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Today, I got fired on day 89 of a 90-day trial. The partners in the law firm gave conflicting instructions and held me to account, so I got fired because they can't work together. My wife is 25 weeks pregnant, we have a 4-year-old, and I'm deep in overdraft. FML

By ex-lawyer - / Thursday 26 July 2018 06:30 / New Zealand - Auckland
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By  rsue  |  14

You clearly have no idea how quickly things can go from financially stable to completely boned. One medical emergency plus unexpected loss of income can completely crash most people.

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  rsue  |  14

You clearly have no idea how quickly things can go from financially stable to completely boned. One medical emergency plus unexpected loss of income can completely crash most people.

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  rsue  |  14

25 weeks is 175 days, which leaves nearly 90 days between the pregnancy beginning and the start of this job. That's plenty of time for them to have been stable when she got pregnant and then had shit fall out from under them.

By  Charlie Given  |  18

Ouch I understand your pain have two kids myself,if I was you I'd go talk to them and be honest about what is going on in the workplace and if ya have to pull the sympathy card swallow your pride and do it, it usually works or since your a lawyer try something legally.

By  zuckerburg  |  13

Putting blame on them for not working together.... when you could have asked for clarification when the conflicting instructions were given...? How old are you? 12? Grow a spine and speak up next time your bosses give conflicting instructions to clarify and get to the point of what they actually want, regardless if they can work together or not. Clearly you won't be able to "cut it" because you just do as instructed, even if it's a trap to see if you can handle conflicting decisions/instructions

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  smiles656  |  19

Agreed. Surely this was also a test to see how he handles it when they (bosses) give different instructions. He should've asked to see both of them to clarify together or tell them the situation instead of just keeping quiet and doing nothing

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