I got F I R E D – A time to make Lemonade..
I got fired, cut given the chop – the more PC term that was used was “let go” and “chosen to terminate as our rights state in the 90 day contract”.
Burned at the stake, that is how it felt, humiliating as it is I know it’s not actually about me – but still the shame of it.
It came down to the bottom line – which was money. I wish them the best and I understand it wasn’t personal but I totally feel like I stood up to my end of the deal, and it’s impossible to not feel like I got royally shafted. I wasn’t even given a chance.
Which just proves as happy and content as I was becoming there, it wasn’t the right place for me. I did everything right and couldn’t have done anything else differently.
Easy to say – I know. I cried a lot that day, in front of everyone, Mum and even all the kids and teachers at my kids daycare, I can come across as tough and hard but when I commit myself to something I give it my all. Even that Admin job.
Guess as I get older I’m becoming a crier – cryings good though right? cathartic, therapeutic?
I joke about getting fired, flipping tables and being all dramatic but to my core on a personal level – its not even about money it’s devastated me. From going to feeling worthy, like they wanted to invest in me by training me right to nah soz can’t afford the time to train you ‘don’t let the door hit ya on the way out’.
I will bounce back though, I have 3 kids and a husband so I don’t have the choice to do anything else other then pick myself up and move on.
It truly is their loss. I was in it for the long haul and was prepared to work my arse off for them.
Don’t feel bad for me or pity me but do feel free to share stories about when you got fired, in the comments – that will make me feel a little better.
Until then, I’m off to make lemonade..