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

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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?

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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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 ...
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Abusive employer and “effective contract changes”

I am trying to navigate a really nasty scenario with my current employer, and am hoping there is a professional tactic or approach that won't require consulting with a lawyer, as I'm pretty much broke ...
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Off work due to Dental work gone bad; employer being elusive about return to work, discrimination? [closed]

New employer (2 weeks), temp job but hopeful for future regular employment. Had a dental procedure that injured the trigeminal nerve causing cluster headache for 6+ weeks. Kept manager updated. ...
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How to convince potential employers that I was not laid off due to poor performance

I worked in a big company, and was laid off during the company restructure, along with 2000 other employees. This was well covered in the news. It was definitely not because of my poor performance; ...
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Why did I get fired right before my last day? [closed]

I was "fired" (their words) right before my last scheduled day, and I don't understand why. This happened a while ago, but lately it has been been really bugging me. I was hoping that someone might ...
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How to deal with my current employer finding out about my application to immigrate to Canada?

The Canadian immigration officials apparently verify work experience by contacting my current employer. No one at my workplace knows about my application. I fear that I may lose my job or face other ...
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Should I put that I was fired on the job application site? [duplicate]

After working for a year I was fired due to product mismanagement. (I worked at a restaurant and ate food that was going to get thrown out. GM didn't like it. GM also didn't like me because me and one ...
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Symptoms of firing/terminating an employee from a corporation? [closed]

In my company I have been seeing two symptoms of firing/terminating me from the corporation. They are not giving projects for me but giving to some other employees. They are frequently asking me ...
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Blocked from applying for other jobs in company

I have worked for my current employer for almost 14 years, working from home. There was an incident a couple of years back where I was unable to work because the company-provided equipment was not ...
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Should I tell my boss about my coworker possibly leaving? [duplicate]

One of my coworkers just told me he's put his resume out there and just had a phone interview - he did this on site, at our office! This is not a duplicate of Should I raise concerns about a ...
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How can I respond to a CEO asking me to terminate an employee for reasons I disagree with?

I am managing a technical team and a woman in QA has gotten engaged to one of my male developers. The CEO phoned to ask me to terminate the woman working in QA (providing two months of salary ...
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posting warnings and thank-you letters in public

Sometimes, some of the employees over perform while others perform very bad. for those who work very hard, a thank you letters and raises are motivations for them. As CTO, I have a case that one of my ...
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My former employer is witholding my final paycheck and W2 [closed]

I was let go from my place of work in California on the 6th of January. My now former employer explicitly told me that she'll have my paycheck on the following Thursday (15th). That day came around ...
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can I get fired for telling a coworker I heard she would be let go? [closed]

I told my coworker that our boss said she might be let go until she is of age to serve alcohol in the restaurant where I work. I'm not a supervisor or a manager of any sort; my boss told me that she ...
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Rights When Terminated Without Fair Process [closed]

A friend has just been dismissed from her job for "not being good enough." This fell on her out of the blue, with no prior warning, no development or action plan, and no notice period. Apparently the ...
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Not being paid but not formally laid off / made redundant

A friend was recently informed that his project at work ran out of money, and he should not show up for work again. His boss also informed him that he was not "let go" and would have to turn in a ...
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My immediate supervisor told me the head boss wanted to fire me but he(my supervisor) told him not too. What can I do if anything? [closed]

My immediate supervisor told me the head boss wanted to fire me but he(my supervisor) told him not too. What can I do if anything?
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Can prospective employers generally find out if a candidate was fired for cause?

In the US it's pretty common for prospective employers to contact a candidate's previous employers to verify employment (dates and job title, at least). In the US, lawsuits are common enough that ...
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Can I terminate an accepted at-will internship before it starts? [closed]

I have an internship offer from a good tech company (A) that is about to expire and I cannot ask for an extension. However I am still interviewing with a better company that I really want to work for ...
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My former employer is still paying me. What do I do?

I recently ended employment as a salaried worker with a large corporation. I have just received one more paycheck as if I was still an employee of that corporation, for the full amount that I would ...
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Terminated after 5 months, should I add it to a resume?

I'm FOR SURE being terminated from an "at will" position on Thursday. Things didn't work out on both sides. They expected more out of me, and I of them. (I was told I would be mentored, which ...
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Termination Letter for working in two companies at a time [closed]

One of my employee was working in two companies, my management has decided to terminate him. Please share a sample termination letter
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What should I do in my notice period besides finishing my current project? [closed]

Some of you might remember the question I asked a month ago, My performance heavily suffers from distractions and partial code rewrites. How can I fix this?. As I expected, the week after, I had a ...
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Company retains right to terminate anytime for any reason [closed]

Employment contracts often state that the company "retains the right to terminate employment at anytime for any reason". Given this understanding, how are there "wrongful terminations" in the ...
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I am a software contractor and I had to be hospitalized for several days for a mental health condition, now I might lose my job

Basically, past Sunday night I informed my manager via e-mail that I was admitting myself to the hospital. I'd rather not say the exact symptoms but I was not thinking correctly or safely. I have ...
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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?