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

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Was let go from my job and client wants to know what happened. What do I say?

I was hired as an Account Supervisor at a small communications firm. The owner was my boss and the rest of the staff about 3 other people were contractors. I worked there roughly for 3 months, doing ...
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How should an IT manager discuss retrieving equipment and IP with a terminated employee?

Handling it when someone resigns is one thing... But when we let someone go in the company it's difficult for me as the IT manager to engage this individual over the phone or via email. The need is ...
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Explaining being fired from a job that was never a good fit [duplicate]

Backstory: My husband got a job that moved us out of state, and necessitated me leaving a "corporate" company I had been with for almost 11years. I worked with a recruiter to find a position in my ...
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How can I explain a termination at an interview?

I am wondering what the best answer is to a termination question at an interview. I was terminated due to what they allege as misconduct, which I won at my Unemployment Compensation Appeals Hearing. ...
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How to deal with a manager who wants to fire me? [closed]

Problem context: I was hired as an associate to a company. I promised to work anywhere within 15kms radius from home. I had to hide some facts from the manager about me, during the interview. After ...
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How do I get my boss to quit? [closed]

I work at a non-profit in California, where the entire team of 6 has become increasingly unhappy with our Director. She has been around for 13 years, is an old dog who refuses to learn new tricks, ...
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Should I resign before I lose my current job? [closed]

I've seen responses to this question on other forums (bear with me, this isn't a duplicate). My situation is tenuous at best. I had a career change into software development about 6 years ago and ...
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Employer bad-mouthing after being terminated after being set up for failure

A fried of mine ran into the following situation in Australia. She was hired by a consulting firm (I will not mention any names here), and was subsequently sent to a client to work there. From there, ...
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Building access controls removed for leavers

My workplace recently updated the access control system so now you need to swipe in and out and if the system thinks you're inside already, it won't let you come in again (say you forgot to swipe out ...
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What are the pros and cons of quitting before getting fired? [closed]

What are the pros and cons of quitting before getting fired or laid off? Presumably, if you quit, you lose your unemployment benefits. On the other hand, if following your job termination, you try to ...
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What is my notification period for leaving my job? [closed]

Recently I have been offered a position with a new company. I plan to submit my notice soon to leave my current job but I am unclear what my notification period will be. I have been in my current ...
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What is the etiquette for fellow employee working long-distance let go?

So normally if a friend at work is let go you might go out for happy hour or some small gathering or event. What do you when you have worked with someone for years yet you are hundreds or thousands ...
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How to explain “personality clash” as reason for termination

Background I have lost a job after five months, being told the reason is a "personality clash" in how I work, i.e. I "change too much stuff". Question Since I only was aware of the months-long ...
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“At will” employment definition

In the United States, does "at will" employment basically mean that a company can fire a person at any time without cause? Aren't most companies like this?
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Friend read ticket not meant for him, implying he had nothing to do

A few days ago, my friend received a ticket that was not meant for him. He automatically opened it and started reading through it. After a few lines he understood that this ticket was not meant for ...
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Should I put the job I was fired from on my resume when there was a hostile altercation/police involved

I resigned from my last-but-one job after 4 months because the hours were insane and as a single mom to 3, I needed to work a normal 9 to 5 with occasional overtime. So I accepted a job offer with 9 ...
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I think I may have been terminated, how can I find out my status?

Today I resigned. My boss did not take it well. He locked me out of my company email and informed me that he wanted me to work strict office hours during my notice period of 1 week. (9-5 is unheard-of ...
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Why do companies fire and hire in parallel? [closed]

I've seen a couple of cases where companies lay off entire divisions because of corporate restructuring, legacy (or older) technology, etc. But at the same time they hire outsiders. Instead of ...
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Finding a new job after being let go

At the beginning of April I started a job at a company developing responsive web software in PHP. It was for an entry level position and they told me they understood that I didn't have much experience ...
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How to answer “Why were you fired?” if you were not given any reason for being fired?

I am asking just to be prepared should it ever happen, because it has happened to a very few people I know: they are top performers, have always been given positive feedback by their superiors, have ...
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Time/Punch clock at least 1 minute ahead, people being written up for being 1 minute late according to time clock? [closed]

As the title says, myself and others have been getting write ups for being one minute late according to the punch clock, even though in reality we were on time. The time clock is always off by 1 ...
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Is it a legitimate to add a skill to a job description and then claim a termination for cause when that skill is lacking? [duplicate]

I was hired after clearly conveying that I did not have skill X. Within 24 hours of my requesting accommodation for disability, I was terminated on the claim that skill X was essential to my job, and ...
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I requested accommodation & was terminated the next day. Now what? [closed]

I was working through a recruiter after being interviewed for a FED position (that's how they described it) for a shop where most programmers did at least some C# / full stack. During the interview, I ...
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Is it advisable to tell my colleague that he is getting fired?

Yesterday, my manager told me that my colleague would get fired. Then I asked my boss for the reason, and he gave an explanation. After we finished the conversation, I continued working. When I came ...
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Employees speaking out against the boss. As a boss, how would I handle this? [closed]

As the leader of a company, I find out that a couple of employees are publicly airing their comments against my political views, even though those political views are not creating a conflict of ...
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Can I omit previous work experience from future job applications and my resume?

I managed to get myself fired from my last full-time job, and finding other work since then has been difficult. I used to put that job down for previous work experience, along with my termination from ...
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What strategies can I use to deal with a workplace with an “easy hire, easy fire” policy?

I work in a company that has an easy hire easy fire approach. The rate at which people are fired is over 15% of the workforce each year. The worst part is that an explanation is not given for those ...
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Resign or be fired having recently joined a company as a graduate?

I spent a summer working as an engineer for a cool company working on biotech. They liked me and wanted me to return after graduation, I even got a scholarship from them (which I would have to return ...
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Is it normal to be marked “Fired” regardless of how you leave the company?

I just recently resigned from a position on what I thought was good terms, but I was told that no matter when or how I quit, whether I give 2 weeks notice or not, I will be considered "Fired" or ...
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How to get hired again at a company that laid you off or let you go? [closed]

What are the best conditions and best steps one can take to successfully apply again for a role in a company that previously laid you off or let you go (for whatever reason)? I am asking because it ...
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Is it ok to ask former colleagues for feedback after being terminated?

I was recently fired from a job, and am struggling to understand why. The reasons given were unclear and contradictory, and management were defensive when I asked for detail - this was also my ...
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How should I handle a boss that threatened to fire me and won't explain why?

I work at a small company with three managers (Andy, Bob and Charlie, for the purposes of this question). Andy has been making snide and cutting remarks to me in meetings, making me feel ...
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Tactfully negotiating ambiguous management policies

Recently there was a severe weather alert (level 3 emergency) in the county where I work. Company policy states that if there is a level 3 emergency declared, the day will be unpaid with no ...
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Explaining getting fired in job interview?

At my first job, the environment was very stressful. For instance, as an android developer, we were expected to develop and QA applications in the number of 1 to 2 every few weeks. There was ...
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Should I include <6 months of previous experience where I got terminated for a missed day at work? [duplicate]

The whole situation is a bit more complicated than that. I got terminated because of a missed day but I had other complications as well (a major work accident). So although I did get terminated ...
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How to convince the CEO to share some details about firing our previous leader

How should I share my thoughts with our CEO that firing our previous leader without any concrete publicized reason/background (except that the management and the old manager has different view of the ...
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How do I explain wrongful termination in an interview?

I worked at a retail store (big company, locations in multiple countries) for a couple of years as a low level employee. I was eventually promoted to supervisor. I remained in that position for ...
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What are the common indicators for employment termination? [closed]

To narrow the scope of the question, I will isolate the job to a corporate environment in which the job revolves around the provision of business improvement recommendations and strategic advice to ...
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How much information should I give my former boss when I lost a company key? [closed]

I just ended my job and my last day was yesterday. I had lost my keys (I know, I'm bad) and informed the secretary who is encharge of them and she gave me a replacement set. The other day when I left ...
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Spoken, but unwritten. Followed, by most. Options?

I've been working in Iowa for a privately held company for over 4 years now as a salaried employee. For the last 2 1/2 years, I have had a photo of my daughter at my desk. Our cubes / desks are in a ...
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Why would a company prefer firing people to laying them off?

During the interview process with a company I once worked for, the company bragged about how they had never had to lay off anyone. This was a company that had been in business for decades and which ...
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How can I get management to hold other employees accountable for their actions? [closed]

I'm in an environment where I feel 15% of the team is doing 85% of the overall work. There is a lot of "dead weight" that tends to cause more issues then adding to the company's profit margin. My ...
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How to deal with an employer that forces me to drive in unsafe conditions [closed]

Suppose there is a forecasted blizzard where the government has advised not to drive. I would like to leave work early in order to get home before the blizzard (or not come to work at all that day) ...
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How do I cheer up the team after someone is fired?

I never know how to deal with the situation, and I could use some professional pointers. We are a small company and a tight-knit team. Generally, our team is full of soft-spoken, kind-hearted folks. ...
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Termination vs. Solicited Resignation

Is a solicited resignation any better than termination for an employee? Does anyone know of real-life situations where specific things were asked to be mentioned in the resignation letter. How would ...
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Getting fired for cause?

I have recently been in a fight with the management team of my company. After that incident, the company accussed me of stealing proprietary information, and made me take a few paid days off while ...
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Is it legal to discriminate against smokers in one's company in Canada or USA?

Being a non-smoker myself, I often find working with smokers to be irritating for various reasons. Are there any laws prohibiting the employers from discriminating against smoker employees in their ...
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What should be the best criteria for deciding of lay-offs?

Even in good times lay offs of people can happen for extreme poor performance or disciplinary issues. However, Lay offs in the time of recession is quite another things. Usually several departments ...