Is it ever okay to confront a boss for firing you for a mistake they made? And should I put it on my resume?
In July, I landed the job of my dreams as a lab technician in a diagnostic lab doing COVID19 testing and cancer testing. The boss said that she was hiring 2 more technicians and 2 lab aids to do accessioning. I was the first one hired, and worked for a week before the second one was hired a week after me. Since we were already getting in samples, myself and the other technician began training immediately, and we began accessioning patient info and extracting RNA under the watch of the older technicians, all the while, our boss telling us that she was going to wait to start our training until the third technician started, which was the middle of the following week.
The third technician began two and a half weeks after I started, and did not have the skill set that the second technician and I had, as the third one hired had never worked with biological specimens before. However, the three of us all began our "formal training" at the same time, 2 and a half weeks after I began.
Thirty days after I started working there, I was called into the boss's office, and she told me that they had decided to let me go. I was absolutely stunned, because I was honestly going above and beyond to do the best job possible. I asked if it was something I had done, and she said , "You just aren't catching on as quickly as we would have liked." I asked her to be more specific, and she didn't say anything else.
I remain friends with the third technician they hired, and I fully expected them to fire him at his 30 day mark, but kept my thoughts to myself. Last week he said that he finally passed his RNA extraction test with the company. I had been doing RNA extractions the entire time I was there, and was almost signed off on my extraction test, even though I had only had a week and a half of formal training. He had been in training for five weeks before he passed.
So far, the company has made no attempt to fill my position, but they have hired another lab aid to do accessioning. I overheard the CFO questioning my boss about the money that she was spending, and telling her to make some cutbacks, so I can only guess they let me go because they had to make cutbacks. But after only a month? And with my experience and knowledge, I honestly don't know what to think. In this situation, is it ever okay to email and confront my boss and find out the truth? And since I was only with the company for a month, I feel like it looks bad on my resume. What should I do in this situation?