guarantors who will go to court to swear to an oath. On N80,000 job o!

When I resume, I was told that my post is Admin officer and I will be in charge of general admin and logistics. The first time I went out on duty, I was told they don't pay transport money that I should take any car when I am going out. I told the MD I don't know most route in Lagos and besides my driving licence has expired. (Please note that I was interviewed as a Secretary to the MD). I explained that even if there is car, it is the work of driver to take me around and not me driving around. The MD insisted that they don't do that and as long as I am in the company, I will be using my money to go out, if I can not drive the company car.

It was stated in the offer letter that you resume 8 and close 6 and 9-2 on Saturday. However, I discovered when I joined them that you can not leave the office until the MD closes, even on saturdays. This is a man that will be coming to the office around 2 and may not close until 9/10pm. So, you dare not leave the office until he leaves. Whenever it is 7:30pm, I will pick my bag and go to him to bid him farewell. I learnt he complains each time I leave. I have three kids for goodness sake and I don't get home until 9/9.30pm.

One day, the MD told me I will have to be travelling once in a while but I told him I have children and husband, so I could not travel out of Lagos. I had told them this even during the interview.

Another problem with the company is the rate at which they sack people. The HR lady that sent me my letter was sacked a week after my resumption and I was told that is the usual occurence there. There is no week a worker is not sacked or left on his/her own. The MD was even boasting that he has sacked his daughter before, so no one is indispensable.

When I resumed, I attended to all the outstanding Admin work and whenever I report to the MD, he will be complaining that I am too lenient with "these people". He will be saying that is why he does not want to employ a woman. He wants me to be leing and be telling people come today, come tomorrow. When you bring the issue of drivers and logistics staff to him, it has always been war. He was just not nice to his workers.

Yesterday, I was sent an email that they have observed that company driver has been taking me to places for me to accomplish my task and that I could not cope with the nature of their job. Because of this, I should hand over the company property in my possession to one staff member.

I am yet to be paid, but I am sure they will pay me that. But, if I should give then 2 months salary in lieu, what is good for the geese should be good for the gander. Imagine resigning in one company only to be sacked 3 weeks after resumption. Imagine. I have the intention of taking him to the court or the industrial court. I want an honest advice or recommendation.

Thank you.

Don't fight back, just leave them alone and start searching for a new job quickly

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Re: Sacked 3 Weeks After Resumption. Lawyers Help! by AntiWailer: 1:05pm On Mar 02, 2019
Westaslave2:
curse of pains shall reign on u n ur generation 4 wat u do out of selfish interest .Amen

Are u suffering from Insanitty, Mental degradation or depression ?

Still trying to figure out what your problem is.

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Re: Sacked 3 Weeks After Resumption. Lawyers Help! by OmoEpe(m): 1:05pm On Mar 02, 2019
Sorry to say but you sound like a troublesome person. A one man organisation has lots of challenges that might require making sacrifice especially in a country like Nigeria.

Insisting on enforcement of all your rights at everytime you feel cheated isn't a good way to grow with a startup company

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Re: Sacked 3 Weeks After Resumption. Lawyers Help! by Nobody: 1:05pm On Mar 02, 2019
Contract terminated. Most Nigerian companies do whatever they please. No one checks them.
Re: Sacked 3 Weeks After Resumption. Lawyers Help! by Westaslave2(f): 1:06pm On Mar 02, 2019
AntiWailer:


Are u suffering from Insanitty, Mental degradation or depression ?

Still trying to figure out what your problem is.
yes am suffering frm brain palsy ..

Watch out

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