Recently I was placed on a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP), for a six month period. I am very confused because although it was not a huge surprise it did not have to come down to this. My manager has given me verbal warnings in the past for minor things but now putting everything in writing including lies and unconfirmed and not crossed referenced facts shows ill- intentions (or maybe I am over analyzing it). I have been in the industry for over 15 years and never had anything like this happen to me. I had issues in the past that were addressed with a review and by next years review expectations and performance were in perfect alignment.
I have been with this company for almost two years. Some of the things that came up on the PIP happened my first year at the company. Why didn't they get addressed then?
I want to think that my manager had the best intentions to keep me that is why he gave me the PIP but the fact that he lied Is telling me that he is giving me a heads up to start looking for another job. Do you think he is buying time for him self to start the hiring process and have me finish the project I am working on under much more pressure?
What is your advice do I have a chance to stay if I successfully meet all the PIP objectives? Or should I move on? My gut feeling is telling me to move on. The bridge is already on fire!!