I was terminated from my job back in October 2019 because in August of that same year I did a price match from a paper sign on the sales floor on 2 expensive items that went over the price allowed for that time, in other words, it caused a financial loss to the company.
When I was called into asset protection to talk about this, I was also told that I did several "unauthorized discounts" (5, to be exact counting the main 2).
I explained how everything happened honestly and collaborated, I even offered to pay back the money that was lost because of my mistakes, but they said they wouldn't accept it. I was very nervous and crying during the whole thing, so I wasn't thinking straight. I kept asking what was going to happen next and the guy questioning me kept saying he didn't know while he "talked to his boss" on the phone and kept going back and forth from outside the room and back inside. At that point I thought he was calling the cops, so I panicked and decided to sign the papers they gave me taking full blame of the situation. It was too late when I realized I shouldn't have signed anything.
The next day after meeting with asset protection, I called human resources, and they took my story to do an investigation, called me in October 2019 to give me the news that I was terminated and assured that they wouldn't give details of my termination to other employers that called for references.
Fast-forward to July 2020, I got in interview for the position I've been interviewing several times for since I graduated from my bachelors in 2017. I passed it as well as the assessment and even got the offer! Today, however, the recruiter called me letting me know they had to rescind my offer due to the unsatisfactory background check. Several jobs I tried applying to ask for the reason why I left my previous job and even if they don't, I know that the same thing will happen.
Has anyone been in a similar or same situation? I don't know what to do at this point. Will I ever be employed again? Do I have to move to another state or what?