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Stand up for yourself
When you are a manager of a large retail store and one of your employees and your entire management team partners with the appropiate people about going outside the normal business practices to drive sales and the end result puts some risk on the business, the person who instigated that risk should be held responsible and as a manager you have a choice to put all the blame on someone else when pressured to do so or stand up and take one for the team. I took one for the team and it has created a hardship for me and my family but I would never be able to live with myself if I had thrown somebody under the bus. When all the appropriate business partners were involved and my immediate supervisor developed a loss of memory to prevent any career damage to himself, I can feel confident that I stood up for my associates and did the right thing even though it was very costly financially.
Even though being with the same company for almost 12 years means nothing, if your manager tells you to do something and you get fired for it its still WRONG!!
Words can't describe
If you are on unemployment insurance [a whopping $200 a week.] If I had it to do all over again swallow your pride and don't take just any job. Be sure that this is not just better than being on u.i. This situation ended with being arrested and being abandoned by my employer. Wrong descision.
Usually, when a person gets "Fired"- it is because they have been dissatisfied with the job for a WHILE!! Consequently ,we set up the circumstances for being Fired, somewhat Subconsciously-(or NOT). Assuming it is too late to change that fact: I have learned that the best way to be assured a good reference-OR,EVEN- get your old job BACK, is to contact your former supervisor, company owner, co- workers; which ever of these people that were involved in the process of your "Departure" AND/OR are in a position to potentially "save" your reputation..................... AND "Kiss Ass"!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyway you can! (except literally). MORE IMPORTANTLY- BE HONEST/SINCERE about your "feelings"-WITHOUT being harsh or offensive: Identify/Admit YOUR mistakes: show (sincere) regret for the way you have (mis)handled the situation. "Confide in" them about what you have learned from the experience. Then, enlist a request for their help, state what you need from them/ and HOW they can Help,if willing. After All: Do you really have anything to LOSE at this point??? - it definately can't HURT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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