What would you do or how would you feel?
April 29, 2008 6:11pm CST
I used to work for this place owned by my friend. I actually worked there for many years and have known him for 10 years this year. I got my friend and neighbor a job there as a CSR. Shortly there after my friend/boss told me he had to let me go because the business is going under and he needed my commission from my customers to save it. I left within a month-unhappily mind you. No money, no job, 5 kids and a mortgage. My friend is still working for them and they have just paid for her to go to school and paid her for her time in school to get her agents license; this replaces me. It really hurts me that one they couldn't keep me and two they are paying her to go to school. I don't think she understands how painful it is. She is forever saying she is going to quit, but I know she wont. I couldnt ask her to quit, but maybe she should stop sharing with me all they are doing for her. It is very upsetting. They were good friends, we celebrated our kids' birthdays, holidays, the works. Our two youngest children were born a day apart. I am still sad about them making me leave and causing me to start over financially. What would you do?
30 Apr 08
In the u.k we are able to take an employer to a tribunal regarding this as she is replacing you,and if you have worked there many years there is nothing wrong with your work so if it is going under why has she got your job. I had trouble like that at work about 7 years ago a good friend who I really liked stabbed me in the back I was gutted but I could no longer be her friend.
• United States
29 Apr 08
wow that is really bad news for you and i am really sorry...i can defiently see why you may not like that so much if they let you go and told you it was for that reason and then they turn around and let her go to school and pay for it...i dont really think that anyone would like that because they just lost you your job so they could save money basically and then they spend a lot of it on her...i really don't know what to do unless you can just act like you are happy becuase if you act any other way she may think that you are jealous or something...
• United States
30 Apr 08
I know it hurts that the company did this to you. Don't let it effect your friendship with your friend. She doesn't realize that it bothers to here her talk about the things at work that are happening for her. I would find a good time to have a discussion and explain to her that it hurts me when she talks about things dealing with work so if she could not talk about that kind of things any longer. She should be able to understand where you are coming from. It would be sad to lose a friendship over this.