I was mad last month and I decided to take 2 weeks off.

They paid me anyway.

I had to take last friday off, and now there was a strange escallation (CEO was in CC stating I was absent for a sudden meeting while I was out for a short break).

I went to talk to HR, and then she spoke to CEO who had shown me he wasn't happy etc.

The CEO told me that I should resign or find a way to leave because I am not as responsible as they expect their workers to be.

Then, he asked the HR about my resignation and how many weeks notice, and she told him that "he didn't resign" or anything.

A litte after, HR comes to me and talks nice to me and tells me that I have to make efforts to comfort top management again.

-- He thought I had already turned in my resignation letter.

This CEO seems to be always missing information and relies much on gossip and social media.

At the end of the day, I was assigned a reporting/typing job instead of programming stuff.

Am I being tested or are they planning to get rid of me?

  • You took two weeks off without permission or notice? You just went and didn’t turn up for work for two weeks? – user44108 Nov 8 '17 at 22:04
  • I had a medical certificate, stating I need to rest. – Bonaparte Nov 8 '17 at 22:07
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    Please tag your nation and/or state – Old_Lamplighter Nov 8 '17 at 22:29
  • He thought you had already resigned because he told you to, I don't find that surprising at all. Most people try hard to do what the CEO tells them to do. – cdkMoose Nov 8 '17 at 22:34
  • He told her something like "what does his resigning letter say, the one he turned in"? – Bonaparte Nov 8 '17 at 22:36

The CEO told me that I should resign or find a way to leave because I am not as responsible as they expect their workers to be.

Seems pretty clear to me what they are planning...

You should probably start looking for a new job.

  • Although he thought I already resigned? – Bonaparte Nov 8 '17 at 22:10
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    Not turning up to work for two weeks is basically throwing your job away. People don’t do that and expect to keep their jobs... – user44108 Nov 8 '17 at 22:16
  • What are they waiting for, then? – Bonaparte Nov 8 '17 at 22:25
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    @Bonaparte You didn't tell us where you live or whether you're at-will, but firing people is hard in some situations in some places. Asking you to resign is not firing you. – Dukeling Nov 8 '17 at 22:26
  • The meeting just happened, HR, during the second meeting, told me don't resign, kind of "he didn't mean it" ... – Bonaparte Nov 8 '17 at 22:28

Sounds like this isn't in the U.S., so your mileage may vary.

They want you to resign so that they don't have to pay any severance or unemployment insurance. If you quit, you forfeit potential benefits.

  • There's no way of knowing why they want him to resign, and severance/unemployment insurance laws are highly dependent on OP's location, and may not even be a factor in the CEO's comment. – Herb Wolfe Nov 8 '17 at 23:13

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