I was hired as an Account Supervisor at a small communications firm. The owner was my boss and the rest of the staff about 3 other people were contractors. I worked there roughly for 3 months, doing a great job under tight deadlines and working with a demanding client. The client liked me and I was able to build a good relationship with them during that time.
My boss was terrible. She would make remarks that were completely disrespectful and random. Her behavior was erratic and very moody. The reason I was let go was because I stood up to her when she was being out of line and disrespectful. I was completely inline with what I said back to her (I didn't swear or show how angry I was), but that didn't matter. One week later she let me go saying it wasn't a good fit. I've never experienced someone act so childish and unprofessional in my 12 year career.
In any case, one of my clients contacted me on LinkedIn and is asking what happened. I really enjoyed working with him and on the program. In an ideal world, I'd like to work on his program directly through them. I know it's not professional to talk badly about an employer.
Below is what I've said so far to my client, but he wants to know what happened. Part of me really wants to slam my boss because I've been wronged...but I know that's not professional.
I want to let you know it was a pleasure working with you and the team at XXXX. I really enjoyed working on the XXXXX program. To say the very least, I was baffled and disappointed by the recent happenings at (my work).In any case, it was great to work with you!
What else do I say and how do I imply that I'd love to work together in the future?