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    I was terminated via text message with no explanation today. The whole office was aware of this before I was, (in fact since last thursday) and I was contacted by a fellow employee who asked what was going on. I have never been disciplined or had a negative on my record. I did have a fellow employee that wanted my position because her husband had lost his job and used the time I was on vacation to get me terminated. Anyone heard of this before? Any advise?

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    It was not illegal to terminate you by text message & without giving you a reason. In at-will employment you can be terminated at any time for any reason except for a reason prohibited by law (ie age, religion, gender) or unless you have a binding employment contract or CBA to the contrary.

    What makes you think your fellow employee got your terminated - what did she do?

    File for unemployment ins. & look for other employment.
    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia

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    • #3
      Two days before I left she started having meeting with the person that fired me. Her husband lost his job and she was looking for full time employment. All these meeting continued while I was gone and I had employees calling me and asking what was going on. It was a very stressing time as everyone was telling me that I was being fired. He was able to give her the position at a cheaper pay scale then what I was at. But she also does not have 1/4th the knowledge that I had. It is frustrating as I had built the dept from 1.5 people to 4.5 people. The bottom line is money I guess. Now he is trying to get out of paying unemployement ins.

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      • #4
        It may be unfair but there is nothing illegal done by your employer in your post above.

        I don't know the reason they are using to contest your UI but if you are denied, appeal.

        Good luck.
        Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia

        Live in peace with animals. Animals bring love to our hearts and warmth to our souls.

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        • #5
          Agree with what Betty said, but just want to add that being fired is bad enough, but I think it was very tacky of them to do this electronically instead of face to face. Absent extreme circumstances, that, IMO, was the coward's way out, and I would have no respect for an er who treated ee's like that.
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          No trees were destroyed in the sending of this message, but a bunch of electrons and phosphors have been a tad inconvenienced.

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          • #6
            I do agree it was very "tacky" the way they terminated you (by text message) instead of face to face though it wasn't illegal.
            Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia

            Live in peace with animals. Animals bring love to our hearts and warmth to our souls.

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