I was recently terminated from my job. It came with no notice or warning. The work was on call and I was consistently getting close to full time. But it was known we were entering the slow time of year.
The information I got in the termination phone call was very unclear to me. At first the manager said it was because they didn't have the work so it sounded like a layoff. Then she said there were some negative feedback she got about me (which had never been brought to my attention and frankly I disagree with or was very minor). She said she would mark the form I'm suitable to be considered for rehire, though I'm concerned this may still look like a bad thing that I was let go.
Each branch is responsible for hiring their own staff, however they likely communicate (almost certainly if I include it on my resume).
I'm thinking of sending this email to the manager and assistant. Does this have a good chance of being received well? (All names faked - branches are named after streets so I just refereed to the one I was at as "downtown")
Hi Jane and Joe,
It's unclear to me why I am no longer working at the downtown Microcorp. At any rate, I would like to know if whatever happened will affect me when applying to other branches of Microcorp? Can I get a positive reference from management?
Or would a phone call be better as they may be willing to say more no it writing? I tried calling today but they didn't answer.
This job had a very low turn over rate. Another thing I found strange is awhile back the manager said "you didn't hear it from me but you should try applying at branch x Microcorp because they have more work" but this was when I was getting full time.