Got fired today

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by moargolems, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. moargolems macrumors regular

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    Started 3 weeks ago - positive feedback, great colleagues, everything was fine. Today they told they found a replacement for me.

    Feels bad man.
     
  2. acidfast7 macrumors 65816

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    I'll hire you.

    Rakastan suomalaisia​​, koska ne voivat juoda paljon.

    Kippis!
     
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    That totally sucks. I hope you find something better soon.
     
  4. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    Sounds like they found someone who can do your and is willing to do it for less money otherwise it doesn't make sense why they would replace you.

    That sucks especially with positive reviews and everything going well.

    Best of luck in the job hunt
     
  5. moargolems thread starter macrumors regular

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    Love you dude.

    Yeah, I think so too. They only told me that "they're afraid if I'm capable of managing next month's sales". Whatever that meant.

    But yeah, thanks guys.
     
  6. MultiM macrumors 6502

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    Sorry to hear that. been there, done that and still lookin'...
     
  7. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Good luck and sorry to hear. You'll find something soon.
     
  8. Happybunny macrumors 68000

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    Sorry to hear that.:(

    I hope that you soon find something suitable.:)
     
  9. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Wow thats a shame :(

    Honestly you are probably better off though. If thats the best "excuse" management can give you on why you were fired then they're obviously not competent people to work under.
     
  10. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    Well my friend, here's hoping you have the last laugh when the new guy they've brought in instead isn't capable of managing next month's sales and the company goes under.
     
  11. Fazzy macrumors 6502

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    Or if the new guy turns out to be an undercover cop who uncovers that the business is just a front for a major crime ring :D


    ive watched too many movies, i guess
     
  12. Shrink macrumors G3

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    This is your replacement. They weren't looking for quality...
     

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  13. acidfast7 macrumors 65816

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    I say crack open some of the great Finnish Licorice Vodka and if you're in Helsinki (closer-ish to Riga) go for the Balsam out of the ceramic bottle.

    pppsssttt ... don't tell these guys what your unemployment benefits are because you'll lose all sympathy.

    unless you were still under probation, and then :(
     
  14. rebby macrumors 6502

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    +1, keep your head high and get out there and APPLY APPLY APPLY!!!
     
  15. Delighted macrumors 6502

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    Not too sure about this kind of stuff but arn't there laws against firing/replacing someone without proper reason?

    If someone knows more about this please shed some light for our brother here.
     
  16. blazerdude20 macrumors member

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    Most places have 30 day or more "probation" periods. Any reason, any time they can let you go without a real reason... Besides they can always find a reason.
     
  17. Surely Guest

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    Most states follow "at-will employment":


    from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/At-will_employment
     
  18. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Sorry to hear that. Happens a lot lately.

    Hope you find something better.
     
  19. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Yes, and it works both ways. I left a job on less than 24 hour notice. It was just a timing issue, but I was being ridiculously underpaid.
     
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  21. SVT Amateur macrumors 6502

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    Good thing is that if a company is willing to let you go that quick without care then they obviously weren't good enough for you. It probably saved you wasted time, stress, and dissatisfaction from working for a company that seems to not care about its people.
     
  22. jbachandouris macrumors 601

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    At least you got 3 weeks. I got the 'this is not the job for you' conversation on day 5. After being out of work for way too long, I thought things were turning around....:(
     
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  24. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    Take a critical look back on your performance, because it clearly was not up to the standards they expected. Sounds like it was so far off they didn't even have the heart to tell you why - they just saw you were not going to be able to deal effectively with the job.

    If this area is a career choice, figure out how to improve your skills in this area.

    If it was just a job, move on and get another one.
     
  25. Jb07 macrumors 6502

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    That sucks man :(

    My mom got laid off 2 months ago, so I know where you are coming from. She built up a very large client base, but the company laid her off out of the blue. But keep your head up and apply for as many jobs as possible! That is what she did and she found a job making double what she did at her old place.

    Maybe the same can happen to you? :)
     

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