I lost my job because of my service dog and it gets worse @kitboga

I’ve had a hard year. I left my VERY good 50k/yr job due to mental health and spent months trying to find a job. I finally found a job, terribly paying and not enough to get by but the people were incredible and I felt welcomed and at home being myself. I’m a nonbinary, autistic, and otherwise mentally ill person and would bring my service dog with me. She’s very well behaved, but after a month she alerted by barking (I was dissociating) and accidentally spooked a child in our lobby.
I was fired an hour later.
I’ve been trying to find a new job for four months now and have applied to well over 200 but can’t even get a response back denying me. I feel hopeless but small things like kitboga streams or the anti mlm community have been giving me something worth while.
I don’t know what to do though.


Dear @Andromeda,

I am so sorry that you have been fired from your previous job in such a brutal and unfair way. This child may have been spooked, but it could have been solved by explaining them how and why your dog reacted this way. Sometimes the first contact is a bit impressive, and it gets better once communication is settled. It is so infiuriating that your employer did not give another chance or tried to communicate better. Firing you for what was not even a mistake on your end, and for what your dog is trained for, is a pure injustice.

I truly commend you for your resilience and determination through the job hunting process. You probably know already how it works and how frustrating that is, even how helpless it can make us feel sometimes. Rest assured that, through all of this you are doing the right thing, and you haven’t done anything wrong either.

Are you receiving any support from loved ones and/or family during this time of transition? You’ve surely had your share of hardships this year, and I want to encourage you to rely on the people who are there for you as well, as much as possible. You can count on us here to encourage you and support you through it all as well. You’re not alone. :hrtlegolove:

Thank you for responding, it means a lot in what feels like me shouting into the void. My mother has been helping to financially support me, though I know it’s putting her in a bad position. I’m trying to make it by until the Australian borders open (I’m from the US) as I’ve been trying to move in with my partner but have been prevented from even visiting due to the pandemic.

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I am so sorry that happened to you. I hope that you find a job that supports you in the ways that you need to be supported. I lost a job under negative circumstances, but now I can look back on it & I am thankful for where I am now in life. I hope the same for you. I hope you find happiness at the end of this grey cloud. I am proud of you for letting us support you and encouraging you.

You are valid. You are worthy. You are enough. Thank you for being you. Sending all of the good things your way. I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. I am also sending extra pets for your floofy friend! :yellow_heart::yellow_heart::yellow_heart:

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Hey @Andromeda I just responded on the stream but wanted to make sure to mention (1) that you matter and certainly deserve to find a community / place where you feel at home and (2) I’m not a lawyer but you should consider seeking some legal council on what happened at work, you can often find law firms who will at least consult briefly for free.


For you to chose your mental health over your comfortable paying job, is incredibly brave and I am so proud of you for that. I have been trying to do the same thing. And despite seeing all these “Now Hiring” signs everywhere, no one would hire me. So I’m stuck where I am for now. So I can understand where you’re at on some level. I’m sorry you had to leave a job that was good for you. It sounds really unfair. Applying and being rejected is so tough. I’m STILL getting rejection emails. Once, I got 4 in the span of 20 minutes. I’m a teacher and Wal-Mart wouldn’t even hire me. The whole process is really draining. So please don’t let yourself give up. We’ve just got to keep trying. You deserve to be happy and be working at a place that respects you and your talents. Good luck friend, and Happy Holidays.

I’m so sorrythat happened, they should not at all have fired you an your dog was just doing their job. I’m sorry something so unfair happened to you because your dog was trying to help you. That place was obliously not very bright and you can find a better place to work one day.

Know your are loved and valued for who you are, and your challenges in living life should not be taken in that way, ever.

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I am so incredibly thankful for all of you. I came back to reading these and it’s just so… needed. Thank you.


Pet tax of the girl, Valkyrie


Awww, so lovely! :hrttaylove: :heart: @Andromeda

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