Post # 1
Well, the title says it. For the past 3 months I’ve been working for a house cleaning company that just opened a franchise in my city in October. I’ve been working hard, doing my best, following the system we’re supposed to use, showing up on time etc. etc. the whole time. i even completed a course to get a promotion and raise LAST WEEK.
And today, with no notice at all, my boss called me into his office and said he’s letting me go because he thinks my quality of work isn’t good enough. DH is in university, so I’ve been supporting us. Its a very good thing we live with family, because I honestly have no clue what to do now. The pay for my job was definitely at the upper end of what I can get with no training or experience for anything. I’m just so scared right now.
Post # 3
Oh and f couse, all this came right after I hurt my back fairly badly on the job on Friday. And right after DH and I spent a bunch of money on a weekend away.
Post # 4
@Tigerlilybride: Were you still in your promotional period? If not, and you haven’t had any “warnings” you could possibly file for unemployment while you look for something else. I currently work at a Credit Union and we’re always hiring tellers at a decent pay with no exp, or edu. Maybe look into something like that in your area… Good Luck
Post # 5
I’m so sorry! If you hurt your back at work did you file a workman’s comp claim on it? You should contact the hour and wage commission in your state, firing you that quickly after getting hurt seems fishy. If you were fired without a warning you may have a case for hour and wage especially so soon after being injured. Of course that depends on the state you’re in.
Post # 6
@Tigerlilybride: Is itmpossible that they just do not want to deal with a workers comp claim?
Goodness that is awful. Did they ever warn you about your quality of work? What about the employee handbook, did it ever discuss how they would fire you if? What about reprimands? I would be sifting through my contract with them. I would also give them a call back and specifically ask how your quality of work lacked compared to others. A “what can I do in the future?” type of thing
I hope you find something else quick!
Post # 7
@Tigerlilybride: Did he fire you right before your probationary period ended? Cuz usually probation is about 3 months.
Post # 8
@Tigerlilybride: Do you have disability disc. legislation in your state? I would encourage you to file a complaint if so because I used to see this sort of stuff all the time working in discrimination law – employers often try to get rid of people with injuries (particularly back injuries).
Post # 9
@tksjewelry: I’m in Canada, so not a state at all. And I did inform him about hurting my back, but it was okay for me to spend the rest of day working and I never had an opportunity after that.
@lolita39: Our boss comes to check on a lot of our houses, and he always has problems with everyone’s work. He never said anything about mine being worse than anyone else’s. However, I do think that I got blamed for some things that were my coworkers fault. Some of what he said when he fired me didn’t even make sense… he said that my vacuuming has been a problem, but it really hasn’t ever been. I will definitely be looking through my contract, but I have a pretty good memory and I don’t think it had much about how they fire employees.
Post # 10
@Tigerlilybride: definitely contact your worker’s compensation board re: the accident and how suspicious this timing is for you being fired. They will be able to advise you on further steps.
Post # 11
sorry to hear. this happened to me last monday due to financial problems within the company. i had only been there for 1.5 months, so i know how that feels.
i agree that you may want to contact the workers comp board and if not, also look into unemployment although i’m not sure how much luck you’ll have with it since he claimed it was based on your work.
eta: though since he never spoke to you about problems with your work, that may change things
Post # 12
That sounds SUPER suspicious for them to just let you go out of nowhere. Sounds to me like they’re trying to avoid paying you workmans’ comp!
Post # 13
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@tksjewelry: Exactly my thoughts.
Post # 13
Tigerlilybride: I agree with PP that it sounds a little fishy that they fired you immediately after you got hurt. I would try and contact someone and find out if there is something you can do. It sounds like maybe they wanted to get you out of there before they had to deal with a workers comp claim…
Good luck! I hope you can find another job quickly!