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I got fired.

Apparently while they were "sympathetic to the issues I was having at home" they had to "think of the good of the department" and "it wasn't worth pushing forward" therefore surely it was "best for everyone" if we "just made a clean break" and I left.

I might post a longer more involved comment on this later. Right now though: my apologies if I am a little fragile and fraught as this completely took me by surprise and I am devastated that no one brought the terrifyingly long list of issues they were having with me and my work to my attention before the meeting at 4.15pm yesterday that I thought was a warning followed by the 9am meeting today where they fired me.

But I'm glad they did it. I don't want to work for a department that when someone is trying to get to grips with a really demanding job, while planning a wedding and dealing with an increasingly ill fiancé (as he drives himself into the ground in an attempt to finish his Masters project while suffering from a chronic illness), doesn't even give them a chance to improve when offered criticism but just fires them?

No thank you. I can get a better job, with managers that have a passing aquaintance with empathy. Their loss.

Date: 2012-09-14 06:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alan-wells.livejournal.com
That is pretty much the shitest excuse for management I've seen a long time. Whilst you may not want to go back, I'd follow Gareth's advice and talk to citezens advice. Nothing like a unfair dismissal tribunal for a useful settlement

Date: 2012-09-14 07:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] igotaplan.livejournal.com
That's pretty shocking on their part. You're right in that you're better off some place else where people are treated like people. Still I'm sure it's not helpful to your stress levels right now so hugs and sympathy for that!

Date: 2012-09-14 07:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] plucky-lass.livejournal.com
I remember Ian Crawford saying he got something similar, because it was a lot cheaper to have a probationer than a permanant employee. Translation - I wouldn't get too concerned about the "issues" they raised because the odds are they're trumped up.

Date: 2012-09-15 06:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fundessie.livejournal.com
It's shoddy behaviour for certain.
Regrettably probation periods allow for that sort of thing

You are most definitely better than that, and certainly deserve much finer treatment.

That you have already spotted this and are obviously well aware of your worth and that this action will result in their loss pleases me more that I can say.

Date: 2012-09-15 09:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spring-sidhe.livejournal.com
Thanks for all the kind words and good wishes.

I will speak to the CAB, but I think that because they are paying me for a month in lieu of notice and paying my outstanding holiday (which is quite a lot of days as I was saving it for the honeymoon) they are within their rights, but I will check.

They have been quite generous in what they are paying me, just the way they did it was crap.

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