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Supervisor called me an hour before work and told me not to come because I was terminated due to a lack of performance at Department M. I have been bounced around doing other jobs that I was not originally hired to do and the expectations were unrealistic at best. I was hired september of this year until today and was close to finishing my probation period. The supervisor did not bother tell me about my performance a lot sooner and brings it up today. Need less to say I'm pretty displeased for getting screwed and not informing me about this earlier. Now I'm just gonna focus on myself, get a new job later, and move on from the dysfunctional mess I came from. Good riddance and Happy Holidays!


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    John_-_Galt

    Sorry to hear that man. If it makes you feel any better, I am a month or two out from getting fired. My duties are slowly being taken away from me and I am having less and less to do. I've been browsing Indeed during the day, but god damn are the pickings slim. I was thinking about taking some BS third shift do nothing job so I can work on some of my skills as well and having some type of money coming in. 🤷‍♀️

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      BlkGirl181

      Ugh I can never find anything on indeed anymore. Every time I go on there it’s always the same job postings. Maybe it depends on location?

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    jennaau23

    This happened to me 8 weeks into a job (I'm in Australia), 2 women in my team were very unfriendly to me and I raised this and got fired maybe 2 weeks later as I "wasn't a good fit for the team"..aka it was easier to fire me as I was on probation than deal with the problem. But same as you, no warning or anything.

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      ohwowohkay

      If that's any indication as to how they solve problems you may be better off in the long run. Still, that sounds rough.

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    Desertbro

    Underhanded to fire you by phone over "issues" they never told you about. That's because you didn't really underperform. They planned to can you before the probation period from Day One. A trick they probably do on a lot of people. Don't pay benefits, no one is full-time, everyone is cut because of "bad performance". It ain't you - it's a shitty company with corruption up and down the management ladder. The longer you had been there, the more you would have seen it. You are free to find a better company.

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      Archaeomanda

      Yep. I worked at a place like this. For my whole probation period they let everyone go who had started a little bit before me, right before probation ended. When it was my turn they said it was because I wasn't meeting my targets, which was nonsense and I could prove it. But it was less expensive to keep hiring people than pay us benefits, I guess.

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    Walk_Me_Home

    If this was in CA, it was illegal to do so via phone

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      CaucasianPanther

      CA as in Canada or California? Cuz i got fired over phone with no warning or explanation in Cali earlier this year

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    GigaNautz

    Wouldn't worry about it. When one door closes, a few open up. You won't believe what's next for you!

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    MasonEnalta

    Special place in hell for those guys and their company.

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    Noeyiax

    This happened to me as well, sigh (but it was gradually happening last few weeks or so, and some of them are nice people)... Now I feel what actual Christmas is like. It's not about gifts and happy holidays; it's about restructuring finances, cutting/laying off people to leave out in the cold, and hiring the same position for less pay after holidays. Hope to find a new job soon. I worked there for two years, but I'm sure it was covid-19 that causes these situations :/. Gotta survive somehow, good luck to job hunting for me again... And you too! Company business is tough, we need a new way of modern life, where are the greatest people like Aristotle or Keyes, making that new idea and such...

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    redditgirlwz

    Over the phone? wtf? They should at the very least have the decency to do it over Zoom or FaceTime. But regardless, I'm sorry you lost your job. It's odd that your supervisor didn't even give you a warning before firing you. But they sound pretty selfish and like they didn't care about you and that's what selfish people do.

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      moonydog5555

      Shoot, my fiance was about to head into work earlier this year when he found out he was canned. A coworker texted him that he had been canned. Neither the work agency nor the factory bothered to call him. Honestly, places that have a probation period or hires Temps through an agency tend to have this practice. Super common in factory work alone.

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    eastcoastcurious

    Anyone experiencing this, please learn how to articulate it in an unemployment hearing or application. Firing you before explaining your performance, not training you more, slowing taking away job duties, doing anything that indicates preparation of termination can be cause to win unemployment. Take notes. Ive been through this. Good luck and hope you all find something better.

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      puterTDI

      If op is in the us your statement is most like not true. Most states are at will and you can be fired for any reason or no reason so long as you are not a protected class or being fired for a reason that falls under a protected class. The

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    Casiorollo

    While you are looking for a new job, try DoorDash in the meantime for grocery/gas/small bill money. Super flexible, you dash for as long or as little as you want, schedule a shift up to one minute before, cancel anytime. never have to speak to the customer, and as long as you only accept $5+ orders and at least $2/mile, you’ll make $25-30/hr easy. Uber Eats is pretty good too but my car is too old so I can’t drive for them. Don’t do grubhub, instacart, or postmates though, they all have their faults. DoorDash saved me after the pandemic took my job. I actually wouldn’t go back if they offered it back to me. The freedom of my own schedule and instant payouts is intoxicating.

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      YodaYogaYogurt

      \+1 for food delivery and other gig economy apps

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    DivineSwine121

    I was fired from my first job out of college back in January of this year. I hated the job and honestly my initial feelings were relief that i never had to go back there but of course I had to find another job. That part was def one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, and COVID happening didn’t help. Well today marks 5 months that I’ve been at my new job and in every possible way it’s better. In many ways it’s everything I could hope for in a job, after feeling inadequate and incompetent for months after being fired. Keep your head up (as hard as that is) and know that a great job that’s a good fit could be right around the corner. Do something enjoyable and try not to be too hard on yourself. The right thing will come along.

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    Educational-Car-9621

    Sorry to hear this happened to you. I was fired from a good paying job in 2019. The worst part is I was told it takes 6 months to learn the job. I was fired in 3mo. I was told by my boss on the day I was fired it’s due to performance issues. My boss NEVER once came to me and said my performance was lacking. You talk about being blindsided.

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    HopefulEngineer123

    the old "blame it on your employees because the company isnt working how you like." been there bro got threatened with being fired but not directly by my boss, actually by the 2nd in charge who was a close family member because apparently i wasn't working hard enough... lmao. I'm a person who takes responsibility where I can and i pride myself on that, by blaming nobody but myself. But that day I knew for a fact after giving my all to a company that sometimes they need somebody to blame even when its not your fault.

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    tokori79

    this literally happened to me on Monday but they didn't even cite a reason. I really feel this. It feels a lot like getting screwed. My boss just stopped communicating with me and had someone else fire me.

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    bhavsarp90

    Happen with a friend just recently. He was hired for a position he didn't want but was put into with false promises that he'll get to work for the position he wants at a later stage. 5 months down thr line they ask him to put down his papers since he wasn't performing at thr job he didn't even want. I don't understand these recruiters. They hire people who aren't suitable for the job and ignore the ones who are showing intent.

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    RanOffOnThaBookTwice

    Sorry to hear it. I worked 100-120 hours a week for 8 months. I lost 25lbs because I was skipping lunch and dinner due to the workload. I broke my back for them and did everything I could. I got in a disagreement with the associate, I was an analyst and the same age as the associate, he told the director and twisted the story and I ended up getting fired a few weeks later. I pulled an all nighter Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (slept maybe a few hours) working on a project. During the few hours I slept Sunday, the power went out in an entire part of my town and corrupted the file. The associate wanted the file on Monday. I showed him the corrupt file and that I worked ALL weekend on it. I don’t know why I couldn’t recover parts of it? Oh well. Still unemployed and working on myself. Try to get into some community service and explore your options, if you have the savings to do so. Also, if your employer isn’t going to be filing unemployment for you, don’t expect to be getting your unemployment check. You may think you don’t need it but it really helps. I never thought I’d be in this situation. I’ve gotten screwed in 2/3 of my jobs. I won’t go into the second one but it has nothing to do with disagreements, I left on good terms but I still was screwed. Don’t let it get to you.

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    VZ6999

    Same thing happened to me back in June. All I heard was negative feedback in my performance review. They told me I was making too many mistakes and needed to be 10-20x faster which was surprising because these issues weren't brought up earlier. I then asked what speed should I aim for and they said "it takes so and so (who has 4 years of experience) 10 minutes to finish a task." For the following assignments, I asked so and so when you needed them done and he said "whenever." I was given a Performance Memorandum which was just my boss's way to get me to quit. I remember my boss saying "you have a Purdue degree, it ought to be good for SOMETHING" and "this company (small local firm in NW Indiana) may not be what you're looking for, but your next company might be." Got sacked two weeks later. Granted I could've improved (we all can) and learned outside of work, but I just didn't feel welcomed from the start. They seemed more excited about the intern who was hired one day after me and who eventually replaced me. Only one person decided to come when I was invited out to lunch. Meanwhile almost everyone came (even me) when they invited the intern out to lunch.

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    currently_world

    I almost got into this situation last month and i was really worried since because of this covid even my dad didn't have any job and i was the one paying all the bills but one good i did was i had saved enough money as well but then i saw this post... "You are killing yourself for a job, that will replace you within a day if you die" Then i was like hell yeah....it's not my company and i can't get attached with that company...and the reason why i was almost fired was also because of my performance but i was giving all my effort, it was my internet condition that was disturbing my work since i am working from home. But this year i've learned a lot. Don't worry man, there are thousands of jobs waiting for you and maybe there are thousands or waiting for you to create a job for them.

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    DerpyOwlofParadise

    That is so terrible. And then employers roast you for having gaps on your resume!? I’m scared. I just took a whole 8 months to find the proper job and waste no time. I left a good position due to moving away. Since July I was employed but my boss didn’t care either about company or to show up to work. It was a great position too but I got bored out of my mind, plus the company was tiny. I found something else, seemingly fantastic, quit and here I am. Should this not work out I’ll have something like a year gap. Look for signs and move on quickly would be best advice, but it’s hard to do because finding employment takes a couple months or more each time. Maybe try to look for signs when hired. Like is there a rotation, too many promises beyond the position itself? High amount of people in same position? Industry - dealerships WILL do to you exactly what you described. I always thought screw corporate I’ll work in a small company, grow with it and with the owners. They don’t usually do this stuff to you. But it takes a heck of a lot of research to see if company would keep you past probation because small companies have affordability issues. But look, I got bored and left to rot in a small company so I guess it’s just luck at this point

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      nom-d-pixel

      That gap thing annoys me to no end. I lost a job in March and it took me until June to start working again. Then I got laid off from that one in October (yay 2020!). A couple of interviewers on the second round were judgemental of a three month gap when the world was falling apart. The ridiculous thing is that in my field, it does take months get hired. I just got an offer for a job I applied to in October, and they expedited the process for me when I told them that I had another offer.

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    Level_Lavishness2613

    Sorry to hear that. They don’t deserve you. I wish you good luck in your job search and hope you get something that you like working with good people.

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    ConstellationMiracle

    what?? ohh that sucks.

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    jacebeleren33

    Is there a way to ask your manager to show your performance against a company benchmark ? How do they measure performance ? This seems really unfair.

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    trickyGoffer

    Sorry that happened, especially right before the Holidays.

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    remotists-

    Sorry to hear that. Hope this helps. [https://www.remotists.com/newsletters/brand-new-remote-jobs-across-headspace-softgames-help-scout-2750-remotists-companies/](https://www.remotists.com/newsletters/brand-new-remote-jobs-across-headspace-softgames-help-scout-2750-remotists-companies/) Good luck

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    Dangerous_Way_7075

    don’t worry

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    Crackerbarrelisaids

    When they ask you why you quit or left I just always write lack of management

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    NavCoachRuth

    Please let me (and us) know how we can help! Esp in these times, it's nice to do when we can!

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    NavCoachRuth

    I"m not on here all the time, but I will do my best to check back!

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    writerstranger

    That's such a trashy thing to do, I'm sorry. Sounds like a toxic environment for sure. If they have a Glassdoor profile or similar, I'd include that information so potential applicants can avoid that company! No sense in "protecting" their identity. Good luck on your search!!

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      lesliecarolynn

      They said they were hired in September so it sounds like it was the typical 90 day probation period.

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    iam_whoiam

    That sucks, maybe it's a blessing in disguise though, if they can't be bothered to talk to you about your performance, how can you grow? I wish you the best in your next chapter.

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    Barbara1182

    Question: If you think you’re going to get fired for “poor performance”, is it better to quit so as not to have that “on your record”? Could you collect unemployment if you get fired for “poor performance”? Could you collect unemployment if you quit? (NJ)

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    SurviveYourAdults

    If it's not in writing, it's not true.... I would be calling the HR department immediately.

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    PornstacheMcGee99

    Are you still in your probation period? And have you been given any prior written or verbal assessments or performance reviews before being sacked today?

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    daneurl

    Unfortunately there’s nothing you can do if you’re in your probation period unless you have absolute proof of any discrimination based on protected characteristics. It’s such a bullshit move to do and please let us know the name of this company so we can avoid please.

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    BPP1943

    If you are a citizen of and live within the US or its territories or overseas military bases, posts, or missions, you should consult with a labor attorney fir unlawful firing. Good luck.

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    agm312

    What type of role and industry were you in? It seems like companies tend to do this when they make a snap judgement and want to reduce the chances you will sue. Still you can't fix what you don't know is an issue. Sucks all around.

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    Flutabubble

    Piggybacking on this, how does one emotionally recover from a situation like this?

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    AdamY_

    Sorry- but their loss will be another employer's gain. If that's how they treat staff then at least you managed to get out only after a couple of months. I'd imagine being there for years wouldn't have been good for your mental health.

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    UtopiaNation

    The usual, the fire before the probation period probably so they won't have to give extra benefits. Then they hire the next dude and do the same thing.

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    ItoAy

    GOOD NEWS: you don’t get unemployment if you quit. I got fired several times and found better jobs. Hang in there!👍

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    IKillFascistScumbags

    Sadly, this seems to be the expectation: Work as if YOUR business depends on it, even though the only stake you have is the bare subsistence wage you get paid. I'd like to say, " Don't fall into this trap of nihilistic thought." Currently, you'll find things more hopeless than ever. I've submitted 100s of applications, and have gotten 1 call. Gotta keep trucking, homelessness is always one month away.

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    Flipflop144

    Maybe they don't want to give anyone insurance so they are churning employees by firing them before probation ends.... just my opinion

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    drbootup

    Sorry that happened to you. That's a shitty way to fire someone. Hope you find something better.

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    Humanadv

    Hi I see this as blessing in disguise. I am a firm believer that our path are revealed to us to reach our destination. We may not like the treacherous path or the pain we endure but as long as we are determined to move ahead, we will reach destination. Now the real lesson is to regularly check with your manager about your performance. If they are happy they will let you know; if they find any area of improvement they will let you know. The ownership is not on manager but the subordinate, as it will impact him not the manager. The world has already changed in last 10 months and will become worse before it becomes better. There will he a lot of automation which will take away regular jobs. The job market will become overcompetitive and cause chaos. So its better we not only learn to survive but also learn and be multiskilled. Knowing more than one skill will make us secure from such decisions. I wish you all the best in your future endeavours. DM me should you need any suggestion.

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      junko_kv626

      I’m finding more and more managers don’t give feedback. If you’ve done something well, the excuse is they don’t want you asking for a raise. If you haven’t met expectations, the excuse is they don’t want to be confrontational. And they can change their minds about what they said on your first day, and what they expect two weeks later. I’ve needed to be VERY clever to get feedback out of anyone, and when I get it, it frequently contradicts what that manager or the previous manager told me. It’s frustrating.

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    WoodlyElf

    *I'm not a lawyer, this isn't legal advice* You might have a legal case on your hands. Did you save the original job description vs what you were doing? And you can't simply get terminated. They have to coach you, write you up, suspend you. They have to do it in increments before they let you go. Did any of what I mentioned happen? Did they ever let you know you weren't meeting the expectations of the job you're hired for? Are they giving you a severance? Did you sign anything? Your local city will also have resources for wrongful termination if you can't afford a lawyer.

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    cash_grass_or_ass

    sorry to hear that you were fired. i read your description of the events that unfolded, and there were a few signs that indicated you were doing poorly and should have expected something like this: 1) moved around to different departments that you weren't hired for. that means the original job you were hired to do already wasn't a good fit, and they were giving you second and third chances to find a suitable role in the organization. that should have been your first sign. 2) your supervisor gives you 0 feedback. it means they already gave up on you, and decided to move on. if your bosses don't care about giving you feedback to help you improve, that means they couldn't care less about your future success at the organization, and they're just managing your current productivity until you're not longer an issue. *** from both these two incidents, your next step should have been to talk to your supervisor to ask for feedback on things you need to work on to improve. don't sit around and wait for people to give and tell you things. you have to be proactive and seize what's yours. be assertive. you coming forward and admitting you know you are struggling could have made the difference- maybe they would have given you a few pointers, or at best change their attitude and outlook seeing that you are making an effort to get better by seeking help. maybe you did, and maybe you didn't. but the fact that you got fired was a total shock indicates to me you didn't even entertain the idea that your job was on the line, especially with your 3 months probation coming up. every job and job interview is a learning experience, especially the failures. it's ok. things will get better. a year from now when you are happy at your new job you will look back and laugh at dec 2020.

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    Runescapewascool

    My old boss fired me when I was 18 I busted my ass, anyways I got mad joined the military and am doing great, that same boss well, I’m not even a boss and can flex on them. I was back home visiting “small town” ran into my ex boss at Walmart. I told him I couldn’t wait for his company to shut down so I could buy and rent out his house. 1 year later I found out every employee got a termination notice company went under lol, god will show people revelations.

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      Disgruntled-mutant

      KARMA is a bitch

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