I'm an MBA from a premier institute and work as a manager with a big MNC. I'm responsible for handling a major area in my country.
Although I only have 3 years experience, my performance has been excellent. I have been receiving a lot of awards in my tenure with my company.
However, I have been facing some personal problems since April and my work has been affected. My manager gave me a warning a month ago that if my performance doesn't improve they'll fire me.
I have worked hard in the last month, but there is an overall dip in the business across the country and of course in my region as well. Though, he has appreciated my work during this month, the targets were not met, but that is true for all regions, not just mine.
However, yesterday, I was asked to leave and I was only told "You did not meet expectations." when I asked for clarification.
I am thoroughly perplexed. I was a top performer 6 months back and I have been asked to go now. I feel I wasn't given enough time to prove myself again.
Shouldn't there be a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP)? Or something? Can they fire me within a month? How do I tackle this situation without picking up a fight?
Apologies, if this confusing. English is not my first language.