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Feeling stressed about employers abusing power to be cruel
4 years ago · · Stress,
I recently applied for my dream job and passed the first step which was my interview. The recruitment agency was then going to call my previous employers to get a background check on me. I had told my current employer and he said he would give me the best review possible because I was one of his best workers. I was thrilled and could not wait to see if I got the job. I had only ever had two jobs and I was excited for this new opportunity. It was the light at the end of the tunnel after having such a stressful year. I received a call today and the recruiting agent said that one of my references said they didn't know me and that they don't remember me. I was mortified!. I called up my previous employee to apologise for not mentioning she was going to get a call and she blasted me on the phone. She put me in speaker and she screamed at me and told me that I had worked for her for 18 months and that I should just put dow my current employer. She said it was too late! After working so hard and being such a hard and honest worker I was shocked and very upset. I couldn't believe that someone would be so cruel. Cruel enough to stand in the way of my dreams, Something I worked so hard for. All she had to do was to say I was a good worker. All it took was 3 seconds of her time. I had left on a good note and she was begging me to go back. I don't understand how she could be so cruel. I don't understand why she was even screaming at me in the first place. I was furious! I wasted a year of my life working for someone so evil. It took me a few hours to calm down and to cheer up. My family was there for support because I was truly on the edge. I was angry that she used her three seconds of power to abuse me. I don't believe it is fair! In the end I told myself that no matter what happens, that I would get through this. I pictured myself standing on a stage making a motivational speech about how hard my life was but I still achieved my dreams. How I had this woman (insert name) who once did this to me. That I hoped she would learn something from it. That she could see the consequences of her actions. I hope to one day sit down with her and show her how to speak to someone with respect. After all every single human being deserves respect. Thankyou for listening to my feelings everyone!