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I got Fired

April 16th, 2018 at 06:16 pm

HI all

Got fired this morning. Contract company came to work, called me from downstairs and asked me to come down and advised Carla had told them it was not going to work out. Carla and I had a 1:1 at 1pm.. never happened. Carla told the contract company she talked to the 'program manager' Laura this morning and after that determined it was not fixable and better to let me go sooner vs later.

I was never told what was not fixable. or what my 'performance issues' were. I wonder if Carla will ever review the work i did not or talk to people.I talked to a few people who were shocked.

In any case. REALLY EMBARASSING.. the guard walks me back to my desk, watches me get my stuff and walks me out.. very bad.

I will contact me old company direct tomorrow.. I am too 'scattered/shellshocked' to contact them today.. I will file for unemployment. hope there is not a dispute and look for a job.

on a HIGH note getting out of the house and working at the office (near by) was fun and showed me how much of a social life I was missing and gave me much more energy. I like that and I will not go back from being as socially isolated as I was..

On a low note.. I am out almost $8000 a month.. not a good time for that. I DO NOT want to eat up Dad's $ that I am to receive or the emergency fund and I want to keep building savings etc.

Being 'let go' impacts my confidence a little bit. not sure what to say to the other company. Not sure what the contract company who got me this job thinks. This was my first gig with them.. will they block unemployment. Find me something else??

with my old company do I say I started the new job and there was a personality conflict?? say I never started??? Ideas welcome. I will contact them tomorrow.

Maybe I am due for a change.. maybe that time is now.. everything happens for a reason. I do not want to rely on the rental stuff.

I DO NOT want to work real far from home. I signed up with Lifetime fitness.. and am doing team trainer sessions 3x a week (started today)...I guess I have different priorities right now and want a job that leaves time for them

I feel with this 'reboot' of going back to work even for a little while I can now maintain a social life even with working at home. whereas before I was just sortof not engaged socially.


I am just real tired right now.. sortof shocked.. not much more to say

Things change pretty quick, huh? I get some vague accusations of performance issues and them am fired 4 days later.

13 Responses to “I got Fired”

  1. Laura Says:

    Life is too short to be in the wrong place.

    No shame in it not working. If Laura was an old full-timer and you were new contract worker, I’m not surprised of the outcome.

    While you don’t want to touch the money from your dad, it’s still good to have.

    Take a day or two or three to get your bearings. How’s school? Are you moving forward on that?

  2. Wink Says:

    I am so sorry you were put through that. Now you can regroup, explore other options, and move forward to something better. Job interruptions are one of the reasons we have emergency funds. Take a short breather and then start looking. I have a feeling you will be just fine! ((Hugs))!

  3. AnotherReader Says:

    Stuff happens. It's obvious the manager was building a case. File for unemployment and see if you can find something else that suits you quickly.

  4. Laura S. Says:

    I agree with all of the above. I am sorry it turned out the way it did. Hang in there!

  5. CB in the City Says:

    I am so sorry. What a terrible thing to go through. I recall how much hesitation you felt about accepting the job, and I wonder if you sensed something was off? Just be thankful you don't have to go there any more! And even though you don't want to rely on the rentals or dig into your inheritance, how wonderful that you have that cushion. Take a little time, get your equilibrium back, and then start to look for a better place. Someday this will just be a blip you hardly remember.

  6. Davera Says:

    So sorry that you were treated in such an embarrassing way - unfortunately, it’s standard procedure for terminations at many companies.

    The hardest part emotionally may be dealing with a sense of rejection. Do not let your energy or focus be consumed by that. Accept whatever lessons may be relevant from this experience, take a deep breath, a few days to regroup, then start a new chapter on a fresh page. Persevere and you will prevail.

  7. LuckyRobin Says:

    I'm sorry you had to deal with all this. I think you are best out of that situation, but you need to fight for your unemployment if you can't get a job right away. This was nothing but company politics over one person not liking you and not doing her job.

  8. Stephanie Says:

    So sorry you went through all of the drama. How very stressful it must have been. But there may be a blessing in all this. I too believe that when a door closes, another will open. You learned some things from the short term position so carry that with you. Hang in there.

    You are still very fortunate. You have resources to fall back on. It's not ideal or what you want but it is there if needed.

    Wishing all the best in your next job hunt.

  9. PatientSaver Says:

    I'm so sorry. Definitely got bad vibes about this from your earlier post. As for what to say about your separation moving forward, can you just say it was a contract job for a finite period of time and the contract ended? I would not say it was a personality conflict becus that will invite further questions or speculation as to what the problem was and that will get messy.

    Just remember to keep things in perspective; this is just one of many jobs you will have over the course of your working career and in the grand scheme of things, it counts for very little.

    You will find something better soon! Close to home!

  10. PatientSaver Says:

    Will you have any kind of exit interview? Maybe not as a contract employee? I guess just for closure i would consider having a conversation with the agency that hired you to try to ascertain more clearly what happened. It does seem that amid all this there was a communication breakdown, and you want to be sure you do everything on your end that you should be doing, next time. Speaking for myself, I am not always the best at reading people's unspoken thoughts/reactions. It can be especially hard when you don't have a long history with someone.

    If it's possible to get a bit more clarity, I would pursue it, but otherwise i would not spend much time dwelling on it as it's better to focus on next steps and moving forward.

  11. Buendia Says:

    I am so sorry! That sucks! I know you'll be fine, but I just wanted to sympathize...

  12. rob62521 Says:

    I am so sorry. Something tells me they were looking for a reason to fire you. Hope you find something quickly that is even better!

  13. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    So sorry this happened.

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