FIRED!?!?!?

  • JESIE

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    Jul 29, 2011 8:30 PM GMT
    This is just a rant. maybe support will help. But I was recently fired from a 5 yr position in customer service

    Pros:
    It was a job (and keeping a job in this economy is really important)
    I liked the people I worked with
    I was a hard worker. extremely dedicated to my work

    Cons:
    I was paid shitty for what I did
    I was treated unfair to a family owned company that simply didn't want to make changes
    I wasn't the only one dreading work
    I was there for 5 long stress full years
    I would come home stressed
    I HATED the owner, I felt he had a bulls eye on me because I spoke my mind
    (i have a passion for things that are right, and alot of things there were just "not right")

    I feel releieved that I dont have to go back there
    but stress that I don't have a job (day three of being unemployed and Ive been searching every day)

    I hope I will get through this...

    poop
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    Jul 29, 2011 8:33 PM GMT
    Well as you can see your cons out weighed the pros....

    I just hope they won't be douches when it'll come to referrals when your next job comes up...

    In the mean time, would it be so bad to get some part time/ stop gap job until you can find the one more suited for you?!

    Hang in there bud! I'm here for ya!
  • JESIE

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    Jul 29, 2011 8:36 PM GMT
    Fivealive saidWell as you can see your cons out weighed the pros....

    I just hope they won't be douches when it'll come to referrals when your next job comes up...

    In the mean time, would it be so bad to get some part time/ stop gap job until you can find the one more suited for you?!

    Hang in there bud! I'm here for ya!


    It was management that gave me the boot, my manger didn't want me to. He offered to write me a letter of recommendation if I needed it.

    I know I am a good worker, but it just hurts right now (lol)
    I have always worked and have had money. I just don't want anyone to suffer (family) because I don't want help. I have always done things on my own and I have pride to do stuff w/o help. I hope things just play out to my advantage..

    poop (lol)
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    Jul 29, 2011 8:38 PM GMT
    Hang in there, I was "let go" after 4 years at my previous job. Traction on my resume was good at first, it's slowed down. Hopefully it picks up in August.
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    Jul 29, 2011 8:40 PM GMT
    Well I wasn't pitying you. All I'm saying is that you will find something and you will work equally hard as you did with prior one.

    and whats with the poop ?!
  • JESIE

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    Jul 29, 2011 8:41 PM GMT
    Mikeinslc saidHang in there, I was "let go" after 4 years at my previous job. Traction on my resume was good at first, it's slowed down. Hopefully it picks up in August.


    I hope things go well for you too. I applied for unemployment (suggested by my sister who give me amazing advice and support) but I feel useless if I'm not working. School will start up in August but i feel BLAH w/o work.

    poop (lol)
  • JESIE

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    Jul 29, 2011 8:41 PM GMT
    Fivealive saidWell I wasn't pitying you. All I'm saying is that you will find something and you will work equally hard as you did with prior one.

    and whats with the poop ?!


    lol

    poop is just how I feel right now.
    AND thank you for your comment. I know it wasn't pitty ;D
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    Jul 29, 2011 8:55 PM GMT
    hey, I sympathize. just two weeks ago I quit my job because I couldn't take handling my boss anymore. I am now unemployed and poor, so it's a new struggle. But a friend put it best for me, it's like leaving an abusive relationship. It's easier to stay in it, though you know it's no good for you. And once you're out, it's a whole new struggle to get on your feet... but at least you took the first step out the door.

    Now whether you stepped out on your own, or were pushed out the door, it seems like it is a good thing, even though it's a whole new challenge now. But one that could likely be worth it in the end.

    Solidarity, brother.
  • Geoedward

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    Jul 29, 2011 9:00 PM GMT
    Hey Jesie,
    I am sorry this happened to you. I also understand how you are feeling. A few years ago the same thing happened to me. I was at my job for 13 years and loved everyone I worked with. One day the vice president asked me if I was gay. I said yes. Three days later I was being walked out the front door. It really hurt and I didn't have any idea of what I was going to do. I know it isn't exactly your story, but the point it as upset as I was, It ended up being the best thing that ever happened to me. I became so set in my ways at the old job. I hated the job but loved the people. I was jobless for two months. I ended up in a much better place. I sent out a lot of resumes but the big thing that helped was networking. My partner was telling someone he works with about it and she told her friend. Her friend had me give her my resume and suddenly I was employed. So don't let it get you down. Keep a positive attitude and let everyone know you are looking. Good Luck! icon_biggrin.gif
  • JESIE

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    Jul 29, 2011 9:01 PM GMT
    MeOhMy saidhey, I sympathize. just two weeks ago I quit my job because I couldn't take handling my boss anymore. I am now unemployed and poor, so it's a new struggle. But a friend put it best for me, it's like leaving an abusive relationship. It's easier to stay in it, though you know it's no good for you. And once you're out, it's a whole new struggle to get on your feet... but at least you took the first step out the door.

    Now whether you stepped out on your own, or were pushed out the door, it seems like it is a good thing, even though it's a whole new challenge now. But one that could likely be worth it in the end.

    Solidarity, brother.


    you too!

    Thanks for sharing. I hope things work out for you.
    My ex coworkers were sad to see me leave, and I think this is just another challenge for me to get through. Ive been in worse places/positions. I think things happen for a reason; this is probably a push in the right direction.

    cheers!
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  • JESIE

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    Jul 29, 2011 9:03 PM GMT
    Geoedward saidHey Jesie,
    I am sorry this happened to you. I also understand how you are feeling. A few years ago the same thing happened to me. I was at my job for 13 years and loved everyone I worked with. One day the vice president asked me if I was gay. I said yes. Three days later I was being walked out the front door. It really hurt and I didn't have any idea of what I was going to do. I know it isn't exactly your story, but the point it as upset as I was, It ended up being the best thing that ever happened to me. I became so set in my ways at the old job. I hated the job but loved the people. I was jobless for two months. I ended up in a much better place. I sent out a lot of resumes but the big thing that helped was networking. My partner was telling someone he works with about it and she told her friend. Her friend had me give her my resume and suddenly I was employed. So don't let it get you down. Keep a positive attitude and let everyone know you are looking. Good Luck! icon_biggrin.gif


    Thank you. I have financially been on my own paying my own bills since I started working. I hate relying on family; I'd rather starve then ask them for help. They are supportive but It is my ego that keeps me in this position. Thank you for your story. I have been looking for jobs daily. I am hopefull I will find something with in the next month. I hope this positive thinking attitude works.

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    Jul 29, 2011 9:04 PM GMT
    Hopefully you qualify for unemployment, Jesie. Customer service SUCKS and an annual turnover rate of 30% is considered good......

    Worse comes to worse, try a temp or employment agency. A few words of advice, however......GET THE HELL OUT OF CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!

    ps....yup....you will get through this.......icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 29, 2011 9:05 PM GMT
    Sorry to hear about your job loss. One thing you have that works in your favor- five years at the same job for someone your age is pretty impressive and will look good on a resume. A new job will come sometime. In the meantime, go file for unemployment. Good luck in the job search.
  • JESIE

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    Jul 29, 2011 9:06 PM GMT
    turbobilly saidHopefully you qualify for unemployment, Jesie. Customer service SUCKS and an annual turnover rate of 30% is considered good......

    Worse comes to worse, try a temp or employment agency. A few words of advice, however......GET THE HELL OUT OF CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!

    ps....yup....you will get through this.......icon_wink.gif


    lol

    I have been looking into Executive Assistant/Interior Design Assistant/ Administrative assistant Jobs. My focus in school is getting my Business admin degree to then open up my own business. UGH. right now things just seem daunting but I hope things work out well. I know I am a hark worker icon_smile.gif

    Thank you again icon_biggrin.gif
  • JESIE

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    Jul 29, 2011 9:07 PM GMT
    Iceblink saidSorry to hear about your job loss. One thing you have that works in your favor- five years at the same job for someone your age is pretty impressive and will look good on a resume. A new job will come sometime. In the meantime, go file for unemployment. Good luck in the job search.


    I filed for unemployment the next day. Thats already taken care off. And thank you for the advice. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 29, 2011 9:21 PM GMT
    Iceblink saidSorry to hear about your job loss. One thing you have that works in your favor- five years at the same job for someone your age is pretty impressive and will look good on a resume. A new job will come sometime. In the meantime, go file for unemployment. Good luck in the job search.

    Very good point. I know it sounds like a cliche, but of the people I have known who quit or were laid off, they all said in retrospect it was the best thing to happen to them.
  • jock_1

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    Jul 29, 2011 9:27 PM GMT
    sounds like the best situation happened for you. def take the letter of recommendation. If you still have contacts with some of your customers give them a call and see ask if there are any positions. just remember when you interview not to bitch about it and talk about your strengths instead. sounds like you will be fine
  • JESIE

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    Jul 29, 2011 9:29 PM GMT
    socalfitness said
    Iceblink saidSorry to hear about your job loss. One thing you have that works in your favor- five years at the same job for someone your age is pretty impressive and will look good on a resume. A new job will come sometime. In the meantime, go file for unemployment. Good luck in the job search.

    Very good point. I know it sounds like a cliche, but of the people I have known who quit or were laid off, they all said in retrospect it was the best thing to happen to them.


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  • JESIE

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    Jul 29, 2011 9:30 PM GMT
    jock_1 saidsounds like the best situation happened for you. def take the letter of recommendation. If you still have contacts with some of your customers give them a call and see ask if there are any positions. just remember when you interview not to bitch about it and talk about your strengths instead. sounds like you will be fine


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    I have learned how to sell my strength very well icon_smile.gif
  • JESIE

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    Jul 29, 2011 9:30 PM GMT
    Trollileo saidI know how you feel. I recently got fired from a job, because I was putting school first and was asking for too many days off for concerts I was performing in. Even though I liked having a job, I always dreaded going to work, because something there just wasn't right.

    Hopefully your job experience will help you get another job, though.


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    Jul 29, 2011 9:34 PM GMT
    Well just remember, another new beginning comes from some other beginning's end. When 1 door closes another (or more) open up.
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    Jul 29, 2011 9:50 PM GMT
    MeOhMy saidhey, I sympathize. just two weeks ago I quit my job because I couldn't take handling my boss anymore. I am now unemployed and poor, so it's a new struggle. But a friend put it best for me, it's like leaving an abusive relationship. It's easier to stay in it, though you know it's no good for you. And once you're out, it's a whole new struggle to get on your feet... but at least you took the first step out the door.

    Now whether you stepped out on your own, or were pushed out the door, it seems like it is a good thing, even though it's a whole new challenge now. But one that could likely be worth it in the end.

    Solidarity, brother.


    Agree.
    We're in the same boat man, keeping afloat...
    SOS!!!
    We'll get better soon.
  • tautomer

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    Jul 29, 2011 10:16 PM GMT
    Well, it sounds like you are taking this in stride, and are actually relieved. Keep your chin up and keep looking.

    Also, I couldn't help but think of this:

  • swimmer8671

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    Jul 29, 2011 10:28 PM GMT
    When it comes to jobs like that, speaking your mind is not something your employer is looking for. They are looking for a mindless drone to do their grunt work and to not argue and constantly smile and agree with them, and honestly doing that will get you pretty far.... hahah icon_rolleyes.gif
  • DrobUA

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    Jul 29, 2011 10:31 PM GMT
    Sometimes getting fired can be a good thing.. I got fired last thurs and it gave me the kick in the ass I needed to go find a better job. I got a new job the night I got fired and just got a second offer last night. I'll be making a lot more money at the new places than I was at the old.