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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Sort of.  I came out of college very young (began at 15 yrs old!) and was told over and over I'd not ever be hired in my chosen field because I was A) too young   B) too pretty and C) FEMALE!    Remember, this was the 70's 

One kindly old CEO advised me to learn to type and come in at entry level.  So I did, and was hired as a Secretary to the Manager of the Mortgage Dept in a large bank.  After 4 weeks I was called in to the office and given the choice of being fired or promoted.  He felt I needed a secretary more so than I could be one!  I took the latter obviously and became the very first female Mortgage Development Officer in the City. 

Nov 23, 2016 10:23 AM
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, - Monroe, NY
The House Kat


In 1979 or 1980 I worked as a receptionist at a relatively small branch of a French company. I was there for a few months and one of my responsibilities was to send telexes as needed. Sometimes the telexes took 1/2 hour to type and then hours to send (email is fabulous!). Anyway, the comptroller came out and asked me to send one - she asked at 4:55 when my ride, another employee, was waiting for me to get finished up. So I asked my ride to wait for 1/2 hour or so, and I typed it up and sent the telex to Western Union and set up their "send" service to send to the 4 places it needed to go that night.

I came in the next morning and found out the "mother company" didn't get the telex - and I also found out Western Union only tried a certain number of times before they canceled the sending.

I got fired that day for not sending the info to that specific location. Apparently, they needed a scapegoat because whatever the info was was very important.

See, 36 years later and that still annoys me! I don't think it helped or hindered me. I just went on and got my next job. I think I temped at two locations and then went on to Ethan Allen where I worked for a year, and then the "phone company" where I worked for 30 years and then on to real estate.

Actually, maybe it did help me - it got me out of a dead end job and eventually into some much better jobs.

Nov 23, 2016 04:26 AM
Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 I've been fired up.  Does that count?

Nov 22, 2016 02:48 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I was fired over a difference of opinion. That got my butt in gear, and now I have a career in real estate. 

Nov 22, 2016 04:35 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Yes - and it helped. But hard initially.

Nov 22, 2016 03:36 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Fred Griffin's answer definitely counts!

Nov 23, 2016 06:47 AM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I've never been fired... ever.

Nov 23, 2016 05:41 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Fred Griffin nailed this one!

Nov 23, 2016 04:59 AM
Roman Terry
Modern Homes - Palm Springs, CA
Home Builder in Palm Springs

Any door that closes opens up a new door of opportunity!

Nov 23, 2016 04:53 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Richie Alan Naggar - yes - and it has changed my life - forever!

Nov 22, 2016 10:48 PM
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Never fired. I have been laid off a few times from Corporate America. Something good always came of it.  

Nov 22, 2016 05:25 PM
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Once I was and frankly it didn't hurt me the owner was a NUT! and just a control freak so best for both of us.

Nov 27, 2017 07:30 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties


Nov 25, 2016 10:22 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I guess I always wanted to be my own boss and have always been good enough to never get fired.

Nov 23, 2016 10:27 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes, and it turned out to be a great move.

Nov 23, 2016 10:03 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel


Nov 23, 2016 08:52 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not really. Left positions where there was no fit! Always for the better!

Nov 23, 2016 06:45 AM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I was asked to leave our office after having an arguement about mgmt style with my old broker. Best thing that EVER happened to me. Didn't seem like it at the time but it was. She also awarded my coming commissions to another agent in the office & I had to sue in court to get what was due. I did win & I'm not sure what motive was behind it. Would you want to work for her?

Nov 23, 2016 05:29 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Never fired, but did walk off 2 past positions, since promises from management were not kept. Definitely toughened me up to stand my ground.

Nov 23, 2016 04:25 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Nope.  Never Fired!

Nov 22, 2016 09:35 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

There have been a few bad situations, not sure about who fired who though.

Nov 22, 2016 09:30 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Once, and karma bit them.  

Nov 22, 2016 08:52 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Richie Alan Naggar Once I quit due to disagreement.

Nov 22, 2016 08:43 PM
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I have never been fired but I have done some firing and felt like it was a real boost to the morale of my company.

Nov 22, 2016 06:18 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

When I was very young, I disagreed with a boss.  It made more determined in life

Nov 22, 2016 06:10 PM
Ari Taylor
Century 21 North Shore - Peabody, MA
Realtor with Century 21 North Shore!

I was fired for the first and only time in November 2014-right before Thanksgiving-It was devasting and then it was frightening, then liberating and frightening again. I have held at least 2 jobs from the day I turned 16-I have been promoted at every job, this last one was office politics. I had 1 bad review was on probation, told that I had ,made the necessary improvements, but probation would continue through January. My boss actually said "I don't want you to think I am just doing this so I can take my 3 week vacation I have been planning, you won't be let go when I get back" This should have been a massive red flag-2 days after her vacation I was let go, because I was no longer performing well. Not 1 Verbal warning, not 1 write up 1 bad review, no follow up-


Now I am in Real Estate and I am so thankful my boss fired me!

Nov 22, 2016 06:09 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Never fired but, I've fired assistants, agents and clients before!  I hate doing it but, sometimes for our sanity and the well-being of others, we have to!

Nov 22, 2016 05:04 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

 I have been fired twice in my life and I found that it only made me stronger ..

Nov 22, 2016 04:53 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Nope never fired.  Quit a few jobs for good reasons.....and glad I did.  But that was in another life time. I've been at real estate forever now.

Nov 22, 2016 04:29 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD


Nov 22, 2016 03:42 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I have NOT ever been dismissed...oh, how I dislike the word "fired".... Mr. Trump...

Nov 22, 2016 03:37 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

No but I have been paid off. And I have had to fire people when I worked in the corporate world. It was always very difficult and emotional

Nov 22, 2016 03:13 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Richie Alan Naggar Does being layed off count?

Nov 22, 2016 03:04 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Nope, I owned retail stores for 16 years and real estate for 26 so unless I would fire myself this wouldn't happen.

Nov 22, 2016 02:40 PM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I've not ever been fired, but I've quit a few jobs in my lifetime. And same goes for clients, I've never been fired, but I fired a few here and there.

Nov 22, 2016 02:36 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Have I ever been fired?

By a client? No.

Fired a client? Not really.

Been fired when on a W-2 status with someone buying my time? Yes.

ONCE was a RIF, so maybe not an actual firing.

Another was caught in a great transgression and needed to remove the witness.

Help or hinder. Today I can say it helped. At the time that would not be the word I would use.


Nov 22, 2016 02:34 PM