Today, I was called into the office, thinking that my client was going to be the one to be spoken to, as he has been having behaviors recently.
Instead, I was spoken to. And, as a result, my employment was terminated. Why? Because of this blog.
They printed off my blog from
Anyways... I am now unemployed. And my previous employer said that they would "do everything in their power to make sure that I never work in the Medicaid-funded field again," and that they were going to be contacting the employer I was having the interview with. I have no idea how they got to this blog, or how they knew that it was that company that I was going to be applying for.
So... Now what? I am working to file unemployment at the DoL, though I cannot remember my PIN from when I was a teenager, so I have to wait until tomorrow so that I can speak with someone about that. Also, I will be printing off the blog post and taking it to my potential employer in hopes that they will see that there is no valid claim to terminate my employment, or to bar me from future employment in the field.
October 4th, 2011 at 01:30 am 1317688246
October 4th, 2011 at 01:58 am 1317689906
You will have learnt a hard lesson but you are young enough to learn it now!
Never talk about your bosses online to anyone. Be ambiguous about work where possible.
Best of luck in the future.
October 4th, 2011 at 02:45 am 1317692754
We shall find out, soon enough! Tomorrow, I am going to take the letter that I have already drafted, and hand it in to my hopeful employer, in attempts to "get to them" before my previous employer does. I hope it works. This field is a brutal and disgusting one... I am also going to apply for unemployment. It is pretty hard to get unemployment in this state, but I do not believe that I am at fault here. If anyone could read over my blog and see if there is anything there that points to possible denial of benefits, that'd be great.
October 4th, 2011 at 02:53 am 1317693218
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October 4th, 2011 at 04:01 am 1317697304
I am not surprised that these people had the audacity to comment on my blog. I am pretty sure that this counts as harassment...
October 4th, 2011 at 02:43 pm 1317735808
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I don't have anything to hide here. But if it gets out of hand, I may have to.
October 4th, 2011 at 04:32 pm 1317742364
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October 6th, 2011 at 01:30 pm 1317904252
However, what you said below, if true, is really crossing the line and if they in fact did this, I think you would have legal cause to pursue:
"And my previous employer said that they would "do everything in their power to make sure that I never work in the Medicaid-funded field again," and that they were going to be contacting the employer I was having the interview with."
This they cannot do legally.
October 6th, 2011 at 04:22 pm 1317914527
So... Could I really prove that they did this? I don't think so, but I am open to suggestions. Still have yet to hear back from Department of Labor also. I filed on Tuesday.
October 8th, 2011 at 03:43 pm 1318085026
October 8th, 2011 at 09:00 pm 1318104005
You would need to contact an attorney to be sure, but I think most people would probably look to learn from the experience and move on. I think your mistake was to put a link to your blog here on your Facebook page, which amounted to attaching a real name and identity to your blog.
October 9th, 2011 at 12:14 am 1318115664
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Well, this may have been a blessing in disguise...
October 14th, 2011 at 02:34 am 1318556068
I think "former employer" is a coworker who sold you out.
October 14th, 2011 at 02:35 am 1318556108
I think "former employer" is a coworker who has access to the time sheets and sold you out.
October 14th, 2011 at 05:59 am 1318568362
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October 16th, 2011 at 06:34 am 1318743270
We are doing okay so far. We may not be able to achieve our specified goals, but we are experiencing new things now and are becoming better people for it.
AND I don't have to be associated with THOSE PEOPLE anymore.
Ha! I know they're reading, so I can just imagine their ire when reading this. I had no issues with the company beforehand. But when you get screwed over by someone, you tend to hold a bit of disdain.
October 16th, 2011 at 07:18 pm 1318789128
October 16th, 2011 at 09:54 pm 1318798474
There is a policy about not being on the Internet while at work. So, the fact that that specific blog post was published at a time during my shift, somehow warranted my termination. Also, they feel that I somehow spook illfully of my participants. They even went so far as to berate me by asking if I had a degree in anything related to behavioural psychology. They never did ask me if it was me that posted the blog. They just assumed... And they would not let me speak. It was a former employee of theirs that sent them the link to my blog. A person whom they worship the ground he walks on, practically.
Anyways... I have started a new blog.
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I'm sure it would be on me. Ha. I am still pondering pursuing legal action.
I'm not sure what I would be compensated, however.
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