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It means exactly what it says, anything more is speculation, especially when you consider the actual reason behind the departure and not simply its fact or mechanism. Perhaps there are mutual friends among co-workers who could put you in touch if you ask quietly. Or see if you can find them on something like Linkedin or another social network that seems ...


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What does it exactly mean when company broadcasts x employee is no longer is employed by XYZ company? It means that x is no longer employed by XYZ and that the company doesn't want to (or cannot) tell you why. Does it mean the employee is resigned or does it mean he got fired? It could be either. Usually, you will learn what really happened through ...


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Given that this is your first job, you simply don't have any idea about what is normal and what is out of the ordinary. In a small to medium sized company word would usually get around if the employee has a planned departure and there is no need to make a company-wide announcement. However, if their employment ceased without sufficient notice then it would ...


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Odds are they were fired Technically, it is speculation as to why they are no longer employed. But unless the company is always cagey, odds are they were fired (or told to resign immediately). People don’t give evasive answers unless they have something to hide. “x employee is no longer is employed by XYZ company” is an evasive answer. EDIT: I think ...


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The phrasing dodges the question The literal phrasing is intentionally silent on whether they resigned, retired, fell ill, was laid off no-fault, or was fired for cause. But context is king So it matters why they are saying it. If they are responding to an auto dealer doing a credit check, that means nothing. Just that the company no longer gives the ...


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The phrasing sounds a bit dry, but if this was a public announcement in a public chat or mass email, it can just be a common practice. Where I work, it is normal for people to announce departures in the public chat, as well as announce new employees. I wouldn't worry about it. If you really do consider the now ex-employee a friend, there's nothing wrong ...


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The true circumstances of the separation may never be fully disclosed, even to your friend. Even if they are known by your friend, it is possible that a confidentiality agreement as part of the separation may make it impossible to tell you. Without speculation on the circumstances around the separation, organizations make these types of announcements when ...


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