Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about signing a warning:
I have been told I am being given a written warning for spending too much time on personal phone calls. I have mitigating circumstances for doing such, due to my house flooding and not having a home. I have spent some time making phone calls to ensure that I have a place to live. I am in management and my president did not offer any verbal warning for this infraction. My company is downsizing due to the economy and they have already informed me that I have to let my only employee go. I now feel like they are trying to start a paperwork trail on me to discharge me instead of my only employee since his salary is much less than mine. I have never received any disciplinary actions up to this point. Should I sign the disciplinary notice? I feel if I do that I am admitting to willfully disobeying company policy and sealing my fate.