Company deciding that one's services are no longer required. Also known as "being fired."

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How can a non-profit /charity find public relations on a budget? [closed]

As for public relations... This site here mentions a possible scandal Taylor Swift may be involved in My basic question is... how do you avoid a PR disaster, and is Taylor Swift's story linked to ...
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Company wants my termination after project completion [closed]

I joined the company right after finishing college. I know both software and hardware design and they gave me a project which included both the software and hardware support. But I was instructed only ...
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Let go from job - not allowed on premises unreasonably. Is there recourse? [closed]

I was let go from a department of health services case worker job because the location was closed down. The entire staff was informed last Friday evening after we had left the office that we did not ...
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Can I avoid being photographed in my office? [closed]

Call me old-fashioned, but I'm one of those people who doesn't like to be photographed. I don't really have a reason, I just don't like it. In my office, instead of having a timesheet, there is a "...
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Downsides of Unemployment Benefits

I was recently laid off from my job as a software developer at startup in California because the startup no longer had funding to pay myself and most other employees. I've managed to find and accept ...
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Is there any way to avoid being terminated after a raise and after turning down other job offers?

Let's say Bob is severely underpaid but really loves his job, the short commuting distance, and his coworkers. But sadly none of these things make up for the fact that Bob is at least $15,000 ...
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I have been fired once from a job I hated, but now I am struggling at a job I like. How do I keep this one, or move on if it doesn't work out?

The first job was just an administrative job. I was even promoted, but hated the work so much I couldn’t hide it anymore. I was “asked to resign” which was better than a normal firing, so I didn’t end ...
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What if the last day of a two weeks notice lands on a holiday? [duplicate]

I was offered a position at another company and have limited time to give my two week notice for my current job. However, I see that if I give my notice today (Monday 5/16) then exactly two weeks from ...
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How can I defend myself against unsupported accusations of wrongdoing? [duplicate]

I work in an office in which all computer usage is via a secure server owned and administrated by the company. The IT admin and I have had numerous altercations as well as my boss asking us to do some ...
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Best way to resign and my rights.?(I LIVE IN CANADA) [closed]

I'm on sick leave for 4 months and I'm not ready to go back to work for many reasons. In October I was having issues with my neck and my ankles that were sore. I was told in a letter that my health ...
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Asking for my old job back [closed]

I was terminated by a medical device company for falsifying test records on a production line. I did it so I could make my daily quota. I was under pressure and didn't openly discuss this with my ...
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When documenting the employees performance

My question is when employer is documenting the employee for evaluations and then they poke at things like shakiness, flushed face, nervousness should that be a just a reason to give them an ...
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Can a company ask for money back that it promised an employee before joining? [closed]

I recently joined a startup. I was promised that I would be payed 6 months advanced salary to join the startup to mitigate the risks of leaving my then job at a very well established company. I ...
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Termination from PhD program and background check

I took a break from my STEM PhD a couple of years ago but now it is looking increasingly likely that I would be kicked off the PhD program for not having completed it on time. The past couple of years ...
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Can I get job in MNC without 9 months exp. certificate of last company and with 6 years exp. certificates of previous companies? [duplicate]

Problem I am a java developer with 7 years experience. In India, I worked in 4 IT companies. I have 6 years exp. with exp. certificates of previous companies. I have 9 months experience in 4th ...
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Termination with Cause, how to answer in interview

I was terminated for watching inappropriate content in the company laptop. I talked to HR and they told me they wont release the reason of termination or even that I was terminated. They will just ...
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Employee questioning company policies too much - what should we do?

An incoming employee had signed his offer with my company. However, even before starting work, he has already exhibited a few signs of unhappiness with company policies and had an argument with some ...
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A Coworker (and friend) may be wrongfully terminated. What can I do?

This is a very complicated situation, but I'll try to boil it down to the essentials. Myself, a female coworker, and a manager from another department are close friends. The manager is very loyal, ...
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What does it mean when your boss calls you to tell you that someone got fired? [closed]

My boss called me when I was working at home and he said in a very angry voice: So and So got fired. Do you want to know why? They weren't as talented as the others. I didn't work with the ...
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Can you be let go for handing in your notice? [closed]

Are employers in the UK allowed to fire you as soon as you hand your notice in, or would they have to continue to pay you until your notice period ends?
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Can an employee (in Australia) be terminated if they refuse to allow their employer to look though a phone that is not used for business? [closed]

I know that generally in jobs where you have access to a computer and the internet any storage device plugged into a company PC or any online account you access on a company PC with the company's ...
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Being honest about your dismissal [closed]

Its been months now, I been terminated from my previous job while I was on probation, it was a “Caseation of probation period,” due to many complicated reason e.g. I was not given priority over a ...
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About to get fired. What should I do? [closed]

So I just had my year end review and got a 2 (the Boss takes this review, since were a small team). I joined this company about 6 months ago straight out of college. It was kinda a rollercoaster ride....
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Serious misconduct. Probable termination. Should I quit or just wait? [closed]

I'm from New Zealand and I've been a line worker at a food factory for the past 3 months. To me this is not a career job, simply a way to make some money. However, I have been out of my field for 2 ...
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Listing Previous Work History- 1 Month at Job [duplicate]

I was recently fired from a position after the 30-day trial. I attempted to work out issues with my managers, but they offered no support, no training, and were never available or responsive to ...
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How to represent being fired from first two jobs

So I got a retail job as soon as I turned 16, and was employed there for over a year and a half. I loved it there but took advantage of the system and stole a few clothing items. While it isn't an ...
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Do I have legal rights against a company that offered me a raise to not leave, and then promptly fired me after turning down another offer? [closed]

I was just informed of this situation that occurred somewhere by a co-worker, and was wondering what the legal ramifications are (U.S. Law). To be clear, the scenario is as follows: I tell my boss I'...
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I was let go because I internally fought against unlawful overtime, how do I explain that in interviews? [duplicate]

At my company it was common to order overtime on very short notice (hours) and without proper justification. This is illegal in my country, and I have verified this with a lawyer who also checked my ...
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Should I sign a severance agreement if I already received the money?

I was recently let go from my job and given a two week severance package. The money was deposited into my account almost immediately. I was given an agreement to sign, but I prefer not to sign it ...
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Was I fairly fired? Should I appeal? [closed]

I've posted some previous threads about my job being in trouble, jokes from a new colleague, helping my colleague who is double my age and less experienced and being involved in recruitment. All of ...
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How to handle when you are the target of gossip? [closed]

One of my managers at my new job has been spreading gossip accusing me of misconduct against management at a previous job. This is causing a lot of hostility and made my work environment very ...
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Working since 2.5 months on a job, I've got a much better offer, what to do?

Both work are outsorcing projects (i.e. my de facto and de jure employers differ). On my contract, both sides can terminate in 2 weeks during the trial period (which is far to expire now). I've ...
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When should I disclose an ongoing relationship with someone who is in a legal battle with my employer?

My girlfriend and I worked together for 2 years under the same boss. Her and his professional relationship started to go "south". In the end, it became unbearable for both and together with HR they ...
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Should I resign if I sense that I could get fired/laid off in next review? [closed]

I am not performing according to the standards of my current organization and I can feel it. In the latest review it was mentioned in a different way. I am trying my best but now losing confidence in ...
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How to deal with dismissal when mental health was a factor? [duplicate]

Firstly, my question has been extensively rewritten following a) a flag and b) comments that I needed to clean it up. I was dismissed from a job recently during my probation period. The official ...
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How can I stop feeling jealous when seeing other people's profiles in LinkedIn? [closed]

I was recently laid off from my job, and so I started my job hunt in various sites, including LinkedIn. I never looked into it much but now that I have to, I keep bumping into the profiles of ...
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HR wants to terminate a member of my team [closed]

I am managing a team internationally. one of my team members in another country has access to attendance DB and he changed his attendance from DB directly to be meeting the time attendance policy of ...
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How do I express my interest in volunteer or temp work to a former employer?

I was recently terminated from a full-time job because of business difficulties and budget cuts. I'm still interested in maintaining whatever level of employment I can with the same company, part ...
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How to explain being discharged for “performance reasons” to future employers? [duplicate]

I worked for the City of Jacksonville as a support developer for a year and a half. I worked for their systems fixing and upgrading multiple applications, over 200 tickets in that period. At the end, ...
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Is it appropriate to ask why a coworker was fired?

So in the last month a few people have been terminated, 2 were old hires, 1 was a new hire. I've not heard any official reason why this is happening, just hearsay from colleagues. I'm relatively new ...
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What's wrong about being honest about your career plans? [duplicate]

Premise Until a few weeks ago, I worked for a software company as a software developer. Honestly, I tried to do my best every day. Not only I did what I was supposed to do, but I always tried to ...
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Got fired before second interview

Suppose a person gets fired from his current job. He is in the second round of interviews with another company. How does he tell the company about his termination from his former company?
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What is risk of Absconding [closed]

I was on an international assignment for the last 3 months and recently arrived back in India (my base location). During my on-site assignment, my client offered me a job opportunity. Now I have ...
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Company seems to be having trouble - time to look for a new job? [closed]

So I've been working for a small company for a little over two years - two owners, 3 employees. Recently, a major source of our income was disrupted - it was supposed to be our bread and butter until ...
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My staff is pressuring me to fire a talented employee [closed]

I hired a very talented employee a month ago part-time and this has triggered a stir ever since. The employee is talented, creative, innovative, courteous, generous and very intelligent. He was very ...
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Posted Employer Holiday (7/3) and now employer is saying it is a mandatory work day [duplicate]

My company posts the days off at the beginning of each year. This year it was noted that the employees would have 7/3 off to observe Independence Day. I used the stated day off to make travel plans ...
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Can an employer persue a debt from a former employee? [closed]

We have to terminate an employee for theft. Can we call him to request for payment for the money that he took?
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How to ask your boss to remove a member from your team

I have a team of developers working with me but as we work closely my boss can see what everybody is doing. I have a developer in team which was in every other team in last 2 years and it did not ...
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Cryptic message from colleague - am I about to be fired? [closed]

I've been working at a software company for 6 months now (first job) and am a junior coder. I've been responsible for maintaining and developing a particular system by myself for 3 months but most of ...
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How to leave a student (summer) job without burning bridges?

I've worked at this job for over a year now, and I recently signed on for another year this past April. It's doing research that I really enjoy, and in the past I found the work environment to be ...