not being a good fit anymore
I was taken in the office and I was told by the boss that he is sorry to do this but he is going to have to let me go because I am just not a good fit anymore. He did not explain what not a good fit anymore means.
Okay Monty, I'm going to tell you why that makes me nervous. First, you told me that they "told you". I'd rather hear that they handed you a copy of a termination notice that said that too.
The reason being, that a manager acting as the "employer's agent" sometimes .. is often very uncomfortable firing someone, so they may "soften" it for your benefit.
Then, the next thing you know .. the unemployment department is telling you that the employer told them you were fired for "poor performance".
Some states require that the employer provide you with a letter or notice which includes the exact reason.
But on the other hand .. I use to coach employers who used this term on paper to never do it, unless they were okay with paying unemployment .. because it is not misconduct .. the term "not a good fit" inherently implies inability or a hiring mistake made by the employer.
So ask the employer if they will please provide you with a letter stating the exact reason for termination.
Beyond this, I would have to start asking you about former write-ups and the like ..