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|Sat, 08-03-2013 - 10:45pm|
I did not realize that iVillage has a board for job loss, that is good, should have searched sooner.
I guess I am unsure if I should be posting, but I will take my chances on writting about my job loss, as I am not ashamed or embarrassed. Just very sad.
I was let go or fired from my job on Valentines Day. I had worked there for 12 years. I was a hard worker, had not ever been written up, and was liked by co workers and clients.
The reason I was told I was let go was because I did not attend the montly manditory staff meeting which occured on the evening of Valentines Day. My boss informed me it was considered, "a no show for work". When I was called via phone from my boss 2 days later, I was asked a few questions, then told that I was no longer an employee at the agency. My mouth dropped, I was in completed shock! I did not think I did anything to even be close to be fired, ever. I was told it was because I had missed the meeting. I was asked to "resign" via email. I asked to come in and talk about the situation, but was told a decission of my termination had already been made.
I took this very hard, and still do. I was strongly encouraged not to resign (by friends and family) for various reasons, so I did not. I would assume then that I had been fired.
I was told I will get an excellent reference when I apply for another job. I am a stay at home mom currently.
As anyone could imagine, I am still shocked and still in tears about this. I am leaving out details of the person who did this, as I am not out to blame anyone. I should have went to that meeting!!! If I would of know I would be fired, I would have been there. I have some anger towards the whole situation, but as I have been advised, I have to keep that to myself, not that I would do anything anyway.
Ok, well, I feel a bit better finally being able to openly write about this. I thank you all for reading.