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Old 12-17-2013, 07:50 PM
Status: "Biden = Chinese, The Official Language of the USA" (set 18 days ago)
 
Location: Kansas
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This just blows me away as a first but my husband worked for 90 days under a temp agency and was hired by the current company which has a 6 month probation period, a total of 9 months before they decide if you will "work" out. And, this is for production and maintenance help. Has this become the norm? The company has a high turnover rate, yeah, surprise not. Has anyone ever heard of this anywhere else? Know of any reason that it would take so long to see if someone could do a production job or do maintenance on equipment?
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:23 PM
 
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Sounds pretty standard; his service with the temp agency doesn't have anything to do with the probationary period at the current company. Every new hire is on probation for six months. Period. At my job we have a one year probation and another one year probation if you are promoted. I was able to get promoted fairly quickly and I was on probation for a year and a half straight.
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:58 PM
Status: "Enjoying the winter" (set 27 days ago)
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Same here, both places I have worked as a manager have a 6 month probation policy whether they have worked there as a temp or not. That's going back to the 1980s.
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Old 12-18-2013, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Western Washington
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I don't see anything unusual about this.

It was your husband's decision to quit his former employer (the temp company) and seek employment with a new employer. Presumably he had good reasons for doing this, such as a permanent position and/or higher wages. If he is going to take advantage of that, he must agree to all the conditions, which includes a probationary period.

Why does it really matter? Is he afraid he cannot pass probation? Presumably he did so with the temp company, and did so well enough that he was offered a position by the primary employer.
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Old 12-18-2013, 06:42 AM
Status: "Biden = Chinese, The Official Language of the USA" (set 18 days ago)
 
Location: Kansas
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Actually with the temp agency, they generally hire "temp to hire" so there was no quitting of any job, yet. I have never heard of a production facility with 6 months probation and in this case it is silly because they are quitting faster than they can hire them. They have less than 200 employees and hire about every 4 to 6 weeks. We are stuffing our bank account and packing our bags for saner waters. The employer came in after the union was "disposed of" yet doesn't seem to realize that it won't be long before they have went through the entire population and have no one applying and by the current ads I would say they are close.
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Old 12-18-2013, 07:11 AM
 
Location: RI, MA, VT, WI, IL, CA, IN (that one sucked), KY
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My current position has 6 months probation. A bit long, but not out of whack.
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Old 12-18-2013, 08:19 AM
 
Location: broke leftist craphole Illizuela
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Federal jobs have a full year probationary period where they can fire you for tying your tie incorrectly. After that though you have tenure to the point where they can't get rid of you are convicted of murder or something.
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Old 12-18-2013, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Western Pennsylvania
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Not your typical production job, but at the college where I taught, new faculty were on probation for three years.
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Old 12-18-2013, 03:46 PM
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Federal jobs have a full year probationary period where they can fire you for tying your tie incorrectly. After that though you have tenure to the point where they can't get rid of you are convicted of murder or something.
my fed job did not have one, i asked and my supervisor just laughed and shook his head no.

also, i only wore a tie on the first day.
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