Today I recieved a call from the HR department of a school I have been offered a TA position. They have received an unsatisfactory reference. They claim that my boss from my previous job wrote that "following through on advice from management" as a weakness. They also gave the incorrect reason for me leaving the job and claimed I resigned when I was actually laid off. The HR woman did not sound very happy and came across as a bit aggressive in the tone of her voice. It would appear that I am going to be unemployed this christmas and will have to move out of the flat with my partner because she won't have me if I can't pay my own way. Life on the streets seems inevitable. I always try my best at work and it isn't good enough for anybody. What makes it worse is the reference from my position in a school is most likely going to be appauling because I struggled with behaviour management.