So you all know my story... I left my job as AKM to be KM at a small place. It was a bad career move and I pretty much smartened up to that after a month and gave my notice. I was professional (save for not having the key there on time) and in all of the interviews I have had since then I have owned up to my mistake and that hasn't seemed to be a barrier for people hiring me. No one is perfect and we all make mistakes in our journey in this business. Anyway I ran into one of the cooks from the diner and he was telling me that the boss lady badmouthed me from the day I quit, telling them that she fired me because I am useless and cannot cook and that I was costing her all sorts of money and my menus were s***. I quit because I could not handle the stress... when I am having near panic attacks just on the way to the place, that for me was a sign to get out asap. Why on earth would an owner badmouth someone? I gave them 150% when I was there as I do wherever I work and that is just me. If I am so bad why did I get two glowing references from my former KM from Cora's and my former boss from the cafe when the shelter contacted them?? Is she mad that I told her that the diner was not for me?? I do have a bit of a case with them.... It has been six weeks since I quit/was fired/whatever and I still do not have my record of employement from them and from what I know it needs to be issued within five days of an employee's last shift. I was also shorted eight hours and I am sure she is using the day I was sick as a dog to cover that. I more than made up those eight hours that I was off sick but being on salary it is a he said/she said thing so I will just have to suck it up on that. Thanks for letting me vent and any advice/comments/etc is much appreciated!