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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How to handle interview questions about job on which I was unfairly terminated?

Earlier this year I was terminated from a multi-year engineering job for being late on delivery of a project. At the time, I saw my firing as bordering on illegal termination since I was working ...
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How to tailor my resume after getting fired? [duplicate]

A bit of history: I'm in my mid-30s and finished university in 2015. English is my second language, and my verbal and written communication skills are not that great. I had been driving Uber for 2 ...
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May a recently terminated employee share their dismissal letter with others? [closed]

Suppose a recently terminated employee wants to show others a copy of his or her dismissal letter. For example, the reasons given in the letter might be of interest to other employees, or to ...
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How to professionally prepare my manager for a buggy system

The long and short of things is that my manager has me working on a project that has the most limited time scale I've ever seen. The timeline was given by the client, not determined by the project. ...
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I was terminated after my last new job interview [closed]

I was terminated during extended probation, due to a mismatch between my seniority and my competence, according to my boss. This was my 6th month, and although my colleagues don't agree with her and ...
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Terminated for too many mistakes on the first month [closed]

I landed in my new job that required ten years of experience, and where I realised it was too informal. My last environment was open and encouraged asking questions, and people from different ...
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Can I be fired for something I did before I was hired? [closed]

I was fired for something I did before I was hired with the company. It was not a crime but was immature behavior. I’m trying to find out if I was fired for misconduct. I’m looking at the misconduct ...
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I've been asked to resign and leave, what to do and how do I tell my team?

Due to various minor conflicts my manager has asked me to resign. Its a situation in which I'm really not a great fit for the team rather than any specific cause for termination. Because of that he ...
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Am I let go or are they anticipating my resignation? [closed]

My boss gave me her decision last week, which is terminating my contract. However, something is hindering her decision from upper management, especially that I didn't apply for the job, and I had to ...
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Do I deserve to be fired during probation for having given an opinion [closed]

During a small talk, a colleague (old employee in my new job) asked "do you like it here?", and then I replied something like "too bad, documentation is not available". Later on, my boss extended my ...
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Disciplining engineer who embarrased senior engineer [closed]

I am a manager involved in getting project out the door quickly, and oversee several dozen engineers for this project. A year ago, my senior engineer designed a replacement technology for a core piece ...
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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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How do I apply to corporate jobs after getting fired for moonlighting?

At an earlier point in my career I got fired because of my own mistake (moonlighting). I want to apply for bigger corporate jobs, which often means passing a stringent background check. How can I ...
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Coworkers showing up late to start their shift force me to stay longer

My employer cares for 3 slightly disabled ladies 24 hours a day. My job is from 2-6pm, to take these ladies to and from their jobs. My employer is threatening to fire me because other employees ...
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Generous severance package worth mentioning in future interviews?

I work in the USA and was recently placed on a 90-day performance improvement plan (PIP) with my company. Just shy of my 60-day PIP review, I was terminated. I was only with the company for 7 months, ...
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Company made me use my own camera for work - can I ask for compensation? [closed]

I was hired as a marketing/social media/digital content manager for a company. They are a relatively new company, and when they hired me, I was the first person to be hired for the position. There was ...
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Termination from state employer [closed]

Termination vs resignation? I work for the state and they currently are investigating me for not following a policy. I assume a termination is coming. If I resign now, I lose income even sooner than ...
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Why the strict confidentiality clause in a severance agreement? [closed]

I've just left a job, and I am considering the severance agreement offered by the company. If I sign the agreement, I would get another two weeks' salary, on top of the two weeks' salary they have ...
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Contract expired, boss suggests a new offer after I left and started a new job search [closed]

I had recently asked a question here sometime back regarding my ending contract situation given that it was in the course of a crucial project involving my employers, and I got some pretty decent ...
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Demote or fire? [closed]

Say a data scientist has been hired as a product manager, but not does have the project management or leadership skills required for that role (no prior experience in such roles too). Say this person ...
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In future interviews, how to explain that life was at risk and ended with a wrongful termination? [duplicate]

Hi there and thank you in advance for your thoughts. I have a situation I have never been in. I fought for a couple of years about large amount mold in my workplace that I am severely allergic to ...
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How should I interpret this Post-Probation Situation? [closed]

My boss extended my probationary period, and told me that she is convinced I won't make it during the next probation and I am most likely going to be let go. Hence, work started to get better as I ...
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My contract is expiring and it won't be renewed yet I'm in the midst of a crucial project [closed]

So my boss informed me earlier this week that my contract would not be renewed at the end of this month. I work as a software developer and the HR says that they are hiring an IT staff who would be ...
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Is it legal to fire someone for their disability in Washington State? [closed]

I worked at this company a few years back, and was fired for not showing up to work. The thing is, I was having a schizophrenic episode at the time. Is there anything I can still do about it?
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How do I ask my current company how long they want to keep me around? I'm an independent contractor

How do I ask my current company how long they want to keep me around? I'm an independent contractor. My contract is about to renew they confirmed they want to continue with me, but they are also ...
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Employee Company Email Account after Termination

What should be done with an employee's company email account after their termination? We typically change their password and forward their email to another company account so that no sales leads, etc....
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How to answer why I left my last job when I was fired for just cause? [duplicate]

Well this is an embarrassing question. I was fired for just cause from my last job. Most job openings have a section on the application form for reason for leaving last job. I don't believe I was ...
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Exit interview due to Nonregularization because of overly negative feedback from a colleague [duplicate]

We don't have a real trainer at work. A colleague who was hired 3 months earlier than I was assigned to train me. She was irritated with me asking questions, simple or clarification & questions I ...
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How to give a bad reference for a co-worker?

I'm in an interesting situation at work. I work with "Joe". Joe and I are both programmers, having both been professionally programming for about 20 years. Joe does some of the worst work I've seen ...
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How do I communicate the circumstances of a forcible removal from a volunteer group at interview?

Last year, I was heavily involved with a volunteer group in response to the triple hurricanes in the US, and in particular the response to Maria in Puerto Rico. I was a lead developer and support ...
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What is a No Dues Form in India?

As part of prospective vendor due diligence, I am reviewing the SOC 2 audit report for a vendor our company is thinking of using. In the report, there were references to a "no dues report". This ...
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Forced Transfer Ultimatimum

Two months ago, our IT team received an email that a new position had been created in our department. We were informed that our positions would not be impacted. Strangely, my direct manager scheduled ...
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My manager tells me i have HR meeting tomorrow [closed]

I work at one of the big 5 Canadian banks in technology. My manager told me to come with him to a private room and he tells me I have a HR meeting tomorrow Thursday (payday) at 1pm. I ask him what it ...
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Blaming previous employer during interview for being fired [duplicate]

I was let go from my last employer due to "poor performance" and in their words "lacking seniority" after working there about 3 months. After a lot of thinking I've come to the realisation that maybe ...
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Explain in interview being fired twice in short interval? [duplicate]

I got fired today from a company I joined about 3 months ago. Before that I was fired from another company after joining them for 2 months. Both positions were as a Software Engineer and from both it ...
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Gross misconduct and being a scapegoat [closed]

Context: In employment for a small London based software engineering company (3 employees including me) for 18 months now. No previous warnings or grievances or disciplinary procedures. I was due ...
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When can someone be fired for "just cause"? [closed]

Where I live (Canada), an employer is required to give one week notice or one week pay when they decide to fire someone, UNLESS it's with 'just cause' in which case employment and pay end immediately. ...
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Payment for accrued vacation upon contract termination by the employer [closed]

My employer (in Germany) has decided to terminate the employment contract on grounds of re-structuring of the organization. I have about 4 and a half weeks of accrued vacation time which I wasn't ...
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Just started job that may not be right fit -- how do I recover? [closed]

Three months ago, I landed a new job at an industry-respected company. This position was a deviation from my career track. Throughout my career, I always felt competent in my job. In fact, any job I ...
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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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On my resume, is it ok to include certifications I got for a scribe job I was fired from? [duplicate]

Background: I am a pre med student/biology major in undergraduate year of university. I was recently fired from a scribe job because my training progress was slow. I had three other classes in my ...
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How do I tell employers that I didn't want an open position at my previous company?

I got laid off. It was unexpected, and my boss didn't even know it would happen until the week of, and I was the only one (small company). Before getting laid off, I had considered applying for a ...
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Explaining being fired for another employee's error in interviews

In my previous employment, the department began outsourcing. My team consisted of two teams of 10 people, and all the female employees began receiving PIP, and transferred departments, resigned or ...
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Company invites me to event after firing me [closed]

I worked for a development company 2 years ago. I was fired on my last day of probation, after 6 months. I wasn't really expecting it. I felt a bit bitter about it; The boss also behaved improperly ...
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What do I say when asked why I was fired on my last job? [duplicate]

So I was unfortunately fired from my last job during probationary period and so far my approach in interviews for prospective employers has been to be upfront about it, I actually think it's best to ...
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How to deal with a huge workplace mistake? [closed]

So, I asked for time off a little over a month ago for the Friday after Thanksgiving and I was under the impression that my boss said he would cover my shift. Yesterday, I texted him to remind him ...
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Former employer asking to be reimbursed for benefits [closed]

I recently quit my Job in Belgium and moved to Canada. During my employment in Belgium, the company had paid for my annual train pass as a benefit. Now I have received an email from them demanding me ...
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Employer promised not to contest unemployment, but it looks like my claim is going to be denied. However I have an audio recording of their promise [closed]

California Employer. After receiving negative performance feedback several times and showing improvement each time, I was scheduled for a meeting with my manager along with HR. Given the addition of ...
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Am I going to be Fired? [closed]

I was mad last month and I decided to take 2 weeks off. They paid me anyway. I had to take last friday off, and now there was a strange escallation (CEO was in CC stating I was absent for a sudden ...
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Is it acceptable to get fired for asking for personal leave? [closed]

I was recently let go (fired) from my employer, however, it was not due to my performance nor was it my attendance. I needed a week off (unpaid) due to a family emergency and they thanked me for ...

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