After over a year at this company, my husband was fired due to something he said

Canada
July 21, 2011 2:49pm CST
And the sad thing is, his boss can get away with it we found out yesterday. His boss had hired someone, and after working only an hour, the guy quit, but not before ratting my husband out to the boss over something he said, supposedly under his breath. His boss took it badly and fired him. Sad thing is, because there's documentation, no matter how trivial it is, he can be fired and was. We were hoping for the best, but unfortunately when he called his boss earlier today, she told him not to return again. This is sad, considering the fact that now he has no income, and I can't support both of us. We're trying to find him a better job with better pay, he was the lowest paid person working there, and hated it. While I was working today, a junk removal company showed up at our client's home, and the ironic thing about it, is that the company is owned by another client of ours. When I heard what they charged for labor, I thought to myself, maybe I could get him hired there and he would get better pay. If we're lucky, and I will be contacting the owner directly, maybe he'll land a job with them. I'm sure the pay will be about $15/hr, which will be the same as I'm earning right now. I'm sure it's a year round job, but I'll have to confirm it. But I have to make sure that my boss doesn't find out that I emailed the owner personally, but it's the only contact information on the website. If he can get a job there, it will be good for him. Otherwise I'll ask our regular junk removal guy if my husband can work with him. It would be cash at the end of the day, and who knows, he may welcome the help from him. Right now, my husband was lucky to find a temp job for the day, he likes it so far, but there are no guarantees that it will last very long. But if it does, he would want to stay there as long as he could. Even if it's minimum wage through the agency, if he got hired on full time, the wage would be higher, and that's all that matters. We want to have kids, but with his income, it's just not possible right now. He needs something steady before this can happen. I want to quit my job so I can work from home, but I don't qualify for one position yet. Maybe in the near future I will, but for now, I have to stick with what I do. We shall see what happens. I have to talk to him when he gets home from work and see what he wants to do.
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@GardenGerty (98255)
• United States
21 Jul 11
We are both out of work, and it turns out that although I had understood I would go on a third tier of unemployment, I will not. If I read the letter correctly, I just got my last payment this week. Jobs I am able to do are not that plentiful Hubby is on Social Security, but it is not much. There are more jobs that come that he is able to do. I am going to go comb my hair and go out and fill out applications this afternoon. We only need about six hundred a month more than what we have coming in right now, but would love more.
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• Canada
21 Jul 11
It's never easy, but somehow, things always work out in the end. It seems to be doing so here now.
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@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
24 Jul 11
That really sucks. I wonder what the guy claims he said. How would your boss find out? Would the owner of the company tell him? Did you tell the owner that he was one of your clients? Hopefully you will be safe in doing that. At least he was able to find something for the day. Hopefully he is able to find a good paying job soon. Have a great week!!!
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• United States
22 Jul 11
Wow, I'm so sorry that your husband lost his job. I don't see how his boss can just fire hire just for saying something under his breath. Well I guess it depends are exactly what he said, but still that seems harsh. I think at the very least his boss should have given him a warning then if it happened again then fire him. But to fire him outright seems a bit much. Well I hope he finds a new job soon. I think it's smart on both your parts to wait to have children until you are both more financially stable. Most people rush to have children & then realize afterward just how expensive it can be to raise them. I know, my sister & her husband struggle & they are about to have their third child. It seems like you have a plan though & it's a good one, so I believe that it will all work out in the end.
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@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
21 Jul 11
Sorry to hear that happened, that really sucks and I do hope your family manages to find some good way to solve it. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you guys!! :)
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• United States
21 Jul 11
I am sorry to hear your husband was fired. I have been unemployed now for a year and it is the first time I have ever been unemployed. I do hope he lands a permanent job soon and that you two can do much better for the future. It is not easy as I have been going through a really tough time but still hopeful and trying. You seem positive with the situation which Kris this is truly important so that thoughts are clearer and action can continue to be taken.
• Canada
14 Aug 11
Seems your husband's former boss has never heard of the first amendment. Some people are too sensitive.
@louievill (18429)
• Philippines
21 Jul 11
Hello, sorry your husband got fired but on the positive side, it might just open new opportunities for him on a job that he likes or enjoy doing. I was surprised that people there get paid $15/hr, ordinary workers here get paid about 5 to 6 dollars a day, no wonder a lot of people here want to work in other countries. I wish you the best of luck for you and your husband
@Masihi (4228)
• Canada
21 Jul 11
I'm so sorry to hear about the injustice of how your husband got fired, but there's a saying that goes like this: "When one door closes, another one opens". I think that's a very true and profound statement, especially in your husband's case with the new jobe at the agency. You deserve to celebrate with him! Best wishes for you two in the future
@aprilmom (172)
• United States
21 Jul 11
Getting fires sucks and makes for a bad day. I love kids and I am going to be a mom soon, unplanned but I am very happy. However, my worry about money has only increased. Come on internet make me lucky lol