So this client hired me on a contract basis via staffing agency (SA). SA recruiter interviewed me first and then contacted my references which were my previous supervisors. She said the feedback she got regarding me and my work were outstanding. Client did not interview me as the SA recruiter said they would rely on her words.
I started yesterday. VP of Finance checked me in, sat me down for a few minutes while we waited for the Controller (my supposedly boss). She sort of interviewed me with questions like "So tell me about yourself, blah blah". As soon as the Controller entered the room, our conversation ended.
The job itself was very easy, but made it difficult because the person doing it before me had a lot of mistakes in her schedules and I needed help to complete the task.
Today was no different. I had to stay late to finish helping my other coworker with his stuff.
Around 5pm, phone rang and I didn't answer as I was still at work trying to complete the schedules given to me. SA recruiter left me a message saying client said the I was not fit for the job and today was my last day....no need to come tomorrow.
I called the recruiter later and asked for an explanation. Apparently, she only got an email from the VP of Finance and nothing was said except that it was not the right fit. I asked if my boss was copied on the email, but she did not remember.
I asked her to call them tomorrow as I need an explanation why I was not the right fit. Did I make any mistake in completing the schedule? I don't think so. But if did, someone would have pointed it out.
Did I not meet a deadline? Perhaps. The schedules were due to the auditors yesterday...we got an extension today, but I still did not finish. WHY? Because I found several mistakes in the supporting documents that my predecessor did and I needed some assistance from coworkers to understand them.
So today my boss said drop what I am doing and just help my other coworker finish his stuff and that's what I did. However, there were still issues I found so we could not complete the task.
Could that be the reason for letting me go? That I did not complete, or that I was finding one too many errors Did they expect someone to just pickup another person's work without question?
What shall I do? Please advise.