I was terminated today. I am a contract employee, and i discovered something that was very unethical and potentially illegal that some company managers are doing. I reported the violations first to my contract manager. he followed up with the contract administrator. When I found more illegal doings that led to the VP in I and M, I was terminated. Funny, I worked for this company as an employee for 28 years, and retired with honors. I have been highly honest and have been a role model for integrity. Stealing is the one that I find appalling that a manager would do. Awarding contracts to family and friends bypassing the RFP process is a violation of corporate principles. This is what i found, and this is what i reported. Now I am paying the price for doing the right thing. It was reported to my contract manager that i am always late (I'm always early), that I don't follow instructions (I am a stickler for detail) and that I don't do my work (I have been commended by some area and district managers for the work I do). I can find some solace in all this though. It is time for me to move on. Honesty and integrity doesn't appear to be the company policy anymore. I am looking forward to some nice fishing, and some trips to the Sierra Nevadas. Right after I disconnect my ATT DSL, and go with Charter, and drop my ATT plan and move over to Verizon. Sometimes change is good
I have said for a long time, there isn't an employee or 1st level manager that works for AT&T that isn't worthy of termination. The amount of paperwork that we are required to sign gives AT&T the ability to get rid of anybody they want. The weak union allows it to happen. I have witnessed the most productive employees being forced out while the lazy friends and relatives stay employeed. My advice, be happy for the other 28 years of continuous employment, they could have terminated you way earlier. Good luck on your retirement.
i fully sympathize with you after spending your productive years; did you at least
get something known as 'termination pay'; usually equal to 10K usd for every year
of service ( this was what i get after 35 years of service); otherwise you should
hire a lawyer who specialize in labor laws.