RE: "Sorry you're not the right fit" - After "all is fine" for 4 weeks

Subject: RE: "Sorry you're not the right fit" - After "all is fine" for 4 weeks
From: "Downing, David" <DavidDowning -at- users -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2008 14:03:48 -0600

I must confess, the stories in this thread are making me mad. It just
seems so unfair that a person can be perfectly competent to do the job
and yet be fired because people don't like the sound of their voice or
have some other purely subjective problem with their personality. I wish
people could be judged solely on how well they do their job.

You may remember that I was canned from my library job, and to be fair,
I wasn't cut out to be a librarian. But I know part of the decision had
to do with the fact that I kept to myself a lot and didn't mingle enough
with my co-workers. At one performance review, I was told that, "You
need to establish more of a rapport with your co-workers," and when the
library directory gave me the bad news, he said it was partly because,
"You don't fit into the system here." So I got canned partly for being
an introvert.

Well, I guess that's how it is in the real world.

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