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Woman claims she was fired ‘on the spot’ after making small mistake

Ben Thompson

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Woman claims she was fired ‘on the spot’ after making small mistake

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@natalieulwelling

Everybody gets nervous when they first start at a new job.

It's so important to make a good first impression and sail through your probation period with flying colours.

But it's to be expected that you'd make a few mistakes when you're new to a job.

A good work place would understand that and allow you room to improve.

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One woman apparently didn't get that luxury, as she claims to have been sacked over one mistake.

Natalie (@natalieulwelling) shared the story with her TikTok followers.

Natalie was fired after failing to interact with customers enough. Credit: TikTok/@natalieuwelling
Natalie was fired after failing to interact with customers enough. Credit: TikTok/@natalieuwelling

She explained she'd been working in her retail job for a month when bosses called her to the office for an impromptu meeting.

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It was there she was told that they'd been watching her on camera and they felt she wasn't interacting with customers enough.

Although she insisted that she would work on this, she wasn't given this opportunity.

What she was giving was an immediate dismissal, as bosses felt it was best to 'part ways'.

"It's a boutique, it isn't a corporate office. I wasn't expected to be fired on the spot," Natalie told her followers.

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Natalie claims she was fired after not interacting with customers enough. Credit: TikTok/@natalieulwelling
Natalie claims she was fired after not interacting with customers enough. Credit: TikTok/@natalieulwelling

"It's just frustrating because [the manager] said 'not everyone is a people person'."

Fortunately for Natalie, many of her TikTok followers came to her defence and reassured her that it wasn't her fault.

One viewer commented: "That is so frustrating. It’s ironic how they are letting you go because of how you communicate with guests, but they couldn’t communicate with you."

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Another added: "You probably weren’t doing anything wrong. They probably fired you for reasons they won’t share."

A third wrote: "This is insane. They clearly have some problems within their management team. Don't let this discourage you it’s their loss."

Meanwhile, someone else admitted: "Bruh when I’m shopping I literally DON'T want the employees to interact with me."

Hopefully, these comments will be of some comfort to Natalie.

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If not, she can find some solace in knowing she's not the first person to have been suddenly sacked.

Take the woman who was given the boot after putting her company 'at risk' during an office Christmas party.

Former nursery worker Molly took to TikTok to open up about the ordeal with the first slide of the clip of the video having the overlay text: "I promise I'll behave at the staff party x," shortly followed with a screenshot of an email she received from her employer.

With the subject line reading 'Termination of contract', the email began: "Dear Molly.

"It is with regret that I must confirm the outcome of my investigation into the events that took place at the staff Christmas party on Saturday evening."

A few lines of text from the email were blacked out but the email continued: "... risked putting the reputation of the nursery into disrepute.

"This amounts to gross misconduct. As you are still on your probationary period, I had no option but to terminate your contract of employment with immediate effect."

Ouch.

Topics: Real Life, TikTok

Ben Thompson
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