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Have You Ever Been FIRED At Work? Share Your Experience! by CokeBar(f): 12:57pm On Mar 07, 2020
Share your experience with us if you have ever been fired. It would be better if we can share:

1. Why we were fired?
2. How did the firing process happen?
3. Aftermath of being fired… how did you feel, have you recovered, did you get something better?

So, I’ll start:

Sometimes last year, I got an unbelievable offer (well above #750k) at a remote company. I bought a PC, subscribed for large data and set-up a workspace. On Monday which was resumption day, I turned on my PC, logged in and started the online meeting… everything went well for the first day and I got introduced to my colleagues. My friend and I actually got employed for same position, so we usually chatted while working. To be onboarded, we had to install a productivity monitoring tool on our PCs, we were told everything we did on the PC would be captured if the tool was turned ON but I really don’t know why I cared less.

On Wednesday same week, we had a short and simple test, during the test, I asked my friend for an answer as I wasn’t so sure, he responded and that was it.

On Thursday, I had a quick one-on-one call with my manager, I was fired. Apparently, I wasn’t supposed to ask for assistance while taking the test. I apologized but the answer was a straight NO (you sabi how oyinbo people strict). So in other words, I was sacked because I cheated ☹.

Well, they paid me for the few days I worked �

I have experienced other sad situations, but this has to be the worst. I was so depressed, the following Sunday, I went to Church and it was while Pastor asked us to greet our neighbor, I remembered I didn’t brush… LMAO.

Now, I got something with abit lesser pay but still very chilled grin

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Re: Have You Ever Been FIRED At Work? Share Your Experience! by Nobody: 1:18pm On Mar 07, 2020
Are you into I. T?

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Re: Have You Ever Been FIRED At Work? Share Your Experience! by CokeBar(f): 1:20pm On Mar 07, 2020
southniyikaye:
Are you into I. T?
Yes, why?

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Re: Have You Ever Been FIRED At Work? Share Your Experience! by Roadtoyesterday: 1:30pm On Mar 07, 2020
We started the work as a field agent sometime last year, it was a telecommunications work (MTN 4G upgrade) I was still in my final year in school when I joined. 4 months into the job I was made the supervisor, when I became the supervisor, I notice the agents were been short changed, in terms of benefits and payments, I tried working on the irregularities but it bounced back to me, gbam I was fired for lodging a complaint on the delayed salaries of the workers.

A. Month after, my depth profile became so high, I was the one supporting my family and sponsoring my junior ones. I hate myself for trying to be holier than thou while at work. Till this moment, I've not gained myself. I've lost everything. At this point I can only hope God sees my heart and reward me if truly God support good decision.

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Re: Have You Ever Been FIRED At Work? Share Your Experience! by Nobody: 1:34pm On Mar 07, 2020
CokeBar:
Yes, why?
in my present situation, 750k is looking like rocket science to me sincerely.

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Re: Have You Ever Been FIRED At Work? Share Your Experience! by CokeBar(f): 1:46pm On Mar 07, 2020
Roadtoyesterday:
We started the work as a field agent sometime last year, I was still in my final year in school when I joined. 4 months into the job I was made the supervisor, when I became, I notice the agents were been short changed, in terms of benefits, I tried working on the irregularities but it bounced back to me, gbam I was fired for lodging a complaint on the delayed salaries of the workers.

A. Month after, my depth profile became so high, I was the one supporting my family and sponsoring my junior ones. I hate myself for trying to be holier than thou while at work. Till this moment, I've not gained myself. I've lost everything.

Wow! This is sad!

I am sorry you're going through this phase. Please keep a positive mindset.

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Re: Have You Ever Been FIRED At Work? Share Your Experience! by CokeBar(f): 1:47pm On Mar 07, 2020
southniyikaye:
in my present situation, 750k is looking like rocket science to me sincerely.
Lol, it happens.

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Re: Have You Ever Been FIRED At Work? Share Your Experience! by LifeIsGuhd(f): 1:50pm On Mar 07, 2020
i haven't xperienced that before o
I hope I dont too.

lalasticlala please push lets see people's experiences.

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Re: Have You Ever Been FIRED At Work? Share Your Experience! by LifeIsGuhd(f): 1:51pm On Mar 07, 2020
Roadtoyesterday:
We started the work as a field agent sometime last year, I was still in my final year in school when I joined. 4 months into the job I was made the supervisor, when I became, I notice the agents were been short changed, in terms of benefits, I tried working on the irregularities but it bounced back to me, gbam I was fired for lodging a complaint on the delayed salaries of the workers.

A. Month after, my depth profile became so high, I was the one supporting my family and sponsoring my junior ones. I hate myself for trying to be holier than thou while at work. Till this moment, I've not gained myself. I've lost everything.

it is well dear

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Re: Have You Ever Been FIRED At Work? Share Your Experience! by Nobody: 1:52pm On Mar 07, 2020
CokeBar:

Lol, it happens.
I believe it's never too late to start again,
If am to train, what aspect should I focus on, or what can you advice I do as a beginner

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Re: Have You Ever Been FIRED At Work? Share Your Experience! by orunmila144: 2:18pm On Mar 07, 2020
YOUDONEMINIT

I HAVE NEVER BEEN FIRED. I ALWAYS FIRE MYSELF. WHEN I FEEL STRESSED I STOP COMING TO WORK. I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A LOUSY JOB KEEPER. I dont think i was created to be an employee

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Re: Have You Ever Been FIRED At Work? Share Your Experience! by helinues: 2:18pm On Mar 07, 2020
The only job I ever applied for, I resigned 2 months after..

I no fit come and kill myself for one boss

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Re: Have You Ever Been FIRED At Work? Share Your Experience! by Nobody: 2:18pm On Mar 07, 2020

Why we were fired?
I joined this company last year, few days after finishing my NYSC, they have the highest number of software developers in Africa and I was loving life, the salary is great with breakfast and lunch

They keep on employing so many software engineer with time the engineer become more than the available job, I saw it coming but I don't know what the board was thinking

2. How did the firing process happen?
We have a global (online) meeting which people are asked not to miss, I was not even listening very well to what they are saying, the president said there are more developer than engagement to they have to let some people go, a mail was sent to all impacted people and I discovered what has just happened

Almost 400 people has been fired across Africa

3. Aftermath of being fired… how did you feel, have you recovered, did you get something better?

The company is actually a great one, they brought in pychologist to speak with us, bring in different recruiter, and other stuff, most importantly the payoff was reasonable that I can afford a Mac laptop of almost half-a-million

Luckily for me I got another reasonable job in less than 3 weeks of been retrenched


I always laugh when people complain there is no job in Nigeria, less than 5 month after leaving my previous company I have turned down almost 4 other offers some even paying than my current one


I so much saw the retrenchment coming that I once created a similar thread as this https://www.nairaland.com/5352267/why-how-loose-last-job

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Re: Have You Ever Been FIRED At Work? Share Your Experience! by iCauseTrouble: 2:18pm On Mar 07, 2020
Audio grin

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Re: Have You Ever Been FIRED At Work? Share Your Experience! by AsomArchitectNG(m): 2:19pm On Mar 07, 2020
Mheen dat was bad
Re: Have You Ever Been FIRED At Work? Share Your Experience! by nairalee(m): 2:19pm On Mar 07, 2020
I've never been sacked but I've lost a good job opportunity. It's over 2 years now but I still think about it EVERY BLESSED DAY

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Re: Have You Ever Been FIRED At Work? Share Your Experience! by kuvkxfr294: 2:19pm On Mar 07, 2020
Hmmm

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Re: Have You Ever Been FIRED At Work? Share Your Experience! by Mrshape: 2:19pm On Mar 07, 2020
mine: I was not fired but I loss the job because of let me say greediness on my part.
I am a mathematics teacher I do private lessons,
So this woman called me for lesson, I billed her 100K per month (three times a week one hour thirty minutes each)

She begged for #60,000 I said no my last is 80K
(i don't know the spirit that was speaking on my behalf because I know that was not me, maybe the spirit of one of those motivational speakers saying never settle for less)

Because my current lessons are far below her offer at that time.

When I reach house the regret I have, I have never had that in my life, well, it was a lesson that helped me in future negotiations

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Re: Have You Ever Been FIRED At Work? Share Your Experience! by Jh0wsef(m): 2:19pm On Mar 07, 2020
Oj
Re: Have You Ever Been FIRED At Work? Share Your Experience! by David765: 2:19pm On Mar 07, 2020
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Re: Have You Ever Been FIRED At Work? Share Your Experience! by ForeThinker: 2:19pm On Mar 07, 2020
I feel u

do everything in life for YOU. don’t let anyone else control your life. don’t let fear control your life. do it for you. live for you. if you dream it, you can achieve it. if you work for it, you will earn it. make a list of your dreams, then make them happen. there’s nothing in stopping you. go out there and live your dreams. do it for you.


Remain blessed y'all

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Re: Have You Ever Been FIRED At Work? Share Your Experience! by philip0906(m): 2:19pm On Mar 07, 2020
Wow!

One of the things I've learnt over time while working, is to be one step ahead.

I once worked in a company where my line manager was a compete nut head. I saw the handwriting on the wall that I needed to leave. I fired up my cv ASAP and got an offer (way better offer than I was paid) and dropped my resignation letter. My line manager was shocked...I knew he would have fired me, or atleast recommended my sack, if I didn't take that drastic step of been 1 step ahead. Soon after I left, 2 other devs, were fired.

Everywhere I have worked in my short career, I've always tried to read moves, anticipate actions and moves, position myself in a way, no one will take me by surprise.

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Re: Have You Ever Been FIRED At Work? Share Your Experience! by tinisy: 2:19pm On Mar 07, 2020
eyah

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Re: Have You Ever Been FIRED At Work? Share Your Experience! by uhjyxzv539: 2:20pm On Mar 07, 2020
angry angry
Re: Have You Ever Been FIRED At Work? Share Your Experience! by Olalekank(m): 2:20pm On Mar 07, 2020
I've not exactly been "fired" but I literally ran away from a company where I interned once the internship was over.

I was given tasks I wasn't happy with and the company didn't really give the chance/opportunity to grow

Japa

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Re: Have You Ever Been FIRED At Work? Share Your Experience! by y3mi(m): 2:20pm On Mar 07, 2020
CokeBar:
I really don’t know why I cared less.

Lackadaisical

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Re: Have You Ever Been FIRED At Work? Share Your Experience! by obataokenwa(m): 2:21pm On Mar 07, 2020
I travelled to another state to pray for three whole days in a prayer camp. I resumed work on Monday and an issue came up with my boss friend and I exchanged words with him.
My boss came to work that same Monday and sacked me and also sent me out of the house he gave me to stay. I travelled back to the prayer camp and moved on with my life.
The suffering after then was too much for one year plus. I cried so many nights till finally God gave me another job that restored all my lost years

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Re: Have You Ever Been FIRED At Work? Share Your Experience! by Alphaman007: 2:21pm On Mar 07, 2020
750k � and i dey collect 40k see gap. Inside life

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Re: Have You Ever Been FIRED At Work? Share Your Experience! by Nobody: 2:21pm On Mar 07, 2020
A senior colleague in a government firm I worked with one time told me before I got employed, that there was this particular lady who got fired because she disrespected the gatemen. She called them derogatory names because obviously she is an "office worker earning higher" just because they didn't open the gate on time for her to pass in the morning. The Chief Security Officer got notified by the security officers and he took the complaints to the main oga oga (apparently not the first time oga had recieved various reports about her), long story short. She got fired that same week and replaced 2 weeks later.

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Re: Have You Ever Been FIRED At Work? Share Your Experience! by NigeriaBam: 2:21pm On Mar 07, 2020
Interesting.

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