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DavidH
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10 Apr 2008, 3:37 pm

hi again i never really post here and haven't in a while, but i just got fired



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10 Apr 2008, 3:42 pm

that sux. what job did you do and why did you get fired?



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10 Apr 2008, 3:47 pm

Hope you find something better soon



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10 Apr 2008, 3:47 pm

i wrked at Wendys a fast food restaurant, last friday i had one of those awful days, i paniced and just left. i called monday and they thad to discuss it with another boss. i called today and was told i was fired.



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10 Apr 2008, 3:56 pm

Well, yeah. You can't leave work for something like that. If you panic at work (which I do sometimes myself) you should take a 10 minute break, all employers are required to give their employees one. It's too bad this had to happen, but you'll learn from it and get a new job I'm sure.

You could also appeal your firing to corporate, but leaving during a shift is pretty bad news.


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10 Apr 2008, 4:03 pm

yeah i know i told him both times i talked to him that i was wrong and sorry. i had never done this before though. several of my co-workers were worried about me too. my boss is new it was his second day when this happened i think if he knew me better he wouldn't have fired me. i worked at Wendys for almost 9 years too. i don't know where to start to find a new job. this is the only one i have ever had.



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10 Apr 2008, 4:15 pm

After 9 years, you should have no problem getting a better job in retail at a quieter place.


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10 Apr 2008, 4:28 pm

Yeah, 9 years is a solid record. This is just a blip on the screen. Put in applications everywhere you can think of and stay as positive as you can.


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10 Apr 2008, 4:43 pm

thank you for your support, i feel awful like i can't do anything right.



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11 Apr 2008, 2:37 pm

You held a job for 9 years, you can do things right, don't say something like that.


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14 Apr 2008, 2:12 pm

I've been fired 3 or 4 times and quit in advance of it maybe 2 other times. All of these times except one happened over 20 years ago, and I have a couple of amusing anecdotes from then, but those funny stories came with a cost. Now could be an opportunity to get a higher paying job or go to college/trade school for better skills. I hope you land on your feet. :)



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14 Apr 2008, 2:28 pm

funny, I was actually thinking about applying at Wendy's



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14 Apr 2008, 2:29 pm

oh, and you're supposed to end bad news threads with,

"but I do have some good news. I just saved a bunch of money by switching to Geico"



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17 Apr 2008, 11:21 am

I don't want to answer your distress with a platitude like "They did you a favor" or "When one door closes, another one opens." I hate it when people use platitudes like that. But, that being said, you really do need to move on.

Nine years at Wendy's? Ugh! When I was 16, I worked at a Wendy's for one single day. I couldn't take it. I can't think of a worse job for an Aspie.

Take this time off to go back to school, even if you don't know what to major in. I've discovered that schools are healing places, and you need healing. They will help you articulate what's going on inside and outside of you, and they'll help you figure out what else you can do--something that you're better at, something that pays more than Wendy's. Also, register at the school's disabiltiy office as an Aspie. Public and privite schools worth attending have resources for people like us.

Let me know what you think.

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18 Apr 2008, 1:42 am

You might have grounds to fight your termination if you worked there for nine years. Don't you have to be written up three times?