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Roadrunner53

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Re: How does one find a job after getting fired?
« Reply #50 on: November 06, 2018, 03:49:13 AM »
Johnez, so glad to help and so glad you got your foot in the door! My advice is to learn everything possible. If you ever have any down time go to your boss and ask for more work. Become the most valuable employee! I started out as a temp technician at one of the biggest food companies in the world. I despised being a temp but I kept trudging along. I always kept myself busy and they would come to me with more responsibilities to the point they finally hired me! The other thing I always tried to do is make my boss look good. Make the boss shine and you will be rewarded. Some day you may be the boss! Keep us posted!

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Re: How does one find a job after getting fired?
« Reply #51 on: November 06, 2018, 04:34:21 AM »
Congrats with the new job.

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Re: How does one find a job after getting fired?
« Reply #52 on: November 06, 2018, 08:16:14 AM »
Wow, that was fast!

Awesome, congrats on the next stage.

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Re: How does one find a job after getting fired?
« Reply #53 on: November 06, 2018, 09:03:51 AM »
Congratulations Johnez.  Think of this as a chance to get skills in HVAC for which there is hot demand.

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Re: How does one find a job after getting fired?
« Reply #54 on: November 10, 2018, 09:04:35 AM »
Awesome news!  Congrats and I hope you like working there.

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Re: How does one find a job after getting fired?
« Reply #55 on: November 10, 2018, 09:08:51 PM »
Congratulations Johnez.  Think of this as a chance to get skills in HVAC for which there is hot demand.

Great advice.  Look at this as a wakeup call: you have to be always investing in your career, especially in durable, hi-demand roles.

Well, the focus on this thread was how to get past the firing and I didn't really detail what I've been doing beforehand-which was going to school! I've been training for the HVAC/R field for quite a while, just haven't finished yet. Hopefully I'll be done this coming year.

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Re: How does one find a job after getting fired?
« Reply #56 on: November 24, 2018, 11:28:43 AM »
Congratulations on the job. 

One suggestion:  think through and practice slowing down, taking a deep breath, and saying little, or better yet nothing, for a few minutes if someone annoys you then speak only with great politeness. 

Getting angry and yelling at any time during work simply is ineffective and will get you labeled as difficult to work with. 

As a female lawyer, in a male dominated field, who gets interrupted by idiots all the time, I have actually spent a lot of time figuring out how to advocate for my position without getting angry ( or at least without expressing my anger). 

It can help to think up, and even to practice,  responses before anger triggering events occur.  Chilly politeness, or the careful use of humor, can be useful.  But if you can become more measured when responding, it will help you move forward in your career.

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Re: How does one find a job after getting fired?
« Reply #57 on: November 24, 2018, 11:40:02 AM »
Johnez, can you give us an update on your job...how is it going?

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Re: How does one find a job after getting fired?
« Reply #58 on: November 24, 2018, 04:08:07 PM »
Congratulations on the job. 

One suggestion:  think through and practice slowing down, taking a deep breath, and saying little, or better yet nothing, for a few minutes if someone annoys you then speak only with great politeness. 

Getting angry and yelling at any time during work simply is ineffective and will get you labeled as difficult to work with. 

As a female lawyer, in a male dominated field, who gets interrupted by idiots all the time, I have actually spent a lot of time figuring out how to advocate for my position without getting angry ( or at least without expressing my anger). 

It can help to think up, and even to practice,  responses before anger triggering events occur.  Chilly politeness, or the careful use of humor, can be useful.  But if you can become more measured when responding, it will help you move forward in your career.

Thank you for your point of view.  The "practice" is a good way to counteract the immediate knee jerk responses that might arise in the future.  This is an incident that I could and should have controlled.  I still reflect on this day in my head, and can't believe it got to where it got. 

Johnez, can you give us an update on your job...how is it going?

Hey Roadrunner!

Job is going awesome.  I've been fast tracked through probation, given a whole bunch of papers to sign and will be an official employee as of Monday.  It was made very clear to me that probation was taken pretty seriously by the company and is used to see if employee and employer were a good fit, a trial period so to speak, with no expectation of full hire.  The fact that I had the schooling really helped here as training was a breeze and I was able to sharpen my skills and am now ready for the road.  Been given a van and asked to put together a wish list of tools and materials to stock for December when the van is officially assigned to me.  w00t! 

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Re: How does one find a job after getting fired?
« Reply #59 on: November 24, 2018, 04:27:53 PM »
Johnez, I am so happy for your success! You were so down and out previously and now this great news of a permanent job as of Monday!

Wow, so, so great news!

Now, when you can, try to pay back by helping another person who needs a hand up! We all need help in one way or another!

No job is perfect and I have had some bummer jobs but when I did I had to tell myself to laugh all the way to the bank with my paycheck. I had to zip my lip and pretend to like my job and do it well even though I hated every minute of it! We all have to pay the bills! So if this job should ever fail to make you happy, just smile while taking your check to the bank! Then look for something else if it come down to it!

I am rooting for your success!

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Re: How does one find a job after getting fired?
« Reply #60 on: November 24, 2018, 04:46:59 PM »
Heck yeah!  Thanks Roadrunner, many of your posts have helped me keep going.  I just went through the thread and man I didn't detail it much but I was going through the wringer over here, guess it bled through enough to notice-I truly was down and out.

Now, when you can, try to pay back by helping another person who needs a hand up! We all need help in one way or another!

This I will definitely keep in mind.  Here in the forums and in real life.  A little kindness goes a long way, and I appreciate the people's contributions here in this thread.  I've got an awesome job here thanks to you guys!  Remembering this puts things in perspective and I really am quite lucky. 

Thanks again everyone!


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Re: How does one find a job after getting fired?
« Reply #61 on: November 26, 2018, 07:51:34 PM »
I'm late to the thread, but I just experienced the whole thing start to finish in like 15 minutes.  What a wild ride! congrats on the new job.