Well I got fired today…rant

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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1465 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@GooteyBootey:  I am so sorry you’re going through this. I hope you can find a good job with a better boss soon! Also, if you were just laid off, why wouldn’t you expect to get a recommendation? There should be no problem in getting one from them..

Post # 5
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1888 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@GooteyBootey:  You probably won’t get a good recommendation from your now former manager, but you can still ask former co-workers for one.  When I lost my job that’s what I did and I ended up getting a really amazing one from one of my co-workers.

Have a good cry about it and then pick things up and get started again.  Wish you the best!

Post # 6
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470 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@GooteyBootey:  internet hugs for you! And sorry to hear about your health problems, I hope the rest of the year is awesome to make up for the crappy start! 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I’m sorry you’re going through this.  Hopefully, you’ll find something new with a better boss soon.

Post # 8
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1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@GooteyBootey:  From what I understand – managers are VERY limited in what they are allowed to tell potential futuer employers about you (in a negative way.)

They have to be very, very careful.  in fact, this is so well-known that most new hiring managers won’t even bother with calling or taking old managers very seriously.  There’s lots of restrictions and legalities around what an old manager is allowed to say.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@skippydarling:  +1. In my experience many companies are so concerned about litigation if they give a negative reference, that at most they will confirm your dates of employment and salary. I have had former managers give me great references, but if they didn’t have anything nice to say, I think they would have played it safe and not said anything beyond the indiaputable facts…ie confirming that I had worked at the company. 

Post # 10
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4893 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@GooteyBootey:  I know it sucks. I got fired in February from a job I was at for a year and a half. I’ve never been fired before that. I’ve always had awesome reviews, etc. even at this job….three, count them THREE weeks before the firing, I had my annual review. It was excellent, and they gave me a raise AND a bonus! so yeah, what happened in three weeks? I now realize I was used as a scapegoat for something.

point being…keep your chin up. It happens to most everyone at some point. You’ll end up somewhere better and this will be just a blip in your life! I promise! Hugs!

Most likely when called for a reference they will just give facts such as hire dates, salary, etc. but don’t lie on future applications, that can bite you in the butt.

Post # 11
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1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m so sorry this happened 🙁 You think employers would be more understanding of the current health issues you have. Everything happens for a reason and things will get better for you. xo

 

Post # 12
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48 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2006

@skippydarling:  +1.  I’m so sorry that you lost your job.  I’ve been there, and it’s not fun.  Best wishes for finding an even better new job!

Post # 13
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130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@GooteyBootey:  Awww, sorry to hear this. Were there any co-workers you got along with? Maybe you could use them as professional references – I’ve totally done that when I hated my boss at previous job or if the supervisor no longer worked there.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@GooteyBootey:  

*hug* I know how it feels to be fired. Kudos on not crying in front of the jerk.

Ask one of your coworkers for a reference.

Post # 15
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2782 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@skippydarling:  You are correct.  New hirers can only ask very limited questions- like if you worked there/attendance (I think)– old emplyers are NOT allowed to slander you in anyway!!

Post # 16
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240 posts
Helper bee

Wait, were you laid off or fired? It makes a difference in terms of unemployment benefits, future applications, etc.

Either way, I’m sorry it happened to you!

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