Accused of Time Fraud
- I was with the company for over two years and was brought in the office one day and told that they felt I had done time fraud. I was shocked and asked them to explain and all they could say was I was lacking time logged on to the computer. I explained that I was a doing what most teams do with 3 people and I was only one person. There were going to be times where I was making copies and sending out mail and other things that would require me to not be on my computer. They said that since they felt that I didn't clock the hours they felt I should on the computer they had to let me go.
- —Guest AKW
"Not the Right Personality"
- I once got fired from a Jewelery Company after four days of employment. I hadn't received nearly enough training to sell the diamonds (especially with how specific some customers were) and other items. I was told off by the supervisor once for admiring a bracelet and saying it was inappropriate to say it was pretty as it could appear ugly to other customers and the customers are always right!
- —Guest Kirsten in Aberdeen UK
Set Up, Then Fired
- I was fired for a number of reasons -- all set ups leading to extreme stress on my part since I knew what was coming. I didn't attend a meeting that was required because I had no idea about the meeting --no Outlook invite, not on any schedule, absolutely nothing. I was accused of ordering incorrect supplies when I ordered exactly what I was told to order and even had the documentation to prove it. Delays that weren't my fault (the problem was in another department) and were something that I had been asking my supervisor to check on for a year, but I was blamed. I was the fifth person to be fired in a year by a woman who had been there for one year. In the 8 years I had been there, I had never had a problem with anyone. I had 3 promotions, and had received an excellence award just 6 months before I was fired. None of my co-workers could believe it, and neither could I. Oddly, the director of the whole department was in tears when he fired me and said it was beyond his control.
- —Guest guest
"We're a Family Company"
- I worked for a non-profit that claimed to be family oriented. I became pregnant and was placed on bedrest. I received a letter in the mail stating that I had 3 days to submit "necessary paperwork" to the office or else I would be terminated. Getting this paperwork required my husband to take time off of work so that I could get a ride to the place that would provide me with the "necessary paperwork". I busted my butt to get the papers to them in person on the third day. Two days later I received a letter stating my termination. WTH? I'm on bedrest people. Using a walker and shower chair! To this day I don't know who, what, when, where, or how! Everyone keeps telling me that I should sue them for wrongful termination. It was 2 years ago and I'm not sure if the statute of limitations has expired yet.
- —Guest Charlie
- I was fired from my 3 former managers who has complicity over my work ability. I use to work for an Asian Super Market during the depression years of 2008 to 2009. At that time my managers were new immigrant to the United States. They didn't like me because I am one of their people but than yet I have an advantage to speak, read, and write two languages than them. I helped them with many things that they couldn't do. I helped them with negotiating prices, inventory reports, sending e-mail response written in English, and many more. One day, the President of the Supermarket showed up to my store and greeted me with warm welcome. he invited me to a dinner with 3 managers. After three months later from the night of dinner, they terminated me without a good cause of reason.
- —Guest Ken
Offered to Bring it Back
- I worked at a burger joint. I told the manager I was taking a burger, and went to the front of the store and gave the burger to my mom. I came back in and he said I was fired. I offered to bring it back and I was told to leave
- —Guest cherice
- I was "discharged" because I wasn't trained properly. I worked at a nursing home/rehabilitation center as a Dietary Aide. What I was supposed to do was take the temperatures of the supper before I served it, but nobody ever taught me to do that; they only told me what numbers to write down. One day while I was writing down the temps a strange man walked up to me (who I later found out was an FDA). He started questioning me about what I was doing and he asked me did I know how to take the temperatures, I shook my head no. He got mad and started yelling that I was "falsifying records" and stormed off and called out for my supervisor. I stood there shocked for a second before I went on about my day. I knew that I was in trouble but at the end of the shift my supervisor called me into her office. Then I was told that I was falsifying records and that it could cause the facility to get shut down and it was against the law. The next thing she told me was that I was fired.
- —Guest MarieR
- I had recently had a car accident, breaking my ribs and nose, and I got a cold. Because I was not sleeping well, someone offered me some sleeping pills. They didn't work but I ended up spaced out for 3 days and got fired at a disciplinary hearing. Now I don't know what to say at interview.... I can't fault anyone except myself.
- —Guest Simon
- i reported many OSHA violations to my boss (used syringes, scaples left on the floor, gas leak) and I told her that an employee of the hospital was coming in drunk on a regular basis and committing time fraud. A week later, and after three years of loyal service, and 22 year of keeping my own business with the animal hospital, I was fired.
- —Guest anne
- Unemployment Office response was to put down "involuntary dismissal" -- which may be hindering my finding a job...I reported wrongdoing which is what the company wanted me to do by taking oath and training. Their policy backfired which led to harassment and false accusations against me forcing me not to return to work...their reason for terminating me was because I didn't return to work...now realize I should have just quit and kept mouth shut...Lesson learned...Try to forgive (Not forget is ok) -- something I just heard on a show about this same subject....
- —Guest Tbone
- I was hired for a position because I am a "strong leader", which was needed. My boss seemed supportive, and consulted with me on various disciplinary actions, terminations, etc. that were necessary. HR investigated after several complaints and found no issues. They even complimented my work. Two weeks later, my boss was sent in to investigate complaints. He received letters from staff and concluded I would not be successful in the position and terminated me. To this day, I do not know what the allegations were or from whom. My boss and I concluded these were people who had an issue with authority, and were resistant to change. Though I had not mistreated anyone and was a professional, I was let go, but I have since been given good references. This confuses potential employers and raises a "red flag" with them, making it more difficult for me to obtain gainful employment. It is a shame that in America, employees can be terminated for doing nothing wrong.
- —Guest Countess
- I was hired because I had a BA, and so I was eligible for a promotion. The supervisor wasn't, so she started to tell lies to get me fired. I was the only person she treated like that. I sent an email to file EEOC, and her boss fired me. I didn't have money to fight the case.
- —Guest alana
My English Wasn't Good Enough
- The jerks didn't train me enough to respond to all the questions I was being asked as a customer service rep for a gas company. The company does service and meter orders, repairs, parts, emergencies, and other things. Someone called me regarding a barricade, what the hell is a barricade?
- —Guest Guest Italian
Fired After Back Surgery
- I had back surgery, so I was out for 2 months. When I returned to work, I was recovering slower than expected, so I missed a significant amount of work. This led to extreme anxiety about getting fired and missing more days. Then I got fired. Without that level of stress and anxiety hanging over my head, my recovery is advancing by leaps and bounds. It is amazing what stress can physically do to our bodies. Onward and upwards!
- —Guest Kel
Suspected of Theft
- i went to work and was fired and shown the door. I was accused of being on shift when the staff theft took place.
- —Guest diane