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I just got fired.

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Hussell_Crowe, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. Hussell_Crowe

    Hussell_Crowe

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    I worked at a childrens home, as a residential treatment specialist, I greatly enjoyed what I did, and made a genuine effort everyday to improve. My 6 months probationary period was up in October. I just got the call from my supervisor, she stated she simply didnt see improvement in a few area's she was concerned with.

    I never was late, didn't call in, attended every training, had a great repoire with co-workers...etc etc

    My question is, am I able to put this job on my resume?

    I'm honestly in shock right now, because I loved what I did, which is rare these days.....

    I hope whoever reads this is having a better day than myself.
     
  2. Jay9928

    Jay9928 Buddy Revell

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    Sorry to hear that man. Is your state a right to work state? Az is, basically, you can get fired for any reason at any time.
     

  3. CanMan

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    Would the supervisor that terminated you be the one who's contacted by a prospective employer?
     
  4. Batesmotel

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    Let me guess. They fire everyone at 5 months to avoid full pay and benefits?

    A lot of that going around.
     
  5. Detectorist

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    Very sorry to hear that. Keep your chin up, file for unemployment, take a few days off, then get out there and get another job.

    Good luck to you.
     
  6. Tx-SIG229

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    if you're in texas, why you left doesn't matter and your prior state time should help you get another state job (everyone hired at my agency had prior state service) .
     
  7. FLGatorFan

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    She didn't see improvement in your ability to spell rapport. Seriously though, what did she say you needed to fix?
     
  8. engineer151515

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    I'm thinking this also.

    May not have been you or your performance.

    Most sorry.
     
  9. RedTop

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    Sorry to hear about this and hope you find a better job/career soon.

    In regards to putting this on your resume, you provided little detail about your past. If this is the first job in your field then you can probably get away with marking it down as an internship. If you held similar posts in the past then I would probably skip it.

    Out of curiosity, do you think it was office politics?

    ETA - Was this a government job?
     
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  10. Wasatch

    Wasatch back again

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    First off, I'm sorry to hear about your day. For what it's worth, I've been in your shoes.

    What were these "areas of concern" that your supervisor referenced? And was she right about the lack of improvement, or is there something else going on? (The revolving-door trick to keep benefits costs low, as Bates stated.)
     
  11. Rick C

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    Forget the resume, post it on the web, Face Book and the refrigerator.:rofl:
     
  12. Hussell_Crowe

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    I appreciate everyone's kind words. I'm in Kentucky, which is an at-will state, and the thought of unemployment ( while tempting ) doesn't make me happy. I love helping people, going into work everyday was an opportunity to make an impact in the lives of kids who were severely neglected, I took pride in my job, and was content.

    This was my second job in the field of residential treatment, what can I say, it's certainly an odd thing to have a passion for I guess, but I do.

    I'd rather not answer the office politics question ;) let's just say all of my co-workers seemingly enjoyed working with me, and they've all texted me with shock and disappointment.

    In the 5 months I was there, I at no time was given a write up, or even a verbal warning....I was just told there were " areas " that she didnt seem improvement on, within the 5 month time frame.

    I asked if I could use them as a reference, she said the only thing they can answer is whether or not I was employed there, so I assume that was a yes.
     
  13. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Just because it's an "at will" state, it doesn't mean you can simply be terminated. If your termination was based on "areas that needed improvement yet you didn't show improvement", then were you counseled by your supervisor on these "areas that needed improvement"? If you didn't then go to HR and file a complaint. They have no choice but to address your termination. Hell, go to the local goverment and even the Feds.
     
  14. Huaco Kid

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    "Didn't show improvement during a probationary period."

    You're a union guy, huh?
     
  15. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    WTF are you talking about? I'd rather have my sister in a whorehouse than me being in the union.
     
  16. canis latrans

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    what were the areas where you needed improvement?

    the hiring/training process is such a pain and inefficient, that I doubt they intend to re-hire/re-train every five months, just to avoid bennies.

    something else is going on. where did you need improvement?
     
  17. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Like I said before, they can't just terminate you on nebulous reasons. If they claimed that you didn't improve, then they must show records of them counseling you and training you to improve in these deficient area.
     
  18. jakebrake

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    rtfs are a dying breed, sadly enough. as long as cbh and dhs can ask the world for 2 dollas a day, rtfs are going to continue to go that way.

    put it on your resume. everyone in the industry knows whats what.
     
  19. Adjuster

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    You were most likely simply culled out. It is common in large organizations or organizations with a high turnover rate that if a new hire is needed a few potential employees be brought in to fill the position. As the probationary period is drawing to a close you simply start eliminating until you are left with your optimum choice of new employee/s. Doesn't mean you were a bad employee, only means that someone may have had a slightly more desirable education or prior work experience then you. As you said this is/was only your second job in the field. The comment above about going to HR and complaining is simply ridiculous. I have never known a job where any reason was needed/necessary/required to let a new employee go during a probationary period.


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  20. clancy

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    Having worked in the Human Services field for years, I have seen this happen dozens of times. You may have been too good at your job and made her feel insecure, you may have not been what she considered a "perfect fit", you may have said something entirely innocuos that she hated. I have seen all that and more. Some of those in supervisory positions are the most hyper-anal retentative buttwads I have ever met. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and get back at it.