I was fired 2 weeks ago from a startup and one of the reasons was that 'this isn't a 9-5 job, we are trying to do something nobody has ever done before and I don't think you're at that stage in your life where you're ready to dedicate yourself to this job.'
Translation: We are peer pressured into staying at the office for 10, 11, 12 hours a day everyday with no overtime or equity or anything. I did this in the beginning but lately reduced it down to 9.5-10 hours per day. Full story here : Got fired for not working enough overtime, just before the end of probation. What should I do?
Anyway my boss had originally handed me this Termination letter giving me until October end at the company. I asked him whether an extension would be possible as it would be difficult to find something so soon and then there's the added pressure of the Aufenthalstitel (German Residence Permit) being reduced to 3 months after termination.
So he said he'd talk to the CFO and see if they could find other tasks for me and keep me on (with maybe a reduced salary) until Feb/March next year. This of course gives me breathing room which is great. But anyway, nothing is final yet and this could also just be a ploy to keep me motivated to work.
However, I am still wondering whether I should start logging my hours myself and whether this makes sense?