- I left the company after being sent to job sites 2 to 3 hours from where I lived. I realize now that the whole company had a toxic environment which is amazing since it is a well know chain drug corp. They treated the customers with contempt and if you tried to help them they saw it as a threat. The people in charge attitudes was a reflection of the environment we had to work in which was angry,fearful and constantly being threaten. I realize now that I am much more at peace and happier since I no longer work there.
- —Guest louise
- I was fired after 5 years of service from a "world renown' medical employer basically because I testified on behalf of another coworker when we had both gotten written up over a policy that wasn't applied fairly. I believe my supervisor got pissed off that we won our appeal and had our corrective actions dropped. Also because we went over her chain of command. They also accused me of accessing information that didn't pertained to my job, and they didn't any proof!! Why all of the sudden before at my 5 year mark would I do such a thing, when my personnel file had always been clean? Not to mention the fact that I was told on two separate occasion not to speak my first language by management. So much for a supportive and diverse work environment!! Needles to say I got unemployment b/c believed my testimony and theirs was vague and without proof!!
- —Guest Guesswho
Don't Know Why I Was Fired
- I worked as a district Manager for 6 years. Never missed a day of work. I even slept at work and often worked 12-18 hour days. I was very committed. The owner paid me well to run her business. She told me daily what a great job I did for her. I asked for a day off to take my husband in for cancer surgery...j ust one day. I reurned the next day while he was in the hospital and se told me that she did not need me any longer. I never had a writeup or a paper telling me why I was fired. She gave me a paper telling me that she would pay me $2500 in exchange for me signing the paper that said I will not talk about her to anyone or tell anyone about the business practises that I witnessed. (her breaking the law). I didn't sign the paper. I DID get unemployment and I got a much better job with a wonderful boss.
- I had wanted to be a barista all my life and I was really into this one company that allowed newbies. Just my luck after four days I get fired because I am standoffish to the customers and don't joke around with them like I need to. Day one the owner asked if I came from the special Olympics just because I didn't do something correct. Is it possible to judge someone's employment skills and personality only after four days?? I was livid and could not believe it. It is funny that they want to be a nation-wide name if they don't have confidence in their employees.. I got the last laugh in the end when I received an e-mail of my termination. So juvenile and ridiculous. What a mistake!
- —Guest Sally
why were you fired
- I was fired with out just cause. My guess is they could not prove the LIES that were told by a group of disgruntal staff. This group with a ring leader would tell DM lies about my performance. The ring leader wanted my job and suceeded. She is toxic! I was never given any reasons. How can you defend yourself or even fix an issue if you are not told what it was in the first place. I had this person written up so many times for tardiness, being rude to other co-workers, remarks on one's religious faith yet the company wanted her protected. Go figure. I truly think it is discusting how people can be.
- —Guest guest
Without Reasonable Cause
- I was hired on the spot after an interview and testing as a collector. One month into the job, I was told to do skip-tracing. I had no problem with that because I also had experience with that end of the collection process. The following month I was called down to Human Resources and terminated for not meeting their collection goals. I tried to explain the situation but they were not hearing me. It's very dissapointing that a large NYC company would conduct business in this manner. Terminated after two months and not given a chance to prove I was a collection professional with over twenty years experience.
- —Guest reneebindler
- I was accused of hanging up on a customer. I worked 25 hours on top of my reg 40 hr week. I got an email from my supervisor who said I had to have a meeting with her supervisor. I went to the meeting, and was let go. I went to unemployment and won BECAUSE this company NEVER warned me, or wrote me up or gave a verbal warning, just fired me. They disputed the fact that they had to pay me unemployment, but canceled their complaint and continue to pay my unemployment. Why can't I find a job? I was told by one promising interviewer I was not a good fit... ok, does that mean I am not skinny enough, or am I too fat? the interviewer was fat too, plus she was old, what does that mean: not a good fit?
- —Guest Hardworking!
- I worked for 19 years with the same company and received three promotions. Soon after my supervisor retired, one team member who only worked for the company for two years replaced her. Within a year, I was terminated, not for my performance but I feel because of complaints I made against her. She was getting frequent visitors to her desk and they were oblivious to anyone around them. I had asked if she could be removed as there were other desk available in our dept. My complaints fell on deaf ears and she retaliated by complaining about me making up lies and of course they believed her over me. I believe in addition to retaliating, she wanted to bring in her own team and felt threatened that I knew more than she did as I did not have to come to her for any help while those she newly hired had to be at her mercy. I pity my replacement but am ready to face the next challenge...perhaps another 19 years until my retirement.
- —Guest who?
- I was fired for not urinating for a random drug test within 3 hours. Despite just using bathroom five minutes before a supervisor took me to the testing site. They claimed I refused to submit a sample (refusal=positive). Medical review officer (occupational physician) evaluated me and found no reason. My Long term treating DR provided me with a medical explaination, shy bladder and/or anxiety. She took a more exentsive drug test that detected no illegal drugs at all. This was submitted to the company and their MRO. The employer's MRO didn't accept her opinion and totally negated it. US DOT Regulations allow for drug test to be canceled if a medical explaination is provided and it was a pre existing condition (i.e. anxiety, receiving treatment at the time). I state they alleged I refused a drug test and didn't wish to consider any other factors as per USDOT regulations to protect every individual fairly. SO it is a blessing to leave and move to more open minded company
- —Guest Jae
Why were you fired?
- Was injured on the job and my employers insurance provider wants me to get a new job to lower my compensation.
- —Guest Mike
- Malicious Compliance or Insubordination? Hmmmm. If you know the program will not work and you explain to your boss it won't and don't do it - it's insubordination. If you go forward with the program knowing it won't work but following instructions, it's Malicious Compliance. That's what I dealt with several times. It was a no win situation and I'm glad I'm out from under an individual that was constantly sending out mixed signals.
- I was hungover, had an hour of sleep, And hadn't had a day off in a week. I didn't want to call in because I don't like to disappoint. I got through the day and successfuly worked my ass off. I then was fired for refusing to clean the parking lot in Texas weather, i was already dehydrated and working an hour more than scheduled. Ahhh.
- —Guest Guest
Falsely Accused of Stealing
- I worked for a company (large non-profit company) for nearly 12 years. They fired me for what they are calling theft. The company had undergone a lot of changes and changes in the time system and medical leave were among those changed. Basically, I was unable to understand the new changes in our time reporting system and the rules regarding medical leave. I had adjusted my time card incorrectly even though I had asked for help and was on record with having difficulty - they fired me anyway. "A no tolerance" company didn't take into any consideration what was happening with me personally. However, there are those who abuse the system intentionally and "go off" on managers in front of dozens of associates - and are still allowed to work there. Needless to say, it has been a true blessing to be cut loose from this natzi-like atmosphere and now I am able to pursue a better fit for me and my family.
- —Guest LeeLee
Learn, Grow, Move On
- When I was terminated. I took time to reflect on what happened and why it happened. It is very critical that I went through this healing process, before I went to my next interview. 1. I took ownership of what I did or did not do to contribute/ cause my termination. 2. I spoke to a supportive friend on the issue who did not take a side. 3. I did some research as to how to respond to that "why are you looking for a job with us?" question. 4. I chose to option of stating (before the interviewer could ask) that I was terminated and followed with what I had learned from the experience as well as what I would do differently in the future. 5. This is what I said: "I was recently terminated after an investigatory suspension from which I realized that if I had concerns or questions concerning a process or proceedure that I am unclear about, it would be best to consult a second or third party in my chain for direction prior to making a decision. Demonstrating I Learned, Grew & Moved On.
- —Guest William
Fired For Reporting Sexual Harrassment
- A married male co-worker kept making advances to me. I tried handling it on my own based on the employee handbook. His inability to handle my rejection, he was sabotaging my scheduled deliveries of our product, etc. Handling it on my own wasn't helping, so per the handbook, I escalated to the store mgr, who was friends with him, no help, escalated to the regional mgr, also friends w/ him, didn't help, so last resort was to HR admin and VP of Sales...my recorded statement was answered with "you do realize that your employment here on out will be a very uncomfortable one...". I had already started looking for a job when they ended up firing me for something that was a set up and also fired the married co-worker who started it all, the store mgr AND the regional mgr...so in their minds, they were "cleaning house of the whole mess"...how do you explain that reason for being fired without a potential employer thinking you're a "trouble maker"?
- —Guest Female Guest