I am about a finish one year with my employer and my work permit is close to expiring.At this juncture, I have been assigned a driver level developement job which I cant do in a short time because of my lack of enough skills and my lack of interest in the work. I told them upfront the situation to avoid unnecessary problems for both sides and I asked for a department transfer which was rejected. So, I am now in a corner having no option but to leave the company.
My manager's reaction after this was "It is good that you have told us this before the start of the project, but we have no choice to let you go". My notice period is 1 month and I have been forced to give my resignation and the notice period will be made shorter. But I understand and accept the situation as it is normal in a professional environment. The manager has a good opinion on my character still.
How can I ask for some more grace days so that I can get an another job?
Can I also ask for a recommendation letter from him?
Is it okay if I ask him personally for other job recommendations in other companies since he is a pioneer in the field?