I am a retail store manager who has worked for the same company for 10 years. I have never had any HR issues, never put on displinary action. My store is usually in the top 3 of the 10 stores in our district.
This week I was terminated for selling myself a $30 item with an employee discount. I was told, it probably would have been better if I had rung the item up under one of my employee's name..!
Obviously, there is something else at work here, but I do not know what. I am ready to move on and not dwell on the negative. But this action has left me attempting to explain my termination. I have never been in such a situation before.
The HR Dept told me that most potential employers call for employment verification, in which case HR would tell them my service dates and job title only. But I am a bit concerned about telling a prospective employee that I was 'downsized'. Do you have any suggestions on how this should be discussed?
Before I give my two cents, what do you think, Job Loungers? How should Confused explain what happened, or how can she avoid having to even mention the situation?