When first posting the list on January 9, 2008, I had never been fired. I've been legally working since I was seventeen years old. I'll be thirty-six in November. That's almost nineteen years of not having been fired....until this past July.
In this most recent job hunt, it is painful to state that I've been fired. Ego? Perhaps. It's also a bit shaky to the little confidence that I have. And I just don't know how to spin it to serve me.
For example, I'm applying for two city jobs; and the job application has the termination question on the very front page right after asking for demographics. Place on the application appears to represent matter of importance. Yes?
What do you think? Ever been fired? What do you say? I know there is life after a termination but where?