Fired during a Sunday birthday party
My husband was working for a banking firm (we’ll call it Bank Number 1) that had just acquired another bank (Bank 2). On a Thursday his supervisor told him that Bank 2’s employees were being laid off and because their headquarters were in another state, the jobs would be relocated to Bank Number 1’s location in our state. Thus, the workload was going to get quite heavy and they would be hiring for several positions to accomodate the increased workload and some promotions would be available for those that had scored highly on their quarterly reviews and were qualified. My husband had just received the results of his quarterly review earlier that week with a score of 98 out of 100.
Feeling quite happy about his prospects, he came home and told me all about it while we prepared for our daughter’s 5th birthday party. The next day his supervisor gave him a list of possible promotions to apply for, based on his qualifications. He brought them home and went to work on his resume and cover letter for the positions he was interested in.
Sunday, while eating cake and ice cream among family and friends for our daughter’s birthday, he got a phone call from his supervisor. Due to his “unsatisfactory performance” he was being let go and would not be given access to the building to return for his personal belongings. When my husband mentioned his score from his review held just the week before, his supervisor said “yes, well, everyone scores high”. A former co-worker sent him an email a few days later stating that his position was now outsourced amongst 3 college interns that were working for college credit only.
One positive thing – they offered to ship his personal belongings for free.
This post was submitted by Missy.