Christina Brothers
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Thought it was the right Job- Now I'm trying to get back at searching for a job again

Hey Everyone, Long story, I was unemployed for 6 months and a job came through right at the end. I thought it was the right job. Location was not long to commute, and the pay was great. I was trained a short amount of time and I took good notes and made my own spreadsheets that consisted of the notes that I take with step by step instructions. I even made examples of the adjustments I was required to make as part of my work. Things were going well, and it was passed 80 days and I was told to fill out all my health benefits information and pick a plan. I really thought I was going to make it pass the 90 days.

Then on day 84 (literally 4 more production days and 2 weekend days, I would have been at 90 days) they decided to call me in to a room and keep in mind I still haven't had my 60 day review, They said they were sad to say this but they have to let me go. I was informed I wasn't up to par with the processes and I was using my notes too much. I thought taking good notes and using them would be a good thing.

Now, I have gone through all the emotions and trying to get back on that stepping stone and start looking for a job again. I have gone through webinars again and trying to stay positive as I begin this job search again. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated as I do feel discouraged and sometimes like a failure.

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Ashley Wilson
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I am so sorry things didn't work out better for you Christina Brothers ! What was the job? I am curious because it seems like they judged you heavily on the fact that you were prepared and making sure to do things correctly. This seems unfair and ridiculous to me! I would begin your search and just move on. I wouldn't include them in your resume or ask them for a reference.

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Marie Brake
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That is a lame excuse to let you go. I hope you find a better job! Good luck!

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David Cole
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It sounds like to me, Christina Brothers, that you were not fast enough and relying on your notes too much to cause your production to slow down. Once you are taught a task, it should be a matter of routine to complete the task quickly without consulting notes, because it is a matter of doing the same work over and over without even thinking about it. Of course, everybody has a different learning curve, and once I settle into a routine and sequence in how to do things, then the notes, in my opinion, should not be consulted. If it was something that you learned on let's say, Day 3, and that all of a sudden, appeared on Day 76, then I could see needing to look up the notes, as you did not encounter that from Days 4 - 75. If you are in a production environment, and you are taking too long to complete tasks, then the company is unfortunately correct in letting you go, not to mention "Employment at Will" which has been discussed many times within the Jobcase Community.

Yes, it is unfortunate what happened here, but merely, should be viewed upon as a lesson learned. I wish you much success Christina Brothers in your next endeavor, and one only has to learn from this so it does not happen again.

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Maree Armstead
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Christina you are a star! Keep your head held high and your negative emotions in check. Its their loss. Revamp that resume, smile each day that the Lord gives you air to breathe and move forward. You will land another job where you shine and are appreciated. Beat wishes.

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Angela East
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I’m sorry to hear that. I will say a prayer that you find the best job ever!!! What type of work do you do?

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David Cole
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I had another thought about this topic. If I came across too harsh in my other comment, I apologize and was just trying to provide an objective insight. I can remember working for companies back in the 1980's and 1990's where I was approaching the 90 days to obtain benefits, and was let go, myself a few times, and there are companies out there, that pull that sort of thing where they don't want to pay benefits. I am wondering if this employer had the reputation for doing that sort of thing to others to avoid paying benefits to fatten up their bottom lines.

Regardless, you know your next move, Christina Brothers, and you probably should list this employer as a job reference and the answer for leaving was that it was a 3 month temporary assignment, and that they could provide a reference to you and verify dates of employment. Otherwise, you would have to explain a 9 month gap in employment since it took you 6 months to find this position to any potential employer, and at least you showed that you kept busy, as it would make you more marketable.

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John Careccia
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If they waited till the 84th day to tell.you what they thought was wrong I would put the onus on them. I had a similar experience at an assisted living facility I worked at. Turns out it was a blessing in disguise. When one door closes another opens. Keep kooking for the right open door. Good luck.

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