I was just fired from a job yesterday. I have an interview tomorrow at a new company. I worked for this company the last three years. I was fired because I forgot to clock out and told them I left about 30 minutes after, the security cameras show I actually I left at 15 after. I was told by HR that I stole time from the company. I was told by my supervisor he would give me a good reference. Tomorrow I am sure the question will come up why I left this job so quickly. How can I answer this without saying I was fired and stole 15 minutes from the company?
Asked by Anonymous at 8:55 PM on Jun. 30, 2011 in Money & Work
Answer by MonkeyMommyNJ at 9:09 PM on Jun. 30, 2011
Personal reasons is a lie. You were terminated, saying you left for personal reasons is making it seem like you resigned and left willingly. If you old supervisor lies and says that he/she could be fired as well. It's best to be honest, if they find out later you "manipulated" the truth you'll just miss out on the opportunity. I would just say "I was terminated due to a time clock discrepancy that was not intentional, but it was a violation of policy unfortunately" and if they ask, you can elaborate.
Answer by mommyslate at 12:47 PM on Jul. 1, 2011
Answer by HollyBoBolly at 9:11 PM on Jun. 30, 2011
If they don't ask, I wouldn't say. If they do ask, personal reasons is a great explanation - especially since your old boss is willing to give you a good recommendation.
Answer by JSD24 at 11:54 AM on Jul. 1, 2011
Answer by rkoloms at 2:32 PM on Jul. 2, 2011
Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 9:39 PM on Jun. 30, 2011
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