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... support/acknowledge our Black community and pain/distress/grief they are experiencing ... Sorry, it's not the company's responsibility to do anything like that. They are here to provide a service. The Black employees are being paid, so I don't see a problem. No company will want to get into politics, that's not their job. Nothing to gain but everything ...


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OP here. Basically I spoke with a lawyer while I waited for my boss to access my file in the HR office (fun side note: we didn't really have local HR for the latter half of 2019 and the new rep had been traveling back and forth until the pandemic caused lock downs.) to see if I actually received the verbal/written warnings. The lawyer said that there wasn't ...


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By writing them, is it just going to be ignored? Quite probably, yes. Or am I exposing myself to the risk of being terminated? Any time you stick your head above the parapet, you run the risk of being terminated unless there are legal protections in place for your actions. Are you at serious risk of being terminated? We can't answer that for you - have ...


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You're asking the wrong question. What do you want to be? Having been in a somewhat similar situation, what I came back to is this: programming is what I've done for fun for the last 27 years. I like it and it comes naturally to me (with practice of course!). I am a programmer. Does that apply to you, or do you find you have to force yourself to like ...


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Listen to your wife! This part of your question is actually, really very important: My wife advised that I don't, because I am the sole income for our family, and if they have not made a statement within a week, they have a good reason not to (in their minds). She's fearful that they would terminate me. Your wife knows more about this situation than ...


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From what I understand, when using FMLA time away you would need to follow the agreement arranged between you and your employer, which in this case seems to be that you would leave at 2:00PM to care for your mother. (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/fact-sheets/28-fmla) However, FMLA seems to protect you for up to 26 weeks of job protection as a caregiver (...


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