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Old 04-13-2009, 07:06 AM
 
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You know, being fired doesn't mean your a bad person, or that the company had the right to fire you. Many times it can be an unjust firing. Company was wrong, you were right. That is partly why I would never tell another employer I was even fired, unless they asked, then I would make sure they knew it was a good reason, and they probably wouldn't ask anyway, but I am not up on the current laws for workers, but it needs to be checked, as you did. There are certain things which a previous employer cannot disclose to prospective employment for the discharged employee. Did you work in retail, if so, try the Dollar Stores. If you have any management experience they scarf up fired managers like crazy. Especially if they use to work at Wal MArt. I know of one department manager, that's department manager not store manager, that left Wal MArt and was hired on the spot by a dollar store and she was hired as a store manager. Just an idea!
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Old 04-13-2009, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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to think that all people will stick to the questions that "they are supposed to" is silly and outdated. i think your lack of employment, 2 months plus, has more to do with the economy than a poor reference.
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Old 04-16-2009, 12:45 AM
 
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You are so welcome and do not get discouraged ever. I happen to be in a business which often asks "us to leave"....forces a resignation, so far I have never been fired, but to me it is all the same. In government, or agencies run by large Boards, often have their own agenda or reasons. This is only getting worse.... I have taken on jobs where they had three previous Directors in three years., shouldv'e been a sign, looking back. I have two friends right now, one was there for 23 years and one day, sorry, we don't really want you anymore. An attorney, 25 years....new guy comes in and gives the top 5 attorneys, their walking papers. Poof., job is gone. Some of the crazy no fault laws... or right to hire or fire, people get fired for no reason. Some I have seen cos their children developed a rare disease, insurance risk.... the cost of health care in business does not give employees, good employees who make NO mistakes... a fair shot. They fire them or find a way to get rid of them, and it is so sad. So again, I say, keep your head up high. Focus on your strengths and keep your chin up. Work through the guilt, anger and any other emotions you may have concerning the departure, and you will be ok. They say to say as little as possible.... I agree, but always tell the truth. It does not have to be a novel.... 6 years means you were a good employee, and if you were not, well then they don't have a leg to stand on, cos you would of been gone alot sooner. Focus on what was learned out of the lesson, I was asked to leave because of an error that was made, or a risk I took, or whatever the case was, and you move on. Talk about the things you did well, what you did accomplish and what you learned through it all. Again... I don't see an issue here and am happy to help you. Hope the job search is going well... I know it's tough. I am looking myself. Happy to help....
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