The job of housekeeper Suzie Cheikho, who was fired after the boss traced her keystrokes, reveals an impressive list of demands for any new employer on the Kyle and Jackie O show.
- Suzie Cheikho’s bosses tracked how much she was writing
- The former IAG worker sees her claim for unfair dismissal dismissed
- He now demands that future employers give him a salary of ‘$100k’
A work-from-home employee who was fired for loitering after her boss traced her computer keys has revealed a list of demands for potential employers.
Suzie Cheikho told Daily Mail Australia on Wednesday that she feared becoming unemployed after being sacked from her role at Insurance Australia Group (IAG), where she had worked for 18 years, for “not writing enough”.
His dismissal sparked a debate over workers’ rights and the use of tracking software this week after the Fair Work Commission rejected his unfair dismissal claim in July.
But now, appearing on KIIS FM’s Kyle and Jackie O show, he has delivered an impressive series of job demands including a six-figure salary and a company car, with the ‘ideal’ work-from-home.
Radio hosts tried to find Ms. Cheikho a new job by asking her to list facts about herself and her job requirements to potential employers listening on the phone.
Suzie Cheikho has revealed an outrageous list of demands for prospective employers after she was fired for loitering while working from home when her boss was tracking her keystrokes.
“I’m expecting a salary of over $100k,” the Sydneysider announced, prompting the head of a dental clinic to offer roughly half to hang.
“I need to take care of my cats, so working from home is ideal,” she described as her next lawsuit, with two more bosses saying goodbye.
‘A company laptop and phone are a must; a company car would also be ideal,” he added.
Ms Cheikho also told potential employers that she once took three months’ leave in one year, but that was ‘justified’ because she was dealing with the loss of her father and the breakdown of her marriage.
“If there’s a bit of visual appeal to the job, that would be an advantage,” he told employers as a last fact.
Despite her list of demands, Ms. Cheikho landed a job interview with a courier company, which will take place on The Kyle & Jackie O Show next week.
Prior to her dismissal, Ms Cheikho was part of IAG’s outgoing communications team and, although the company had a hybrid work approach, she worked from home “almost permanently”, the Fair Work Commission has found.
In its published reasons for firing her, IAG stated that Ms Cheikho did not “work as required” from October to December 2022.
Suzie Cheikho’s LinkedIn profile photo (pictured) has the tag ‘Opentowork’
The Fair Work Commission dismissed Ms. Cheikho’s (pictured) wrongful dismissal application after it was discovered that her former employer fired her for a “valid reason of misconduct”
The insurance group claimed that there were “significant periods of minimal or no keyboard activity” while Ms. Cheikho was working from home, so she did not actually work the contracted 7.8 hours for 44 of the 49 days. skillful.
The company knew this because it revealed that it had been tracking the employee’s laptop, recording her computer swipes.
IAG went on to claim that Ms Cheikho’s failure to work “during her designated work hours” and “failure to meet deadlines and fail to communicate effectively” put additional pressure on her co-workers.
An employment tribunal has since ruled in favor of IAG, concluding that the company had a “valid reason” for sacking Ms Cheikho.
Ms Cheikho told Daily Mail Australia on Wednesday that she was embarrassed after her story went viral. She now makes ends meet on government donations and she received her first Centrelink payment this month.
“No one is going to hire me,” he said.
“In 18 years of working there, I only received one warning.”