• Follow. Up to my new opportunity question

    Asked by Gerbil61 on Thursday, February 14, 2013

    Follow. Up to my new opportunity question

    I've been it on 60 day probation. Is that fair to put someone on probation while undergoing cancer treatment radiation. Radiation has not been friendly, pain, itching, extreme fatigued.

    5 Answers from the Community

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    • nancyjac's Avatar

      It wouldn't be fair if you were put on probation BECAUSE you were undergoing cancer treatment, but if the probation is for other reasons then it is just a matter of bad or coincidental timing.

      over 4 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      I don;t think it's because of your cancers. Most jobs have a 60 day probation period for new hires. DD got her first post collage job in May, she started the day after memorial day, and was on probation until August 1.

      over 4 years ago
    • karen1956's Avatar

      i think you have a complaint with the ADA if the probation is strictly a result of going through cancer treatment...if you were having problems at work before then that clouds the issue....

      over 4 years ago
    • RachaelC@StF's Avatar
      RachaelC@StF Community Outreach Coordinator 317-528-7794

      Hi Gerbil61,
      Are you sure your probation has to do with your diagnosis? Most companies place new hires on a 60 day probation period to make sure that new hire is the correct fit for the job. When I started the job I am currently in, I was on a 60 day probation as well. Like with any new job, you want to prove to your boss that they hired the correct person- so you do your best. I'm sure if you are giving it all you can, that probation will be lifted in no time.

      over 4 years ago
    • debco148's Avatar

      I think this is the normal course of starting a new position. It also may involve an elimination period for benefits, etc. You may have to be honest with your supervisor and let them know what you are almost done (by the way) going through. It should be getting better soon. Just don't complain to them, tell them how you want this to work and how excited you are about your new position. People like to work with you, but if your attitude has to be in the right place. This can all work out!

      over 4 years ago

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