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Old 05-10-2019, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Hey guys, so just an update.

It happened I got fired...

I had a meeting with the practice site administrator. We heard each other out and decided to part ways. He told me he would be my reference wherever I decide to go and it would be considered a termination that way I can collect.

But yeah, I'm happy and nervous at the same time.
That's probably the best outcome, given what you've gone through. My advice based on my own experience post layoff is: cut back on expenses where you can, make getting a new job your job, be flexible, and try to leave your anxiety at the door when you interview so you don't come across as desperate. When I was collecting employment, I filed my updates on my status online - which was a lot easier than having to go to the unemployment office. I'd check and see if that's available in your area.
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Old 05-11-2019, 12:47 AM
 
Location: on the wind
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Hey guys, so just an update.

It happened I got fired...

I had a meeting with the practice site administrator. We heard each other out and decided to part ways. He told me he would be my reference wherever I decide to go and it would be considered a termination that way I can collect.

But yeah, I'm happy and nervous at the same time.
Well, it does sound as if everyone was attempting to be professional about the situation. Nice to know you will be able to apply for assistance and that you have a reference. Says a lot! Good luck to you!
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Old 05-11-2019, 09:28 AM
 
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You have to take the initiative.

At my current job, I work with a teacher that felt difficult at first to work with. I reached out to a specialist at the school for advice on working more efficiently in the classroom. Things have been much better and there wasn't as much tension in the air.

... Oh, I see you got fired.

That really sucks, but take my advice for your next job.
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Old 05-11-2019, 09:42 AM
 
Location: New York
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Despite the fact that I was there for only 7 months should I still include it in my resume? I still took alot from that experience.
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Old 05-11-2019, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Originally Posted by Jonathanp219 View Post
Hey guys, so just an update.

It happened I got fired...

I had a meeting with the practice site administrator. We heard each other out and decided to part ways. He told me he would be my reference wherever I decide to go and it would be considered a termination that way I can collect.

But yeah, I'm happy and nervous at the same time.
Great, I'm sure you feel a lot of relief! But next time, when you notice that they're not training you the way you were told you'd be, because you can probably tell pretty quickly after 2-3 WEEKS, then ask questions fast when you see they're not doing the appropriate training:

- Ask how have I been doing so far?
- Start a running list of questions FROM DAY 1 that you have (& can hopefully ask each week)
- Hold them accountable for what they said they'd do to make you successful

It does sound like you got kind of a raw deal & they kind of set you up for failure, but it also seems you could have pushed more to get help, get answers, ask them to sit down with you to discuss things, etc. YOU need the job more than the job needs you...be a lot more assertive (yet of course pleasant).

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Despite the fact that I was there for only 7 months should I still include it in my resume? I still took alot from that experience.
YES! As long as you left on good terms & they said they'd give you a reference, good! You should have asked if they could write you a letter of recommendation. At least ask & if they say no, they say no, but if they did it AND you felt it was a good enough letter to use for future job hunting, then use it. If you felt it was too general or vague or wouldn't help you really, then just don't use it, but AT LEAST YOU HAD ASKED. Did you? Maybe it's not too late.

Good luck!
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Old 05-11-2019, 10:19 AM
 
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Start looking for work from home jobs instead.They have them in the medical field as well.I'm sorry that these people are behaving this way with you.You have options.One always does.
P.S We all have bills to pay but sometimes you have to say to yourself F*** it,my health is more important and make that choice to leave while you can.
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Old 05-11-2019, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Be sure you know what you're going to say when you're asked why you left in an interview. Because it's 99% certain you will be.
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Old 05-11-2019, 12:56 PM
 
Location: New York
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Be sure you know what you're going to say when you're asked why you left in an interview. Because it's 99% certain you will be.
Would "it just wasn't a good fit" good enough? It shouldn't be too much of a problem if I put both my former supervisors as references right?
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Old 05-11-2019, 04:13 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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Would "it just wasn't a good fit" good enough? It shouldn't be too much of a problem if I put both my former supervisors as references right?
Poor "fits" happen. It's good that both you and employer mutually agreed to part ways. And, you have permission to use one or both as references. I would be prepared to answer questions about why you were let go, what "a poor fit" actually meant, and what you learned because of it. Your answers will tell the potential employer about your self awareness and how you conduct yourself.

What a new application calls for will play into what sort of information you provide. Not all potential applications let you include a former supervisor as a reference. Others don't ask for references at all, but do ask whether they can contact your previous supervisor. The answer to this question would be yes, I assume.

Your 7 months at this job might or might not be relevant to some future one you apply for. If you need to qualify for consideration with some minimal time doing a job or specific tasks, the 7 month position could help you meet that requirement. Even if the new job skills aren't related to what you did previously, you still may need to answer that "contact previous employer" question. If it was me and I didn't have many years of relevant work history on my CV to pick from, I'd be up front about it and provide all the information asked for. As you said, you don't want to set yourself up for the same problems again.
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Old 05-12-2019, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Surfside Beach, SC
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Poor "fits" happen. It's good that both you and employer mutually agreed to part ways. And, you have permission to use one or both as references. I would be prepared to answer questions about why you were let go, what "a poor fit" actually meant, and what you learned because of it. Your answers will tell the potential employer about your self awareness and how you conduct yourself.

What a new application calls for will play into what sort of information you provide. Not all potential applications let you include a former supervisor as a reference. Others don't ask for references at all, but do ask whether they can contact your previous supervisor. The answer to this question would be yes, I assume.

Your 7 months at this job might or might not be relevant to some future one you apply for. If you need to qualify for consideration with some minimal time doing a job or specific tasks, the 7 month position could help you meet that requirement. Even if the new job skills aren't related to what you did previously, you still may need to answer that "contact previous employer" question. If it was me and I didn't have many years of relevant work history on my CV to pick from, I'd be up front about it and provide all the information asked for. As you said, you don't want to set yourself up for the same problems again.
This is great advice!

(Parnassia - couldn't rep you again.)
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