(Closed) Fired b/c of honeymoon? Fishy (Long)

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
592 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

They can’t fire you without documented cause. File for unemployment and see if they try to deny it to you. If you want to, contact an employment attorney to find out what your rights are. Is it in an agreement you signed that you can’t make personal calls? Were you given a warning about this?

Sounds like it’s best that your out of there. I worked for an insane boss for years – it was like being in an abusive relationship. I was mentally, physically and emotionally drained. Be happy you got out early.

Post # 4
1326 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ

Actually, it depends on the state you work in. In my state, they can fire you for any reason (and not tell you why). It’s called right-to-work, but it basically only benefits the employer.

I would just try to stay positive about the future job and not let this get to you. Do you know anyone there who can be a reference for you? Can you spin why you were let go to future interviews? That’s what I would be concerned about at this point.

Post # 6
963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Apply for unemployment.  Find out if they have to give you cause.  Is there something in the handbook about personal calls?

Post # 8
286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Well since your wedding is still 3 months away I shy away from thinking they fired you because of the honeymoon. I would think they’d wait until closer to that time. Was your employment “at will” in some states you can be let go regardless of the reason. If there was a rule saying no personal calls then that can be considered enough reason.

I own a small business and had to fire an employee. She tried to file unemployment but I had to deny her because she was stealing. It was very cut and dry for my situation but I actually learned a lot about the laws.

Post # 9
2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Honestly, it doesn’t sound like it was because of your honeymoon. It’s still 3 months away.

It may very well be because of the calls. But, if you didn’t have an agreement where this wasn’t allowed and were never warned then you should get unemployment.

Post # 11
592 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@AstoriaBoston: I would treat it as a tempory job. Maybe explain that you just moved to your new state and this was an immediate position you were offered. Now that you’ve had time and are established in the state, you are looking for something more in ….. field (whatever job you are applying for). Don’t talk about problems with the company/boss/etc. Instead focus on what you were able to do in a short time there and your dedication to your job (willing to give up lunches if necessary and come in early/stay late to make up time you’ll be away.

Post # 13
543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Yeah, North Carolina is a right to work state, so they can fire you whenever they want. I hope you find something else!

Post # 14
4755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@AstoriaBoston: don’t say anything unless asked. If they ask in an interview I would be honest. My mother called me on my work phone and I was let go for taking the personal call. Then make a case for yourself I have learned now that blah blah blah and in the future I plan to blah blah blah.

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