Question about calling off?

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Hey,

I had to call off the other day because of a bad migrain - I am still technically sesonal, even though they have said they are keeping me on.

Is it something I should be super worried about? Since October I have been working an average of 40 hours a week, picking up shifts, training in many departments, coming in when called, etc... I am hoping this one thing isn't a bad mark against me.
 
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If you were at the hospital just give Target some documentation.
I am always weary about giving ER records, because it is very hard to redact PMI that you wouldn't want your employer to have. I know with my other job they don't need it, but then again, they aren't retail.
 

Yetive

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1 call in really shouldn't matter. If I get a call and it's just for 1 day, I'm going to be thrilled. It's all the Covid calls we dread.
 
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I am always weary about giving ER records, because it is very hard to redact PMI that you wouldn't want your employer to have. I know with my other job they don't need it, but then again, they aren't retail.
I would just mark out the stuff that isn't Target's business like the diagnosis.
 
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I asked the HR ETL when asking about using the sick time I have, they said of all people, they aren't worried about me at all and said documentation isn't required and he is happy I didn't come in under the effects of a narcotic.
 
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I've been there, migraines can be debilitating. And don't let anyone make you think "oh it's just a headache". Incredibly painful, they make you dizzy, nauseous, etc. Worse than a common cold, even the flu I'd say
 
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I've been there, migraines can be debilitating. And don't let anyone make you think "oh it's just a headache". Incredibly painful, they make you dizzy, nauseous, etc. Worse than a common cold, even the flu I'd say
When they get bad and none of meds work, all that gives relief is a pain med, which is why I end up in the hospital. They don't just send you home with heavy narcs. I do have some low end ones for when it gets somewhat bad.
 

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If they already told you they're keeping you, they're not going to want to ditch you over one absence. Especially these days.
 
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I'd be careful. I got fired because I called out twice before my 90 days. I got terminated after that. I had suspected COVID and needed the day to get rapid tests. They never removed me from the schedules for the days even though I called out and even after I provided proof of the tests.
 
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