Probation

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Probation

1. An initial period of employment during which an employee is evaluated. Typically, it is easier to dismiss a new employee during probation. At the conclusion of the probation, the employer decides whether or not to keep the employee on staff. A new employee may not be eligible for some benefits during probation.

2. A period during which an employee has been warned that his/her performance may result in termination if it does not improve.
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Obviously, some geriatric inmates will not be able to function in society if they are released; they will be incapable of taking on a full-time job, will have no place to live and will have little income, which is often a problem in parole and probational situations (Anderson and McGehee, 1991).
Preparations for the probational introduction of this novel form of public-sector religious education are under way.
He reveals: "I have no tour ambitions and after serving a 20-month probational period attached to the Balmoral club I reckon life as a club pro wasn't for me.