From the May 2011 magazine.

May 2011: The Misfit

When booze stopped working, she felt more alienated than ever

Never in my life have I ever really felt like the right fit.

Two weeks before Christmas, I was called into my bosses’ office and given the standard, “You’re not a great fit and we have to let you go.” Wonderful! Could this year have gotten any better?

I just could not believe this was happening. I had been with the company for four months and “not a good fit” was simply a shabby reason to be let go, especially two weeks before Christmas.This whole horrible episode happened, I believe, because I was not liked by one of the bosses and for speaking up about our hours being cut. They had sliced about $600 per month from our paychecks...

-- Kelly M.

Edmonton, Alberta

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