I've just been fired. What do I do next?
May 22, 2014 7:34 AM Subscribe
I was just terminated after 89 days from a job that I moved 550 miles to accept. I have no savings -- they were spent on the move -- and two weeks' severance pay (about $1,300). I have no family or friends in this city. What are my next moves?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (18 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
What do I put on my resume for this position? It's the entire reason I'm in this city. How do I explain my brief period of employment there if I apply for similar positions at other companies in this city? Am I still protected by my union, even though I'm no longer at that job? (That's a question I should have asked the union rep when he handed me his card, but I was a little head-spinny.) I wasn't fired for cause, exactly; I had reached the end of my probation period and it "wasn't working out."
I'm 25 and have a history of job-hopping in my industry (3 jobs in 5 years, though I was recruited to this one -- yeah, the one that just fired me) but that's the norm for people around my age. How bad does this look to potential other employers in this industry?
What else can I do with 5 years of experience working in local newsrooms as a producer?
How do I tell my parents?