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  1. civicious

    civicious FüK-VTEC VIP

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    ...i got fired today.



    /wrists




    view my for-sale thread in the for-sale section and buy my shit. i have no money, and i have LOTS of bills due.
     
  2. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    join the club. Recently, I went through the same shit. My GF left and I have this fuckin mortgage to hold on to. Yale showed me the door when I went toe to toe with my boss.

    It happens, nothing is permanent.
     
  3. reckedracing

    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    why'd you get fired?
     
  4. civicious

    civicious FüK-VTEC VIP

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    I haven't been getting any work lately. I woulda figured it was just a slow time of year, but the other 2 guys who do the same thing I do at work (heavy line) have been busy as hell. Last pay period they had around 70 hours each, and I had 14. 14 hours for the whole pay period.

    So this morning I went and asked my manager what the deal was, and he said he hates to say it but It would be for the best if I just found a job somewhere else.
     
  5. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    claim unemployment asap.

    they can tell you no if you call. they can't say yes if you don't call.

    it's worth the ten minutes. you earned it.
     
  6. reckedracing

    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    so they give you the hint by cutting your hours back to 14?
    what a fucking dickless douchebag
    he couldn't just tell you this to your face?

    i woudl definately file for unemployment
    or try asking him what the problem is and if you can work there till you find another job
    or ask him for a severance package
     
  7. GSRCRXsi

    GSRCRXsi Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    BB does the same shit. they never fire anyone, they just cut you back to like 6 hrs a week til you quit.
     
  8. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    i've done that as a retail manager too. if there were people that i didn't like or would miss shifts/hours, i would just cut them back. it's just easier that way.

    but in this case, it's bullshit. i don't think it's fair to overwork other guys when one guy is doing his job and doing it well.
     
  9. eg6sir

    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    damn man, sorry to hear..
     
  10. Turbo&Auto

    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    ^+1, thats a really shitty way of firing you. :( Sorry!
     
  11. BigJ

    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    Word. It's standard in retail. But in your situation it is bull shit. I'd contact unemployment and make sure they let you go so you can get it. Don't be a man and quit and not be able to get unemployment, cuz the place just has to claim that you voluntarily left.
     
  12. BrutalB83

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    :werd:

    Ask for an explanation. Don't be a dick about it, just ask why they're letting you go. Ask if your work was unsatisfactory or if there were other reasons (they had to cut someone due to budget or whatever). You need to know if you can list them on your resume as a reference or not, and they at least owe you an explanation, and it may turn out that they can give you some kind of severance or some hours in the meantime while you look for another job.

    And by all means, file for unemployment. There's no shame in it. We all pay into it through taxes so if you legitimately get let go from your job through no fault of your own then you're entitled to collect benefits.

    Now if you go to your boss and he says "we're letting you go because you screwed up this, this, this, this, and this, and because you're pretty much a douche to everyone" then it will be a no-go on the unemployment, but either way, it's definitely worth looking into. Like get_nick said, the worst that can happen is you get denied and you take a shit job for a little while while you continue to look for something better...
     
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  13. 93civicracer

    93civicracer Oh, I do a little here and there.

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    At one place I worked, they did that to this gangster that worked there and cut him down to 2 days one week, wouldn't even tell him why just "nothing we can do". A few months later the owner of that restaurant was out throwing away trash after closing and the guy pulled up and shot at him 3 times, the way he deserved it. I wasn't actually there, but I heard all about it and cops patrolled the place for weeks after that. He didn't get hit but there's bullet holes in the fence.

    I wouldn't go THAT far if they did that to me, but I can promise I'd be back and they wouldn't like it. Brick thru all the windows or something.
     
  14. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    spoken like a true dumbass teenager. you need to get your head out of your fucking ass or you are going to be another prison statistic. beating/shooting/cutting doesn't get you anywhere. the only place it gets you is fucked in the ass in a prison yard.

    ask bryan (92civicb18b1), there is no forgiving fuckups like that. he's a good guy who gets himself into shit. he's 20 years old and can't get a job, can't do shit.

    if you are going to do this over some stupid restaurant job, you are going to do something worse over something that doesn't even matter. you'll be changing your line of thought when you are face down getting beaten by cops.

    living like 50 cent isn't fucking cool. tupac is dead. music is music. separate yourself from the gangster life, because it will just end with you in prison or dead.
     
  15. eg6sir

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    :werd: :withstupid: ..

    93civ .. you're making self out to be a complete douchebag...
     
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  18. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    3rd pic doesnt work
     
  19. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    When I worked at Bertucci's about this time last year I was a no call, no show for a Sunday double. I was throwing up blood, my phone was KIA, and none of my roommates were home to let me borrow theirs.

    So the next day I go in half dead and work my night shift and explain myself and everything seemed fine. The new schedule had come out and I wasn't on it though. I ask my manager and he says since I wasn't there the day before, when they made it, he didn't wan to put me on then have to cover my shifts. Understandable, he was just covering his ass and I could use a week off.

    Next Monday I come in to check the schedule and I'm not on it. I approach the same manager and question him. "Oh I forgot, you know how it is, most of the time we just re-print the schedule from the week before, I'll put you on next week." At this point I say fine but the funds are low and I NEED to be on the schedule for the next week so I grab a post-it note, write a reminder and stick it on the side of his computer.

    The next week I'm STILL not on the schedule and the post-it note is still there. At this point I ask, "Dave, what is going on?"
    Dave-"Me and Izzy(GM) don't think we'll be putting you back on the schedule.
    Me-"Am I suspended or did you just fire me?"
    Dave-"Well were just not going to put you back on the schedule."
    Me-"So your firing me?"
    Dave-"If you want to use that word."
    Me-"Yes, I'm using that word. My question is if you are?"
    Dave-"I guess."
    Me-"I've been the number one server for 2 months now and your going to fire me over one shift? So you just led me on for 2 WEEKS when you had no intention of putting me back on the schedule? I could have been trained at a new place and making money by now."
    Dave-"It is what it is."
    Me-"Go FUCK yourself."
    /convo
    That was a fun way to get fired.
     
  20. Airjockie

    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    I got a ton of fucked up stories about getting fired....but that comes with life for me and for everyone.... (might have to make a new thread)

    always remember...you work up the ladder...not down. Find a job that is better than the one you just left, and with more money. Just keep your head up, grow some balls, and start being a prick with an attitude that your better than anyone they've ever hired. Firm handshakes and looking directly in their eyes during the entire interview, and tell the truth...if they ask you if you know something or how to do something, and you have no clue...then reply "I've never done it, but I'm willing to learn and will do my best to be the best at it"

    GL on the hunt for mo money! And always remember...what comes around goes around...
     
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