I've been fired from my job because of personality clash with one of the employees. My work was more than satisfactory.
I was told that my probation was being extended (this is my 5th month now) by the end of the 3rd month. The conversation was vague, my manager didn't give me a solid reason and I'd assumed that it was passed on. So basically, I worked like a dummy (this last project was a critical one), gave up on job search or everything else, not knowing I was (or considered to be) on probation.
I am now asked to
- work and get paid for 2 more weeks till I finish the project;
- sign a letter accepting this situation.
I'm bitter about the probation and the letter refers to it.
I'm now wondering:
a) What happens if I don't sign anything while I'm leaving, am I liable?
b) Am I supposed to produce further work? I mean: do more on the project and even finish it? I'll be fully transferring it. However, "working on the project still before" is something else.
My manager is giving me reference -- I don't want to jeopardize this. What position would I be putting him in if I go this way? I worry that denying probation will reflect on him since he was the one telling me that. However, I lived in this, worked, told people thinking that I was being appreciated. Signing it would be falsifying myself and the situation is heavy on my professional dignity as is.
I signed the letter, making and initializing a note on it that says something like "i wasn't aware that I was in probation, never heard back to my inquiry .. ". all went smooth. in touch w/my manager.