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Old 02-07-2017, 04:16 PM   #1
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I started a new job on Monday.
Clerical position in an e-commerce company of two people locally.

I get a call on my cell phone after I left work today telling me to not come back.

Apparently, the owner who is in Florida and had hired me sight unseen did not care for my demeanor/attitude from what he saw on the office camera.

This is a first!
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Old 02-07-2017, 04:23 PM   #2
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I started a new job on Monday.
Clerical position in an e-commerce company of two people locally.

I get a call on my cell phone after I left work today telling me to not come back.

Apparently, the owner who is in Florida and had hired me sight unseen did not care for my demeanor/attitude from what he saw on the office camera.

This is a first!
whaaat? seriously?
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Old 02-07-2017, 04:28 PM   #3
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Obviously this calls for pics before any kind of determination/evaluation can be arrived at.
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Old 02-07-2017, 04:43 PM   #4
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That's better than showing up and then getting fired.
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Old 02-07-2017, 04:43 PM   #5
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Apparently, the owner who is in Florida and had hired me sight unseen did not care for my demeanor/attitude from what he saw on the office camera.
After 10 years of self-employment, I wouldn't have lasted a day, especially under those working conditions. Congrats on lasting two days! 🙄
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Old 02-07-2017, 04:53 PM   #6
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Job?

What is that?
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Old 02-07-2017, 04:53 PM   #7
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Nailed by the office peeping Tom camera. Good that you found out on first day.!
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I should say the office camera was not hidden.

But I didn't think too much of it until the office manager told me that factored into the decision to fire me.

The other person in the office was the shipping manager. I was suppose to learn from him.
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What were you doing? Making funny faces behind the other person.
How can they tell attitude from a video?
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Old 02-07-2017, 05:15 PM   #10
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That's better than showing up and then getting fired.
I know somebody that this almost happened to. He was interviewed and hired by a director of a 15 person company. On his first day the company owner (a miserable little dictator) decided to informally interview him and told the director to fire the guy. Director talked El-Diablo out of it.
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Hope you don't end up on one of those hidden camera episodes on TV.
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What were you doing? Making funny faces behind the other person.
How can they tell attitude from a video?


Yes, inquiring minds want to know!
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Yes, inquiring minds want to know!
He caught me very tired after a long day. I was trying hard to stay interested, but I was worn out.

It may also be that you are expected to work 8 hours without taking lunch.
That's what the other two does. They eat at their desks.
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What were you doing? Making funny faces behind the other person.
How can they tell attitude from a video?
This really is the burning question we all want to know the answer to.

Sounds like it's good it didn't last... kind of a creepy place to work.
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I keep getting asked to go back to work @ a tech startup... do you think they want me back so they can fire me too?
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He caught me very tired after a long day. I was trying hard to stay interested, but I was worn out.

It may also be that you are expected to work 8 hours without taking lunch.
That's what the other two does. They eat at their desks.
Uh-oh, what does that mean exactly, sleeping on your desk, complaining about working through lunch. A lot of people where I work eat at their desks and work.
This is a shame, is it your first job or just going back after being out of work for years.
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I started a new job on Monday.
Clerical position in an e-commerce company of two people locally.

I get a call on my cell phone after I left work today telling me to not come back.

Apparently, the owner who is in Florida and had hired me sight unseen did not care for my demeanor/attitude from what he saw on the office camera.

This is a first!

look at the bright side.. you are now eligible for unemployment.
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Taking the employer's perspective, if you are not excited, active and eager in your first couple of days, you're not excited, active or eager.
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look at the bright side.. you are now eligible for unemployment.
I don't think you can get UE after just 2 days of work. Isn't it more like 90 days?
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