bluexin99 Posted February 22, 2012 Share Posted February 22, 2012 I got sacked for the first time today. I am a full time university student and got a casual position at my university issuing student identification cards. The job pays really well (higher than average customer services job rates) and we get what we work for as the work load is crazy during peak hours. Anyways, the supervisor called me up to the office today and told me that I have not been "following instructions" and that apparently I asked customers to fill in forms for their travel discounts when they were not entitled to it. I have not done this - never - and I told her that. I recall a colleague of mine doing it just this morning (she is somewhat clumsy) but I did not tell them that because I don't want her to feel as crappy as how I'm feeling. Also, I was told that I was rude to a customer (i.e. a student). I recall asking that particular student if he was issued with a student card to which he said no. When I printed it out, it turned out that he had one and I asked him why he did not tell me beforehand as it could have saved him a lot of time. That was all I said - and I definitely did not sound like I blamed him. However, my supervisor's interpretation was that I did in fact blame him for it. Her interpretation stunned me. What the? She called me rude and immature, gave me a lecture about how I will never be employed to work with them "ever again" and I was asked to leave immediately. In fact, I am known for being polite and respectful by my previous employees. What stuns me is that the supervisors had no way of knowing that incident unless if one of my colleagues reported. But it is a casual position and it ends next week. Who would put in the effort to do that? It is scary that certain people are so lovely and nice on the outside but you could never anticipate what they are really like. I feel mistreated and misunderstood but oh wells, that's that. Have you guys ever been in a similar situation where you were unfairly treated at work? Link to comment
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