I'm so over the egos in this creative industry. it's like these bosses are trying to reach these lofty creative ideals and produce the creative equivalent of unicorns spewing rainbows or something
it's hard as I feel powerless stuck at home on mat leave! my ppl just ran out too so I'm literally on zero income!
In my work I've been able to extend probation periods before, both workplaces with it explicitly in the contract and also without.
I've only done so when I wanted someone to step up enough for me/ the org to keep them on. It can be hard in higher level (or team leader) roles to demonstrate all necessary competencies within 6 months. It takes at least3 months to settle in & adapt to the workplace culture! That's my humble opinion.
However, if I've been unhappy with a new employee and can't see their potential within the role I've dismissed within that initial probation period - but usually they've known it was on the cards through regular supervision & feedback.
If it came as news, I encourage him looking elsewhere!
Once he leaves this awful place, make sure he contacts ATO and gets his super paid. The ATO will do an employer obligation audit on the company and force them to pay the super. Sucked in!
ETA - they will actually be forced to pay all the unpaid super to all their current and ex employees.
Honestly, dodgy employers grind my gears! Gah!!!
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