i got fired... did they have the right to do this?

i have been working at my job for 2 years, everything was fine untill about 2 months ago we got a new manager (the old ones stayed we just got another one) everything i do he picks on, writes me up, screams at me untill i cry, and calls me out in front of everyone including customers! today they finally fired me. but their reason was.... "my personality flaws" and that i am "a huge b*tch to the managers but kind to customers". they even told me i was one of their best employees as far as my skills, sales, and dealing with annoying customers but that my personality out weighted my good skills. ps. i am seriously the kindest person ever who is just here to have a good time, and make others happy, i am not a grumpy bump on a log like all the other people i work with! can you seriously get fired for having personality flaws in such a huge corporation? (pepper dining/brinker) pps. i worked at chili's! i dont think i can collect unemployment! i am 19 and i worked like 20-30 hours a week!

Asked By: kp! - 8/11/2008
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
Make sure you collect unemployment ... doesn't sound like they had sufficient grounds to fire you ... I think they did you a favor ... find yourself a better job ...
Answered By: Pyar - 8/11/2008
Additional Answers (8)
Sadly, it is your employers choice whether to keep you around or fire you. Sometimes you get into it with a rough manager. Things happen, and I suggest looking for another job. Try McDonalds. I'm a manager at a small McDonalds, and employee relations are always great.
Answered By: Colin Y - 8/11/2008
They had no right at all, that's ridiculous
Answered By: LukeMyster111 - 8/11/2008
IMO, no, he was wrong to fire you on those grounds. But, rules are rules, and in some states, managers can fire you legally without a reason. I think that applies to Florida, but then again, everything is messed up in Florida... More
Answered By: Brenna W. - 8/11/2008
As a former mediator, yours is an interesting, but very one-sided story. One thing we learned in court was the existence of two sides to every conflict... More
Answered By: 0 - 8/11/2008
You are a victim of office politics... More
Answered By: Barry auh2o - 8/11/2008
They have as much right to fire you as you have to quit. You should get unemployment. It doesn't matter that you're 19 and work 20-30 hours. Go immediately to the unemployment office!
Answered By: Treebeard - 8/11/2008
You don't fit on their team and they can terminate your employment for that reason. File for unemployment. You will likely collect if that is the only reason that you were fired.
Answered By: leysarob - 8/12/2008
Yes they can fire you. Apply for unemployment anyway - you are very possibly eligible, and the worst they can say is no.
Answered By: Judy - 8/12/2008
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