By tyrettes - 11/8/2019 20:00
Today, I started a new yard maintenance job. Before the day had even ended, I got fired, because I apparently didn’t have enough experience, and I moved too slowly. It was supposed to be my training day. FML
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By  OCD_NME  |  17

Especially on your first day, you gotta show them that you want to get the job done to their expectations in a timely manor. I'm not trying to be rude but this matters and I want you to succeed rather than sitting there blaming others and being unemployed for it. Next chance you get; show up early, work hard, ask relevant questions and do everything in your power to show that you are worth investing into. I think people easily forget that it's their job to make the boss' life easyer and not the other way around and the people that do are usually rewarded with job security at the very least. I wish you luck my friend. The business world can be heartless but you need to adapt because it won't adapt to you.

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By  saberjpg  |  5

Don't feel badly about it. Those who have done the job for years can usually tell who will be good at it and who won't be. You fell into the "Won't be" category. That's okay. Not everybody is cut out for that kind of work. It's really not a big deal. I'm certain you are good in another field, and exceptional in at least one other field of work. The trick is to find which field of work enjoy and are exceptional in.

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  Mungolikecandy  |  18

I have known people who have struggled to begin with who then suddenly click with a job and become very good at it. Experience tells.

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  Mungolikecandy  |  18

And if that is the case then they need to state that experience is required.

By  OCD_NME  |  17

Especially on your first day, you gotta show them that you want to get the job done to their expectations in a timely manor. I'm not trying to be rude but this matters and I want you to succeed rather than sitting there blaming others and being unemployed for it. Next chance you get; show up early, work hard, ask relevant questions and do everything in your power to show that you are worth investing into. I think people easily forget that it's their job to make the boss' life easyer and not the other way around and the people that do are usually rewarded with job security at the very least. I wish you luck my friend. The business world can be heartless but you need to adapt because it won't adapt to you.

By  WeirdUS  |  29

You still have to be able to complete the job in a timely manner with a reasonable amount of skill. If they feel you would be unfit for the job they aren't required to keep you.

By  raven_of_azarath  |  31

For those of you saying it’s OP’s fault for not completing tasks in a timely manor, the bosses should also understand that somebody new that their training won’t have the same speed as someone who’s been doing the job for years. Expecting someone on their first day to automatically know how you want things done and do them the same speed as people who’ve been working for you for a while is ridiculous.