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so I got fired.....

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by xcental34x, May 9, 2006.

  1. xcental34x


    Feb 28, 2003
    Memphrica, TN
    I went into work this morning, and within the first couple of minutes I was asked to go see the HR manager. When I went into the office, I saw my manager sitting down, and I immediately knew what was up. I made a comment that I shouldn't have yesterday, and today was the consequence. What sucks ever more is that I attempted to apologize yesterday to my coworker, but he wouldn't listen.

    I'm not angry, sad, depressed, or anything about this. I'm very glad it happened. I felt like that job was choking the life out of me and was a dead end anyways. I had actually planned on quitting very soon when I get my new job. I have a job interview today at 4 with UPS, which I know is going to go very well.

    After talking with my mom, I've decided I will never include this past job on an application, simply because I was only there for a month.

    Anyone got some "fired" stories to share?
  2. d8g3jdh

    d8g3jdh Guest

    Aug 9, 2005
    What did you say?
  3. Yeah I lost two jobs within the last 5 years.

    1st one was out of the blue and really sucked as my wife was 7 months pregnant at the time. I was in line to get my own store as I had just passed management training and then the company (Caribou Coffee) went through a upper management change and they let a bunch of manager trainees go.

    2nd one I knew was coming. We were hitting a dry spell on the sales floor and they were letting a lot of us new people go. Didn't care much because the job sucked.

    In the end it all turned out because I'm now at a job that pays really well for the lack of work I do a day and is M-F which leaves my weekends open for gigs.

    Kudos to you for already having a job interview. Sometimes that's that hardest thing is getting another job right away. Also don't feel bad about leaving that job off of your resume. If anyone really ask about it, say you were still in the probationary time at the job and decided to leave.
  4. Thor

    Thor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Once upon a time, many moons ago, when I was a senior in
    college, I happened upon a store that specialized in Oriental
    imports. That was novel at the time. Let's call this store
    Wharf #1.

    I start talking to the manager, who seemed nice, and we
    were looking at a table she had the had a huge crack down
    the center. Crackerjack handyman that I am, I explained to
    her how she could section the broken piece out, and fix it.
    She ends up offering me a job 'repairing broken and damaged
    pieces' they receive. I am to be employed on a part time

    I show up the following week for my first day of work. I get to
    work on the repairs. I bring my own tools to the job. I am not
    done with the days repairs when she asks me to sweep out
    the store. At this point I am getting a little miffed as nothing
    in our original discussion about the job included potential
    janitorial responsibilities on my behalf. I go ahead and take
    care of it though.

    Later that evening when we are closing up around 9, she asks
    me about my college courses, and I start telling here about
    this Russian Lit course I am taking with a great professor that
    I really like. I am right in the middle of reading 'Crime and
    Punishment' by Fyodor Dostoeyevsky, and I give her a plot
    synopsis and talk about the psychological insights he draws
    in analysing the criminal mind. Bad move.

    I am just leaving and say, 'See you tomorrow'.

    She says, 'No you won't'.

    I say 'Why not?'

    She says, 'Because you're fired.'


    'I am not going to discuss it with you, but you are.'

    At this point I am getting upset. Then I say, 'Fine, but before
    I load my car with my stuff, I want to go over all my stuff

    'That won't be necessary', she says.

    'I insist' was my reply.

    So we go through my toolbox, she looks at everything and
    I leave. I realize at this point I left a pair of reading glasses
    there. I call the next day, verify that the glasses are there
    and say I will pick them up when I am next in the area.

    A week later, I get a phone call from the detective division
    of the local Police Dept., asking me to come down to the station.
    I don't even live in that neighborhood, so I have no
    idea what they want, but I go there.

    Turns out the manager is accusing me a pilfering a Texas
    Instruments calculator worth 400 dollars, and has filed a
    police report to that effect.

    I explain the whole thing to the detectives who interview me.
    They seem satisfied with my explanation. I then said,
    'Do you mind calling over there and asking if I can pick up my reading
    glasses, I don't want to be seen a harrassing her.' She gives
    permission for me to come over and pick them up.

    When I get there lo and behold, one of the lenses is busted.
    Thanks for that, my mom paid like 100 dollars for these

    I then came out and told her that she was aware that she
    had checked all my stuff prior to my leaving that night.
    She acknowledged she had. I then asked why she made that
    accusation. She said that in order to collect on the insurance
    there had to be a police report and a suspect. That was me.

    When I got home I called the detective division back and
    told them she had set me up, falsely accused me so that she could
    recover the calculator, and be off the hook for being
    responsible for that item to her company.

    To this day, I have never ever bought anything from
    'Wharf #1'. I figure a company with managers who lie, deceive
    and falsely impugn people does not deserve one cent of my
    business. Ever.

  5. jade


    Mar 8, 2002
    I worked at this resturant last year. Each day I would have to ask the boss when he wanted me to come in. I didn't have a schedule after 2 weeks. I broke a $3 teapot and he gave me the "I'll call you when I need you speech". He did end up calling me the next week but I was at another job. I got my termination of employment letter in the mail.

    It turned out to be a very good thing. I only made $200 + $100 tips in 2 weeks (working everyday during the dinner rush for 5 hours). The boss is known to steal the tips and keep a chunk for himself because we put all the tips in a jar. He would also give out change from the tip jar. I'm glad I got fired or else I would have never quit. I'm just not the type of person that would quit. My job now is so much better.

    Good luck with your job interview.
  6. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
  7. pierce

    pierce freethinker

    May 25, 2000
    San Francisco, Ca
  8. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Come on dude, cough it up.....what did you say?

    I have never been fired from a job.

  9. Diggler


    Mar 3, 2005
    Western PA
    Why was that a bad move?
  10. Thor

    Thor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    It was a bad move as she apparently got the
    feeling I had TOO much insight into the criminal mind,
    as opposed to the book about the criminal mind.
    I guess it weirded her out. Probably because it was too
    close to her own devious thinking.

    It never occured to me discussing a book with a college
    educated manager would be an issue. I was wrong.

    This episode provided me with another valuable lesson about
    employment. Keep mouth shut.
  11. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Apparently she disagreed with his opinion...
  12. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    This really applies to all of life (well, maybe not on TB).

  13. *** did you say?
  14. I didn't know I was going to be fired, but when the Loss Prevention Officer came up and said, "We need to talk, Eric," I knew it was the end. But since it was my own damn fault, I wasn't angry or anything. Well, angry with myself, but not the company.

    Rock on
  15. xcental34x


    Feb 28, 2003
    Memphrica, TN
    That is no one's business but my own, my ex-coworker, and former boss. Please don't ask me again.
  16. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    Then why bring up this thread?
  17. +1 billion (dollars)
  18. Kosko


    Dec 12, 2005
    sounds like sexual harrassment to me
  19. xcental34x


    Feb 28, 2003
    Memphrica, TN
    To share with everyone that I was fired and see if anyone had any similar stories.
  20. jive1

    jive1 Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    Reminds me of a story.......

    There was a bird that lost it's way while migrating south for the winter. The weather was getting colder and the bird wasn't sure if he could continue on. The bird then found a barn, flew in, and collapsed of exhaustion and cold.
    A cow was in the barn, but the cow didn't notice the bird. The cow walked by the bird, and then took a huge dump on the bird. The crap from the cow warmed up the bird. The warmth of the crap was enough to rejuvenate the bird. The bird was so happy it began to sing. Unfortunately there was a cat in the barn, and when it heard the bird singing it went over to check it out. The cat then started clawing the bird to get the crap off of it. When it finally cleaned up the bird, it shredded the bird and at it.

    Three morals of the story.
    1) Not everyone who takes a crap on you means you harm.
    2) If you get crapped on, but come out the better for it, keep your mouth shut.
    3) Not all folks that try to get you out of crap has your best interests in mind.

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