Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Reader’s Question: how to handle a dismissal

A reader wrote in with the following question:
After working as a bank teller for 7 years, I was fired - so I was told -
because several customers complained about the quality of my service. There
were no complaints about my technical competence, and I never missed a
single day due to sickness. My question is, how do I work around this during
my job search?
I worked there too long to leave my last employer off my
resume, but I can’t think of a way to minimize the impact when asked why I
was fired. Customer service issues seem to be an employability kiss of


Posted by Bonnie Speyers on 09/06 at 08:49 AM
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Back after break

Just a short blurp here to let you know I’ve returned. Though you may not have even noticed the posting vacuum since you, as was I, may have been glued to events in New Orleans. Frankly, I was too heavy hearted to write. Fortunately, there are at least very small ways to show support….money to give and local evacuees to welcome.

With that said, the next post will return to its more typical venue.

Posted by Bonnie Speyers on 09/06 at 08:41 AM
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