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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Told not to contact a fired employee

Recently, a co-worker (We'll call him Cal) was fired from our company. However, Cal had taken a sick day that day, so he wasn't on site. So there's the manager (we'll call him Mark), standing around ...
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How should a manager handle an employee who lacks intuition?

I'm a manager at a small company. My team maintains product and marketing data. One of my team members, a graphic designer named Amelia, is an increasing source of consternation. Amelia has several ...
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Employer wants me to write down “I accept the termination” on my termination paper

This question basically builds up on this question My employer wants me to write down "I confirm having received the termination and I accept it" on my termination paper. As I'm not happy at all ...
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Fired and moved to other company on first day - how react [closed]

Background: I was looking for a different job as commuting 2h a day was just to much for me. I got an offer from another company in my hometown, signed that, resigned my old job. On the new job I'll ...
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“Blacklisted” from a field? [closed]

So lets start this story from the beginning. About a month ago I lost my first job (after having held it for about 2 years) after someone at HR found out my political beliefs from talking to a friend ...
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Employee's Relative and Theft from the Workplace

We recently had some public strikes and protests in Brazil which caused some major inconveniences all around. One of those inconveniences was the lack of public transport for today, so my direct boss (...
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What is the difference between being fired and being laid off?

This may be seemingly obvious question, but I can't quite grasp the difference, and I also haven't found a satisfying answer. Is it something like when you get laid off you still get to work for a ...
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Under performing employee will be fired if I ask for him off my team

I've got a teammate that fails to follow through with his responsibilities on a regular basis. He is extremely knowledgeable from a tech standpoint and understands the code very well. When he is ...
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Boss said my job would end months ago, but am still here [closed]

Specifics I am US citizen working in Virginia. I am employed (not contracted) in a salaried position by a small, 8-person company. I have been in this position for almost two years. This is almost ...
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Terminating German Emplyoment Contract after 1 week of signing [closed]

I signed a contract with A German engineering consultant for 11 Sept 2017 joining . I informed them about not joining the office due personal family issues (email). The probation period is 6 months ...
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Terminating Employement Contract which you never received in original [closed]

I recently signed an employment contract in Germany, with a consultancy firm in Germany. I did not mention my address in Germany to them. One week later, I informed them about not joining them and ...
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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 another company, where the programmer was pointing out the "right things" to his bosses. Apparently he was ...
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Sudden termination due to lack of fund [closed]

I joined a job where the position was mentioned as full time. But my manager said that I am terminated with the current month due to lack of funds to support my position. So I have the below questions ...
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Getting my boss to retract the termination of a team member [closed]

I'm the team lead for my company's content writing team, and my boss just terminated one of my team members. The protocol states that the erring employee gets an official warning first, and is ...
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Should I disclose my drinking habits as a “disability”? [closed]

I'm facing possible dismissal because I had a lot of drinks at an unofficial work gathering (poker after hours in the cafeteria). I had a bit too much, and passed out, and the cleaning crew reported ...
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Company called my elderly mother to let her know that I have been fired. Is this fair? [closed]

I was recently fired from my job. I continued to remain in the city for the next two months in order to search for new jobs and perhaps a tiny bit afraid to go back to my hometown and tell my parents ...
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How do I find my last day of employment? [closed]

I recently got fired from my job in Kentucky. My landlord needs to know what my last day of employment was, how do I get this information? My landlord needs something on paper showing my last day, ...
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Hired to be Fired? [closed]

Since day 1 in this company, I felt something was wrong. Maybe I am not the only one who felt this, since some manager spent a week only and left. Anyway, the problem I am facing is that I was ...
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What to do when your CEO is destroying your startup? [closed]

I founded a mobile application company with 3 other people, three of us took 10% while one took 70% and the title of CEO. We were ok with this because it was his idea and he had the connections to get ...
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Fired right before boss committed suicide. Should I mention in interviews?

Introduction: After 3 years in my first job as software engineer I was called into office by HR. I have been told to either sign a contract which stated that I left the company freely or that I will ...
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Can I be Terminated For Not Getting the Required Approvals from my Manager? [closed]

I recently was put on a PIP for not receiving quaternary approval on a small data change. While I had not received approval from my direct manager, I had received approval from the owner, VP and a ...
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Colleague left without notice or explanation [closed]

One of our senior engineers recently disappeared. He left the office on Friday and didn't come back on Monday. We could see his accounts had been deactivated, but there was no official word about ...
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How to word reason for being fired in an interview or filling out job application [duplicate]

I've read quite a few posts on this SE, but I would like some specific feedback to my situation. I've been working at this company as a software developer intern for over a year. I'm a full time ...
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How to explain my termination to an HR during an interview

For my first job I worked at Kmart for a year and a half serving as a cashier and Hardlines Merchandiser. I was very friendly, enthusiastic and good at what I did. One day they found that I was ...
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Mutually agreed termination, how quit with minimal impact

I work for a (german) Startup. We are live now for almost 5 years, several successful projects, no signs of trouble. I was the first programmer employed, now employing four programmers and some other ...
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Can I be fired without a reason? What are my rights? [closed]

In 2012 I was hired by a private practice healthcare professional to do her insurance billing. At the time it was just her and her front desk person. She was in "retirement mode" and hardly coming to ...
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Put on PIP for reporting my manager to HR, what are my options?

A couple of weeks ago during the performance review my performance had been marked as good. I reported some unethical and unprofessional comments my manager kept on making to me to HR in hopes that ...
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Show 1 month job on resume?

I recently got fired from a company after working there for 6 weeks. This was my 3rd place of employment, having previously been employed for 8 and 3 years respectively. I would like to avoid ...
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Exit Interview only days after handing in my notice

I handed in my notice last week, give you some sort of back story: The environment I work in as a developer is very toxic, it's a sort of "We've always done it this way" business attitude and ...
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If my employer finds out I'm studying a degree unrelated to the industry I'm currently working in?

I'm currently working in the Environmental side of mining, but I'm studying Computer Science. It will take 6 years to complete (part-time study). I've kept it a secret. If it does come out though, ...
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How can I safely terminate my contract before its end date?

I've been offered an amazing new job that I'm 100% set on accepting. The only problem is that my current job is a contract that doesn't end until December 2018, and I also have to give 4 weeks notice ...
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Resignation in lieu of being terminated sample letter [closed]

Does anyone have a sample letter to share for resignation in lieu of termination?
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Giving more than one week's notice when only entitled to one week of severance

In Canada, if one is only entitled to one week of severance pay if laid off (ie: worked for a company for less than 1 year, but completed the 3 month probationary period), should one give more than ...
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Is “Termination with Gross Misconduct” possible after 3 months from finding that out? [closed]

My friend Bob was using the company's computer to download movies. He got caught 3 months ago, taken under disciplinary procedure and asked "Are you downloading files by using p2p software?" Bob ...
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Former co-worker A at company X asking about re-hiring someone I terminated at X before A's time

I worked at company X for five years, managing field technicians for part of that time. I had to terminate one of those technicians (B) for reasons. After firing this technician, A came to work for X....
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Fired without following through [closed]

I have a business idea (the business still is not set up) that I have been speaking to investors about. One of the investors it turns out knew my boss and let slip that I had met with him (lesson ...
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Fired by an Intoxicated Boss

Last week, my boss was visibily intoxicated and told me I was fired. I asked if he was serious, and he said yes. He gave some nonsensical reason about eating too much KFC. He then rambled about how ...
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Can I cancel an Internship contract I've signed 3 days ago, before the internship starts? [closed]

I have a little problem as I signed a contract for an internship but now I realised that I wont be able to take it due to personal circumstances. I signed it 2 days ago and the internship starts in ...
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How do I explain my termination to prospective employers? [duplicate]

I know this has been asked a plethora of times, but my case isn't so good. To put it simply, I am young and was terminated (with cause) from my first "professional" sales job. Prior to being ...
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Is it normal to be terminated on the second day of the job? [closed]

This is my first time as a contractor employee for a large biomedical company. Note, I had a face to face interview with the hiring manager for a good 1 hour and they offered me a position and I ...
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Not sure if i am getting a bad reference [closed]

I worked at a company for 6 years. Relations with my 3 bosses was strained for the most part - they were miserable egomaniacs. Finally I put in a grievance for harrassment and was subsequently ...
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Proactively preventing unfair dismissal/redundancy (UK)

A friend is currently in a dispute with her employer. She has not been accused of doing anything wrong so cannot be sacked without the employer leaving themselves open to unfair dismissal, and as ...
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Is an internship ending considered a termination, a layoff, or a resignation?

I had an internship, and it ended as normal. I put it on my resume as a job since this is my first real "job" in the field I am pursuing. My resume does not list the reason for leaving the job -- this ...
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Is it customary or even legal to order an employee to keep their probation secret? [closed]

If you are placed on probation at work due to your manager finding you performing outside of their expectations. Can they terminate you simply for telling your coworkers? Example As part of "...
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Germany: team member abuses sick days; what can I as team lead do about it? [duplicate]

I am a tech lead. I am not leading this guy, because he is in another project. But I take care of some frameworks, and I am a little on the top of his work. Anyways, the problem is this guy keeps ...
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My boss is hiring, but won't give me a straight answer on what position she's hiring for [closed]

My mind is going crazy. I work at a Music School as a senior administrative officer; all my boss' phone calls go to me and I re-direct them. My boss has always been nice, never really raised any red ...
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Being fired, am I supposed to sign a paper? [closed]

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 ...
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Should I include a job I got fired from (under somewhat strange circumstances) on my resume?

So I'm a current university student, and last summer I got a paid Nordstrom Retail Management Internship, the only problem was due to my extremely low working memory, (I officially have the diagnoses ...
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Final paycheck - salaried employee pay calc done with hourly rate [closed]

I left my job yesterday. Today, I got my final paycheck and found the number to be hugely different (lower) than what I expected. I am told they used an hourly rate - so 9*8* is what I got. However, ...
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Offered a job and now references are being asked for, the potential employer doesn't know that I failed probation at my last role, what do I do?

I said that I left the last role (on the advice of my universities career advice service). I was indeed thinking about leaving but was actually informed that I had failed my probation period before it ...

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