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Thread: Got Canned Waiting on the IRS
08-11-2005, 18:48 #1
Got Canned Waiting on the IRS
Well, the day I feared most has come and gone. I applied for IRS-CI almost 2 years ago expecting to never hear anything back. Then I got an interview and a TO a year later. After hearing nothing for another few months, I had my background start back in April and I was asked to list the 10 cities I most wanted to work in.
At that point, I felt it best to tell my boss about what was going on, as I didn't want a BI doing that for me. It wasn't easy, but he was cool with it and was very supportive.
But now, our busy season is on the horizon, and I guess he was feeling the pressures. I get called in and he starts asking about the IRS job. I tell him I don't know anything other than that they'll call me when the times due. He went on to say that things are starting to get busy and that he has hired a replacement for me already. He said he couldn't wait until I left to do it, as he might get caught in a bind if I left without someone to do my job. On top of that, he said he'd rather get someone else that was going to be there long-term to work on our upcoming audits.
To make a long story short, he told me I was let go effective immediately with pay up until the end of September. There wasn't much I could do or say, as he could have very easily canned me back in April. He said I wasn't "fired" or "terminated", but that it was more of a business decision and nothing bad on my part. He said he understood my need to start a new chapter in my life. The thing is, I didn't expect to be unemployed because of it.
So now I'm stuck without a job until the IRS calls or until I find someone willing to hire me short term witht the looming IRS gig in mind. I may even have to go without telling a potential new employer about the IRS thing. Heck, its not like its absolute anyway.
I called my "mentor" who wasn't much help. She said she was sorry and that she'd email the head of personnel and try to help me out. I'm not sure what good an email is going to do for me. It'd be nicer if she'd actually call someone. But I'm sure there really is nothing she can do to get them to speed up my hiring process. Right now, I guess I'm just plain screwed.
08-11-2005, 19:47 #2Rookie
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- Oct 2004
I am so sorry - that sucks! Sometimes backgrounds can drag on depending on funding and hiring priorities . . .
What about some temp staffing firm? Some of the accounting ones have 3-6 month jobs that still pay decent . . . and with your experience, maybe you could get one until IRS comes through . . .
08-11-2005, 20:17 #3Officer
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I'm sorry to hear the bad news.
On a couple of practical notes:
- Since your termination was without cause, and due to a "business" decision, you should be eligible for unemployment. This doesn't make you feel better, but should take some of the financial pressure off.
-You can certainly do the temp thing or find a "permanent" position but don't say anything about the IRS thing until you absolutely have to.
Hang in there. Your boss is right. The busy season is just around the corner. You shouldn't have a problem finding something."Fear is temporary. Regret is forever"
08-12-2005, 12:36 #4
well said Cyra
sorry to hear your bad news kwates, head up, chest out, you will get through this, I have to concur with everyone else, the busy season is coming up, so you are in my thoughts and prayers
08-12-2005, 15:52 #5
I'm so sorry this happened. I've been following your posts in the IRS threads, and hoped things would have worked out quicker with them.
Hang in there and trust that everything will work out for the best in the long run.
08-12-2005, 16:53 #6Captain
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- Aug 2004
- On the way to federal appeal court...
Sorry to hear this as well. You are the second person to post something like this recently and I just think it plain sucks.I conclude that no circumstances exist that would permit Congress, in contravention of the Constitution's Bill of Attainder Clause, to prohibit non-registered males age twenty-six and older from federal employment for their lifetime without judicial decision making - U.S. District Judge Douglas P. Woodlock; Jan 26, 2009
08-12-2005, 17:17 #7Sergeant
Originally Posted by rdyshtz
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08-13-2005, 19:50 #8sleoII404 Guest
That is really frustrating to hear. Not only did you lose your job, you have also been strung along for a long time with IRS. I think a lot of us can empathize with you. It is really unfair what you, and people like you, have experienced. We get strung along with little shreds of hope and/or fear everytime the phone rings, everytime we check the mailbox, everytime we check our email that there will be some news from the federal job we applied to months, if not years ago. I have gotten responses from federal jobs I applied to months to a year after I applied (some I never heard from), most telling me I was not selected.
The worst part is your job does not understand the compexity of federal hiring. We applicants do not go in for an interview and get hired on the spot in the public sector. No matter how much we try to explain that to the private sector they will not understand unless they experience the frustration of federal hiring. The harder part is now you are going into a new job without knowing how long you will be in it because the IRS could hire you within the next few months. As others suggested, you could do temp work. You could also ask friends if they could hook you up with some job or someone they know. I wish you success and hope the IRS picks you up ASAP!
08-15-2005, 12:09 #9
Well, I'm sitting here in an internet cafe right now trying to get myself together. I've talked to my mentor, but she hasn't been much help. I've also tried calling Cincy with no answers so far. I did have a headhunter/recruiter call me today. I don't know how much help she can give me since I don't plan on working somewhere else long-term if I'm waiting on the IRS. Either way, I'll figure something out. Maybe things will work out after all.
08-15-2005, 13:02 #10Rookie
Originally Posted by kwates48
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08-15-2005, 13:14 #11Originally Posted by beancounter
08-17-2005, 20:30 #12
If anyone has been following the IRS threads, kwates just got picked up by the IRS-CI after someone else dropped out."...when communities are terrorized by ICE immigration raids, when nursing mothers are torn from their babies, when children come home from school to find their parents missing, when people are detained without access to legal counsel..." - President Barack Obama