I started working as an administrative assistant in Wisconsin through a staffing agency in March, and one morning in June (about 3 months in), I got a call from my agency coordinator and was told that the client had asked to terminate my employment. This was the day after I outed myself as gay in a casual conversation with my boss. Should I include this job on my resume? Other useful details:
- Immediately before this job I had worked in a hotel for about 2 months
- Before the hotel job, my last job was 2 years in a student position that ended in August 2017
- I'm looking to apply for general clerical positions and school paraprofessional positions
I'm wondering if I should include this position on my resume. On one hand, it's probably the best example of clerical experience that I have, and without it my recent employment history looks somewhat sparse. On the other, I'm not sure how 3 months at a job would look on the resume and I'm somewhat worried about what my ex-boss would say if called for a reference. Other than consistently arriving a few minutes late (which was never treated as an issue), I never had any performance-related issues. My ex-boss, however, seems pretty vindictive and I'm worried that she might make something up.