In the years leading up to 2023, I've been pretty good about my employment. In the last year, however, I have burned through three jobs in relatively quick succession.
- Job 1. Factory work. Was fired because I was too vocal about protected status issue. I even put in a "formal" paper complaint. I was fired 6 days later. The claim was "I kept making the same mistakes." I had proof and witnesses this was not true, but I never pursued legal recourse. Was not productive.
- Job 2. Mom and pop shop. Owner was rumored to be a scammer/scum bag. Rumors turned out to be true. I walked when that became obvious. They are currently misrepresenting paperwork to claim I owe on a cash advance. I have proof this isn't remotely true, because I sort of expected it was coming and documented facts of my own.
- Job 3. Inventory coordination. New changes were planned that "were not going to make my job obsolete." I was fired the week they rolled out the changes. The claim from the new manager was "He didn't want to do his job." Previous manager said "that does not sound like you."
Though I am making a case for myself, I'm not actually here to try and argue my innocence. If I had more than a passing interest in such things, I probably would have sued the 1st employer listed, as that is some pretty clear EEOC violation territory. Furthermore, I'm not here to gripe/rant. My problem is much more material than that.
I need another job but I'm not expecting good recommendations from my last THREE employers.
Basically, everyone looking to get hired somewhere makes excuses for why they got fired at the last place. Regardless of what I say, I expect a potential 4th employer to look dimly at the situation with the perspective that "if all these employers had/have some problem with him, then it must be him."
I can't be the only person that has been in this kind of situation. So, generally speaking, how does one work around this sort of problem?
(Please and thank you.)