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22 Dec 2004

Some Advice Please - Work matters
Hi there,
Hope someone can help me think straight, mind working overtime.

I have received another job offer, better salary, closer to home and what I enjoy doing, however the company currently working for really stood behind me in this crazy time, the 2 weeks in Denmar, the 5 weeks in the rehab centre, my attempted suicide, etc. but there are also problems, I don't think they want to stand by me anymore, restrictions are being placed on me. I am not happy and have to drive a long distance to work.

I have also lost my entire bonus, part of December and January's pay. The offer for the other job is to start in January, but I have to give a months notice and then will loose my entire January salary as apparently will have to pay sick leave taken back.

What would you do? Confused. Any advice would be great.
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Normally I'd think about the value of staying, but I don't like what you say about losing the pay for January and December, etc. That sounds like, though they were very understanding before, they might not be as keen to "stand by you" from now on ? Q makes sense about contacting the CCMA and checking out your rights. Depending on the technicalities of what would be required at the present job, etc., would the new employers be understandign if you started a little later ? And they surely can't expect you to pay back for sick leave all in one lump some, rather than gradually ? And I'm pretty sure that a specific amount of sick leave is required by law, and not optional or repayable. Good luck with your decision-making !
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