- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2011
I recently moved states, got engaged, and totally changed my career path.
I landed, what I thought, was a great job. A small company where I would wear many hats and gain skills to move forward.
Well, the owner was a lunatic–even from my frist day I knew it might not be the best enviornment….HOWEVER, it was a job I was willing to put up with to get much needed experience on my resume.
In my first initial interview I mentioned I was getting married/honeymoon was already planned–it would have been 6 months from when I started working–they said NO PROBLEM AND CONGRATS. I also threw in how I am more than willing to make sure all lose ends are tied up before I left for it….come in early, stay late, etc. So, I got hired.
I went to submit for the time off and actually have it signed–and never heard back. Odd, b/c it’s literally 7 people in the company and you put it in their inbox and maybe a day later they initial it approved. (I’ve seen numerous people do it)
Well, I get called into the office by the office manager (big wig boss left for the day) and she bursts out into tears saying I’m so sorry but we have to let you go. Yeah, in the 4 months I worked there I made about $2-$3 in personal calls on the company phone.
Other people have done this numerous times I know for a fact. I also made the point that I didn’t get a lunch b/c I was assigned to be the personal assistant to the owner and she strolls in from 12:30pm-2:30pm daily then leaves. This assistant job was added last minute, days before I started as an “Oh, do you mind also doing this task?”So yeah, when I can’t leave my desk I picked up the phone…all calls were to my mother or sister and lasted less than a minute–some .3 of a minute.
Well, apparently even though others have done it, the owner FLIPPED and I was let go on the spot. No health insurance, severence, nada.
What makes it fishy is I feel like I was let go b/c she didn’t want to give me time off for the wedding/honeymoon and made a case based on personal calls.
I’m currently looking for another job but getting married in less than 3 months and worried this will happen again.