A lot of jobs in Arizona hires a lot of people at once for a quota. And once they meet it they will let you go before your 6 month mark. Which means Benefits are not issues to you. If you ever feel, you really want the job but your having a hard to retaining the information,make sure you send an Email to your hiring lead, supervisor, manager as well as self. Because they are above you, they can make up any kind of store. It happen d to me at Carvana LLC. It wasn't about me not knowing it was about ne making them awae of one of their employees Bring Street Drama into the job. And because her boyfriend knew people I looked like the bad person.
At the end of the night after a few beers a man assaulted me without rhyme or reason. Him and his friends. He bummed a cigarette then he and one of his friends assaulted me. assaulted me. I fractured my skull. I got fired for it as a server. It was because I’m a bad man?? Such a burden for my family.
Too many jobs fire employees on the day to day basis for bull$h!t. Some will even take it to the extend and lie to the temp agencies saying we quit just to get denied for unemployment! Majority of these employers that they have under the management teams including district managers, owners, co-owners, clerks, and supervisors only care about those set salaries. The problem is, is when those under management have the upper hand.. They abuse it and use that power to bully and harass people out of there jobs until they completely walk out or the employer is just wrongfully firing loyal employees in general. Missing out on good employees who could have potentially grown to be intentionally successful with the companies. Instead we get treated like disposable robots 🤖. #management #fired #bullied #lies
Hi community, I want to highlight the mindset that almost ruined my career and life. It’s a mindset that digs us deeper and deeper into a hole of bad experiences.
It's the attitude "I don't get paid for that" or “That's not my job”
Have you ever had thoughts like this at your current or former workplace? Have you had the idea that you shouldn't do something because you weren't paid enough to do it or it wasn't your responsibility? I was the same way until I read and understood this part of a book by Wallace Wattles in the Science of Series. The first part states,
“The person who is certain to advance is the one who is too big for their place…”
This means for those who want to guarantee their advancement in life or work they must outgrow their current situation. Be to dynamic of a force to be there.
In short when we don’t give our all, we have little right to expect to receive more. When you hold back from life, life holds back from you. However, when you show the capacity to do more than your environment calls for, you by universal law will receive more to tend to and thus benefit more.
Here are 5 questions to ponder on this topic. A few things you have to ask yourself as a reality check. This may hurt.
Am I waiting for something to change in my environment before I give it my all and really go after my goals and dreams?
Do I believe I can just show up different if my situation was different although I’ve never been that way? (Truth is you won’t, if you aren’t now)
Am I a taker, in how I try to get the most from life but give the littlest value I can offer?
Do I think I am owed something? (you're not owe anything from life)
Am I currently filling my space in all my life’s situations? Do/did I do enough to make it obvious I’m too much of an energetic force to be in my current or past situation?
In closing, it is helpful to take ownership of your reality. If something wasn’t for you to tend to, you wouldn't have been aware it needed tending. When we have the ability to perceive things and don't tend to them it tarnishes our energy and hinders our growth. Do more, so you can be more, my friend. But put your energy in the right places, invest it, don't squander it.
Do you have any areas of your life you want to change and are willing to do more in those areas so you can transcend them? If you are motivated to share the area and the new actions you'll take below.
Ben and jerrys, the worlds most equal rights believing company.
This is especially true towards the very original shop in Burlington VT, where is where I worked.
And I was fired for not being able to afford a car, calling in on a day they knew I couldn’t work, for depression, and for the clothes I wore. Here’s my story.
I started working at Ben and Jerry’s in very late August 2021, where I learned that I’ll get paid $250 every Friday for just scooping ice cream. How exciting right?
I lived in a small house with 3 others. My boyfriend, his aunt, and our roommate. We were below middle class, and struggling financially. All of us had a job and we all still struggled with bills and rent and food.
During my interview, i mentioned that since I can’t afford a car and live 20 mins away, I can’t work sundays due to the public transport not running those days. They were perfectly fine with it. They even were nice enough to give me 5-10 minutes grace time since I have to not only take a bus for 20 minutes, but to also walk from the station to work 5 minutes away. I rarely was late for work, and when I was, it was only by 5-10 minutes.
I was one of their best employees, but then again it wasn’t hard to be a good employee when you’re extremely short staffed. I was eager, kind, interactive, and loved doing my job. I was reliable, and I’d happily take over for someone who can’t show up that day even on my day off. Over time, after months and months of working there, my depression hit me hard one week. I called in once for a mental health day (which helped me a lot by the way. I only call in when I know we are extra staffed that day), and I showed up late to work twice (within 5-10 minutes however, before the store even opened). But that’s all. I tried my hardest to keep work as a priority while being depressed despite it causing insomnia. After all, why would the most accepting company fire someone for public transport being late and for having depression? Besides just being extremely short staffed, they surly wouldn’t fire me for one bad week due to severe depression that I told them about, right?
Luckily, I started to get back on track and had myself under control. I was ready and eager for the new week to come. The new schedule came out (every 3-4 months, availability on the schedule resets so you have to reset your availability on the schedule)
The schedule came out while I was asleep Saturday night, and woke up to it on Sunday morning. I look at it and see I’m scheduled for Sunday. But that doesn’t make sense? I told them I was unavailable ALWAYS for Sunday? Maybe they forgot. So I texted my manager something along the lines of “hey, I can’t make it into work today because i can’t work on Sundays. The buses aren’t running and I don’t have money for an Uber because I freshly paid my rent”. I thought it was no big deal, no text back however. About half an hour later I got When I Work (app that has the schedule) notifications saying “Monday 1:45-9 canceled” “Wednesday 12pm-5pm canceled” “Thursday 1:45-9 canceled” “Saturday 2pm-11pm canceled”
I was so confused. Perhaps they were resetting my schedule.
A few mins later my manager texts me saying he’s “ending my assignment with Ben and Jerry’s” because I was “unreliable”, and “was lacking the last couple of days” and “scaring away customers”.(I’m emo and have been since 2012, the dress code there is wear what you want as long as you have a work hat and shirt. So I’d wear my spiked choker, heavy black makeup, and sometimes I’d wear belt chains and platform boots.) but, I don’t know how I was scaring away customers when I’m extremely kind, interactive, and helpful towards customers. A month after I started working there I noticed more alt people coming in to get ice cream just so they can get served by an alt employee (me. Since I was the only alt person there) and I even had parents tell me “we had to come here again, my kids kept begging to come see you and your cool spikes again.” Hell, I even had someone take a picture with me because they thought I looked cool!
As for being “unreliable” that’s simply not true, they KNEW I can’t work Sundays and put me on that day anyways. And one slightly bad week due to literal mental illness that you’re trying to get therapy for is definitely not an excuse to fire someone while your store is short staffed, especially since I was very good for the last couple MONTHS. After I (respectfully) tried to defend myself from getting fired and tried to let them give me another chance (mainly because I NEEDED money and loved my job), they stopped replying to me after their “you’re fired” text and Infact even blocked me like a petty child. Because I know my second text after my defense text didn’t say delievered.
I was fired back in early January, and I spent almost every day trying to search for a job thats either walking distance or downtown where the bus station is. Nothing. All of the jobs that were in my skill range were in other cities that I didn’t have access to. All of the jobs around either never got back to my application, denied my application, or was completely out of my skill set. 2 months later, I’ve been unable to pay rent twice. My boyfriend was getting upset with me that I didn’t have a job. And his aunt started to hate me for not being able to pay rent. Because I lost my job, we havnt been able to afford a lot of food. I had to give up my health Insurance, I began to eat cheap processed junk food for my “one meal a day”. I became unhealthy and underweight. I was stressed and my depression was out of control because I couldn’t pay rent, which was causing my household members to suffer alongside me, my boyfriend was upset with me and I was physically suffering. My boyfriend kicked me out of the house because I couldn’t pay rent. I moved back in with my parents who are extremely toxic and emotionally abusive.
All because the managers at Ben and Jerry’s fired me for being: too poor to afford a car, having mental illness, and being emo. Despite being short staffed.
So much for “equality for all” from the good ol hippy ice cream shop. That damned ice cream shop costed my old household members to suffer financially MORE than we already were, lost me my relationship, and caused me to move back in with parents who constantly make me feel like a failure. All because I showed up late a few times one week when they said it was okay for me to, because I called in on a day they knew I couldn’t work, and because I’m unique and bring diversity to the shop with my looks. (And if anything, I brought in MORE customers).
You might be let go from your job and it's hard news to take. Your emotions will be running hot and you might want to take some drastic actions, like this former Walmart employee.
Don't, take a deep breath, collect yourself and calmly leave. These are the times when we dust ourselves off and move on to better things, leaving our potential work contacts on a good note (your coworkers, etc).
Getting laid off or fired is tempting to dwell on what happened. That can be a dangerous road to go down, as focusing on the past can prevent you from achieving your future.
Yes, you're going to be asked why you're unemployed during an interview and it may be tempting to use that as an opportunity to tell your side of the story BUT.. that is a bad idea. Take the high road.
Be upbeat even if you were wronged by your previous employer. Tell the truth but keep it brief and focus on your desire to find new challenges, not any bitterness you have over what happened.
NEVER DISPARAGE YOUR PAST EMPLOYER - In many industries - especially the major players know each other. The person who is interviewing you may know your past boss was difficult to work with or that company has a terrible reputation. If this ever happens to you and they start to critique your former employer - don't take the bait. Take the high road with an answer like, it's fair to say there were challenges but I prefer to focus on what I learned from handling them. Just because the interviewer opens the door, doesn't mean you have to walk through it.
DON'T BASH YOUR OWN CHOICES -Focus on the opportunity ahead of you, not for what might have gone wrong in the past. You may have regretted that you didn't leave the company sooner - before a layoff happened. Don't bring it up. Keep the conversation on the opportunities ahead of you, and use your past to demonstrate how you've built the skills for whatever is next.
Show that you're excited about your future and that you're not moving on because you have no choice. Employers want employees who want to be there, not people forced to do something else.
DON'T BE OVERLY WISTFUL- It's ok to express admiration for your past employer but you don't want to act like a jilted bf or gf. Maybe you would have been an employee at the former company forever if it was your choice but your new employer doesn't want to hear that any more than a new person that you're dating want to hear how you'd take your ex back in a heartbeat. You just blew your chances with that person and they, of course, will run and not look back.
FOCUS ON THE FUTURE - Answer their questions truthfully, but try to make your interview about the future. Layout how your skills and experience make you a great candidate. Have a positive attitude, even if you just went through hell and let the past be the past.
YOU GOT THIS!!
If you were fired from a job and you are looking for answers, here are the best ways to handle it and get back out there!
If you weren't fired, PLEASE feel free to offer YOUR advice in the comments!
-Wait a day or so Take a day or two to allow yourself the chance to get past those feelings of anger, sadness, and/or rejection. Give yourself a moment to re-group.
-Get coverage Having health coverage is so important. Speak to your former employer about extending your health insurance benefit for up to 18 months under COBRA (the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act). You have 60 days after your coverage lapses to opt-in or start shopping for your own policy on healthcare.gov. Your new employment status allows for you to enroll even if it's not open enrollment time.
-File for unemployment benefits Often times many of us think that only laid-off employees are eligible for these benefits. However, in most states, fired employees can collect too, as long as they weren't fired for intentional misconduct. It can take a while for benefits to kick in, so file right away.
-Re-visit your budget If you’re not sure how long you’ll be unemployed start by reviewing what’s coming in (from unemployment, etc) and how much you have in your savings. Pay special attention to how much you spend every month. Divide your spending into necessary expenses like housing, student loans, car payment, insurance, groceries and unnecessary ones going out for dinner, clothing, travel. Cut back on the unnecessary and spend only when you have to!
-Find work fast While on the job hunt, avoid waiting for money to come in and consider working a gig position for the time being. This will allow you to earn money quickly and control your own schedule allowing you to be flexible. This is particularly helpful when going on interviews! You can make your own hours with companies like [Lyft] (https://www.lyft.com/drive-with-lyft), [TaskRabbit] (https://www.taskrabbit.com/careers), [Instacart] (https://careers.instacart.com/), etc.
-Your next interview When interviewing for your next role don't lie about being fired! Be upfront, positive, and leave those emotions at the door! Also, the less said the better so stick to statements like...“It wasn’t a great cultural fit for me” or “My boss and I continued to have differing opinions.” Whatever the reason keep it as positive as possible and leave it at that. Don’t ever bad mouth your past boss! Read more tips about how to explain getting fired in Matt Bornhorst's post [here] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/a8a4881a-95be-59b1-ba56-06a1baeac048)!
Worried if your boss had the right to fire you? Read more about that [here] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/4bd55db7-5ff5-5dd3-9e69-cc8f40182d5b).
Getting back out there is tough, but you can do this!!
-Have you ever gotten fired? -Have questions?
Comment below and I am happy to help
So it's been about a month that Ive been fired from my old job at Target. I've been working there for 9 months. I really liked that place. People liked me because I would always do anything people asked of me. I was hard working, dependable, and always willing to do anything to stay. I got along with everyone. There was this one guy that i really got comfortable with. I expressed my edgy and controversial humor with him. I thought he was okay with it because he would react in a joking way. He wouldn't get upset or angry, just shocked that I said it, but then smiled and laughed.
One day, my boss and HR manager told me that it was my last day at work. I instantly knew he told them. They also had other people who told them about me. They really didn't want to fire me because they liked me a lot, but corporate says no.
This isn't the first time I was warned, just a previous meeting in the past for a similar incident. About a month prior. But I didn't sign anything or receive any formal warning. Just a heads up.