I was fired.
July 21, 2011 5:55 PM Subscribe
I was fired. How do I handle my job search/interview situation?
posted by noonknight to Work & Money (11 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
The reality of it is that I got into a loud, aggressive, short altercation with a fellow employee. The other fellow was provoking me, and I flipped out.
I know I should have handled this a bit better, but I think the substance of the altercation wasn't a good reason for the firing. There was no violence, nor the threat of violence.
The manager that fired me said that she consulted with her superior and the result was that I was let go.
The kicker: There was an unrequited-love dynamic between me and the manager. She probably was getting me out of her sight to reduce the anguish she feels as a single mother. She has, over the last few years, been dumped repeatedly. Seeing me every day was, I feel, a big part of the decision. How she presented the situation to her superior was undoubtedly key in the decision.
The job isn't glamorous: pizza delivery.
I will probably look for the same work at a different company.
I have done this for over 10 years.
How should I address the reality of this on applications and in interviews? Lie? Tell the truth? How should I tell this truth to a prospective employer?