Questions 20 - 24:
Đoạn văn 1:
Hours of Work
All employees are expected to be present and on time for every working day. When circumstances prevent you from reporting to work, or when you know in advance that you will be late, you are expected to notify your manager prior to your normal start time.
If you are absent from work for three consecutive working days for reasons of illness, a doctor's statement regarding the nature of your illness and verifying consultation time and date may be required. Failure to provide doctor's verification of illness upon request may result in the time off being classified as an unexcused absence and your pay may be adjusted.
If you are absent from work without notification, it may be assumed that you are not returning, and we reserve the right to immediately terminate your employment and include a noted in your record stating "voluntarily quit without notice."
Đoạn văn 2:
March 11th, 2005
Dear Mr. Witherspoon,
I'm writing to you in the hopes that you will understand my situation. I trust that by now you will have heard about my situation from my manager. I hope that I can at least be given the chance to explain my side of the story. As for my manager, she is only doing her job, but I do think she has been totally unreasonable in following company policy to the letter and not giving the least bit of consideration to normal human error.
I was very ill from February 20th to 24th, and I took those days off work to recover. I did not go to the doctor as it was just a case of food poisoning, and all I really needed was bed rest. I did, however, call each day to tell my manager. When I returned to work, she asked me for a doctor's note, and I told her I couldn't produce one. That was the last I heard about it until payday when I noticed that my pay was short. I asked my manager about it, and she told me that I wasn't being paid for the days I was home sick from work. That's when she told me about the policy. And when I complained, she insisted I bring it up with you.
Needless to say, I'm very upset that this money was withheld from my pay. It was my understanding that I was allowed to take paid sick days from work, and I'm sorry to say that I had no idea about this policy about having to hand in a doctor's note. I really need that money as I have a very tight budget this month. It was a mistake, and, had I known, I certainly would have gone to the doctor about my condition. I hope you can understand my situation.
According to the contract, what must be submitted if an employee is absent from work for three or more days?
What could have happened if Ms. Wilson had not called her manager?
Why did Ms. Wilson write to Mr. Witherspoon?
What was the reason that Ms. Wilson did not get a doctor's note?
Who is Mr. Witherspoon most likely?