(Closed) I think I’m about to get fired…

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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4824 posts
Honey bee

I am sorry to hear that. That is discouraging and upsetting, but try to remember that your job is not your identity and that not everyone is the best at all jobs so don’t let it hit your confidence. Having confidence can really really help you get a new job.

What sort of positions are you applying for? Does it require a resume? If it does, I would look at your resume and ask people you may know for help editing it to really portray you and your skills in the best light. Your resume is your first interaction with a hiring manager and if its not pristine, the many other applicants will be chosen over you first.

Don’t be upset with the company either.  Their job is to run a profitable business that focuses on customer service. If for whatever reason you arent helping them reach those goals, then they will let you go. Just like if you get a better job offer you would quit. 

Instead I would go to HR and say you know you have not been working to your normal quality and that you would like another chance to demonstrate that you can do the job very well.  Take a proactive approach and see what they say. It can’t hurt.

Post # 5
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4824 posts
Honey bee

@xshellx2003: I would still pretend to be apologetic to keep the job longer and in the meantime search really hard!  In this economy I would be hesitant to let a job go without having another one lined up.  Taking a proactive approach will probably surprise them if they are not used to this method and may earn you a few more weeks or months until you are ready to go, not when they want you to go.

Its easier to find a job when you have a job because employers like to know you are “employable”.  If you dont have a job, especially because it was a dismissal it will make find another job much harder.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@lefeymw: I second what you said.

Keep you job until you find another one.  But looking for something better is never a bad thing.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Sorry to hear you’re going through this!  I worked on commission at a department store for a while after I graduated college and I experienced the same frustration with slow times, awful customers, deceitful coworkers, etc.  At least you work online so while people are being nasty, you can act nice and polite and then bitch about them as soon as you hang up:)   Just keep working hard at your job, stay under the radar with management, and devote as much time as you can to checking job sites, Craigslist, networking through friends and family, etc.  It does pay off.

Post # 9
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4824 posts
Honey bee

@xshellx2003: Talk to the “head honcho” in person. It will go a lot further.

As for applying for those other jobs. I dont know what kind of jobs they are, but many jobs and HR departments dont respond that fast. Some take a few days, weeks or even months.

Job searching is like an oil pipline. You pump, and pump and pump filling the line. Just when you are so tired of pumping the oil comes out the other side. It starts as a trickle and then it gushes. Keep applying and make sure you are applying with the best information.  Make sure your resume is the best! If its not  or you are not sure do some research as to how it may be improved.  As a frame of reference, I put way over 40 hours into my current resume that got me this job and its only 2 pages.  Its not an easy thing to do right.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@xshellx2003: Good, glad you have your (somewhat) hours back. Just keep your mouth shut until you can find another job. And that sucks about the checks I would be peeved!!

Post # 12
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Honey bee

Well that is mostly good news!  If nothing else its a nice reminder you have to be on your toes and good motivation to keep looking for a job. Good Luck!

I would recommend the book “What color is your parachute” Its a great career/job hunting book.

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