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Don't trust anyone
I was let go from my company, not because I didn't do the job; only because I did my job too well and made my manager look bad in front of the boss. I confided to the higher boss that the manager was not doing his job and kept harrassing me and it came back at the end to bite me. If I would have standed my ground with my immediate manager maybe things would not have gone to this point.
I am not a secretary
An administrative assistant job is a good place to start in a company if you want to get a foot in the door, but do not have specific experience in the particular field. You need to show off your skills and abilities early, by showing initiative and taking on challenging projects. Ask for more assignments. It may seem overwhelming at first, but it will eventually pay off. I am now in a different position within my company by starting out as an assistant and moving into the department I was best suited for. Good luck!
fired, discharged, let go, ????
Under the pretext of a probationary period, I was discharged because I did not learn the job in 2 weeks working time. I was harassed by the manager and I strongly felt my age was the reason I was let go. I was told I did not meet my requirements although I was on a 90 day probationary period.
Remain calm and confident
If you quit, were fired or your position was eliminated here is what you can say:- You quit because there was no room for advancement. You are an ambtious person that wants to grow with the company and you didn't think there was an opportunity for you to reach your professional goals there.- If you were fired you can explain that personal issues were conflicting your work performance but those issues have been resolved. Never say anything negative about your recent employer, in fact (with lots of confidence) encourage your interviewer to contact your previous employer for a satisfactory recommendation.- If your position was eliminated, just say so. It wasn't because your performance wasn't the greatest, it was because that specific function was eliminated or substituted by high tech internet resources (which it's true these days).You can also say something like: "No matter how good an employer and an employee can be, if there is no chemistry, it is not going to work". They will love to hear that (...because it's true)
Fired! and bouncing back
Yes I was fired for something that was not my fault. The Boss had issues with my clothing (which was business casual no tanks or tshirts were worn-Nice work pants & blouses) and she was always trying to touch me. I let her know that she was to keep her hands to herself as it was inappropriate. When it continued I went to HR. She then waited 3 months later to fire me on a false accusation. I let her know that I had caught her in her lie and that I would be leaving per her request as soon as I finished clearing off my desk. She then proceeded to tell me to sit down because she was not through with me yet and I was going to listen to her. I let her know that the conversation was at an end, that I did not have to take her verbal abuse. I walked out of the room with my head held high, packed up what I had left on my desk, Let the other girl in the department know where I was and what had to be done for the customers and then I left.I was told by a few hire up's that walked me out that I handle the whole situation very professionally. I am still unemployed at the moment but this time I am taking my time finding the right match in the next company I work for. Just know there are two sides to every issue. As long as you did your best there is nothing to be ashamed of. When you go for an interview be discreetly honest on why you were let go. Use it as an answer to a learning experience and never use the word fired or terminated on the application you fill out.
life is not always fair
I was dismissed for reasons i can't discuss in detail due to my own ethical beliefs. however, the other people involved would gladly lay the blame at my own desk. i wrote a letter according to company policy, it was reviewed by a colleague and signed by my supervisor. this letter resulted in my being dismissed. i was working for a nonprofit and the letter involved a donation.
It's hard to say whether my rate of pay is actually fair. It seems that, for the area, it isn't bad, but for the job itself, it's too little. Supposedly the national average for this job pays a lot more than my pay, but employers here are paying below that average - even though I live and work on Long Island in New York! Amazing! As for my duties, in many ways my employer expects more than is possible, and more than the salary calls for. And there is definitely bias here. If you are not extremely self-confident and even pushy, you will be stepped on! My advice? Work not just on your work skills, but on your self-confidence. Stick up for yourself, while maintaining professionalism. Dedication is important, but integrity and being the best you can be are the most important things to strive for!
I always wanted to be fiancially stable and all I have to do is get a job that will allow me to make 35-70 thousand a year then me and my family will appreciated.
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