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

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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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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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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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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 ...