Dear Mr Gibert,
I’m deeply saddened that within a year I am unable to secure a proper job.
First I was laid off in the month of March 2015 where I worked for 2 years.
Followed by my latest job where I only worked for not close to 2 months since July and I was terminated suddenly last Tuesday on 25th August 2015.
To be honest, I am suffering from a relapse of depression due to this termination.
Previous job where I serve 2 years but also often have thoughts of suicide. Reason is that when I left my latest job, I wasn’t told of the reason nor there was a discussion or review about my workload or difficulty at work.
I was ask to leave that Tuesday and I may have thrown some tantrum at the workplace.
Do employers know that what I have been through?
Do anyone really know what am I working for?
For myself? For KPI? For revenue?
No! To support my parents, clear my credit card debts and also for my future.
Having to leave my job without any proper explanation, I have approached MOM for assistance
But unfortunately they have advise me to consult my employer instead.
On what grounds will a worker have if I were to consult my employer?
Ultimately they find 101 ways s to justify the termination.
Now I wonder what is the reason behind the termination so I could move. I also worry about my credit card debts as finding a new job is not fast.
I have predicted that I could only secure a new job by January 2016 as job seeking is not easy.
One have to search, go for first interview then second interview and the whole process can take months.
That is why I always told myself if I ever have a job again I must work hard and cherish the job.
Is life fair to me?
After this termination, I often breakdown as I felt that lately my life was tough just for to earn that pay check.
Pay check not only pay my debts, support my family and etc. hopefully I don’t do anything stupid due to depression and that I could make it to my psychologist appointment next month.
Unemployment is one thing but the possibility of landing in jail because of unsettled debts also worries me.
Being an odd job labourer for almost 10 years is really disheartening. I felt that even if I work, I have to coach myself, understand my abilities and shortcoming before someone uses my weakness to kick me out.
Kindly advise and I really hope I can stay strong even though my state of mind is fragile at the moment.