Ever been fired?

Droubaysports

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It is an interesting concept really and until friday has never happened to me. i guess I just chomped on the wrong tail :).
With what I do I've fileld out 3 applications and am going on my second interview tomorrow and am waiting on an offer from the first one. Sometimes it is good to be specialized i guess?
 

David K.

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Never been fired...so far..knock on wood. Good luck in landing a new job...Government jobs.....www.usajobs.gov Best regards, David
 

Jaybo374

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I was fired once when I was 16. Got the same kind of "kid" job from a competitor the next day.

It is nice to have specialized skills when those skills are in demand. However, when there is no longer demand for those specialized skills you'll be out of luck until you learn new skills.
 

HockeyBrawler

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I came close a year ago.

I was hired on as a play by play announcer with a junior hockey team. I had been doing the job for a couple seasons as a volunteer and went to the owner basically telling him either to hire me or he would have to find someone else; but if he hired me, I could do a lot more for him than just broadcast. At the time, my only paying job was part time at a radio station.

September 5, 2008, I get hired with a start date of October 1. Less than two weeks later, I was at my job that I was just leaving and watching on CNN as the markets tanked. Unemployment in my area would go on to jump almost 2% from the time I was hired to the end of the season (from the 4% range to 6%).

Now when unemployment takes that big a jump in that short a time, the biggest thing that gets hit is disposable income. This means cutting back on the non-essentials, such as entertainment. Hockey is entertainment (and if you beg to differ, well, you suck). Ticket sales were dropping. And at the end of the season, we had a meeting on a Wednesday and the owner said that on the previous Monday, he was all set to cut me loose until a few co-workers stepped in and said he would be completely nuts to get rid of me (so make sure NEVER to piss off your co-workers, as they could save you when you really need it). Part of the problem was that the owner was rarely in the office so he didn't see the kinds of things I did that everyone else saw.

My job description got changed several times (I'm now also the receptionist and spent some time on sales), but I survived it.

And I'd agree with both Droubay and Jaybo-- being specialized can be good, but it can also be a curse. If I got cut loose tomorrow, my only hope would be to find another play by play or general radio job, or go slinging coffee at Starbucks like I did in college. Maybe I'd try to get in with the post office. I dunno. But good luck with the search and whatever you end up doing next. Living in Vegas, you could become a blackjack dealer!
 

Droubaysports

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My specialty is Casino software so jobs are out there but I kind of know that I am not the corporate type so I am looking into buying into a bail bonds company here in Vegas... we will see :)
 

jonprelude

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I almost got fired once. Called my boss a d*ck and he heard me. He said, "Excuse me?" Told him I was talking about my friend Ross.

No, I don't have a friend named Ross.
 

RyanL24

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Hockey is entertainment (and if you beg to differ, well, you suck).

What if we're thinking something like "It's not entertainment, it's a way of life!" I mean... that's not what I'm thinking, I just thought I'd throw that out there.


I got fired and I laughed. I worked at TGIFridays and hated it. It lasted about 8 months and the whole time I was applying and looking for an office job. I had a few good interviews with Ford Credit, and I was really sure I was going to get the job. They needed me to come in for testing, but I was already scheduled at TGIFs. I should have just called in sick, but no... I had to attempt to go the honest way. I told my manager about this test I had to go take, and it was a Wednesday during the day, and they always had too many people scheduled anyway, so my coworkers would be happy if I didn't show up, but my manager wouldn't let me out of the shift. I tried to get somebody to cover my shift, but nobody would, so... I called in sick. :eek: He didn't believe me and fired me. I laughed and laughed. Dude, you're a manager at TGIF. You're not all of that. And taking my TGIF job away from me is not all that distressing. I actually appreciated it.

Only then, Ford Credit didn't hire me. :eek:
 

Tankp

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Droubaysports

You know I just got wind from my brother that Delaware is about to open some Casinos there. I see your in Vages but just a heads up pal.
 
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