There, I said it. I was fired. From a great paying job at that. The worst part, however, is that I was fired over a stupid tiny mistake. I can understand where the company is coming from on this; however, I really do wish they had the ability to weigh their decisions and make them themselves sometimes.
Why did I get fired? I just didn’t think at all about the possibility of what I was doing was against policy. I opened up an order for my phone and added my email address to it. Then got out. The whole action was less than 30 seconds long.
I had a picture in my head that accessing your own account, which is against policy, meant accessing your account in the two systems we were using that gave you access to your account. Your actual account. Perhaps I had read the policy far too literally. Moreover, it had also been far too long since I read the policy since the ONLY time I’d heard it mentioned was back when I was first hired three years before.
From a company standpoint, if it can be proven there was no ill-intention on the part of the employee, where is the value in immediate termination without offering the opportunity to allow somebody to learn from their lessons — and perhaps teach others, so they don’t make the same mistakes?
It can easily be shown, based on my past actions, and the fact that all I did was update an email address, that I was NOT trying to scam or deceive T-Mobile. Everybody knows that I would never do that. I can’t even push policy to the limit.
Well, enough of my rant. In the end, its my fault — I should have been aware, and more importantly I should have thought deeper about the decision. I was just so excited to receive notification about their awesome product (The myTouch 4G!) that would be arriving soon I didn’t even stop to think. And, I’m normally known as the person who overthinks everything and takes little risk.
The real reason I’m starting this blog, however, is that I’m about to start an interesting journey in an attempt to look for work.
This doesn’t make me much different from anybody else out there, but the problem that I’m going to run into is that I have facial tattoos (my eyebrows are tattoo’d on in dots) and I have 7 facial piercings, and one visible neck tattoo.
Wish me Luck