View Full Version : Reasons people get fired??
Little Angel '77
09-13-2005, 04:15 PM
Ok, so someone gets fired at your office, and all the up and ups say is "SO AND SO no longer is with the company"
No sign of anything going on, never had any major issues with the person, she came and and left pretty much like everyone else.
A couple things.
She knew she was not going anywhere in the company, but stayed there for the medical benefit which were needed.
We have a very lax office and people come and go as they please, but no one abuses it, but she did seem to disappear a lot
she surfed the internet, but no more than anyone else in the office.
Everyone is puzzled..... .
what are some of the reasons you heard someone got fired?? I know every company is different, but....no one can imagine why this girl was canned.
It was out of the blue ... she kept to herself. Someone said, because she didn't have enough to do, but if that was the case, I would have been fired ages ago :)
09-13-2005, 04:32 PM
Was it confirmed that she was fired? We have emails all the time that say so and so is no longer w/ the company. A bunch of us all assumed that they were fired but later found out that when people quit we give them the choice of leaving that day. If they are in sales they have to leave the day they give notice, to prevent them from recruiting customers or employees.
09-14-2005, 01:44 PM
It could be a variety of things:
- company downsizing (the position was no longer needed or the company needed to reduce costs)
- she had performance issues that were addressed by management, but privately (when we address these issues here, we usually try to keep them quiet without involving others)
- it's very true she could have quit and been told to leave that same day (I had a position in which this was the case)
Basically here we fire someone if they aren't performing to their expectations within their job and have been given a number of talks/discussions addressing the issue with no improvements.
What was the position? If it involved customer contact, that opens a whole new world of possibilities.
09-14-2005, 02:59 PM
I don't want to sound rude, but what's it to you?
There are myriad of reasons why she might have left, either voluntarily or involuntarily.
Zelda Von Yitz
09-15-2005, 08:07 PM
I've seen people fired because:
Person went AWOL during the day; claimed he was going to the company's other branch. He was never there at all when he claimed he was
Was under the influence
Stealing from the company (somebody squealed; this is how he was caught)
The higher ups simply had enough of this supervisor's antics -- one day push came to shove and the supervisor was told "don't bother coming in anymore"
Person lied about his background and credentials; he falsified them all.
it's very rare that teacher's in nyc get fired bc of the union. usually, they are harassed to the point of basically being forced to leave bc they are getting so much pressure from the adminstration.
though, i have heard of a few cases before my time of teachers being fired. those would include...
-helping students cheat on standardized tests
-secretly letting kids watch television all day
-smoking in the classroom
-having a nervous breakdown and threatening to jump out the window apparantly due to being under the influence of drugs
Zelda Von Yitz
09-17-2005, 06:58 PM
Given the fact that the higher ups say "SO AND SO no longer is with the company" I wouldn't take that to assume automatically she had been fired.
Due to everyone being sue happy, this is all they're pretty much obligated to say. It's neither here nor there: you either left via resignation or you were terminated.
09-19-2005, 06:53 PM
I've left positions before (or worked them as a contractor) where I know people were told only that "Karen is no longer with the company". I'd be really upset if everyone who was told that, assumed that I was *fired*. You have no idea if this person was fired or not and to assume she was is simply wrong.
09-26-2005, 07:03 PM
At my job, we have an occurence policy. If you are 5 minutes late you get 1/2 of an occurence. If you are out a full day without 48 hours notice, you get a full occurence. My company gives you 6 occurences, once you reach the 6th occurence, you are fired. We've had several come and go for that reason. We eventually find out amongst ourselves if that was the case, but they just tell us they are no longer with the company. Or we have had instances in our other distribution centers, where we have to email another DC for help, and receive a response so and so is no longer with the company.
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