if the guy let you go and said that he would give you good references, the last thing you want to do is file for unemployment. seems like you left it on good terms.
if people ask why you arent there any longer just say that things really slowed down there and they were running out of work. not exactly a lie.
i dont know how you can not be quite suited for a part time stocking job at a hardware store, but hopefully you put those tips to work. you are there to work, not **** around, hang out, etc.
First interview went pretty well, hopefully I'll hear something within the next few days (or follow up, of course). Truth be told, the job I really want is the 2nd interview on friday. Here's hoping
In other news, my second interview went very well, better than my interview from earlier this week. The manager said he'll be calling me in for a short second interview with the owner of the business, and from there, hopefully I'll be hired!
Hopefully I'll hold down the job, provided I'm not a 'slacker' this time.
And for the record, I was very thankful of the employment opportunity my ex-boss gave me, thanked him for letting me use him as a reference, and left a letter on his desk the last day at work thanking him and the other managers for everything.
Good luck and keep up the positive attitude. If you genuinely feel confident in the job at hand, it will show through in all your interviews. From what I can tell from this thread, you have a good head on your shoulders so I already know everything will work out for you in the end.
Good luck at the new gig OP.