A blessing wrapped in a kick to the butt!

By MrsCDogg Latest Reply 2011-11-14 04:22:28 -0600
Started 2011-11-11 19:54:22 -0600

As some of you may know I worked in a big box store. It was one of those outdoor stores with the slogan…We live outdoors. I hated my job but loved some of my co-workers. Other co-workers I just wanted to smack them every time I saw them. Yesterday I met the new store manager for the first time. He was really nice. I felt better about the whole situation. I was even selling these stupid "replacement plans" they demand that we sell to customers.
When it was almost quitting time yesterday, (this is how they roll) I was called to the lodge by one of the managers. I was told that I had signed for a package which contained a pistol and then left it unattended. I was then "let go"! First of all how am I to know what is inside a package? Second of all the managers would do anything they had to do to keep from walking to customer service to do anything!
I've known for months that they were looking for a way to get rid of me. In the imortal words of Daphne Moon…"I'm a bit physic". I some times just know things. I've been watching the managers and have known they were watching me. Why? Because I have a bit of an attitude and do not suffer fools gladly! I treat my co-workers with respect but I do not accept a bullcrap story even for one minute. As my dad would have put it…you can't bulls**t a bulls****er!
I should have been gone from that job a long time ago. The very week I went to work for them over a year ago I had to spend a night in the hospital because of my bloodpressure shooting up. My ankles stay swollen because I am on my feet the entire time I'm there. I have not been able to control my bloodpressure even with meds. Stress will do that to ya. So, I guess The Almighty has once again been looking after me even when I didn't realize it.
I hope all of you good folks out there are having a wonderful Vetern's Day. I want to wish all of the vets here on DC a happy Vetern's Day and to say thanks for a job well done!!

9 replies

Mickey/CCHT 2011-11-13 08:45:13 -0600 Report

I'm sorry you were fired. Even when you don't like a job, it still is insulting and hurtful. But like yo said, the Lord is always working in our lives, we just have to be open to what He wants us to do. I pray you find the path he wants you to walk. God Bless and good luck, Mickey

pixsidust 2011-11-12 09:41:29 -0600 Report

This is a perfect time to replace that job!
You might even try temping while looking.
You report when you are working and when you are not.
Your checks do not stop except when you work
and pick up when you don't work.
You do not have to reapply for it in between times.
Maybe try being a receptionist or customer service in an office
where you can use your communication skills and sit down.

I am still sorry that you got fired because while you
are actually relieved, its still hard.
I got fired after 25 years with one company working
as a recruiter nationally 9/29/11
I was the last one on the high commission structure
(paid by companies not people)
My company wanted me to be gone to work with
all the younger folks on low pay scales so they set a quota
that I could not meet.

Lots of people look after the first of the year but companies
do not look really until March/April. They wait to see how
their first quarter is going to do.
Not that you won't get one or two hires out there, its not much.
Right now people take vacations so companies need help
in their offices and stores need Christmas help.
Just remember to be positive when you interview
Recruiters do not want to hear that you don't take——
on an interview or the whole story of how they wanted to get rid of you.
They are not there to understand and they do not need to know every detail of your life and philosophy
they need to find what work fits you and nothing more.

Be honest about the incident and your shock and surprise and leave it at that. You had no idea, how could anyone know? You can laugh and say if its a clothing store. I am sure I won't have to do that here. Then be sure and say You are a good worker with a conscience that will do a good job!

All my best to you, smile and if you want help with the resume
just contact me!

MrsCDogg 2011-11-14 04:22:28 -0600 Report

Oh, I've done the temp thing many times! I think I may actually do it again at the beginning of the year. I've went to our state's tax department many times for the tax season.

granniesophie 2011-11-12 05:31:26 -0600 Report

Sounds to me like you are better off without this job. Yes, it may be tough for a bit, but there are other jobs out there that will value you much more as an employee. Now, get out there and find one! You Go Girl! We got your back :)

Heather44118 2011-11-11 20:19:26 -0600 Report

hmm i don't know if I should say sorry you lost your job or woo hoo, you will find something that is better for your health. Wish I knew what the store was and if it was near me. I have this fun thing I do when stores mess with my friends. I go in dress in my best and shop alot. Love it when the store goes on commision. I spend tons of time in there. Get loads of attention then when I have them salavating for the big sale i say. You know what I think I have changed my mind. and walk out. it is super fun to do. hope you weekend is stress free, your bp comes under control and you can stick it to them. :)

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