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Redditor got fired from job without any ‘explanation or warning,’ shares plight

Aug 01, 2023 02:45 PM IST

A Reddit user shared about getting fired despite ‘showing up consistently’ and ‘working well with coworkers’.

Social media has become an integral part of our lives. People often take to these platforms to share about their personal and professional lives, including milestones and challenges they faced at their workplaces. And this Reddit user did just that. The user took to the platform to share the abrupt departure without any explanation. Expectedly, the post has earned numerous responses from people who shared similar experiences.

An individual took to Reddit to share about losing job without any 'explanation or warning'. This prompted many to share similar experiences. (Representational Image: Pexels (Antoni Shkraba production))
An individual took to Reddit to share about losing job without any 'explanation or warning'. This prompted many to share similar experiences. (Representational Image: Pexels (Antoni Shkraba production))

“Finally found a decent job. Just got fired with no explanation,” reads the title of the post shared by the Reddit user who goes by ‘circesporkroast’ on the platform’s ‘r/antiwork’ community. In the next few lines, the user shared about getting fired without any ‘explanation or warning’.

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“My boss just fired me last night with no explanation or warning. Just told me not to come back. I was supposed to work tomorrow, and now I don’t have a job, and I don’t even know why. Just got told I ‘wasn’t a good fit’ after four months of working, and now I don’t know how I’ll afford rent. This was a boss that I thought actually cared about his employees. Up until now, I had been thinking I was so lucky to have finally found a job that treats me like a person,” wrote an individual on Reddit.

The user later shared an edit saying that despite ‘showing up consistently’ and ‘working well with coworkers’ they were fired without any reason. The individual added, “Up until yesterday, I thought I was a pretty good employee. I knew how to do my job, I showed up consistently, I worked well with my coworkers, and customers regularly gave me good feedback. And the store is currently understaffed. I have several chronic illnesses that have forced me to leave work early two times and take semi frequent bathroom breaks (like once an hour or so). My boss is aware of my illnesses. However, I have no evidence that this is the reason I was fired, and if it was, I’ll never get him to admit it.”

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In another edit, the user shared about receiving confirmation in an e-mail about getting fired. The individual wrote, “I now have a confirmation in writing that I was fired. Not an official report, just an email from my boss confirming it. I’m going to file for unemployment.”

Take a look at the Redditor’s post about losing their job here:

Since being shared a few hours, the post has accumulated over 11,000 upvotes, and the numbers are still increasing. Many even took to the comments section of the post to leave their thoughts.

Here’s how people reacted to this Reddit post:

An individual wrote, “Sounds like you were hired as either a placeholder or, to fill in for a surge in business demand. Years ago, I was in the same situation. And found out from one of my brief coworkers that I was hired to complete a task, and once I did, I was no longer needed. I, too, was told I was not a good fit. Take it as a lesson learned that your employer doesn’t care about you beyond your ability to show up on time.” “Apply for unemployment. Make them defend it,” added another. A third wrote, “It's happened to me too. Had received nothing but positive feedback for months leading up to it. Literally had a conversation with the owner on a Saturday about the event at hand and how everything was going well. Went in Monday, got called to a meeting, and was canned. Pretty much the same excuse about not being a good fit going forward,” shared a third. What are your thoughts on this? Have you ever gone through a similar situation?

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    Arfa Javaid is a journalist working with the Hindustan Times' Delhi team. She covers trending topics, human interest stories, and viral content online.

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