Monday, November 21, 2011

Fired - extended version - part 3

So that all happened on a Monday.

I didn’t hear from them until Saturday.

Nancylynn called me and asked if I could come in.

I get there and go back to the office, we sit down and she says,
“Well they came back with a decision and it wasn’t in our favor so we are going to have to let you go.”

I was floored.

I, for the life of me, could not see how they could ever fire me over this or else I would have quit.

“Well can I quit so I don’t have a fire on my record?”

“No, you are already out of the system.”

“You just screwed me over then, it’s going to be so much harder to find a job.”

“No, by law we don’t have to disclose why you were fired. And even then it doesn’t say you were fired for theft just inability to follow policies.”

“Nancylynn, I know for a fact that the hiring process at Ross has a question that asks if you have ever been fired and if you check yes that application gets disposed of and it never even gets to human eyes.”

“Oh, I see what you mean.”

“Nancylynn, do you feel like the punishment fit the crime?”

“Well they are trying to be consistent with anything that needs disciplinary action, that’s why they had to fire both you and Scott.”

“Consistent? What about some of your employees that everyday are at least a half hour late? Or those that stash merchandise and wait for it to go on clearance before they buy it? Or the people that have come into work drunk? 
So do YOU think the punishment fit the crime?”

“I have fired two people for coming into work drunk.” 

“But not all, so where is the consistency?”

At this point I am so done and just ready to get out of there. It was a nice day and now I was looking forward to spending it in the sun.

“What do you need me to sign?”

As I was walking out I turned to her and asked, "Was I not an good employee for you?"

(at this point she starts to get hysterical)
"No, no you were perfect! You were the best! You were the one I had in line for management! I never wanted to loose you!"

"Well......good luck to you." And I walked out.

A month after all of this I got a fantastic job at a design center where I was getting paid more and I had a way better work schedule. Three months after that I got my job at xango, which I did love. Now I get to be Bridget's mama which is by far the best job I have ever had.

Nancylynn and Brian both still work at Ross Dress for Less. 

Bless their hearts.


  1. Bless their sorry hearts, indeed. April, I love this story. It makes me laugh everytime.

  2. So do you know what happened to Scott? Was he able to get a job somewhere else?

    I am glad you were able to get a good job, and now have the best job ever. Congrats!

  3. Yes, Scott. He actually got a second job at 1-800-contacts a few weeks before this all happened so when he was fired he already had another job. It worked out really well for him.

  4. Oh my... no words. I just sat here and read all three parts and am floored! FOR EATING CANDY?!!! That is nuts. I'm just glad you didn't have a problem finding an even better job. And now you get to be an adorable mommy!! So happy for you. Thanks for your cute comment on my blog!