“Over qualified.” “Your smart, but too smart for this job.” “Your going to do fantastic elsewhere.” “I mostly admire your Christian character.”
I wonder why people fire you with the same words. This is the first time I have been “let go” from anything. I did try the car business for five months and I walked out…flat out, just walked right out. The stuff I quoted above this paragraph is kind of like saying about a blind date to the perspective datee, “She has a beautiful personality.”
I have always shunned the idea of working for somebody with whom you jointly attend church. Now I wish I had kept my “policy.”
No hard feelings, no bad mouthing…just no job and that means no money. I was talked out of what I was doing before to do what I was just “let go” from doing. Remember, sir, you called me…comes to mind. Remember sir, I walked away from two contracts, good ones, to do this fantastic job your talking about. Remember sir, I HATE a job. I am not an employee minded person and I will not participate in orifice politics. I am a “go getter” and I will lead the way. I am a team player, but I will be the team captain. Oh, no, I just realized I repeated myself. I told you that before you hired me.
One thing is for certain, when you are a threat to someone (not the employer) and their security due to the tools that you have acquired – anything can happen. When they are looking somebody that seems just a little stupid, but not so stupid they can’t do the job – that is a good sign things are going to go wrong.