Being fired from a job is quite catastrophic, even immobilizing to the extreme.

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  1. gmwilliams profile image84
    gmwilliamsposted 4 years ago

    Being fired from a job is quite catastrophic, even immobilizing to the extreme.  How did being fired

    from a job either affected you for the better or for the worse?  Firing means in this context of the question being fired from a job either through lateness, poor work performance, insubordination, and time/attendance issues (in other words, you were at fault for your firing).

  2. bizgrrl profile image75
    bizgrrlposted 4 years ago

    It's a drastic blow to one's self-esteem when they get canned from a job they actually wanted to be at. It's a grieving process to go through the loss of a job. At the end of the tunnel, you will find something more suited. It's just a matter of getting there, by working on yourself.

    1. gmwilliams profile image84
      gmwilliamsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Not really, people who are fired never end up to be successful.  They have sealed their fate....

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      Larry Wallposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      At the end of the tunnel I found medical bills that I had to pay by borrowing money and eventually taking out a line of credit on my mortgage-free home. I was not even given a made-up reason for being fired. Unemployed at 60 and beyond is no picnic.

    3. gmwilliams profile image84
      gmwilliamsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      To Larry, unemployed at 60 is the definition of hell.  There is NO HOPE regarding the situation.

  3. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 4 years ago

    For some people it takes being fired to leave a job they stopped caring about long ago. It's so easy to fall into a "comfort zone" trap when you've had a job for a couple of years. You stop keeping your ear to the ground for other potential opportunities. You make some acquaintances you have lunch with from time to time and mentally settle into the idea of "riding it out" until you retire accepting whatever raise increases that are offered.
    Even if you feel unappreciated or not paid enough in your opinion for some reason this does not cause you to look for a new job.
    Instead you start creating your own "perks" to make up for being short changed. Maybe you take a two hour lunch every now and then, take care of personal matters while on company time, come in late and leave early especially on Fridays. You live by the slogan:
    "I do just enough not be fired and they pay me just enough not to quit."
    One day unbeknownst to you they are monitoring your keystrokes on your keyboard, phone calls, or possibly your comings and goings. Maybe a new boss wants to make an impact by cutting "expenses" AKA  (perceived dead weight) in the department or you've withdrawn from everyone and essentially just show up to work and go home. You're not seen as team player.
    Either of these could lead to be fired.
    The reality is most people (quit) their job long before they are fired.
    Several years ago to make a long story short I was in a comfortable rut  and even though I had been shortchanged a couple of times regarding (commission structures changes in the middle of year), a part of my territory was given to a woman whom turned out to be the boss's sister-in-law I still didn't take it upon myself to look elsewhere until one day I canned.
    I jumped onto and and noticed one of my old employers was advertising for a position. I interviewed with a couple of folks there and was hired within one month. Naturally I told them (I resigned) from my old company to look for a better opportunity knowing the HR dept. is only allowed to confirm the position I held and length of time of employment.
    Exactly one year from the day I was fired from my old company I was strolling along the beach in the Bahamas while staying at The Atlantis Resort on an (all expense paid vacation) as a reward for exceeding my sales quota where I along with others were given awards at a special dinner. In fact I doubled my income from the previous year!
    Had I not been fired I would have missed out!

    1. gmwilliams profile image84
      gmwilliamsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      You are very lucky.  Most people who are fired are in fact WORSE OFF than they were at their previous jobs.  Being fired means a less than positive future and crappy jobs, if any.  Most fired people are doomed and unemployable.

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    Larry Wallposted 4 years ago

    I was fired after 23 years without any stated reason. The office was going in a new direction. I was probably fired because I would talk back to the new boss when he wanted to do something, we had already tried without success. However, I told him on his first day, I would do everything he asked, but I would tell him if there was any history associated with what he wanted to do. I was given a year's pay and one year of insurance coverage, but had to sign an agreement saying I would not file suit using certain laws. I could have gone to court and probably, but I am not a gambling man, so I took the package and said goodbye. I was pushing 60 and could not find another job. Things were tough for a while, but we survived.


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