I got fired….Kind of a rant.

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 2
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m sorry this happened to you, but I’m sure you’ll find something better.

Every business is different, you really can’t compare one business to another because they are all ran differantly. There is a business nearby my home that has a very fast turnout of people.. they hire people for their probation period [3 months], after which they will do a criminal check and if you have ANYTHING on your record, including a parking ticket, you’ll get fired.

My place of business doesn’t fire people all willy nilly, but when we do, we don’t explain to them exactly why they are being let go. We either use, “It’s not working out”, or “We no longer need your services”. The most recent person who got fired got fired for numerous reasons, he’d only been there about a month, called off every sunday, we found him searching through people’s lunch bags, he complained about EVERYTHING, and he hardly accomplished anything at all.

Post # 3
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4441 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

AllyCRN:  I’m so sorry, getting fired sucks!  And then your mom’s comments – oy!

Post # 4
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6048 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Being in the probationary period gives the employer the ok to not hire you if it’s “just not working out”.  I don’t know what field you’re working in but the job market is a bit tough and employers aren’t just filling an empty seat, they want someone that will be around for awhile, and that is worth the effort of training them.  The temp agency might be a great fit for you, you could get your foot in the door of a place you never thought you would want to work. As far as the Masters only a select few jobs are worth the money and effort … unless your mom wants to pay for it 😀 

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

AllyCRN:  It’s common practice not to discuss performance issues with an employee before firing them during the probationary period.  That’s why it’s called probation.  There could be any number of reasons they decided to terminate you during probation, from your personality not clicking with your supervisor or co-workers to your work production not being as quick as they like to a simple business decision to save money by letting someone go (it’s easier to terminate a probationary employee.)

Take some time to figure out what may have caused you to get let go and work on fixing it when you take your next job.  Getting fired is never fun and it definitely hits your ego hard.  Take a few more days to wrap your head around it and then start applying for other jobs.  The good thing about being let go during the probationary period is that it doesn’t look at bad to other employers as being fired for cause (i.e. being fired for doing something wrong or poor production quality.)

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

I partially agree with your mom in that during the “probationary period” of a job, you need to be better than ok, you need to be exemplary. There are so many people needing/looking for work, employers have their pick of the litter. If you arent acting like you love being there and are giving 150% every day, they’re going to find someone who will. 

It would be nice if jobs told us what we did to prompt being fired, but most wont, because frankly they dont want to get sued. Its better for them to say generic things like “You arent the right fit” than saying “You suck at your job and we hate you”

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’m sorry, getting fired blows! Trust me, I’ve been there. Your mom’s comments were less than helpful though.

Post # 11
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1583 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

So sorry that happened.  It’s happened to a lot of people including myself and my fi.  I worked somewhere for 3 and a half years and got the heave ho for no real reason. The executive director (she was hired after me as the one that hired me retired) told me they were taking the position in a new direction.  I suspect it was money as she was horrible with it. She got fired herself a year later for putting the organization in the hole. My fi was let go from an industry he was in for 21 years with no reason given (we suspect monetary). We both were done immediately and they paid us through our notice period.  This is normal now.

its hard but you have to brush it off and keep going.  We both bounced back but it was a big blow. they probably thought you weren’t a good fit for them.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2014

AllyCRN:  Aw, girl! The same thing pretty much happened to me a little more than a month ago. Started a new job at a place I really wanted to work at back in Dec., long story short, I was let go in the middle of March without warning! It was really weird because  they chalked it up to performance (long story short, coworkers said I allegedly wasn’t doing my work when in actuality, I was) BUT wanted me to freelance for them. I turned that offer down, though! I just didn’t feel like I fit in there and I guess it was apparent to everyone else. It worked out well, though, because I had accepted a new job back in February and was able to start a couple weeks after I was let go. But for a little while I was worried because we are also getting married next year and were in the midst of moving to a new place! I’m happy with my new job and really mesh well with everyone, and the work is challenging.

It WILL work out for you and I’m confident you’ll find something! Keep your head up! 

Post # 15
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4805 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

AllyCRN:  That happened to my FI 3 weeks ago or so. It’s heartbreaking. He worked there for 7 years. He’s had countless people call him and tell them they’re sorry and they miss him. Including customers off site whom he helped. A fake reason was given and he’s older so we are both worried he won’t find anything. We could even lose the house I suppose. We are having a TINY wedding, but we are going through with it! It’s in less than 2 weeks! I wasn’t going to let “them” take that away from us. The kicker? I still work there and it kills me.

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