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Old 12-31-2009, 12:11 PM
 
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Has anyone ever been out on 6 months probations for an incidential human error. I think they are trying to get rid of my niece
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Old 12-31-2009, 12:21 PM
 
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Six months seems like a long probabionary period, usually it's three months.
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Old 12-31-2009, 12:51 PM
 
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"out"?

You mean she is not working for six months? Generally probation is a period when an employee continues to work and often has closely supervised benchmarks, goals, and milestones, which they must meet in order to successfully emerge from the probationary period.

Six months is a little long, but I think it depends on the type of work you do. An engineer working on a large building or highway project may not encounter the circumstances which led to the probation for many months, so a long probation period is necessary in order to accurately assess whether the erroneous situation has been corrected.

You and your niece will soon learn, employers don't have to be fair in hiring, probation, or firing practices. They can put an individual on probation for any reason they chose, and fire them for any reason they chose. They don't have to honor promises of completing a probationary period before making a decision. It is called at-will employment. It is the way employment works in this country and a person just has to get used to it and learn to play the employer's game, if they want to remain employed.
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Old 12-31-2009, 01:05 PM
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Location: Phoenix,AZ
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Every day is "test day" where I work.

If you fail, then you'll probably be fired.
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