Thrown Under the Bus
Director of company did not process his expense report in a timely manner (over $7k in expenses) and blamed me for not processing. I, however, worked for another team in another building and for months had not supported or communicated with this person. As such, I had no idea he even had expenses to process. He was reprimanded for not adhering to company policy re expenses and I was the sacrificial lamb who was fired.
Up until this point, I had received a positive review, a raise, asked by a vice president in the company to support an international team and never had negative feedback from my immediate boss.
Totally blindsided by this wrongful termination. The term 'thrown under the bus' is, unfortunately, appropriate in this matter.
Thoughts about what? How you can prove that it was not your responsibility to process this directors expenses incurred after you were no longer responsible to do so, to an impartial third party?