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Getting Fired

Updated on February 18, 2013

Does anybody plan to get fired? I know I didn't. I lost my job of seven and a half years this month, and it has left me wondering where I belong. I was with a company that I thought had retirement in the cards. Now, at a young age of 34, I find my self career-less.

Why was I fired? Where do I go from here? How do I get health insurance for my family? I'm sure some of you have had to ask yourselves these same questions and a lot more. The question I'm going to spend the most time on is "Where do I go from here?"

It's easy to take the next available job in the same profession you were already in. For some, this is all they know. I want to know something else. I know I was good at my job, and I know there are many other jobs out there that I would be good at. I don't want to work weekends. I don't want to work nights. I want to see my wife and kids. Now, I have time to research and find the right job that will accomplish that for me.

That's if there is anyone who wants to hire someone who was fired.


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    • Jeff Lane profile imageAUTHOR

      Jeff Lane 

      6 years ago from Evansville, IN

      Thanks! Employer's market indeed. I relate it sports, where a team will release a high paid veteran for a low salary rookie. Sorry to hear about your injury, but I'm glad everything worked out for you. Time is killing me right now, as I still have found nothing. I'm too stubborn to apply in the same field.

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      Leah Kennedy-Jangraw 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Good luck with your job search!

      It stinks that we are in what I call 'an employer's market' because I feel like employers can do whatever they want since there are so many unemployed people out there that will take jobs with lower pay, less benefits, etc. I have heard of people getting fired for silly reasons, reasons that in a better job market would just result in a warning from HR. Or no reason at all.

      I recently went through a somewhat forced career change due to an injury and although it took time everything worked out for the best for me. I hope it works out for you as well.


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