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Constructive Termination?

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What is the name of your state? Texas

I live in Texas and I feel that my employer may be using Constructive Termination practices against me. I have worked for the company for 18 ½ years beginning in 1987. I have risen through the ranks from assistant manager for a single unit to an Area Manager in charge of 9 stores and hundreds of employees. After years of being a team player and helping my own area as well as adjacent areas in need of supervision, on April 19, 2006, the Divisional Vice President set up a meeting with my immediate supervisor and the Human Resources person and suggested that I resign because when he returned to my stores the next month he felt that he wouldn’t find my stores to standard and would “have to let me go.” He said that he was tired of having my name crop up on his weekly conference calls with the Regional Manager and then later with the company President. He said that he could replace me with someone at half the pay. My direct boss kept saying that he had no clue that this was going to be said about me getting fired or getting a suggestion to resign. I was issued a written warning at this meeting and told that the Vice President would return in the next month (May 2006), and “it” would be fixed or I would be fired (he has not come yet but my boss keeps reminding me that he will be soon).
In March, my boss had asked me to interview a potential employee for store manager. Halfway through the interview, I asked what position she was applying for due to some of the answers she was giving me and she stated that it was the East Texas Area position; my position. I finished the interview without alerting her to this fact. I then got online to careerbuilder.com and sure enough my job was posted there. I called my boss and confronted him with this fact. He beat around the bush about placing the ad to replace me. I told him that I was looking at the posting for my job on the Career-Builder site right at that moment.
I feel that with the constant innuendoes about me losing my job when the VP visits next time that they are just waiting for me to quit first and this is making my job and working conditions intolerable. I am ready to quit.
Do I have a case?What is the name of your state?


I'm a Northern Girl
Nothing you have posted violates any laws or gives you any legal recourse.


Senior Member
pattytx said:
And besides that, checking out job posting sites at work is not a smart thing to do. :rolleyes:
I agree, but... I'd think having an employee interview their own (involultary) replacement is perhaps a tad bit worse.

Too bad OP couldn't have asked for a severance package instead of having a hissy fit, since they want her out... next time play that hand a little closer


Senior Member
pattytx said:
And besides that, checking out job posting sites at work is not a smart thing to do. :rolleyes:
Personally, I don't think I would have been able to resist applying for the position:D

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