I got fired πŸ˜­


Why does this keep happening to me???

I’m RAGING so I probably won’t make a lot of sense…but the short story is as follows:

– I was head-hunted for a job I didn’t know about, and didn’t want – I said that several times while I was being forcibly recruited.

– Compliments rained down and the Sustainability team really wanted me on board.

– Reluctantly but flattered by the unexpected eagerness to “get me”, I accepted the job.

– I started on a Monday. All good. More compliments on how much of a great asset I was to the team “we’re so excited you’re here”

– Tuesday and the results from the mandatory Medical came back. I got called into HR where my new boss and the HR Director (both close friends by the way) told me they were concerned about the mental illness I’d listed truthfully on the form. Usually forms ask to list disability only “if this will affect your ability at work” so I tend to withhold information about my history of mental illness…but this form demanded the new employee list ALL medications (antidepressants for me) and ALL illnesses…so I told the truth.

– Tuesday afternoon and I’m being regarded with wariness. The compliments have been replaced with “concerns over my mental ability to perform in the role”.


– Wednesday and I’m asked to consider my vulnerability (?) and it is quietly suggested I RESIGN because I’m “mentally ill” and “unprepared” for such a role.

Err…how f*cking dare you?!? I’m not effing leaving!!!

– Thursday and my training is cancelled. Noone is speaking to me or looking me in the eye. I spend the rest of the week judged, watched warily…and really alone.

I go through 3 long, lonely, painful weeks of trying to train myself as a PROJECT MANAGER with NO HELP from my boss. I go home crying every day because it’s sooo effing frustrating to know I’m being set up to fail.

Yesterday morning, it happened.

My boss and her bestie – the HR Director of all people – finally found a way to get rid of me. Wow. They fired me for not having a driver’s licence when I’d clearly marked it on their stupid job application form, brought it up during the interview: “don’t worry about that, we can arrange transport for you” and told the HR team I DIDN’T DRIVE when they asked why I caught the bus to work every day.


I got asked to leave.

I honestly feel so freaking lost.

I was honest and I tried my best…and I still got fired…for a BOGUS reason.

Just. So. Angry 😠

Janet OUT.

25 responses to “I got fired πŸ˜­”

  1. Omg I’m so so sorry this happened to you. They are being really unreasonable. Mental illnesses does not equal your work ethics or how well you do your job.

    I’m shocked to read all of this. Really unfair.

    Hope you are okay πŸ₯Ί

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    1. It has hurt me deeply because of how wrong it is to be discriminated against. I tried going to Fair Work and Employment agencies to ask if what they did was legal but because I was only there for 3 weeks, I don’t qualify for any free/much cheaper help. I feel even more alone because of that.

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      1. Woah, that also sucks a lot tbh.

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      2. Thank you for being there for me, I really appreciate your kind comments xx

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      3. Will Be here for you ❣️ love to follow your journey and I definitely hope all the great things to you πŸ€—

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  2. happened to me alot.

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  3. knew all hr heads by name. fired, quit quite a bit.

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    1. Oh no 😒 that’s awful. I’m sorry you had to go through that. Are you in a stable job, now? I hope so xx


  4. I am sorry for your experience. The situation wasn’t fair from the begining.


  5. That does suck, but you should realize that they did it to you . You did not have it happen to you . Blaming yourself makes as much sense as saying it’s your fault you were robbed, because you should have know better not to have money.

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    1. Thank you so much, Mykl. I really needed that because my automatic response to being hurt is to blame myself entirely. I always think it’s because of some huge failure of mine. I left the office that day with my head hung low. I cried when I realised I now had to tell my friends and family that I got FIRED. Thank you for reminding me it was something that happened TO me, not something I did. Big hug πŸ«‚


  6. I would be SO pissed. Do you need transportation to do your job as project manager? I would probably go to the EEOC about this. It seems very calculated and just wrong. I tell about my mental illness. But I get why people don’t. I work in healthcare, though.

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  7. What a mess! I am sorry that they refused to see your worth. Hugs and puppy kisses from Michiganβ€οΈβ€πŸ©ΉπŸΎ

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    1. Thank you sooo much for being there for me through this. Big hug back from sunny, sweaty Australia xxxx

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  8. I’m so sorry to hear this, Janet. You have been treated appallingly. It wasn’t your fault. There is still so much stigma about mental health, but you’d hope, in these days, there would be more understanding. There obviously isn’t where you worked. It’s no consolation, I know, but it’s their loss. I hope you can get another job very soon, and somewhere where you are appreciated for simply being you and being a good human being and an asset in the workplace. Wishing you luck and sending you a comforting hug Xx πŸ€—πŸ’•

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    1. Thank you sooo much, Ellie. It’s lifted my spirits hearing from you. I’ve taken it personally because it was personal…but slowly learning to look at the takeaway from this experience. I’ve learnt new skills and to hold my cards close to my chest in the next role. Sending you a huge hug back πŸ€— ❀️

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  9. A driver’s licence wasn’t specified on the job application of “required skills” so I applied. I made it very clear from the very beginning that I didn’t drive so it’d incredibly wrong and unfair to be fired for it. I lodged an online complaint with Fair Work and with our Unfair Dismissal department.

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    1. Thank you for reaching out in kindness πŸ’•


  10. That’s horrible. You should be compensated for the discrimination and trauma.

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    1. It would be a David and Goliath situation if I tried to sue for damages πŸ’” 😒 I was offered 2 weeks of “extra” pay so I’ll take that and concentrate on the new job I started this Wednesday xxxx

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  11. First let me say I am so sorry. I know this sucks but it just means it wasn’t for you. And 2nd none of that is legal and honestly do you want to work for anyone who treats their employees a like that? Count it as a blessing, I know it hurts but something tells me you are better off. πŸ’–

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    1. Thank you so much, Rae. I really appreciate you commenting with so much kindness ❀️ I am in a new job now with a different company and am being treated sooo much better #blessed #praiseGod

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      1. See look at that! One door closed and another openedπŸ’–

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      2. That rejection was God’s protection πŸ˜‰ I’m so much happier in my new job. Thank you for your sweet comments xx

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