I am wondering I have a situation where I have to ask for the reference from my previous workplace where I think it somehow impossible. Long story short, so I got this job from a friend that decided to quit because they have an issue with the employer as well.
The company is a small company that runs by husband and wife. We agreed that I would get paid $120 per day, 9-5. I work in there as the account and admin assistant. It supposed to be a 9-5 job, but I stay back most of the time (all the time) until around 7 PM because I want to make sure I get the job done. They come to the office with India hours.
There is one time I asked to leave at 5.30 because one of my friends has to for good. They are not quite happy about it; he told me to do some other tasks then I could go, so, I ended up leaving at 5.40 on that day.
They told me that they are leaving overseas for three weeks and told me not to come because there is nothing to do. ( I was doing the A/P from their expenses so basically when they are not in town, there are no receipt)
A week after I have another appointment so I wish to leave at 5.02 I approached to the husband planned to tell him everything I did today (I always report everything I've done at the end of the day with them). He asked me to wait because he is calling someone so I waited for 20 mins.He wants to sit down and have a meeting with me.Then I told him that I couldn't stay back longer because I have a dinner reservation.
He starts being so angry, yelling and abusing me. He told me that I am not serious about this job. They told me not to come back to the company unless I want to work three days in a week. Which honestly I don't want to back to the company (I think you know what is the reason behind it).Forgot to mention I never get anything for staying back. I am aware it will be unpaid stay back, and I did it voluntarily because I just want to get the job done.
Now I have an interview in couple places, and obviously, sooner or later they will ask me the reference from this company. How can I explain the best way about the situation or do you have any other suggestions?