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I Was Fired.

I was hesitant to write this post but I had to remember, it isn’t about me but for the person who may need encouragement or hope for tomorrow.

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As many of you’ve read in my previous blog posts, (here & here) I was extremely joyful about my recent employment after searching high and low for months. Last Friday (Jan. 5th to be exact), I was terminated because I wasn’t “qualified…” whatever that meant. I was devastated by the news and angry that they deemed me as unqualified after all the hard work I put into my position. After I was discharged, I sat in my car and balled! I couldn’t understand, and I asked God all sorts of questions. When the tears stopped flowing, I called my family and told them the news. They were just as shocked as I was and extremely supportive towards me.

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I was working at a non-profit organization as a Marketing and Design Coordinator. I was very familiar with this organization since I was once a participant in high school. I was ready to dive in and give back to an organization that did so much for me as a teen. That changed when I noticed my co-workers were treating me different…you see, I don’t want to use this post to spill any “tea” or vent about anything (I will ROAST for dayzzz yall….#GETOUT). However, I want to make note of the underlying misconduct and mistreatment I endured while working for that organization. Honestly, I just can’t tolerate rude, immature, fake, faker than turkey bacon fake, fakery, fakkke, f@keeeeeeee3333, fakkkety-fake-fake-fakettatyyy, people. That’s all.

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Through this experience, I quickly learned to listen to God’s voice! God told me to #GETOUT soooo many times, and I ignore it. I thought the position was right for me, especially being a recent grad. The pay was great and I saw the potential. WRONG! All that glitters ain’t gold…lesson learned. Either way, I took away so much useful internal business information that I will apply to my own entrepreneurial endeavors.

Here’s some key takeaways I wanted to share during my two second employment:

  1. Speak up for yourself even if your voice shakes

  2. Listen to the Holy Spirit

  3. Don’t get the job because of the money!!

  • Yes, bills are important
  • Yes, eating is important
  • Yes, staying off the street is important

BUT I believe it’s important to remember that God will ALWAYS PROVIDE TOO! So choose a job out of passion not desperation. Not only will you be miserable working at a place you have no business being at, but when the job goes (*N*SYNC voice* bye-bye), you will be left broke, disgusted, and depressed.

  1. Be ready for the bounce back!

I had a few on-going projects (*Milly-rockin’*) outside of my job so leaving wasn’t too bad. My discharge wasn’t a failure but a redirection to where I am supposed to be. I am ready to receive all that God has for me and i’m excited beyond words.

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Lastly, keep in mind that God is ultimately the author of your life. Therefore, you can’t expect friends/family to help you figure out your entire life. I must say, I do believe God gives us people to speak into our lives and to give us comfort, that’s without a doubt. However, seek God first above all else, and trust me, He will give you ALL the clarity you need. Be patient with Him + yourself. Also, don’t define yourself based off your job or titles…always remember who you are outside of the accolades, money, etc. You are more than that title.

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Moving forward, this isn’t the end all be all (Obviously). I can’t lie and say I didn’t have a sense of “fear” of the future after they discharged me. But, I had to remember that God has the final say and people don’t control my destiny! I was fired but I wasn’t burned. Thank you Jesus.

Until next time,

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