I got fired from my last job, but the person who conducted my disaplinary said I could still get a reference from then if I asked. I'm presuming that means they will just give the basic name/job title/dates reference most retailers give. If a regional manager has said this, it is definately the case? On a job application form I have, it asks if I left the job of my own accord or not. If I lie and say I did would there be a chance I could be found out? I was wondering whether the company I used to work for might give more information on my reason for leaving etc if they are specifically asked.
I wouldn't lie. Why did you get fired|?
They looked on camera and saw me sat down behind the counter with a magazine. In my defense the shop was dead and i'd done all the cleaning etc that we normally do. I wasn't behaving that differently it was just my shift they watched. The person I was working with got fired too.
Hmm...given that it was such a minor offence, then I would say that you should probably be able to get a reference. Please don't lie about why you left though. Some companies do ask about disciplinary issues, so there's a good chance that you might get found out.
What company were you working for out of curiosity?