The Longest Term of employement before getting fired.

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30 Apr 2014, 6:00 pm

What is the longest period of employment before you were finally fired?
I have had two jobs so far after graduating, 1. I think maybe a month and a half before they fired me, after my first review which I got an "you are still learning don't worry" speech from my boss.

2. Worked for 4 months at a god awful s**thole of a proverbial trailer home before I finally quit and found my current job which helped me land this one thanks to the customer service experience.

I am two months in but I am afraid history may repeat itself, I walked in today and the first call I took I made a complete ass of myself and made rookie mistakes from the before day. Nobody has yelled at me and the mistakes are not that big, but I am just afraid the same thing will happen. I was doing really well last few weeks with no mistakes or asking questions I should have known the answer to. The problem is when something isn't working right away or I don't understand the question, I get very nervous and anxious and start to lose concentration and my mind sort of falls out of my head especially if my boss is in the office listening to me. This only happens if I have exhausted all my ideas for solving the problem. I have work notes that help me solve the question pretty quickly and I am starting to memorize quite a bit however. I just have this feeling of impending doom because of my experience at my last job.



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30 Apr 2014, 6:18 pm

The job I have now, which is since january 2013. Most of my jobs ended because I quit, but I've been laid of three times; out of these, one was justifiable, as I was very uncomfortable with having people around me all day. The two others, were because I didn't get along with the managers (which shouldn't really matter at the end of the day, because we never worked next to each other).


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30 Apr 2014, 6:32 pm

i have worked part-time and full time since the age of 16 (about to turn 29) i have only been released from a job twice in my life and one was due to clearly just not fitting in so i became a target and the other was too many sick days due to anxiety.

The longest time i have ever managed to keep a job is 18 months. Either i become to overwhelmed by everything to do with the job that i become physically ill, or its anxiety or conflict issues with other members of staff (i'm often bullied) which i am then driven to leave jobs.

I haven't worked in over a year, i don't like not working. i have issues with guilt with my partner having to support me.

I am not academic (also dyslexic) and have left university and college several times because i couldn't cope and i was failing. Which has caused me a lot of self confidence issues because a lot of the time i feel stupid next to my partner and peers.

on the job/career front just now, i feel completely lost. i don't have much relevant experience in jobs other than care work (and i find that line of work really stressful) i have qualifications from school, but most employers are looking for a lot more than that, if you want a job above minimum wage. Now that i haven't worked in over a year, i feel i don't really have any references i could use. I have a tendency to excel really well in the first 3-6 months of a job and then i completely burn out.

I have often dreamed of running my own business, yet i have no clue what that business would be! I have a tendency to have career ideas and then they quickly change again which in turn causes me a lot anxiety.



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30 Apr 2014, 6:37 pm

I've never been fired. I only had two jobs and quit one after 2 weeks and the other after 5 weeks.



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30 Apr 2014, 6:40 pm

I've had my present job for 33 years.

They know I'm odd there. They just tolerate me because I do good work.

I am the Court Jester of my company.

The key, I believe, is to be aware of corporate culture and make yourself useful.

Making yourself useful gives one lots of leeway.



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30 Apr 2014, 6:46 pm

kraftiekortie wrote:
I've had my present job for 33 years.

They know I'm odd there. They just tolerate me because I do good work.

I am the Court Jester of my company.

The key, I believe, is to be aware of corporate culture and make yourself useful.

Making yourself useful gives one lots of leeway.


It depends. In a job where people are (including the middle management) just goofing of at the workplace and see it as a place to smoke cigarettes and watch the olympics on the computer, it's frowned upon to work harder than the others.


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30 Apr 2014, 7:39 pm

By the way Kurgen, what do you do out of curiosity from your Microsoft Icon as your avatar.



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30 Apr 2014, 7:50 pm

Longest was almost 11 years. Company re-org happened and the new regional manager was interviewing employees for their own positions, which i found out too late as it was disguised as a "getting to know you" session for each employee. Then a quick layoff happened shortly after that.



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30 Apr 2014, 7:53 pm

Mitrovah wrote:
By the way Kurgen, what do you do out of curiosity from your Microsoft Icon as your avatar.


In the past (the jobs where people goofed of at work, mostly), I worked as a forklift operator. I've also worked as a personal assistant, a kindergarten/nursery aide, gas station attendant, guard at a sheltered housing, farm worker, newspaper boy and translator/writer. I graduate with a degree in computer science this summer, though. My .NET avatar is a tribute to C#--a language superior to Java in every conceivable way.


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30 Apr 2014, 8:59 pm

Kurgan wrote:
Mitrovah wrote:
By the way Kurgen, what do you do out of curiosity from your Microsoft Icon as your avatar.


In the past (the jobs where people goofed of at work, mostly), I worked as a forklift operator. I've also worked as a personal assistant, a kindergarten/nursery aide, gas station attendant, guard at a sheltered housing, farm worker, newspaper boy and translator/writer. I graduate with a degree in computer science this summer, though. My .NET avatar is a tribute to C#--a language superior to Java in every conceivable way.


Power to you, Kurgen, im going to school for IT myself for about 2 years



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30 Apr 2014, 9:03 pm

Mitrovah wrote:
Kurgan wrote:
Mitrovah wrote:
By the way Kurgen, what do you do out of curiosity from your Microsoft Icon as your avatar.


In the past (the jobs where people goofed of at work, mostly), I worked as a forklift operator. I've also worked as a personal assistant, a kindergarten/nursery aide, gas station attendant, guard at a sheltered housing, farm worker, newspaper boy and translator/writer. I graduate with a degree in computer science this summer, though. My .NET avatar is a tribute to C#--a language superior to Java in every conceivable way.


Power to you, Kurgen, im going to school for IT myself for about 2 years


Computer science is the perfect study for someone with AS. :)


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30 Apr 2014, 10:37 pm

The longest gig I had, other than delivering pizza, was working for a major library automation vendor. I was with that firm for 5 years, before quitting on the threat of termination, no thanks to a vice-president that intent on making everybody's life miserable.

The only jobs I didn't quit or was fired from were short-term contract positions: job no longer existed after the contract ended.



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30 Apr 2014, 10:45 pm

I started working with my current employer some time in January, and while I originally started out as a cashier, I was transferred to the deli just under a month ago after an incident with a customer. I'm not sure if I'd say I'm still on my first job, as the work itself is a lot different now, and my hours are different. I guess you could say that I'm on my second job, but just with the same employers.



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30 Apr 2014, 11:16 pm

kraftiekortie wrote:
I've had my present job for 33 years.

They know I'm odd there. They just tolerate me because I do good work.

I am the Court Jester of my company.

The key, I believe, is to be aware of corporate culture and make yourself useful.

Making yourself useful gives one lots of leeway.
heh, sounds the way I'd describe my last job. I miss those guys.



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01 May 2014, 9:05 am

Around 25 years.



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02 May 2014, 4:16 am

I should be brand ambassador for wrong planet. I fit the bill of Aspie totally. No friends, Not able to hold job
No smile :( not belonging to this planet

I am 35 years old, was asked to leave my first job within a month because the boss even though he tried
heavy touching and petting etc i wouldnt lay with him
2nd job i left within 6 months I was overworked and made to work long hours resulting in ill health
3rd job left after a year and half was not paid for 6 months and was constantly criticised and
finally left
4th job worked for 6months was insulted left then they called me back i worked for another
6months and then left was toxic working environment
5th job 4-5months left for better pay was in need of money
6th job 2 weeks colleagues were toxic they humiliated me
7th job 3 months was terminated
in between learned lot of courses of holistic studies to open own business
but business flopped misearbly
8th job (after gap of 3 years on insistence of counsellor joined workforce)- 3 years was humiliated during appraisal
i resigned

When i am working i get anxiety panic attacks due to bullying
i needed psychiatric help and medications to keep the job running for 3 years

When i am not working i am calm, but there is no routine
i can spiral into depression and anger outburst
now trying to learn some craft to start own business :roll:


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