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You know that job I hated????

(38 Posts)
Anne58 Mon 06-Aug-12 17:08:45

The one that was a 9 hour day, 6 days a week for a low basic?

Well, I got sacked yesterday!

kittylester Mon 06-Aug-12 17:12:26

Oh, phoenix, what a rotten thing! More grist for the blog though and then you can use the blog to write a book!

Good luck with job hunting. flowers

Anagram Mon 06-Aug-12 17:15:25

Are you happy or resentful? Was it that awful man?
Sorry it didn't work our, but it did sound soul-destroying.

greenmossgiel Mon 06-Aug-12 17:19:18

I was just thinking about you today, phoenix, and wondering how things were going for you. You're trying so very hard - you deserve so much better. flowers

nightowl Mon 06-Aug-12 17:21:44

How dare they!!? angry You know you were too good for it but how dare they not recognise their good fortune in having you.

You didn't put up a big poster telling them what you really thought along the same lines as your post on here did you? That could explain it. But if not, do it now!

Good luck with finding something soon x

Bags Mon 06-Aug-12 17:23:00

Oh phoenix!! sad xx

soop Mon 06-Aug-12 17:26:18

Phoenix Their loss. You deserve better. Don't give up. Keep thinking positive thoughts. You will be successful flowers

Annobel Mon 06-Aug-12 17:26:51

B******s. I bet that guy with the bad teeth had bad breath too. Could you get your own back on Twitter? Or would that ruin your future employment chances?

whenim64 Mon 06-Aug-12 17:32:19

Phoenix you're better off out of there. It sounded soul-destroying flowers

gracesmum Mon 06-Aug-12 17:34:15

Well you hated it and them, but it might have been more fun to tell them where to put their job! e.g. where the sunshine don't shine!

JessM Mon 06-Aug-12 17:36:47

Aw. Darn. I think. Have you tried looking at
It is a place to pitch for short contracts in all kinds of freelance work.

Mishap Mon 06-Aug-12 17:42:56

Sometimes being sacked can feel like being let out of prison - enjoy! I am sure that something more suited to your skills will turn up eventually - don't give up hope.

glammanana Mon 06-Aug-12 17:52:33

Their loss x must dash cooking

grrrranny Mon 06-Aug-12 18:10:04

At least you weren't there long and can just ignore it on any CV. Take wine for a few days until the hurt/anger/things you wish you had said feelings go away.

Ariadne Mon 06-Aug-12 18:50:15

Oh Phoenix I am so , so sorry, even though it was awful. ******, wine xx

Ella46 Mon 06-Aug-12 18:56:07

phoenix how dare they? Obviously fate has something much better in store for you. I hope it won't be long in coming flowers

flowers and wine

Grannybug Mon 06-Aug-12 19:06:34

So sorry phoenix. flowers. There will be something out there for you that is deserving of your talents and will pay you fairly for them.

Ella46 Mon 06-Aug-12 19:06:49

Is it me or has anyone else noticed that the flowers are brighter than they were? (Emoticons)

Anagram Mon 06-Aug-12 19:07:13


Anagram Mon 06-Aug-12 19:08:52

I hope it's not at the expense of the Flag emoticon...hmm

susiecb Mon 06-Aug-12 19:26:22

phenix stuff 'em!!!!

Anne58 Mon 06-Aug-12 19:34:32

Evening all, and thanks for the responses.

Can't say I'm gutted/disappointed/sad (delete where not applicable) as I had already decided to give notice, but being sacked is a bit of a blow to ones self esteem.

In all fairness, the tooth defecient sales manager was very nice about it, the order had come from the parks general manager, who I (and other members of the team) had doubts about. He was the main one who only seemed to give negative feedback.

I must have been pretty bad for him to decide that no sales rep was better than having me, although I think that they may have someone lined up to come from another park on a temporary basis. Anyway, I will be paid up until the 15th August, plus the commisssion on the 1 sale that I did make. (around £70k, my bit being £1,250, before tax & NI.)

Onward and upward, as they say.

Annika Mon 06-Aug-12 19:34:51

Phoenix its their loss, chin up you will find something you like, so its ya boo sucks to them ! wink flowers

merlotgran Mon 06-Aug-12 20:09:09

You made a sale and they sacked you? Enjoy the commission wine

Butternut Mon 06-Aug-12 20:32:29

phoenix - Actually I am very pleased for you, as it was clearly completely miserable !
I know this leaves you out of a job, and that's not good, but as you say, onward and upward! smile
Good luck for hereon in . x