How to go about getting fired?
August 14, 2012 3:10 AM Subscribe
Recently got fired, how do I go about with the situation?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So I was recently fired just yesterday from my job (in NYC) because of falsification of records (I filled out a time error sheet stating I arrived within my grace period although the camera time said otherwise of my arrival). Of course, being the idiot I am, I signed the termination paper without fully reading what I am agreeing to because I was kind of in the state of shock.
I am not entirely sure how to go about with the situation because I feel there are few ways for me to get my job back or I can try to apply for unemployment.
I wrote up an e-mail to my management admitting (not sent yet) to my wrongful action and asked to please take in consideration on how I was mistreated and felt unappreciated throughout my five years in the job; additionally, the treatment from work affected my clinical depression, thus impairing my decisions such as falsifying the time I arrived at work in order to keep my job. Conclusively asking for a second chance. I have therapy session accounts from my psychologist and proof of medical condition from my psychiatrist to back it up. However, I strongly worry if I do not get a second chance, the e-mail is set to backfire on me if I applied for unemployment, let alone already signing the termination paper to worsen the situation.
Another way is for me to pursue unemployment, despite signing the termination paper, by saying I was under the impression I arrived within my grace period since I did not check the time (I stated I arrived at work 10 minutes before the actual time I arrived according to the camera time). So it may be understandable for me to presume I arrived at the time I stated and that I simply signed the paper because I agreed I did falsify on records, however, not intentionally (Pretty sure the paper did not ask if I agree that my actions were intentionally).
Or, I can pursue for employment, admit my wrongful action but claim it resulted from my depression and anxiety impairing my decisions. I've actually been worrying constantly of getting fired and has gotten me paranoid of my employment status.
Lastly, I wonder if I have a case to sue the company for contributing to my depression. The job has honestly affected my depression, but I have no evidences to prove or documents proving how the job mistreating me, aside from therapy session accounts.
So how should I go about with this situation? Suggestions? I would like to keep my job, but if not possible, I would like to collect unemployment or some money to keep myself financially secure until I get another job.