(Closed) Pretty sure I was set up for failure… (Looooong Vent)

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
1407 posts
Bumble bee

I live in a state where they can fire you just because they feel like it as long as they do not discriminate.  I was hired by a company and told of all these wonderful things I would do.  But first, they wanted me to work on a project.  

They would never give me the paperwork to do my required drug test.  They kept putting it off.  One day a consultant came in and saw me working on this project.  The consultant said that this company could never keep a temp to complete said project.  Naive me still didn’t get what was happening.  The Friday after I finished the project, I was let go.  When I asked why they said they really didn’t have a reason.  

They didn’t want to pay for a drug test because they knew I wasn’t staying.  They got their project done.  Big learning experience.

Post # 5
776 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@NinjaWings:  I think it’s great that they’re making you resign – a) they sound awful to work for and it sounds like you could do way better somewhere else and b) you can tell your next employer you resigned, and not that you were fired.

The situation totally sucks, but you were working well below your potential for some real nutbars. Too long in a toxic situation like that can make you completely cuckoo bananas (I’ve been there myself). 

I’m sorry you’re in this position but try to look at this as an opportunity – now you’re open to finding something that will be engaging, interesting and challenging. Best of luck!!!

Post # 7
6 posts
  • Wedding: June 2014

I know you don’t want to hear this – but I’ve been out of college for 5 years, and the struggle with jobs and the bills and the loans and working for people with less education who are better at playing the game, doesn’t necessarily get better. I worked well below my potential for two and half years before I decided to take out another loan to get a certificate. I was lucky enough to be promoted from receptionist into another position, but once I moved out of state, I had trouble finding something that matched my qualifications. Now I have a professional certificate, a BA, and two solid years of work history behind me, but I am still expendable. That being said, it will get better, eventually. I have to believe this, because I’m almost 30 and sometimes feel like I have accomplished nothing. However, just keep doing what you’re doing. Work hard, be careful in whom you confide your work issues at work, keep paying your loans the best you can, and you WILL succeed. Good luck!!

Post # 8
91 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@NinjaWings:  I’ve been there 🙁 I was unemployed for 3 months.  I actually got my current (full time, permenent) job through a temp agency – they do a lot of temp-to-hire at temp agencies now.  If a company isn’t big enough to have a recruiting department or much of an HR department, it makes fiscal sense to hire through a temp agency (prescreened candidates for you to interview).  It sounds like your skill set would fit in well with such a place, too.

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