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How to answer why I was let go!
Hello FGB! In my last position, I was at for 4 months. My boss got terminated (after being at the company for 9 years), and then suddenly, I got a performance review less than a week later from a supervisor I had only worked with for 2-3 weeks. The performance review noted that I scored a one on every category ( though this had never been brought up before); every category said I had an unprofessional tone and had spelling and grammar errors. This was the first time it had been brought up to me that I was not performing well ( I have dyslexia, so spelling has never been my strong suit). I was told to fix my tone and use the provided templates. So I used their templates, had no spelling or grammar mistakes for my two-week probation. I checked in with my new supervisor every two days during those two weeks. She noted how well I was doing and gave one minor suggestion. Then I got pulled into another meeting and was terminated on the spot, stating I had not improved enough. It was shocking as I thought I was improving a lot and had eliminated one of the two problems they mentioned. Now I am job hunting, and I am unsure how to answer why I was only in my last position for four months. My boss, who was terminated, thought I was doing a fantastic job and told me so after being fired. She has even been writing recommendations for new positions. What do I say when interviewing?
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