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Probationary Periods

Discussion in 'Jobs' started by SolChild, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. SolChild

    SolChild TRIBE Promoter

    what is standard? 3 months?
    is 6 months considered longer than usual?
  2. glych t.anomaly

    glych t.anomaly TRIBE Member

    3 months was a common practice, but in some companies, they make you wait the 6 months to be more sure, and to save money on not having to start your benefits, and pay increase( if applicable) etc.

    i have experienced both.

    not unusual.

  3. ndrwrld

    ndrwrld TRIBE Member

    tom jones agrees.
  4. Liability

    Liability TRIBE Member

    6 months is fairly common, depending on industry and postion.

    However, it is important to note that the Employment Standards Act lays out provisions for only 3 months before adequate notice must be given. What this means to an employee; is that if 6 months is specified in a contract they may be dismissed within the 6 months without probable cause. However, if dismissed after 3 months the employee is still eligible to two weeks notice or pay.
  5. mushroom

    mushroom TRIBE Member

    i'm starting a new job in a week and its a 6 month probation but my benefits/pension start after 3.

    but it is fairly common to see either 3 or 6.

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