No Work! What Now?

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about Being told not to come to work:

My boss has called me every day for the past 3 weeks and told me not to come in to work. What can I do about this?

Signed, Worried

Dear Worried:

I’m very, very sorry about the situation with your work. I don’t know the nature of your job or if you have a contract or not. Often employers hire people on an as needed basis. Sadly, if it is an unexpected situation, the employee has no way of being able to plan or budget…or pay bills.Is this caused because the employer is not getting business and doesn’t need you? (Carpet installation, construction, etc.) Or is it because there is something else going on? (Problems with your work situation in general.) Or, is it simply the nature of the work? (Seasonal or only when certain situations are present?)

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