I accidently broke the glass door at work, could i get fired?

Tonight, at work I ran into a gatorade refer with the forklift and accidently broke the glass. I reported to managment and said that he will talk to his manager about it. He respected my honesty because no body was around when it happend and I reported it immeaditly. What will you think will happen?

  1. SymphonyOfSound
    on November 30th, -0001

    I think you’ll be ok. Accidents happen. If you weren’t goofing around or driving recklessly then they’ll let it go, especially if you have a record of working hard and not messing up. There’s a remote chance they’ll tell you that you have to pay for it, but most companies wouldn’t. Pretty good chance that a second forklift accident would cost you the job.

    I worked for a beverage distributor as a driver and sometimes drove forklift. Guys did all sorts of dumb stuff, turn a corner too hard and the pallet of soda doesn’t turn the corner with you, drive too fast and lose control and put the tines of the lift through the fuel tank of a truck, drive a truck too fast then open a door without checking and half a pallet of soda falls out on your head, drop a full keg of beer at just the rigth angle and the bung pops out and sends beer everywhere. One guy got made like 5 mistakes that bad and only got fired when they caught him stealing. I made a couple, they never fired me.

    Good luck, drive slower.

  2. Zoe
    on November 30th, -0001

    If you’ve been there more than 90 days, you probably won’t get more than a write-up in your file… less than 90 days, you could be in trouble !!! It’s really all in how you explain it to your boss… the plus side is that you are honest and it takes time to train a replacement… especially since you won’t be making that mistake again !!!

  3. Rob
    on November 30th, -0001

    This happened at work and the guy said that he’d been trying to get them to fix the brakes for a long time with no luck. He did not get fired.

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I accidently broke the glass door at work, could i get fired?

Tonight, at work I ran into a gatorade refer with the forklift and accidently broke the glass. I reported to managment and said that he will talk to his manager about it. He respected my honesty because no body was around when it happend and I reported it immeaditly. What will you think will happen?

  1. Dolphinswimmer
    on November 30th, -0001

    no you won’t get fired

  2. Erin
    on November 30th, -0001

    as long as you didnt break this out of goofing around then i think everything should be okay. you may have to pay for it, though. that sounds reasonable, but i dont think you have anything to worry about.

  3. StarGirl
    on November 30th, -0001

    You are fine. Don’t worry too much. Just try to do a good job next time when you show up at work.

  4. Cashsplash
    on November 30th, -0001

    If it was an accident then there shouldn’t be any trouble with the boss. But keep in mindthat even thought u might not get in trouble over this accident some companies keep records of things that happen wheather it was a accident or not.

    Because thats just the way some bosses or companies and sometime ( depending if u have a boss who’s maybe an a*s*s*h*o*l*e) he will keep a record of it so he can use against u later and if something happens again he will bring it up saying he’s still upset over u breaking the glass door. Thats why if u want u can ask them to take it out of u pay little at a time or all one lump sum, that way u can always know and the company will know that u did pay for the mistake.

    I hope it turns out ok for u

    Good Luck

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