Questions tagged [termination]

For questions about termination of employment, typicall for cause (firing). See tag info for details. Contrast with layoff and quitting.

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Desperate for advice dealing with maniacal management [closed]

Summary: I work in that company for 8 years. I want to transfer to another department because my current management has done illegal things that I've documented in emails to them. I think they prevent ...
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Can an employer terminate a contract immediately if I disclose I am joining a competitor at a future date?

I have a job offer from my employer's competitor. I am not bound by any non-compete clauses. Colleagues often plan their departures to occur right after equity vesting dates and then pre-announce this ...
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Positive feedback but fired for poor performance

Last week I got fired from a job where I've been working for about a year and a half. There is a head of the department and the team lead. The team lead was always giving me positive feedback ...
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Extracting work from people who are on PIPs but who we also cannot fire?

I work on a team of seven software developers where two of them have basically just given up. They got put on performance improvement plans, but instead of upping their game they are basically waiting ...
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Am I being unreasonable with my company which is trying to change my commuting shortly after hiring me?

I was just hired for my first full-time position since graduating from University. The location is 15 minutes away from my parent’s house, and I just moved back in with them from college to accept/...
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Employee effectively not working during notice period

Location: Germany We have an employee that was laid off because his performance was unsatisfactory. His notice period is 3 months. We were hoping, he would at least do some trivial, but time-consuming ...
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Am I about to get fired for poor performance?

I'm a new grad 6 months in to a startup job and am loving it, but I don't think they are loving me. I was hired mainly for my skills related to subject A but I have been tasked mostly with subject B. ...
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Government needs more specific reason from company that had terminated me

I had worked at a job where I was terminated. The reason for termination wasn't made very clear to me. The manager said I would get a positive reference from her and she would indicate I'm eligible ...
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How to force disgruntled worker not to publicly disclose “GPL'ed code”

I'm currently the only HR worker at a medium sized engineering firm in Canada. There should normally be 2 additionally HR workers on-staff more senior than me, but one is on parental leave and the ...
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How can I give a chance to a coworker for a new job interview without getting him fired?

I'm currently the lead of my department. A coworker has never worked before professionally and I've taught him most of the stuff he knows right now. Of course he had some experience in the field, but ...
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“Ace” engineer deliberately broke his own toe to avoid training replacements during notice period [closed]

I work at a large company that, unfortunately, has a recurring habit of hiring small armies of under-trained and under-skilled junior engineers that don't get much done (mostly due to our lack of ...
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Getting fired for hanging up on customer who was acting belligerent

I work in a call center doing tech support. I've worked there less than a year but passed my probation period. I have done tech support before for and have worked as a call agent before (but never ...
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Recommendation on resigning vs terminated

For several months I had a feeling my company wanted to get rid of me because of office politics, and for a while it has been a hostile work environment. My suspicion was confirmed when they put me on ...
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Is it appropriate to walk out after giving notice before my two weeks are up?

I started my job two months ago. Since then I have learned we are over staffed and I spend the majority of the day with nothing to do. I found a new job that is a better fit and handed in my two weeks ...
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Employer is terminating my notice period early without consent

Last week I handed in my resignation. In my contract it stipulates that the company can terminate employment given one month's written notice and the employee given three months’ notice. My contract ...
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How to stop being exploited by the employer and ensure getting my payment

I have been working online. I am being exploited by being sent tasks that require a lot of time, maybe the whole day. In addition, I don’t receive enough compensation for my work, for example we agree ...
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I'm worried I'll be fired for mistakes. What can I do? [closed]

In nursing it is easy to unfortunately slip up in smaller matters, and managers tend to blow things out of proportion. How many mistakes is reasonable before firing someone? Nursing is such a high ...
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Senior wants me gone, one way or another

I've been working my first real tech job (as a fullstack web developer) at a local company for almost a year now. Prior to that, I had 2 summer internships and some personal projects. At the current ...
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Was terminated for unclear reasons. How to ask for a reference?

I was recently terminated from my job. It came with no notice or warning. The work was on call and I was consistently getting close to full time. But it was known we were entering the slow time of ...
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Was suddenly terminated. Gave strange reason for issues I was never aware of and disagree with interpretation

I recently was terminated from a job. I had been there for about 4 months. The main manager gave multiple reasons why it happened I was still in probation They did not have enough work for me There ...
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How to handle social interactions with someone I fired for poor performance?

I fired someone for poor performance several months ago, and they haven't signed their severance paperwork yet so I am actively worried about litigation. I saw last weekend that they just joined my ...
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Should it be standard practice for a fault finder to be shunted / fired? [closed]

A co-worker was speaking (positively) to our boss about a programmer in a team she knows in a parent company, where the programmer was pointing out the "right things" to his bosses. My boss ...
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After an employee has been terminated, how long should you wait before taking away their access to company email? [closed]

Should I email them a notice period like I will take away your access to company email in 5 days so please back up your stuff or should I just take it away?
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Foreigner working in Germany, company wants to terminate me before the notice period ends. How should I handle this?

I have been working in a German start-up company for one year and three months. I come from Asia. My employer has given me a notice of termination at the end of Oct 2020. The notice period was 3 ...
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I got fired on my last day; is that possible?

On my last day of work, I didn't feel comfortable going due to men making multiple sexual comments. The day before, I had a lot on my mind, and I was too scared to go. On the morning of my last day, I ...
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Fired by an Intoxicated Boss

Last week, my boss was visibly intoxicated and told me I was fired. I asked if he was serious, and he said yes. He gave some nonsensical reason about me eating too much KFC. He then rambled about ...
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To disclose (termination) or not to disclose?

I work at a large organization. After working at this organization for several years our management has announced to me that they will be terminating my contract. I am not leaving the company on very ...
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Disagreement over termination date [closed]

I am resigning. My current employer terminates my benefits immediately. My prospective employer wants to start me at the end of November. I requested to end my employment the day before. However, that ...
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I just got fired. What to tell in future interviews? And was I dismissed fairly? [duplicate]

I was laid off 2 hours ago and I don't have a big savings buffer, so I am immediately sending out job applications and getting in contact with my network to try and land a new job ASAP. My question ...
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How to write a forced resignation letter?

The university that I work at is asking me to resign in lieu of termination. I have basically been told that if I don't resign I will be terminated. My manager and HR have asked me to send them my ...
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Should I agree to my manager's resignation offer or wait to be terminated?

I work as a developer for a university in the US. Due to various reasons, my manager feels that my performance is not good enough and that the role is not a good fit for me. He has talked to HR a few ...
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Underpaying employer trying to get me to extend notice period; should I just give excessive notice in hopes they'll pay severance?

Background I've worked with my current employer (Ontario division of a large tech company) for about 5 years now. For the past 5 years, I've been in a "senior engineer" position, but for the ...
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When you get terminated should you get something in writing?

I had been working at a store for 2 months. All of a sudden the manager informed me I was not being hired beyond my probationary period and that I wasn't working there anymore. There was never any ...
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Senior engineer requesting promotion without payraise after promotion deferred due to COVID

One of our senior engineers, "Gus", has been working towards the top level of engineer in our company, "Principal Software Engineer". The promotion is a pay increase, more ...
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Just fired - how to know if I'm a good Software Engineer?

I just got fired from my job. It was my first software engineering job out of college, and I was there for just over a year. The reason was that they do not think they can train me to have the ...
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If I was sacked for gross misconduct, will it show on my DBS for future checks?

I was fired for gross misconduct. I have stolen 10 pounds from a client in a care home. I have been offered a job by my old employer (the employer I was with before the current job) ; they said they ...
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Been slacking off for a while due to lack of motivation (and applying for other jobs) but then exacerbated by COVID- how to repair?

This all started before the global pandemic. At the time, I was working at our office location. I was completing my work, but I didn't feel like the job was fulfilling anymore. I just felt like I was ...
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Is it OK to ask a manager why people are being fired? (Not about individuals, but churn in general)

Our team is very much understaffed. We have slowly started to bring new people in, ostensibly to ease the sometimes impossible workload we face. A coworker was fired right before a team meeting. The ...
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How does protected class work vs at-will employment in practice? [closed]

I'm a non-US citizen (not living in the US) wondering how the at-will employment works in practice together with the protected classes. (So my question is for pure curiosity, I don't have a concrete ...
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What are the downsides of getting fired with severance instead of quitting?

I've been at my company for several years, and lately I've grown frustrated and increasingly stressed out due to changes at the company. The quality and quantity of my work has plummeted over the last ...
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How do I overcome an unsatisfactory background check? [closed]

I was terminated from my job back in October 2019 because in August of that same year I did a price match from a paper sign on the sales floor on 2 expensive items that went over the price allowed for ...
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Applying For New Jobs after Fired, Amount of Detail When Explaining

I am a 27 year old male in the US. I was with an actuarial consulting firm, my first job out of college, for approximately two years until I was fired. I am starting to apply for new jobs in the ...
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Salvaging senior engineer who's planning projects by how good they look on his resume/CV

One of our senior (and more competent) engineers, "Peter", who was due for a promotion and pay raise a few months back, raised an issue and meeting with me when his promotion was deferred ...
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Taking out personal loan to pay salaries? [closed]

I work in a small company, 16 people, central/western Europe. As many businesses, corona virus crisis hit us hard. Two people were fired and we were told, soon they might be firing more people, ...
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Not passing the PIP - still will be eligible for UI?

I recently took a position and started this new job and the only reason I left my previous employer was because this was supposed to be the promotional opportunity that I was searching for. ...
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It seems my client thought my contract was up a few days before it actually was. Now telling me just to invoice for the rest

I had been working for a contractor who needed help with a client of his. He had made a renewal offer for my contract but then rescinded it (apparently it was a joint decision with the client). It was ...
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Posting warnings and thank-you letters in public

Sometimes, some of the employees over perform while others perform very badly. for those who work very hard, thank you letters and raises are motivations for them. As CTO, I have a case that one of my ...
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Taking leave under FMLA and leaving minutes too early

This is as asinine as it gets. My mother has stage 4 cancer and I'm her primary caretaker. I went through the proper steps, to my knowledge, and got FMLA leave to cover my butt while I took ...
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My company has not addressed the pain our Black community is experiencing right now. What can I do? [closed]

I work for a large company (1000+ employees) in Memphis, Tennessee (the Civil Rights Capital of the world). The work culture is fairly segregated: Corporate is majority White and our customer facing ...
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What should I do if I have sensed my guy wants to quit and I don't intend to keep him too? [closed]

There are signs that someone has plan to quit, e.g. suddenly calls in sick from time to time, frequently take "secretive" calls, avoids social interactions with co-workers, less engaged than they used ...

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