Just a bit of advice-- Start thinking NOW about what you'll say about this in interviews for your next job. They definitely will ask you why you left and what you learned, etc. You need a good answer for, "Why did you get fired? How would you handle it if a similar situation came up here, in our company?" If I were interviewing someone who had been fired from their last job, I wouldn't want to hear, "My boss was lazy and didn't train me." I would want to hear something like, "It was my first job in this type of industry, and I didn't understand how the training system worked. Now I realize that I should have taken more responsibility for my own training. If I had a supervisor here who didn't have the time to train me, I would..." [and then list three or four ways a person in your industry could self-train.]
This isn't just something to do because of future interviews. Even if you didn't plan to try to get another job, thinking about how you would present the situation to another employer will help YOU work through it. If you spend time thinking about how you could handle the situation if it happened again, it will let you realize that you DO have more control than you realize. It will be a little bit painful because it requires you to accept part of the blame yourself, but you need that. If you say that other people are completely to blame, you're saying that they had all the power and you were a victim. Accepting part of the blame yourself is a way of taking back a LOT of the power.
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I'm sorry you were fired from that nice job. It's true. Many companies do not want to train their workers anymore. Considering how badly you were treated by your boss and the tea lady, it's probably best that you don't work for them anymore. In the US, what you experienced is called a toxic environment. While the job may have been pleasant, your boss made it unpleasant. You don't need to put up with that kind of grief. it's not worth it.
There really are employers out there who will recognize your skills and treat you well. It might mean you have to apply to a lot of different jobs to find the right one. However, the right job IS out there.
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I am so sorry this happened to you.... Hopefully your job loss will only be temporary, and you'll find another-- better-- one soon. Take care of yourself especially well while you go through this depressing time!! I hope your family and friends are there for you.
quote from Helen Keller, "When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us."
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That's too bad! Hopefully, you'll find a better position soon.
I had a boss like that. The woman that worked there before me was perfection and the second coming. She could do nothing wrong. I was treated from day one like I was unworthy of putting on her shoes. So in the end I lost that job
I thought the woman was awful. Maybe she performed her job well, but she was a dead beat mom. And left her two year old son with Grandma for half the year.
I had a nice job but I lost it bcoz my boss was lazy to train me! He didn't teach me a thing!!!!
He kept bitching about me to the boss. And as a result, I lost my job!
The tea lady didn't help either! She kept complaining about me to everyone who would listen! All bcoz I said her tea was too sweet! She just kept making up stories abt me to anyone who would listen. Just a constant complaining for everyone to hear!
Why must people be so nasty and unforgiving!? I didn't do anything wrong that was much!
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