I Lost My Job

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 159 People

    Since I lost my job, I have picked a new job

    and am so much happier. I have always believed that things happen for a reason. I was meant to find this job. I filed a complaint with the employment standards branch and have the mediation coming up next week. Yesterday, I receive an email with documents from my former...
    singlemom1254 singlemom1254
    Feb 27, 2014

    It happened again. Gotta hate the construction

    industry. Volitile market and dropping oil prices has caused a lull in the market since November. I've been waiting for the cowards to lay me off for 2.5 months. They figured I wouldn't notice the wind down of projects. Good grief. Anyone who knows construction knows when the...
    singlemom1254 singlemom1254
    Feb 14, 2015

    Wrongfully Dismissed

    You would think I would get used to this by now. Me getting let go. Usually, it's the company is going under, it's restructuring, there is no further work. I normally get a severance package. This time, it's different. This time I was fired with no warning, no notice, no cause...
    singlemom1254 singlemom1254
    1 Response Nov 29, 2013

    So if my luck couldn't get any better I lost my

    job. What even is worse is that I got a WhatsApp message stating that... I need to disappear for a while...
    JessiAimee JessiAimee
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jan 11, 2015

    Last Day

    I worked for the same company for 4yrs since the day the opened.I started in one dept & got promoted to another.On the day of my 4th year review the "big cheese" my boss's boss came in for a meeting.I had just come back from maternity leave.It was only a month back...
    veropapifam veropapifam
    2 Responses Jan 23, 2009

    TOTALLY Shocked - Kinda

    I was out of the office on Friday for medical testing.  Sunday I had a vm at home from one of our company VP's requesting I call her at home as she wished to speak with me before work on Monday.  Of course, our company has been downsizing like crazy so I knew what she...
    memyselfI memyselfI
    61-65, F
    3 Responses Nov 14, 2007

    Where Do I Go From Here

    Last week, I lost my job. This is so depressing, I can't even think, everything seems so hopeless. I feel shame which I dont understand, I feel like a failure. I have worked since I was 15 years of age and never experienced this before. Today has got to be the worst day for me...
    emptyalltheway emptyalltheway
    6 Responses Oct 31, 2012

    Not enough training. Brand new.

    They didn't give me a chance to improve. I was only there for a month and the interview was wonderful... Little did i know it was all coming to a very quick unexpected end.. Yes there is some good coming out of this. I got rid of two really crappy jobs that treated me like...
    Anonymouscoast Anonymouscoast
    2 Responses Apr 28, 2015

    I recently have lost 6 jobs in a row,

    some have only even lasted a week or two and they are always for the same reason and it's always due to my performance. I have never previously been fired from a job and this has only recently started happening and I don't think it's entirely work related but it's pretty...
    c3657 c3657
    26-30, M
    Jan 1, 2014

    I Lost My Job

    Hello there if there anybody will read this.This are the worst days I ever had ,I feel the worst and unlucky person in all around the world.I lost my job a week ago ,I worked on a cruise line as a sales attendant (it was a good job).I was disimebarked for disciplinary reasons ,I...
    nohecia08 nohecia08
    4 Responses Aug 15, 2010

    Wasn't Even Warned About A Dismissal

    For just over two months I've been a student in a care home. I've never done care in my life, I'm basically an open book and this was a brand new experience for me. I feel really sad because I loved the residents, there was one who would sing all the time, his voice was so...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink
    22-25, F
    9 Responses Jan 5, 2012

    Devistation....or Relief?

    Well, the job that I fought so hard to get, has eluded me once again.  After working so hard to get this job (which I FINALLY got full time last October), I have, along with many others, been laid off... Funny, I was called into the office and there sat...
    Cheleanne Cheleanne
    66-70, F
    10 Responses Aug 3, 2009

    Lost My Job And Im Happy

    I am 23 straight out of college and lost my first real world salaried job after 3 months.... The thing is i have never been happier. I do have a business that i have been working on for over a year that is about to launch, but knowing im practically unhirable has never been so...
    jbsjmw jbsjmw
    2 Responses Aug 7, 2013

    Unexpectedly Fired

    I was hired for my first job ever a few months. Without any previous experience, everyone was very impressed that I landed a job at a fancy local retail store. I worked very hard and got along well with most of my co-workers. I can admit I was nowhere close to perfect and did...
    sunnygirl93 sunnygirl93
    22-25, F
    8 Responses Jun 28, 2013

    Im working at a temp agency

    and I was on assignment at a company doing receptionist work. They would have liked to give me a month of training but I literally had a day and a couple of hours! I did the timesheets, their newsletter, phones... For nearly a month I was there even showed up during a storm on...
    suddenurges suddenurges
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 30, 2014

    Out Of Nowhere, Just Fired...

    I had never been written up. Never a warning. Never even an informal "you should step up your game". The last thing my (ex) boss said to me regarding my performance was that I was doing an exceptional job. That was on Wednesday night at the end of the shift. Thursday the clinic...
    laecherlich laecherlich
    18-21, F
    Aug 1, 2012

    I lost my job today because of legal problems I

    am having. I work for a company as a traveling salesman going to different companies in the area selling supplies. Because of my legal problems, I lost my license and could not drive. Thankfully, I have my second job to fall back on as I can work from home and it was a work as...
    bluefireball4949 bluefireball4949
    36-40, M
    Oct 16, 2014
    pixydust41389 pixydust41389
    26-30, F
    Oct 24, 2015
    AnalPoptarts AnalPoptarts
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 21, 2015

    So I've just been made redundant.

    I'm in shock and don't know how to process this. I'm single with two young kids and a mortgage... My life is screwed.
    BlueRose77 BlueRose77
    36-40, F
    Apr 13, 2016

    Not So "merry" Maids...

    I looked for work for over a year and finally landed a job at a maid service in October. I was told I'd be getting "full time," which is more like part time, but paid nearly 11 dollars per hour. About a week after I got there, the boss handed out this long list of customer...
    alleybow alleybow
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Feb 26, 2010

    The Push I Needed?

    It has been a while since my last story. Let's just say life handed me a bunch of lemons that I had been precariously juggling for way too long. The agony on working in a toxic job is finally over although not the way I had envisioned it. I had pictured it more like an soap opera...
    emptyheart emptyheart
    41-45, F
    1 Response Aug 23, 2010

    Everything was going great.

    .. I got along with all of the other staff members, or so I thought... they were all nice to my face, but behind my back they were making complaints about me to the boss... finally I was called into the office a few days b4 x-mas. the boss continued on to say how other staff were...
    jede87 jede87
    Feb 5, 2015

    I think Brian Williams will have a difficult

    time finding another job. I got fired from my Job at Great Healthworks of Ft Lauderdale Florida and haven't been able to find another job for over a year. I lied and cheated so. My whole department was fired too and that was hard. I was a CEO once.
    EdmondoEddieCatalfamo EdmondoEddieCatalfamo
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Feb 8, 2015

    Resigned Rather Than Being Pushed

    hi everyone - probably like most people on this forum i am sat here on a weekday in my dressing gown scouring the internet for agency jobs. always been a good worker but resigned whilst under investigation for potential gross misconduct. was allowed to work notice (was not...
    spacecadetz spacecadetz
    36-40, M
    1 Response Nov 11, 2013

    Day before yesterday I lost my job

    because of my stupidity,I was the best performer for past 3 years but no one gave me a second chance they just said you must leave , my life, my hard work all lost in just one moment this is so depressing. And the worst part is I have noone to blame but myself. And now I have...
    apoorv2014 apoorv2014
    26-30, M
    Aug 14, 2015

    Well, kindof. I stepped down from my supervisor

    position to just be a regular employee. It was basically that or I was going to get fired because I don't have open availability because of my kids. I have mixed feelings. In a way I'm upset...I mean I'll be taking a paycut and possibly hour cuts as well but in another greater...
    shoxic shoxic
    22-25, F
    May 23, 2014

    I'm wondering can anyone help me I lost my job

    as of today. I'm offered to appeal it and I will. Has anyone got any advice.
    shiv1992 shiv1992
    22-25, F
    Mar 3, 2015

    Aside From the Terror - It Feels Pretty Good

    My job has been terminated.  I have 2 months to find a new one.  I'm concerned over how I'll support my family - but it has been a revelation to me.  I was always afraid of losing my job.  The only thing that would be worse - would be losing my family. ...
    yukonpete yukonpete
    7 Responses Jun 23, 2009

    I lost my dream that was within my fingertips.

    I feel hopeless that I won't be able to work for a prestigious organization. I heavily invested by attending graduate school to attain this goal. It feels frustrating that my dream job is no longer a reality. I won't find the same passion or motivation in other jobs. I feel...
    brokenandbeaten brokenandbeaten
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Sep 24, 2014

    Lost My Job Today

    Today was a rough day. I lost my job. It was my own fault and I should have seen it coming but it still stings. I should have been smarter.
    agiledog agiledog
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Feb 9, 2012

    Hi if anyone is looking to work from home part

    time, make residual income with a company in the health and wellness industry along with getting yourself and others healthier, give me a message. We have over 30 yrs of experience behind our products and the company is expanding throughout the US and Canada ( few other...
    carolgem carolgem
    46-50, F
    1 Response May 27, 2015

    So it's been a month

    and no one calls back. I'm really hoping I hear something soon. Hard to stay positive when you've hit rock bottom.
    dontgitbit dontgitbit
    31-35, M
    1 Response May 19, 2015

    I got fired from my job today I am in the food

    industry and got fired for forgetting to add to an order on which I asked the customer 5 times to confirm it and got into trouble for forgetting a part of it sorry but I think there should be a certain disallowance since I take about 60 orders a day I didn't think it was fair...
    Bella70 Bella70
    41-45, F
    1 Response Nov 11, 2014

    So...my car was repossessed last night.

    I'm so confused about my life right now. I don't understand why all of this happening to me right now. It's like I'm being punished or something, but I don't know what I did so wrong for things to be going the way they are. I believe I've been a good person. I lost my job...
    life83 life83
    1 Response Mar 10, 2015

    I lost my job because my boss hates me.

    No warning or anything, just a handshake bye. The other co-workers Facebook friend and help her in her personal life. I chose not to do any of the above and I believe that is the reason that I was fired.
    Dot11 Dot11
    26-30, M
    Aug 6, 2014

    I'm Now a Statistic

    Well, the economic slide has hit our family twice.  My husband is working again, but now I've lost my job.  They did away with four secretarial positions in our law office.  I don't know how they decided who to cut - but it seemed to be without reason in some cases...
    Rrite Rrite
    51-55, F
    Sep 12, 2009

    I Had to Lose This One? I Actually Liked This One!!

    I figures, I finally find a job I really like.  One that I don't dread going to every day and I end up getting laid off. I really did like working there.  Great boss, no dress code...left alone to do my thing, and get things done...help when I need it..friendly people...
    lostinthewind lostinthewind
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 15, 2008

    I just found out. So much

    for being on medical leave. Today sucks!
    katariffik katariffik
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Apr 20, 2015

    After 10 Years, I'd Had All I Could Take.

    I worked for ten years at a holistic dental office. The Dentist and I had a personality conflict from the beginning, but we did share similar philosophies on health care. I loved the rest of the staff and my patients, and the pay was good. So I stayed. Three years ago Doctor...
    diewasseratte diewasseratte
    61-65, F
    9 Responses Aug 31, 2011

    Was just let go because there isn't enough work

    for even the salaried employees let alone myself. ******* sucks..
    Nihnox Nihnox
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 24, 2014

    So today my boss scheduled a call with me.

    Now I knew something was up as this guy only ever calls me whenever he freaking remembers he has not called me. He called me up and told me that at the end of this month my position will be terminated. To be honest this is not a surprise. I mean I have basically been getting...
    ForgottenMale ForgottenMale
    26-30, M
    May 16, 2015

    I lost my job twice. first the school I worked

    for as a teacher was shut down. second me and other 6 colleagues were forced to hand in resignation because we didn't want to sign a bullshit trash agreement about our selling goal. They made us resign or being removed to another town. all of us chosed to quit.
    meandmythought meandmythought
    26-30, F
    Nov 12, 2014

    ******. I was thinking of becoming a internet

    blogger but I am not interesting enough. nor do I have the patience to research stupid **** to write about
    deleted deleted
    Oct 14, 2015

    I'm now jobless....

    I lost my job last week after so many years - Twelve to be exact.  I did so much for the company and now i get layed-off.  I have never beeen fired or layed-off in my life.  This really sucks.  I'm pretty confident that i will find something but it just...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Oct 13, 2009

    I had a great job that I loved

    for 22 years! Never got written in up and was never in trouble. I gave them everything and was on track financially and professionally. On November of 2015, I was called into the office and placed on leave. No one would tell me why and it took a whole month for them to tell me...
    captneo captneo
    36-40, F
    Feb 23, 2016

    I Got the Axe This Week & Now I Feel Under Attack From All Directions:

    I got fired earlier this week; a few days before my birthday and just this close to the end of the month. I live paycheck to paycheck so this may just sink me, as I was already extending myself to try and fix a troublesome car. Work was so stressing me out, it was almost a relief...
    lifelongloner lifelongloner
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Jul 25, 2009

    Our company got shut down an was just let go :(

    all in one week I feel bad for the people that really needed the job to support there family :,(
    deleted deleted
    Aug 8, 2014

    Fired...a Second Time!

    Unbelievable! I worked my entire life, never got fired, and now, two times in a row. First it was Merry Maids, now from a temp job. I was there for a totalĀ of two weeks! In the first week, the baby was sick with the flu. Fever of 105 for a week. I went to work ever day despite...
    alleybow alleybow
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Mar 12, 2011
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