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I lost my job and I need to vent...

TacoGrl
October 27th, 2009, 09:03 PM
Ok, so all was going fine with my new job...I liked the people and we worked well as a team...then Friday night came along and I had to work until 8:00 by myself...this customer came in screaming that I had stolen her car cuz she couldn't find it in the parking lot...after a lot of drama, I finally found out who she was and showed her that the tech was still working on her car (she had only brought it in to the other advisor before he left a couple of hours earlier for three hours of work to be done), well that set her off even more! She was running around screaming for a manager (LMBO! a manager there at 8 on a Friday! :laughing:) Loooong story short, I had to call the police to escort her out an hour later :frustrated: I went into work on Monday and was fired by the new service manager because apparently it is "never acceptable to call the police on a customer"...without even asking me what went on...I even had other customers willing to stand up for me...we were all afraid of her...she had been drinking and was acting VERY irratic...I didn't know what else I could have done. :frustrated:

On a positive note though, I contacted a company that had a job I had turned down for this one to see if they had anything else and they do...I am meeting with them this week...it isn't for an advisor role, more of a catch-all position that might actually be more interesting and certainly less dangerous LoL! :fingerscr

14+kitties
October 27th, 2009, 09:30 PM
That just sucks!! Is there any action you can take against the service manager? It is certainly unfair he fired you without listening to your side. Is there a human resources department there?

luckypenny
October 27th, 2009, 10:24 PM
I'm sorry you lost your job, TacoGrl, but I have to admire your attitude and your sense of humor :).

As a store manager, I'd want my employees calling the police in such an uncontrollable situation :shrug:. You did right.

TacoGrl
October 27th, 2009, 10:40 PM
Thx guys :)

I was there less than three months so no recourse here in the land of opportunity. :rolleyes:

In auto dealerships, there aren't HR departments...you are hired by the manager...it is actually quite the slimy industry, but it can be fun and lucritive...I kinda think the new manager had people he wanted to bring from where he came from and just used it as an excuse :shrug: ...either way, I am po'd :frustrated:

One good thing about this other job though is that while it is still in the industry - sort of (big rigs), it is an office job with regular pay and regular hours and I get to kinda make my own job. :goodvibes:

I try to keep a sense of humour with most things...you gotta laugh cuz crying messes up your make-up and wastes time you could use to plot your revenge :evil: :D

luckypenny
October 27th, 2009, 10:43 PM
:laughing:

Atta girl :thumbs up.

Sheri H
October 28th, 2009, 12:24 PM
Sounds like wrongful dismissal to me. Good luck with the new place.

BenMax
October 28th, 2009, 01:00 PM
Sounds like wrongful dismissal to me. Good luck with the new place.

This is a wrongful dismissal. You do actually have grounds regardless of the amount of time you had worked there. If you can get testimony from the clients and some of the employees - you can definately do something about this.

Dog Dancer
October 28th, 2009, 04:05 PM
Sorry to hear about losing your job. That sucks. I agree that you would likely have grounds for wrongful dismissal, but if that's not the route you want to go fair enough. Some things happen for a reason, and maybe the other job you're looking at will just be a gift from above! You have the right attitude anyhow. Would it be possible though to get any type of statement from somebody as to why this happened? It may help further down the line if you have to explain why you were fired after three months.
Good luck to you kiddo and keep your chin up and stay positive. Another door will open!

quincymycat
October 28th, 2009, 05:24 PM
(LMBO! a manager there at 8 on a Friday! :laughing:)

Hey Taco girl, I don't know what it is like out west, but my DH is a service manager in a dealership and he does put in 60 -70 hour weeks and he is there at 8:00 PM on Fridays and again on Saturdays. Also starts by 7 AM. On salary so there is no overtime.
Any chance you want to come to Ontario?
Sounds like you have no support from management and if that guy wanted to keep things going well for the customers and the employees, you would still be working there and he would be thankful you were.:D
My advise, take them for they got. You deserve to be working in a safe, supportive enviroment!:thumbs up

Jim Hall
October 28th, 2009, 08:49 PM
umm what were u supposed to do?
good luck with the meeting

dont feel to bad my state works "at will" meaning they can fire your ass for anything they please

hazelrunpack
October 28th, 2009, 11:46 PM
Good luck with the new interview, TG! :goodvibes: When is it? Gotta know when to start sending the real high-powered :goodvibes:s! :D

ancientgirl
October 29th, 2009, 08:28 AM
That's unbelievably unfair that you were fired for something like that. But, it sounds like some good came of it. Good luck with the other position!:fingerscr

TacoGrl
October 29th, 2009, 09:09 AM
Alberta doesn't really have any rules under three months...I have checked it out...with an employment lawyer and the gov...karma is a wonderful thing though :evil: When I went to get my final cheque, they had people lined out the door all the way to sales and only two of them seemed to be still there (another two left) and I talked to some of the techs (I am going to miss them) and they said a lot of the techs/apprentices/lube guys have either given notice or left because the new manager is a jerk...I love seeing their ads online looking for staff...it is a good feeling LoL!

I have two interviews this morning...one at 9:30 and one at 11:00...both in the same neighbourhood, so I was lucky enough to get them both in the same morning...the one at 9:30 is the "make my own job" one and I am competing with no one (not advertised yet) and the one at 11:00 is in sales and he received 300+ resumes :eek: so I feel happy he chose to interview me :)

:fingerscr

Now, I have to go and start getting all dolled up :clown:

ancientgirl
October 29th, 2009, 09:12 AM
Much luck to you! Let us know how you make out!:fingerscr:goodvibes::fingerscr:goodvibes:

Dog Dancer
October 29th, 2009, 02:31 PM
You go girl! You're going to rock those interviews and then have to pick one.

TacoGrl
October 29th, 2009, 03:04 PM
So I am back!

One of the jobs I would really like...turned out he was interviewing me for another position not advertised...service coordinator for a high end, good reputation home solutions company...it sounds like a fun job and I think he liked my attitude and experience...I feel for him though, he has interveiws set up for today, tomorrow and Monday...he said he had to go through the rest as a courtesy...does that mean maybe he wants to offer me the position and that was a slip of the tongue? :D :fingerscr

hazelrunpack
October 29th, 2009, 03:08 PM
:goodvibes: :fingerscr

ancientgirl
October 29th, 2009, 03:13 PM
Sounds like you may be hearing back real soon!:goodvibes:

rainbow
October 29th, 2009, 03:14 PM
:eek: He slipped you the tongue? :laughing:

TacoGrl
October 29th, 2009, 03:49 PM
:eek: He slipped you the tongue? :laughing:


:laughing::laughing::laughing:

Perhaps if I him, I would have a job right now LoL! :o

Frenchy
October 29th, 2009, 07:53 PM
this customer came in screaming that I had stolen her car cuz she couldn't find it in the parking lot...

We get our share of weirdos too :laughing: and that is why I'm a claiman and not an advisor .... I wouldn't be too good with those kind of customers :p

good luck with the interviews :goodvibes:

14+kitties
October 29th, 2009, 10:42 PM
Lots of :goodvibes: coming your way. I hope you get the job you want.

rainbow
October 30th, 2009, 02:19 PM
:laughing::laughing::laughing:

Perhaps if I him, I would have a job right now LoL! :o


:laughing:

But, all tongues aside, I hope you get the job. :fingerscr :goodvibes: