I quit my last full time job back in September after a major disagreement with my manager. Basically i worked offsite looking after the biggest contract we had and was doing very well. This i know as they tried to replace me with a lot of other people but the client company always insisted that i be sent back and always found a way of pressing this issue. Now the problem was i was not officially given the job title and was one of the lowest paid employees in the place. i lost it when i found out that new appointees were paid much higher than i was. I had gotten the highest points in the last three yearly reviews and still gotten a half the payrise others got. When i confronted the managers i was told that i should be greatful for what they let me have and that i am allowed to live in their country and have a job!! (I am originally from another part of the world!!) As you can imagine i gave then a piece of my mind and then scribbled out a rough resignation and walked out of the joint! A couple of days letter i received a letter in the mail and was told i had been fired to "Gross Misconduct" and apparently they were also investigating complaints of harressment by me to a number of female staff in the workplace, which was news to me as i worked off site anyway. My employment was terminated and i was let go without notice and no payout or entitlements whatsoever!!! I left it at that as i was so disgusted with that place that i did not even call anyone who works there. So now six months later, unable to find another job i am very frustrated and am working a few casual days here and there barely managing to cover expenses. I have tried changing my resume, reworded, re-phrased, re-vamped, re-everything to the jobs i apply for but not one call or response. Finally a guy i know and have worked with a long time ago called me and offered me a job. He said he knew my work ethics and what i was capable of and so offered me a position in his workplace, it was not what i was hoping for but its good pay and remembering that beggers cannot be choosers i applied for it. He calls me up today to let me know that that when he called my previous employer up and mentioned my name the line was immediately transferred to a Mr. **** (the manager i had problems with) and he went on to advise that he would not provide a reference for me and that he was required to advise that he could not provide further information, as the matter was in court, but if was for a very serious offence and it would be wise not to hire me. WTF!!! No wonder i was not getting any responses from anywhere!!!! I did not even put him down as a reference but had to put the experience down as i worked there for more than 3 years which is a big part of my recent work history!! What the hell do i do now????? If anyone of you has been or heard of similar experiences please advise me on what i can do to get through this as i have no freaking idea what i am to do now!!!! Please Help!!