I, TOO, was booted in such a manner as your letter writer, "Workers get the boot before Christmas" (QT 03/01).
I worked in my dream job and one week from the end of my probabtion - 12 days before Christmas - I was informed that I was "not the right fit" for the business.
I was escorted off the premises, yet I was qualified and I thought I was doing well.
It is incredibly difficult to find one of these positions but I had succeeded.
They did not feel obliged to tell me more than I didn't fit.
It seems this explanation is one which basically encompasses all other explanations, so I was at a loss.
But now, another person, unqualified, and who already had a job with the same busines, now has the job I had.
More than a year later I am still on the dole queue without any prospects I can see.
My confidence and self esteem are evaporating and I am feeling more useless than ever.
Perhaps employers should be made to employ those who are unemployed before anyone who is already employed.
It was heartbreaking.
I believe I was used as a temporary stopgap measure until they got who they wanted - one of "the family".
This is a well known Ipswich business but it is very much a greedy business.
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