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I feel sort of weird posting this, but it is really upsetting me.<br><br>
It is hard for me to make friends but when I make one I care very much for that person. There is a guy at work I have become friends with. Okay let's be completely honest, I have feelings for him too. It is the sort of work relationship that reminds me of Jim and Pam from The Office. We talk and joke all the time, but we are just friends; he has a girlfriend; I respect that and am content to be just a friend at work with him.<br><br>
Yesterday he was fired suddenly. He was not given any warning. It had nothing to do with his job performance. I saw him go into the office and then leave angry afterwards telling me he won't be back. He texted me later to tell me what happened, basically fired due to "the company being restructured and is no longer needed" which is a load of crap because new people were recently hired. He is the last person that I would have expected to be let go; he does a great job, gets along with everyone, etc.<br><br>
I know that I do not know the whole story. But I have seen other things happen with other people at work that is not right. For example two other people have been threatened, basically being told "if you don't come in tomorrow don't bother to come back" because they had Dr appointments that they tried to book time off for.<br><br>
For one thing I am fearing for my own job. I feel that it is not right for people to be treated that way. How do I know I won't be fired without warning next week?<br><br>
For another, I feel bad for my friend. What a terrible thing to happen to someone. I am worried for him. And I feel sad that I won't see him at work anymore (though we'll probably keep in touch still).<br><br>
I've been trying all day to be busy with talking to people about positive things, doing stuff, just not letting it get to me. But it is bothering me so much that I am now researching the employment standard laws for my province. Actually I'm not going a good job of that because I am feeling too stressed out to concentrate. This is freaking me out.
 

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I'm sorry. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hug:"> Maybe you should start looking for a different job in case something happens.
 

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He may have been fired for no reason or he may have been fired for a reason he was unwilling to tell you. I'm just bringing that up, because I've experienced being angry for the sake of someone who was wronged for 'no reason', but it turned out I was just lied to about the 'no reason' part. Just be careful about doing anything over this that might get you in needless trouble.<br><br>
Sorry that happened to you.
 

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Good advice.^^^^^ Also, it seems to me like they may be looking for reasons to let people go. I'd be careful. Don't rock the boat for someone else when you needto keep your own job safe. Good luck. The whole situation sucks.<br><br>
Laura <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Work politics can get funny. Sometimes simply being experienced (and thus having a slightly higher pay than someone brand new) can be enough for them to look for reasons to fire you. You may never know what their reason was, but rest assured there was a reason. Whether or not it was a good reason is a different story.<br><br>
It can be frustrating, but make sure you take a lesson from it. The fact that they can let you go at any time sucks, but it's still a fact nonetheless. Either accept it and plan for it, or it will automatically work against you at some point.<br><br>
In other words, assume for the sake of having a plan B that you will be unemployed tomorrow, even if you're doing everything you can to make sure that doesn't happen (and hopefully it won't).
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>sequoia</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3110540"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I'm sorry. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hug:"> Maybe you should start looking for a different job in case something happens.</div>
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I am very sorry too, and agree with the advice above. It's good (especially in this economy) to have all your bases covered...
 

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Check if it's ok with the law, if it is, your country sucks.<br>
People have famillies and rents, firing them like that is illegal in many countries.<br><br>
And i would just quiet the job and find another one, if they can fire people like that you should be able to leave as you want as well for a job where people are respected.<br><br>
A company with employees runs thanks to the employees. If the boss forget it, find a better boss.<br><br>
Your friend should also know the reason. Indeed there just must be one that they just don't want to disclose, by law he should have the right to know why. Again, if there is no such law, try to make it or change your country.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>vegan cyberpunk</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3110851"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Check if it's ok with the law, if it is, your country sucks.<br>
People have famillies and rents, firing them like that is illegal in many countries.<br><br>
And i would just quiet the job and find another one, if they can fire people like that you should be able to leave as you want as well for a job where people are respected.</div>
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Employees often time suck, not just the companies they work for. At will employment has both positives and negatives. It does facilitate employers sacking crappy employees without having to jump through a lot of legal hoops otoh it does facilitate abuses as well.<br><br>
Personally I feel there is more to this story than being unjustly sacked, hiring and training employees isn't cheap and employers are not going to let a good employee go without a reason.
 
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