Thread regarding Universal Technical Institute Inc. layoffs

You will take Mandatory Vacation!!! WTF!!!

Here we go again!!! You must take Vacation! It’s good for you! I’ll tell you what’s good for me! How about being able to take a vacation when I want! I’ve had more vacation requests denied because of lack of coverage, special events and more BS then I can count. I always wind up having to cover for someone else!!! How about a payout for vacation days we can’t take or too much time accumulated. If we weren’t so overworked we would take vacations! Are you even going to leave me any extra time when I have to take the Christmas week off? God I hope I’m not even here by then! It’s getting worse by the day!!! Iceberg, dead ahead!

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Post ID: @Yajsbec

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Take your time off while you still can.

Everyone is hiring. Use that time to get a job that won’t dissolve.

Unless you are one of those corporate fat cats. In that case, ride the money train to retirement.

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Post ID: @Yajsbec-Lckj

the reason for the new vacation push as told to us by someone very high up in H/O was that they needed to get the vacation time off the ledger to prevent our falling into HCM and losing federal funding. while it's true that the side benefit is to make it less messy come layoff time that's not the core reason for this new twist in the downward spiral of UTI.

This same director also admitted that the next step would be unpaid furloughs so I guess count your blessings that you get to take time off this time and get paid for it. cause next stop is no paycheck at all.

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Post ID: @Yajsbec-Gjde

I don't think it is legal for them to refuse to pay you vacation - Unless the company converts to an unlimited vacation model. For this to work, the employees need to be allowed to take x amount of days each quarter. I know a company that did this, but it took time to implement. So I'm not sure.

But I am booking it before I have to find out the hard way.

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Post ID: @Yajsbec-Eyqe

First off, the CP chewing people for writing posts on the site is and id--t! UTI advertises on the internet so anyone is allowed to post. If UTI doesn't want negative posts then they need to stop being aholes to employees. Also, our director told us in an instructors meeting that if we didn't take vacation the HO is going to just take it away! knock everyone down to 40 hours of vacation. "use it or lose it" does anyone know if that's legal? This it vacation time I earned.

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Post ID: @Yajsbec-Chnq

They are reading post on this site. Our campus president chewed our a-- at the instructors meeting about post on this site!

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Post ID: @Yajsbec-6hzz

UTI doesn't care about you, even though that is how management will spin it. Getting rid of owed vacation on the books helps the bottom line. It has nothing to do with work/life balance as Kim likes to spew. Instructors know there is no such thing.

Additionally, as previously mentioned, if the company is gearing up for a RIF, having your vacation off the books reduces their payout amount.

Good luck to all of you folks, I am so happy to be out of that s**t hole.

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Post ID: @Yajsbec-1vqs

Oh it's coming alright. All the signs are there. This happened before the great layoff of 2016. Heads are going to roll. Hit in late October or November that year. Huge numbers were let go, back then with severence packages. Now you'll get a boot in the [email protected]#. Good luck to those roaming the empty hallways. Get out while you can.

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Post ID: @Yajsbec-1uzn

UTI is toast. save yourselves.

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Post ID: @Yajsbec-xyl

If you work in a position where you will probably have to cover for someone else at some point during the year, like an instructor, you never actually get those vacation hours do you? Whatever vacation time you take, you end up working those hours anyway with the double shifts. Vacation is supposed to be time away from the job. Vacation has always been a myth at Urinary Tract Infection

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Post ID: @Yajsbec-npi

Well, forcing a mandatory vacation time spending is curious. Sounds like they need everyone to burn through vacation time so that overhead is gone. To me, that sounds like less money to spend during a rif.

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Post ID: @Yajsbec-crb

They tried this about five years ago but backed off when they realized how much overtime it would cost. The stupidity of this management team never ceases to amaze me. I’m sure someone will get a bonus for the idea.

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Post ID: @Yajsbec-fys

...must be gearing up for a rif, right before the holidays... again.

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Post ID: @Yajsbec-rdt

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