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    Feb 23, 2013, 04:23 AM
    Help with my job please?
    I started my second job last year at a major clothes company and was very happy with the way it was going, I loved every minute and every aspect of the job, I made good friendships with people and got to know the place and the trade better.

    Anyway as with any job there is the probationary 3 months and nearing mine I was confident that my I would be kept on permanently because my performance in my till operator job was quite good. I rotated around doing different jobs at different sections of the store and learnt a substantial amount in a short period as I'm just the type to get on with it. There was another younger girl working with me who made A LOT, and I mean A LOT of errors in her job, the managers noticed, got pissed off and then taught her properly.

    Come January I was took aside by one of the managers he read out a letter saying my contract would be ended early (WHAT?) this came as a big shock to me, I was nearly in tears as it was not expected, I felt and was given security in the job. In a sheer state of shock I froze and could not think straight and carried on, he pointed out that I would not be handed a new contract to sign as a result of me having made a series of mistakes over the last few months, this was selecting *cash* instead of *card* when closing the transaction, which meant that the process would be restarted as the till opens and the data is stored to say that sale was complete, HOWEVER when I first made this mistake I didn't hesitate to ask a different supervisor about how to correct the mistake and she very condescendingly looked at me as if I was FULLY retarded and shut the till, I laughed at my stupidity and carried on thinking this process was right until I found out you actually have to get the mistake corrected by a supervisor. The young girl was kept on.

    Anyway fast forward 4 weeks, I have tried to get a meeting with a manager to explain this and am still in the process as they take so long (because of the huge business) I really need this job as I'm going to college next year and need all the money I can get.

    Where do I stand? What do you think I should do?
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    Feb 23, 2013, 04:55 AM
    I feel for you, but this isn't an ethics question, because no one did anything unethical.
    It appears that the young girl got a lot of attention because of a lot of mistakes, and she learned, while you made some mistakes that didn't get attention or got the wrong attention (the supervisor who didn't explain the steps), so you were let go.
    There is absolutely nothing you can do about it, sorry. We all run into such unfair situations at work, and you will again.
    The employer can let you go for any reason at all, ANY reason. They don't even have to tell you why.
    I think it was good that you are appealing, but you really should be looking for another job meanwhile. I would leave this one out of your resume.

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