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    Hi guys,

    Yesterday i got fired from my first job, I thought I was doing great, but evidently not.
    I started working after leaving a post grad course, I left the post grad as a tutor was making inappropriate comments about me. A week after I started my job, he joined part time.

    Since starting it's been awkward, and he reviewed my work so it didn't put me in a great position. immediately when arriving he found errors in my projects and told my boss. it turned out half the errors weren't my work, but what he assumed to be mine, but he never back-tracked the comments to my boss.

    Last week I was at the hospital having a procedure, and when I came back, we started receiving phone calls at the office for people who been contacted by my old tutor about similar job roles to mine. I thought nothing of it. Turns he'd gone to my boss again making the same complaints about my work.

    Because we collaborated with a group on projects, not all the errors were mine, which wasn't investigated instead I was immediately let go.

    I'm disappointed and my confidence is shattered. I stayed late; turned up on time and reviewed other workers stuff although that wasn't my job. at some points I was even giving tips to our apprentices work to help them improve because I had a degree in the field.

    None of this got noticed. I still got sacked.


    Today I had an interview, and I'm usually great interviews. But I just crumbled. I feel terrible, not good enough and like no matter what I do - I'll never succeed.

    can someone give me some tips to how to regain my confidence after such an awful experience?
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    (Original post by mcgreevy1993)
    Hi guys,

    Yesterday i got fired from my first job, I thought I was doing great, but evidently not.
    I started working after leaving a post grad course, I left the post grad as a tutor was making inappropriate comments about me. A week after I started my job, he joined part time.

    Since starting it's been awkward, and he reviewed my work so it didn't put me in a great position. immediately when arriving he found errors in my projects and told my boss. it turned out half the errors weren't my work, but what he assumed to be mine, but he never back-tracked the comments to my boss.

    Last week I was at the hospital having a procedure, and when I came back, we started receiving phone calls at the office for people who been contacted by my old tutor about similar job roles to mine. I thought nothing of it. Turns he'd gone to my boss again making the same complaints about my work.

    Because we collaborated with a group on projects, not all the errors were mine, which wasn't investigated instead I was immediately let go.

    I'm disappointed and my confidence is shattered. I stayed late; turned up on time and reviewed other workers stuff although that wasn't my job. at some points I was even giving tips to our apprentices work to help them improve because I had a degree in the field.

    None of this got noticed. I still got sacked.


    Today I had an interview, and I'm usually great interviews. But I just crumbled. I feel terrible, not good enough and like no matter what I do - I'll never succeed.

    can someone give me some tips to how to regain my confidence after such an awful experience?
    I also got sacked today for no good reason lol on and up do you enjoy work and having a career ?
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    (Original post by LMAN93)
    I also got sacked today for no good reason lol on and up do you enjoy work and having a career ?
    yeah I did!
    I had commuting friends and everything 😂
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    (Original post by mcgreevy1993)
    yeah I did!
    I had commuting friends and everything 😂
    lucky you !!!!! I'm yet to enjoy a job I've had beginning to think theres something wrong with me :,)
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    (Original post by mcgreevy1993)
    .......
    How long had you been employed in this role?
    How specialist was it (presumably quite niche if a university tutor started work there?), and is this a sector you want to make a career in?
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    Quick question - why do you normally feel you are good at interviews? Have you always got the jobs you have gone for? and did you secure ANY feedback?
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    Quick question - why do you normally feel you are good at interviews? Have you always got the jobs you have gone for? and did you secure ANY feedback?
    Yeah, but I guess these were part time roles.
    Never been rejected or sacked before.
    Guess its just a massive fall in my pride.

    I'm assuming its all just experience?
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    Sounds a bit like you were dismissed unfairly. And wth is your university tutor doing? Sounds like he's being super inappropriate and was butt hurt that you left your post grad thing and has no followed you there and trying to ruin your life? Better to get a new job and have a new start but I'm sure that you might be able to do something about being fired like that, if you want to.
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    Don't knock part time roles! They are valuable!

    As someone who has failed at many many interviews accepting failure is part of the process. learning to handle it, hell, even giving yourself some excuses about why (like sportsmen do)...all part of the process of dealing with the knock back and bouncing back.

    In the long run, if you only go for interviews you are likely to get then you won't be going for things that challenge you and you won't grow professionally and personally.

    It's always a bit harder to get a job when you don't have one (psychologically speaking) but yes, it is all in the experience. You know what you've got to do.
 
 
 
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