Blindsided! Just got fired.

posted 1 year ago in Career
Post # 16
Member
41 posts
Newbee

I can understand about doing duties that aren’t part of your job. At a certain level career wise there are some things you shouldn’t be doing, especially for other ppl. I do not have anything on my job description that says “other duties not assigned” and if someone asked me to make copies…that first time ok, but as a regular thing, no. I have an advanced degree and they would simply just not be using my skill set or experience properly. I also don’t want to get on on a feminst rant…but i feel like men are never put in that position. 

Having had negative bosses with personal vendettas, I completely relate. And I know ppl who have been fired for personal reasons and this woman is only going to be able to go through so many ppl before she is fired herself. I’d take the termination, relax, enjoy not working and get unemployment and then regroup. A negative work environment can have lasting affects on your psyche and if she was that rude yeah you probably did come to work with a bad attitude, you weren’t happy, and thats a natural response to mistreatment or feeling underutilized. 

I see this as a blessing. They did what you should have done.  Now you have a unique opportunity to take the time and think about your next step, if you can afford to anyway. 

Post # 18
Member
414 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: Canada

Take the termination, buy yourself some wine and relax.  You just dodged a bullet at what sounds like a crappy place to work.  You’ll find work again and will count your blessings that you found something better.

Post # 19
Member
4865 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

blondewithdog :  this. I truly believe that EVERYTHING happens for a reason! Get some good wine, not moscato lol, and decompress. Go for the termination, you’ll get some financial support in the meantime atleast. 

Post # 20
Member
718 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

Are they offering you a package?  If they’re not paying you out, and did not take any disciplinary measures against you during your employment, I’d seek out legal advice.  I’m not sure where you live, but I would NOT resign as you would be forfeiting your right to unemployment.

Post # 21
Member
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

trishthedish23 :  if you want unemployment I would be terminated instead of resign.  A friend of mine wasoffered that once, and then, years later, the unemployment office was investigating me for fraud.  Nothing came of it except for a scary letter, but it she was so stressed out!  Imagine the stress that one day they could ask for it all back plus penalties or face criminal charges!  Not a place you want to be.  She was a wreck for 6 months after getting that letter and trying to figure it all out.

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