Getting Fired, References Watch

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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.
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(Original post by Abhead)
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 don't really know what goes into a reference, but these days many employers use 3rd parties to deal with the referencing process. So companies like verifile and experian do background checks into any claimed qualifications or previous work experience.

Therefore, I strongly urge you not to lie on your application because if they decide to check (most do), you're screwed. So honesty and integrity is the best policy.
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I wouldn't lie. Why did you get fired|?
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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.
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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?
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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?
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It wasn't the magazine specifically, basically they thought it didn't look like we werw working hard enough.
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