I was fired earlier this month from a job that I really didn't like due to not meeting one metric (out of about nine or ten), but I worked so hard at it this past year. I loved the company, but the job just wasn't for me (customer service/call center), so I'm not terribly broken up about it. I'm really struggling to find any work that is NOT customer service. I really want to go back to an administrative role, but would also love to work from home if at all possible.
The last 3 months at my last job we were working from home, and I realized I enjoyed that more than I thought I would. Ultimately I just need to find a job that I can grow with and learn from. I'd love to retire from this next job--I'm 49, so it's not an impossible goal, is it?
My immediate concern is how to spin it in a positive way when (or if) I'm in an interview. My husband just says to tell them I was terminated, and I agree. I won't lie, but I also don't want the fact that I was fired to hurt me. I had good attendance and was very good at sticking to my breaks and lunches as scheduled. I was not fired for violating any policy or anything like that, so I hope it won't be an issue. I'm just very nervous about having to discuss it with a potential employer. Any advice on how to talk about it with a future potential employer?