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Questions tagged [termination]

Company deciding that one's services are no longer required. Also known as "being fired."

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How should I “sell” losing my job due to chemistry issues? [duplicate]

I'm in software development in South America. At my current position I've been told many times that my performance is great. And my objective results are great. Basically, I can do the job and I can ...
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Should a director require any consent from hierarchy to fire someone? [closed]

This is a subjective question it seems, wondering if this could be objective though — apologies it it’s not. Context: Banking segment. At director level, wondering if any approval from own hierarchy ...
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My boss wants to get rid of me - what should I do?

Brief story: I work as IT support in a bank. I am an analyst who just graduated from university and my boss is a VP 10-May-2019: My boss told me they will put me on an informal "performance ...
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I have a problematic assistant manager, but I can't fire him

I'm the general manager of a restaurant in a franchise and I've held this position for about 6 months. The company hired me from outside the corporation so I'm still learning about the business. As ...
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Fired from internship for insubordination. How to deal with future job interviews? [duplicate]

Interned at a midsize private company for about 10 months, mainly doing tasks in Excel. My boss asked if I was available over the summer and I said yes. They pitched a new and very complicated project ...
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HELP! I shared a confidential offer letter from job A with another company (job b). Will I lose my offer? [closed]

I recently was given a very generous offer from a well known company (Company A) that I was thrilled to get. At the same time, I was interviewing with job B, which was taking some time, even after ...
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Would It Be wrong if I stopped doing what isn’t required of me?

So basically, I work at a private chiropractic office/physical rehab clinic for about 7 years now. My job title at the start has been “floater” (whatever that means) and throughout the years my tasks ...
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Should I offer contact to my former employer when inquiring about the status of a job interview after a dismissal?

Brief background For my training as a psychotherapist I have to complete a one year internship as a psychologist in a psychiatric clinic. My first employer has terminated my contract at the end of ...
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Is it legal for my employer to ask me to work without contract? [closed]

My full-time contract has expired 2 months ago. My employer told me that I have to convert my contract to a permanent role as I have completed more than 2 years with the company. So I continued ...
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How does being on a PIP affect my relocation bonus and future business trip?

Last year, I moved to a different state of the US to start a new job. The company gave me a signing bonus to assist with the relocation. If I leave the company within 2 years of starting, my offer ...
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Can an employer terminate a contract prior to the start date? [closed]

I signed a teaching assistant contract a month before the starting date and did processing government employment requirement with expenses. Two weeks before start of work, employer said to discontinue ...
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How do I communicate my peer's incompetence to our manager?

I have been at my current job about a year (hired fresh out of college). About six month ago my manager left and I came under the management of another senior lead (who was not formerly focused ...
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If forced to answer “yes” or “no” for having being fired when applying to job, what to do if you were unjustly fired?

I was reminded of this question from How to answer "Have you ever been terminated?" Awhile ago I was fired for just cause. I still think it was unfair and was looking into legal actions, ...
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Got fired, accepted an old offer, now they are doing a background check, what should I do?

I received an offer to relocate abroad when I was working for some company. I got fired some time after receiving this offer. Then, I accepted the relocation offer without disclosing I had been ...
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I left before payday - now i'm being told I owe money? [closed]

First off i'm really sorry if this sounds stupid, I'm just really not educated in this area. So i started a new job at the start of January - after a 3 weeks it was clear it wasn't for me, and so I ...
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What is normal when you get fired from a larger company?

Last week I was fired from a 500+ person company for reasons I won't talk much about, but it was on the verge of a wrongful termination. Let's just say my old boss lied to get me fired since he didn't ...
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Company not paying my last paycheck, what do I do?

I was recently let go from my job. Their HR advised they would like both parties to leave on good terms. However, I have not received my last paycheck that was legally supposed to be provided to me in ...
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What to tell your next employer if you are being bullied into resigning from your current role?

Following on from this question I received a written warning for my performance, how can I save my job? where the person asking received a warning letter and later resigned, I am in a similar ...
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Is it appropriate for managers to emphasize that tasks cannot be completed after multiple employees have left team?

In our team one person was let-off last year. That person wasn't replaced and the work down was absorbed by the remaining team members. It got hectic. Then there was another team that was working on ...
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How to justify the need for knowledge transfer

I have 7 outsourced employees and 2 employees with a yearly contract. Management wants to get rid of 5 of the outsourced employees as soon as possible and replace them with 5 new outsourced employees ...
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Terminating IT contractor [closed]

Hi we recently took on an IT contractor at a senior level, he did pass a coding test and was interviewed and discussed technologies we used to see if he was familiar with them, which he said he was. ...
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Sacked due to undisclosed DBS [closed]

Hi I'm wondering if anyone can help. I started work as a support worker adults in feb19 injax to have a DBs I has a conviction of benefit fraud due to selling my own items on eBay it was classed as ...
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Forced resignation/sexual + religous harassment + injury [closed]

I applied and got a job around Thanksgiving, but I turned down the offer. The company gave my resume to a manager from a different company anyway. I was contacted a week before Christmas of 2018 ...
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Called into a meeting and told we are being made redundant (laid off) and “not to share outside”. Can I tell my partner?

As title. Just been told we are being laid off, and asked to keep it confidential from anyone outside this room. They sent us home "to absorb the news". Is it really the case that we cannot tell ...
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Employer asked to leave first, then gave 6 months to improve [closed]

My friend work in a small size software company - 15 employees(lets say X) went through a strange situation today, he was asked first by the employer (Lets say Boss B) that If he can leave the company ...
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Easiest way to sack a developer who is on probation but isn't performing

My friend, a non-technical manager, has a software developer employee who was hired 5 months ago and is still on probation (6 months probation). The employee was given a task with estimate for 4 ...
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Dealing with an internal ScriptKiddie

We've been dealing with a credit card number scraping problem on our website for a couple of months. Proper authorities and card processors and card holders have been notified. I have evidence which ...
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Fired for posting information about my company online. What did I do wrong? [closed]

Yesterday, my boss called me into his office and said I was being let go. He told me that it was because I had been posting information about my company online. I presume he means Workplace Stack ...
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Question about background check in interview with Government Department

I have an upcoming interview with a government department for a co-op position in my bachelor's degree program. This department retains some people after co-op, so this is the biggest opportunity I've ...
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My boss gave me an end date for my job- but he wants a very complex project done before then

I've been working as a software engineer contractor for the last year and a half, at a company that has been promising to onboard me as a full employee for over seven months. However, I was recently ...
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Fired for “breach of privacy” [closed]

One of my close friends has allegedly been fired for "gross misconduct" via breach of privacy with no prior warning nor issues. The company's (a big american pharmaceutical) HR has investigated their ...
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Is an installation of Adobe Photoshop on a personal computer a reasonable grounds for immediate termination? [closed]

I recently was quite unexpectedly let go from my current company for reasons unbenownst to me (official reasoning was 'lack of performance'. They said they had had 'multiple meetings with me' to try ...
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Clearance and prior termination

Here’s my situation: I briefly left software work for another career in academia and am looking to return to software work. The company I have an offer from requires me to get a public trust clearance ...
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Could a German employer terminate a contract before the effective/start date?

The contract is for an indefinite term under laws of Germany, there should be 2 weeks notice during the probation period and it only mentions that the employee should pay a penalty if he terminates ...
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Terminated after being physically assaulted by a coworker in my office without any direct witness

A few years ago, I was assaulted by a coworker of mine who had a history of domestic violence (per a common friend, who dated him for a while). He had a short fuse and, on different occasions, had an ...
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Quit to avoid being fired?

My workplace, where I've been working for 6 years now, has become more and more toxic the past few years and I've been considering to quit. Specifically I've been thinking to notify them months in ...
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My previous employer made me leave my job, afterwards called it termination/expulsion and my salary is still not paid [closed]

Time line of events : December : Joined A startup as a team lead. January : Got paid late for December month salary at 10th January instead of last payment date 15th. Got paid in half and another ...
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Determine Rehire Precedence with Firm [closed]

I am wanting to find out how to determine if there is precedences at a company for re-hiring persons who were terminated from the firm. I need ideas on how to find out this information. REVISION - ...
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Rehire after termination [closed]

I'd like to know how one can be re-hired at Garmin following a termination.
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How do I make amends and go about apologizing to former manager(s) after being dismissed for gross misconduct?

I was fired for gross misconduct , and want to apologize to my former mangers as I didn't see them at all during my last days at the company. Should i ring/message them to ask to meet face to face to ...
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Forfeiting 4 days of floating holidays/personal time after leaving current job?

I have already put in my 2 week notice for my current employer, as I will be starting another job in about 2-weeks time. However, I failed to remember that I have 4 unused floating holidays/personal ...
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Fired from 4-month job in which I gained experience and skills working as a cashier and in food service

In 2017, I worked at an amusement park for about 4 months and got experience working as a cashier and at multiple different restaurants and other food/drink service locations in the park such as Tim ...
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How to deal with end of employment after probation period

I've recently ended with a company after my probation period with a company in the UK. However during the position I've learnt some valuable skills, including new techniques and coding languages, ...
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Interviewing spouse of a fired employee

We are a small organisation (50+ people). Recently an employee was fired. Events leading to her termination escalated quickly and everything happened very fast (within 1-2 days). Obviously, she did ...
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Fired for doing disallowed web searches; how can I show it was outside my control?

My employer found that I had been conducting certain prohibited web searches on my work devices, and fired me. I had no screen locks or passwords on any of my work devices - and didn't know I was ...
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Wanting to leave to start my own business, however the company president relies on me heavily

I'm looking to leave to start my own business. I'm managing a team of 9 developers and our president is not very tech fluent to say the least. Also, our president is about to let go of an ...
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What does a job reference check/back ground check actually entail? [closed]

I was fired from my last job for gross misconduct due to a breach of confidentiality. When i apply for jobs in the future, what exactly happens when my new employer does a reference check on my past ...
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Why fire an employee who is resigning?

If an employee tells their manager about plans to leave the company at a certain date or even hand in their resignation with a longer notice than required by the contract, there is the possibility ...
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Have I been terminated? [closed]

I am working with a bank in india. I stole money from my friends bag and when the cctv footage was checked by mentor, I kept all the money in her bag and everyone came to know my friend found her ...
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What are the ethical concerns of giving a notice period to an incompetent employee when it’s not required by contract? [closed]

I'm a team leader and I have a developer subordinate who is incompetent. They joined the company about six months ago and have failed in every single task given. At first, I thought it was simply an ...