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Recently I had some troubles with one of the bosses of my employer company, and I think he is now working on my firing. Fortunately, other bosses are sympathising with me, but I have no way to know, how do they decide.
It is Germany.
Now I got a meeting invitation to a "yearly meeting". These are held yearly for the employee. Although they are held in practice not so regularly. It is a personal meeting between the employee, the HR co-worker and one of the bosses (last is not always there).
The timing of the meeting invitation roughly passes to the time where it should be held, but it happens surprisingly coincidently after these little "troubles".
Now the HR co-worker wrote to me this in the meeting invitation:
If you have any questions, say them to me.
It is uncommon - typically, in the case of the meeting invitations, the questions should be asked on the meeting, and not before them, from one of the participiants.
On the previous meeting, only I talked with this HR co-worker. On this meeting, also one of the bosses (who seems liking me) will take part.
Actually, I have only a single question:
Will you fire me?
However, exactly this is what I can't ask. If they want to fire me, they will say it to me on the meeting, and not before.
But I would like to know the answer. What should I do?
Result: Finally I didn't react, just silently accepted the invitation. It was an ordinary meeting, as usual. The possibility of a firing wasn't even indirectly mentioned. It seems I seriously misinterpreted the power relation between the bosses. The HR worker probably suspected, that I have this fear, and I think he might tried to avoid it with this message. At the meeting I already knew, that my fears were groundless, because also many other co-workers had their yearly meeting at the time.