I was terminated last night.
I had worked at this place for over three years and had two promotions. I went from working as an associate to being a shift supervisor and then a senior shift supervisor.
I was being praised by both those under me and those above me right up to the termination.
Since April I had been working as Event Manager, a position I was never trained for. During that period I received scant assistance or instruction yet I did the job. I put in 10 and on a couple of occasions 12 hour days.
Even though the position of Event Manager was never internally posted I applied for it. After all I was doing the job without any training, I had experience. I had risen from the ranks. But in the corporate fascist state merit is not a basis for reward.
The hired someone from outside and have spent the last month training her as well as seeing she has every possible tool to succeed whereas they gave me none of that and set me up to fail.
I watched as the company purged people who had worked several years or longer as event managers or shift supervisors.
We were placed in gotcha positions where we were screwed one way or another. Hard, deep and dry. No matter how hard we worked or how honest we are we have found ourselves labeled as dishonest.
All so the corporate suits do not have to pay un-employment compensation.
Ironically I was thanked and praised for all my hard work and for my ability to keep the operation running during the period after they terminated the woman who had been event manager. This dick then turned around and fired me in a way that hurt me more than just about any other thing he could do. He challenged my honesty. He even told me that my putting down a lunch break and then working through it was a reflection not of my diligence but rather of my dishonesty.
Come the Revolution…
I spoke with the woman who had been my supervisor prior to being fired and learned that the reasons for her termination were as bogus as mine.
Suck it up, It don’t mean nothing… And people wonder why I hate the Capitalist Pigs.
We need unions to prevent the corporations from fucking us. And the unions need to include the lower management people.