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Update on my job

Shortly after my last post, I received a letter stating that I had a contract with my job (at the USPS). Needless to say, I was overjoyed! Since it was for the rest of the year, I figured that I would be working for them for at least that long.

However, I couldn't have been more wrong! Even though I worked hard at my job, they decided to let me go...a few days before my probation was up. Why? The reason given was because I did not "pick up the pace". That's what I was told anyway. Hmm, I don't know how fast they wanted me to go, but I've gotta say that I worked a heck of a lot faster than a lot of the career employees that worked there. *doh*

It's funny, I was actually told by a few of the career employees on more than one occasion to slow down. I can only guess that someone there didn't like the fact that I was willing to work so hard.

As crazy as that may sound, it wouldn't surprise me one bit if that was the case. It's happened with this company before, back when I got another employee in trouble for making her look bad by showing up to work every day (she on the other hand goofed off and played hooky a lot) . However, with her being a career employee she was able to keep her job. They just moved her to a different location is all. As for me? Since I wasn't a career employee they wound up terminating me. *doh* lol

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Kasman wrote on April 16, 2015, 5:38 PM

That sort of thing just isn't fair. It makes us wonder what's the point of trying to be a good and conscientious employee when our employer does things like that.

WordChazer wrote on April 16, 2015, 5:48 PM

That all sounds depressingly familiar. Career slackers shopping temps and fixed terms for *shock horror* doing the job. Have learned to live with that over the years. Hope you find somewhere that values your work ethic sooner rather than later!

MelissaE wrote on April 16, 2015, 6:02 PM

That must just gall you to no end. I don't think that I would take it quite so well.

Colibry21 wrote on April 16, 2015, 7:46 PM

This make absolutely no sense whatsoever. I don't understand how some people do this.

allen0187 wrote on April 16, 2015, 8:40 PM

Tough luck. This is definitely unfair. There is just so much bs going around in offices nowadays. Hope you get a new job very soon! One that actually acknowledges all your hard work!

cheri wrote on April 17, 2015, 1:43 AM

That also happens in any work place. I don't know if they have already embraced such kind of culture and its really unfair.

Paulie wrote on April 17, 2015, 2:54 AM

I'm very sorry to read that you lost your job a few days before the probationary period was over. If you were a good hard worker, it must have been politics and someone had it in for you. I hope you can find another job soon.

CalmGemini wrote on April 17, 2015, 5:27 AM

I really am sorry about this.It is so unfair.The only thing we can do is hope that a new job comes around.

Carmelanirel wrote on April 17, 2015, 6:11 PM

Oh, that totally stinks, sounds like someone higher up wanted you out and unfortunately that happens a lot working in public jobs like this one. I know my husband got a lot of grief because of some idiots..

trufflehunter wrote on April 18, 2015, 6:59 AM

A few days is too soon to judge an employee. My gut feel is someone had a personal grudge. Nevermind, a better job to come!

seren3 wrote on April 19, 2015, 12:39 PM

Firecracker - No wonder "middle management" has such a bad reputation. When I hear stories like this I'm glad I work in a small office.

VinceSummers wrote on April 20, 2015, 7:50 AM

Having left the rat-race, I feel compassion for workers. It's a great time to be silver...

AliCanary wrote on April 21, 2015, 3:48 PM

I have gotten fired before, myself, although I will say that I deserved it! Never had any complaints for showing up on time and working hard, although that probably shortened a few of my temp assignments because I ran out of work earlier than they expected. I hope you have found another gig!

iwrite28 wrote on April 22, 2015, 5:17 AM

Looks like more and more companies are using a technique of taking fewer people on payroll to save costs.

rescuegal wrote on May 15, 2015, 6:27 AM

I'm so sorry you lost your job. It sounds like someone in human resources put that down just to come up with a reason to let you go. My brother had the same problem at his job where he was doing all the work and another person was goofing off. The goof off got an award at a staff meeting. My brother was P.O.'d to say the least.

ViperGirl85 wrote on May 28, 2015, 3:47 PM

I know this is about a month old, but that's not fair. I hope you have been able to find another job; where they respect you more.