telling a resident why I was written up, and discussing this with someone out of the workplace.
I worked for 2 years for a property mgmt co. There were no problems, really until a new supervisor was hired.
I was written up once, prior to this person coming on board, for being late. ( I loved my job, and I took care of maintenance for 120 apartment complex.) I really didnt get alot of training though.
Here is what happened:
I fix up apartments after a tenant has moved out. In this complex, there are alot of low income, and a mixture of residents. There was alot of turnover. Some " strippers" lived there also. I happened to be cleaning, a strippers apartment after she vacated. There was alot of junk left. I found a "stripper" club magazine, which advertised all the strip clubs in Portland. After the end of the day, I was done, and put that magazine in my tool box, to throw out. I forgot about. It wasn't pornography..but I was going to throw it away, and really forgot. There are many small items, that i just stuff in my toolbox. I dont use my toolbox that often. I do alot of painting basically.
Well, supposingly the new supervisor went thru my toolbox, and found that magazine. He immediately went to the human resource department, and told them I had pornography at work. He didnt even come to me first..and ask me. I was then asked to come to a meeting, where they pulled out the magazine if front of everyone, I was embarrased! They told me that they wouldn't write me up...but they could have!! I was mad and like I mentioned..so embarrassed! So, I talked about it to one of the residents,the following week.
I was then called in the office, and fired, for discussing this matter with the public.!
I'm not quite sure what to tell you. Apparently, the resident that you discussed this with .. didn't appreciate it.
And once again .. we have a failure to tell me what really matters .. the employers rule regarding the reason for termination.
It was not for having the magazine in your toolbox .. it was for discussing that meeting with one of their residents.