I Was Fired

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 198 People

    Hired and Fired In the Course of a Week.

    I got my very first job the other day, serving ice cream. I trained for three hours my first day, and on the second day, I got sick from the heat. It was almost ninety degrees out (and not much cooler in), and I've always been susceptible to heat. I got sick and sat in the office...
    ikkunaprinsessa ikkunaprinsessa
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 7, 2008

    I was on written approved unpaid bereavement

    leave for the sudden death of my brother, my office manager screwed up on getting a substitute hygienist for my schedule and texted me saying that I needed to come in, when I stated very politely that I was packing to go out of town to take my sister n law back home ( it was...
    screwedrdh64 screwedrdh64
    51-55, F
    Jul 28, 2015

    I worked a well known retail store in the

    United States and Canada. My mother also worked for the same company just another store, she originally got me the job. I'm only 19 and I make plently of mistakes but I just got both of us fired, so some stupid reason. I didn't realize lowering the price was "stealing for the...
    Remidog5 Remidog5
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jul 12, 2014


    I worked for a convenience store for five years while going through college.  I never got written up, always did my work.  I was even promoted to assistant manager. One day I was making a deposit to bring to the bank.  I was working with one other person, this...
    friendnotfood friendnotfood
    22-25, F
    May 18, 2010

    I Heard

    Today I entered the office with a great smile on my face. Ready to start the day. the position requires for me to send out invoices, pay bill, collections..ects accounts payable things. I sat down on my desk and open my files. I realized something was wrong i dint...
    BetterDays BetterDays
    2 Responses Feb 21, 2008

    Fired For Missing One Shift...

    Okay so I had a job, it was the first every job Ive had. It was only at a restuarant/pub but I was super happy because I dont get any money at home so to be finally making an income (even if it only was a little) was great! I only had my job for around 6 weeks. I worked every...
    MissGreenEyes9 MissGreenEyes9
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 23, 2013

    From a Nursing Home???

    Yeah!! No kidden! I worked at this place for a year and a half. There was this aid there, a 19 year old snotty over confident chick there that I did not get along with from day one. She let people know when she did not like them, and had no tolerance for those resdients with...
    Mystic44 Mystic44
    41-45, F
    8 Responses Oct 21, 2007


    I worked at a facility for at risk youths for almost 7 years. I was fired in June of 2008, the day after I returned from vacation. I had gone the previous week on my off day to take my son somewhere. In the process, I passed a facility where a kid I had recently worked with was...
    taylorgurl taylorgurl
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 20, 2010

    I Was Fired.

    I am the first person here to have the experience being fired? That doesn't sound possible. I was fired unjustly Thursday. The personnel director is so incompetent that first she said it was that i was on probation and had been warned. But when I told her that no, I was no...
    diredepths diredepths
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Oct 21, 2007

    So last Wednesday I was fired from my job

    but I couldn't feel more free.
    dontgitbit dontgitbit
    31-35, M
    1 Response Apr 20, 2015

    First Ever Job, And Sacked

    After securing a training contract with a big 4 accountancy firm on graduation, I felt like I'd succeeded in life. I worked for a company everyone knew, walked into a glossy award winning architecture of an office each morning and people started treating me differently. No longer...
    rladkfma rladkfma
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 18, 2012

    I was fired from my job at a pizza place about

    a month before I graduated high school. My supervisor was the mother of a girl I went to school with and who also worked there. About half the workers there went to my high school. I had worked there for 2 1/2 years before I was let go. I was a cashier. It was a Friday night...
    AzaleaElise AzaleaElise
    26-30, F
    Jan 10, 2014

    Fired On Christmas Eve 2007

    As the title says, on Christmas Eve 2007 I was fired from a job I had for only a few weeks. It was at a care home which had just opened and I was one of the receptionists, it was my first job for three years (the job I had before that was only two weeks but it was a two week job...
    dalv2011 dalv2011
    26-30, M
    1 Response Dec 20, 2012

    By My Father

    I worked for the family company when i was about 18 years old (Well, i have worked for them since i'm 16 or less). The thing is that i didn't have a regular schedule because i had to go to college. And my dad was ok with that. But one day, all of the sudden he fired me because he...
    caritus caritus
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Dec 21, 2007

    How To Get A Job When There Are None

    How To Get A Job When There Are None Many people who remain unemployed for long periods of time consider purchasing or starting a small business. Before you do this think LONG AND HARD if this course of action is really for you. It's not for everyone - in fact I believe it's...
    BusinessToday BusinessToday
    Sep 2, 2012


    i got fired for a really rediculoas reason at wal-mart i was working in electronics when a customer came up to me and asked me to show him the computers so we go over and i explain the wounderful info to him and he gets talked into buying a computer so i go into the back to get...
    reesethebeast reesethebeast
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Mar 30, 2009


    last time i was on here i was telling you about my stressful hospital visits and so and so forth but since then ive been so wrapped up i wasnt able to keep you posted, soo sorry! but not gonna make this long i have alot to do today, and im so excited! i'll post later and let you...
    bunnihearts bunnihearts
    26-30, F
    Nov 1, 2012


    A week ago I was laid off because my company is going broke. This is really not good. We were barely covering the bills when both Theo and I were working. I am not doing well. However one of my enemies and I had a fight today and I won, sounds petty I know, but it's picked up my...
    Tropicana55 Tropicana55
    31-35, F
    May 23, 2012

    Just Today

    Yes I was fired today. And for the stupidest reason. You see for a while now, months actually - our shelves have been getting bare. The excuse for that given was restructuring. But customers aren't stupid and after months of the same BS, people came asking when it was going to...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Jun 25, 2009

    Not Fair. Bpd And Work.

    I was a very lucky person. I picked up on networking engineering at a young age. I started my first engineering job at the age of seventeen. I made more money than even my mother. I absolutely rocked at my job; didn't take me long to get promoted at all. I was so kind to all my...
    Chelszyo Chelszyo
    18-21, F
    Jun 10, 2012

    I got fired after five years.

    The store I was working at was being remodeled. I was told I had to interview for my job again. I dressed up and met my supervisor in LA on my day off, after I had packed up the store for remodel. She said, you and the company have outgrown each other. You would rather be a mom...
    larisahhh larisahhh
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 24, 2014


    I just don't get it. My first job was with a grocery store. I worked there part time (which was anywhere from 30 to 50 hours a week) for 2 years. In that time, I called off only once, came in whenever I was asked to, filled in for other people when they couldn't make it, worked...
    garbanzobean garbanzobean
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Aug 7, 2008

    I had this "manager"

    who should never have been manager. She was completely unprofessional. She lied about everything all the time. Skipped out on work for stupid reasons. And overall was just a poor excuse for a human being. She was only made manager because she was the favorite of the store owner...
    cloaked1 cloaked1
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 10, 2015

    Fired For A Complaint

    I wasn't the least bit sad when I got fired from my old job at a call center. Not only were their sales tactics deceitful, but my boss was a micro-managing ***** who would call me into her office to yell at me at least once a week. This put me under considerable stress because I...
    StrawberryPocky StrawberryPocky
    22-25, F
    Jan 13, 2012

    Twice In The Past

    The first time I got fired I was 16 years old. I was working in an amusement park during the summer vacation. My supervisor an older guy that looked somewhere between 30-40 used to make me feel uncomfortable. In my opinion he would play around too much the wrong way with the...
    surrealreality surrealreality
    31-35, F
    Oct 3, 2012

    Back Stabbed

    Yeah - it happened. Canned. Sacked. Axed. Fired. I could see how my manager was manuvering, so I asked him straight up if he was going to fire me. "Oh no...no." What a lying sack of ****. I was holding it together pretty well until about a month ago. I had been on anti...
    BizSuitStacy BizSuitStacy
    56-60, T
    Sep 14, 2011

    Just A Bad Situation

    So today I went in to work at my normal time. I was expected to make flower deliveries for a florist. Besides the owner's husband I was the only male. I have the internet on my phone, so I use Google Maps to find the addresses. She saw this innocuous action and remembered it. I...
    TheEvilLeaper TheEvilLeaper
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Feb 9, 2011

    Fired While On Maternity Leave.

    Heartbroken. I was fired while on maternity leave from my career that I invested 3 years into because one out of the two partners liked the temp better. The 2nd partner whom I'm close with, invited me and my newborn out to brunch the other day, and handed me a check of 3 months...
    angiede angiede
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Sep 13, 2013

    I got fired from a job I had

    for 18 years. I was a teacher. some other faculty went after me and the administration just wanted me out.It was such a big part of my identity. its tough to cope.
    marlysfarnan marlysfarnan
    51-55, F
    Feb 4, 2016

    Long Ago

    It wasn't anytime recently and only once in my life but yep I got fired. I had become friends with my supervisor and we were pretty close but I don't think her gf, who also worked there, was too happy about it. One day she pissed me off and my exact words were "oh forget it...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    Mar 11, 2008

    Wrongful Termination

    I try not to talk about this, but it's been on my mind lately. I've been in the HR field for some time now. I worked for this company and I thought everything was great. I really felt like I was doing my job to the best of my ability and by the book. However, I soon found out...
    Inspirationallady Inspirationallady
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Mar 1, 2012

    I Refused to Perform Company Functions...

    ...with my personal vehicle without compensation for mileage and gas.  Lol.  The real reason was because the owner found out that my mother is a Muslim. It just took him 5 months to be able to pin something on me.  I was demoted in November of 2008 and forced to...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses May 6, 2009

    Took 18 Month Sabbatical After Being Fired

    I was fired (they called it "laid off") from a rediculously high-paying job and got a huge severance package.  So, I took 18 months off and moved from New England to California...am starting a consulting biz...it's seriously tough to get back into the swing of the...
    cavrod cavrod
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jan 3, 2008

    Worst Job Ever---first Job Ever

    So I was just fired a few hours ago. It was horrible! This was my first job ever and I was looking to make some money before starting college in the fall as a freshman. Well I got this job at a frozen yogurt shop but its not one of those franchises. It's just owned by one...
    Bumblebee21 Bumblebee21
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 22, 2008

    Lessons Learned

    I was fired from a job for the first time about two weeks ago.  It wasn't dramatic or unfriendly, and there wasn't a "scene", but it was still really rotten.  I had taken this job out of sheer desperation for money, it was not in my field, and I was really...
    ruqiaraqs ruqiaraqs
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Jun 29, 2008

    I Have Not Given Up.

    I was fired. I was fired because they felt I had done something bad. I am in my 40s and I was involved in a relationship with a person over the age of consent but not yet an adult. I understand the concern that there might be something wrong going on, but all their...
    BittenDog BittenDog
    46-50, M
    Dec 16, 2010

    I Was Fired 2 Days Ago, and I Have No Idea Why.

    I don't know if my boss was jealous of me because of the relationship I had with his daughter... or if he knows I'm a Christian, or what it is.  But,  he apparently has been wanting to fire me for two weeks, and my "manager", ie head waitress and ex-best...
    rayjbady rayjbady
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 21, 2009

    I've only ever had one job

    and I got fired after 2 weeks
    charljones charljones
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 21, 2015

    My Boss Is Looking For a Replacement For Me

    Hi, I graduated with a degree in graphic design in 2006.  I got a really good job with a small company which was creative, responsible, and with travel (I went to China with my former boss).  I was working for that job for 2 1/2 years that overall I enjoyed...
    artistchick artistchick
    1 Response Jul 11, 2009

    I Was Fired And I Dont Even Know Why!

    since i was laid off on april, due to lack of funding, i began to search for jobs. I was called for a intreview, for a morgage lender as a secretary. I was liked at first and i was hired within 30 mins. I was shadowing the girl who i was taking over..I was responsible to all my...
    priscler priscler
    22-25, F
    Nov 4, 2011

    A Long Career Of Brief, Entry-level Jobs

    I started working about 30 years ago and have had countless jobs, the vast majority of which resulted in my being fired even though i'm neither lazy, dishonest nor stupid. I have received very little praise at any job i've ever had and not once have I ever been promoted. I'm...
    carewser carewser
    41-45, M
    Oct 25, 2012

    Last night was my last night working at the

    restaurant I use to work at for almost two years. I feel very upset towards the circumstance, but this moment is as it should be, the world is still spinning in the same rotation so there's no reason why I should stop with my life. I was quite irresponsible, the manager felt...
    bao94 bao94
    22-25, M
    Jan 19, 2014

    Waste Of My Life

    When I was 17 I moved out on my own jobless, I started selling all my belongings on ebay and also by holding yard sales to scrape by. I applied to almost 60 jobs over the summer and the first job I interviewed for I got and started immediatley the managers said I was thier best...
    iameffystonem iameffystonem
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 21, 2011

    i figured out why i was fired

    and to be honest it all sucks i was doing my job well but because i was the one who was innovative and doing things to make the business better i was the most hated one. people think that when i say i got fired that i did something wrong im fighting this because i know deep down...
    lonelydancergirl lonelydancergirl
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Dec 20, 2015

    I Was Fired After 3 Days.

    ok so i worked at a tim hortons and i was a buss boy it was my first real job and i am 24 year olds. anyways i had to pick up trays take out and replace trash. pick up and wash dishes. mop up and wash tolets and make sure cream and milk and coffee are filled up. anyways i got...
    brendhanbb brendhanbb
    22-25, M
    Dec 22, 2012

    Got Fired..

    I was put on suspension on Wednesday from the place I have worked the past 5 years. I am saddened because it was a very human error I made. I was an Asst. Director in a huge corporate childcare center. I was trying to help in the infant room where 7 babies were screamng for...
    wifeofbipo wifeofbipo
    36-40, F
    Oct 19, 2008
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