If you were unintentionally trapped in a lift, could you be marked absent and have your pay withheld? It seems unfair, but an employee recently posted this on Reddit. On his way to his office, which was located on the seventh floor of a building, the said individual is said to have entered a lift but was regrettably stuck due to a technical issue. He spent several hours in the lift, which is why he got to work late. He had already been given the day off by that point. Not only that. He was told that as a punishment, he would have to forfeit some of his pay.
The employee claims in the Reddit post that although the lift had been broken for some time, he was still able to reach his office on the seventh floor. The lift door was prone to unanticipatedly becoming stuck. Despite informing the appropriate department of the problem, he claims that the servicing and maintenance of the equipment had been neglected.
He had been trapped in the lift for at least three hours, and during that time, the electricity supply inside the lift was also disrupted. He was saved, but when he got to his office, no one felt sorry for him. Due to his tardiness, he was marked absent, which also resulted in a salary reduction.
His manager disapproved when he requested a day off instead, stating that they were understaffed. Despite having been marked absent for the day, his manager still expected him to report to work.
The post has received 500 upvotes from Reddit users, and many of them want the employer to make up for the inconvenience. Many suggest that the employee resign and find another job.