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It is very uncommon to be fired during probation. Probation itself is very common. This is from a european perspective where after probation it becomes extremely difficult to let some specific person go if they behave somewhat normal. Hiring someone is a lot of work and for most jobs you are not really bring in much money in the first months anyhow. It also ...


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I seriously want to look for a new role in the upcoming weeks but I’m not sure how how much indication I should give of my unhappiness of the situation during my end of probation review. I certainly don’t want to just quit without having another job offer so what advice would people have about what how I express my concerns about the role to my boss? How ...


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Probation period is a trial period during which it's easier to let an employee go if the company wants to. It also usually means you're not eligible for some bonuses and benefits. It's not common for employees not to pass probation in office work in general (that I'm aware of), but with many trades industries and others it's pretty common. In your case there ...


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Once you are hired, even with probation, you cost the company real money. Salary, taxes, health insurance, cost of putting you on all systems, etc etc etc. That’s not done lightly. The company expects probably at least 80-90% that you stay past the probation. You will quit during probation if you find something that is so badly wrong with the company that ...


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You should always address anything like this with your manager. How can they help you sort it out if they don't know? They may not be able to do anything about it, but unless you communicate they may not know to try. This should really have been addressed in a weekly one-on-one. If you don't have that you have a bad manager (frequency can reduce after a ...


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If they didn't want you, you wouldn't even get a chance to be on a probation period. It is highly unusual not to make it to the end of a probation period. When you don't, the reasons range from your performance, to the company is in financial duress, and can't afford to hire you. Relax. Yes, you are being tested in a new way; but, this is not the kind of ...


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"When a company placed you under probation, does it mean that they are unsure of hiring you?" Yes - in theory. This is exactly what probation is about. The hiring process in anything but perfect and only time on the job proves suitability. "and is somewhat prepared to dismiss you anytime" Typically this does not follow. It might be ...


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This varies by company. At most places I've worked at (UK, Hong Kong, Singapore) probation was a formality. You get in a room with manager, chit chat and formally say you have passed. There was never any serious question of being failed. From a companies perspective, hiring someone can take 2-3 months then a 3-6 month probation. If you got rid of that person ...


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