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I was terminated from my job at Baxter International yesterday after being accused of doing something I didn't do, last week they moved their business to a new building, at the end of the week they were packing up plasma samples which have to be kept at between -25 to -40 degrees C which is around -125 degrees F. While boxing the plasma they had the freezer door open for a long period of time and an alarm went off when the temperature went above -25 degrees. I wasn't told about this as I was on break when it happened. I came back and transfered a sample to the freezer in question and I was warned about it so I started using the backup freezer. Yesterday I was told that 3 people saw me access the primary freezer 2-3 times after I was told not to, then it became 3-4 times.

If they wanted to make up a reason to terminate me I wish they could have at least got their stories straight. Anyway, I'm going to try for a job with Verizon and look into Information Technology courses. Still, this is been one heck of a bummer.

man,sorry to hear that this day and age employers
sure go about things differently.probably wanted to show
some kind of cause.still sucks though. :x :x

Sub: #1 posted on Tue, 07/01/2008 - 18:50

paulmergel paulmergel
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I am so sorry to hear that JC. Hopefully you will find the perfect job for you--you will be in my prayers..karen

Sub: #2 posted on Tue, 07/01/2008 - 19:58

Bossy4455 Bossy4455
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I'm terribly sorry to hear this also, but, they say everything happens for a reason, I bet there's a much better opportunity out there for you anyway. Good luck!

Sub: #3 posted on Tue, 07/01/2008 - 20:07

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JCEMT, I'm so sorry to hear the bad news! I hope things work out for you! Keep us posted!

Sub: #4 posted on Tue, 07/01/2008 - 20:16

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JCMET, my sister is working at Verizon and they pay an excellent wage and even better benefits...good luck to you...I know the call center in the city I live in is still looking to fill about 500 slots. 8)

Sub: #5 posted on Tue, 07/01/2008 - 20:51

ladybug ladybug

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My local verizon office is getting ready to open about 30 additional customer service positions.

Sub: #6 posted on Wed, 07/02/2008 - 06:17

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So sorry to hear that. We, our community, is here by your side to support you. Always believe in your self. God is Great.

Best of Luck,

Sub: #7 posted on Wed, 07/02/2008 - 08:35

Jason Jason

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jcemt I feel for ya emphatically --so many companies these days are looking for excuses to get rid of employees so they can replace them with min wage or prevailing starting wages employees-they are all trimming the fat so to speak in this economy I just hope they don't have video of you using access to the primary freezer if so you are screwed and they did have grounds to fire you.....good luck! Also if you only used the back up freezer they are probably trying to use you for an escape goat for whatever went wrong if you have witnesses and they do not have you on video tape doing what they accused you of ...
you have clear grounds for a law suit as I'm sure you already are aware of good luck!

Sub: #8 posted on Thu, 07/03/2008 - 12:18


As far as having grounds for a lawsuit - Most employment is at will employment. This means that either party can fire or quit for no reason.

It is very hard to prove that you were fired for someting like that. The employer can pull out every tiny little thing you've done and show it as cause.

I'm just being realistic. Very few people win lawsuits against ex employers for that sort of thing. Unless it's got sex involved, it's a hard sell.

Sub: #9 posted on Thu, 07/03/2008 - 19:33

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Personally I would file for unemployment & make them prove the specific allegations to the board. If they cannot do this,they must pay you. I have done this in the pass to prove false allegations out.Good luck.

Sub: #10 posted on Fri, 07/04/2008 - 01:39

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