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For what it's worth, are you sure the market is THAT bad for principal software engineers right now? I know a lot of companies are struggling, but some have actually come out of the pandemic well. Wayfair is booming and hiring engineers aggressively, as is Amazon and Google/Facebook are always hiring too. My startup is looking for good principal engineers as ...


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Will it come up that I was fired for gross misconduct? DBS doesn't carry information about whether people were fired or not, what it carries about are criminal records of an individual, and few more things with the extended checks. As police was not involved (at least directly with you yet) there would likely be nothing to show on your DBS check. Except ...


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Resolve to do better. Habits (perhaps even addictions) are difficult to change, but not impossible. You have identified in yourself a bad habit of not working, choosing instead to play games - having identified the problem, you can change it. Don't beat yourself up. "I hope readers won't be too upset with me for being such a colossal waste of an ...


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Who am I? I used to be addicted to games myself. Games became my outlet to achieve "accomplishments" I was unable to achieve otherwise. This instant gratification became my self-esteem. It was not worth the time and money. To come to this conclusion took a few years and thousands. And I was let go during a downsizing in one company when I was very ...


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I'm taking Glorfindel's advice and requesting the accounts be merged. To provide a rough summary: My new job starts in 8 weeks from now. I was burned out, and asked my new employer to give me 8 weeks before I start. My original plan was to wait 4 weeks and continue working at my current employer, and then provide 3 weeks of notice to my current employer, ...


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You did nothing for half a year, and no one noticed or complained about it? Not wanting to depress you further, but it seems no one is actually waiting/depending on the work you normally do. Maybe you have one those bullshit jobs the lately deceased David Graeber told us about. However this is no excuse to play video games 40 hours a week during work hours. ...


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Right now you are making poor decisions. However things are not hopeless. There is a lot you can do to fix this situation. Tackle your problems one by one. First, resolve that you are going to spend 8 hours a day working and doing nothing else. Take all your distractions away, especially the games which are chewing up your time. Uninstall them and give them ...


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Don't sign anything and just leave after your initial notice period. This whole situation sounds dangerous and toxic, just get out and forget about the whole thing. You're burned out and underpaid, and you have a new job ready to go. Just try to wrap things up and move on with your life. Don't try any complex maneuvers that could get you further enmeshed ...


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For starters, you are always better being dismissed/let go/fired by your employer in terms of the amount of compensation you will be paid in Ontario. As an employee in Ontario, you are not required to give any notice to your employer, unless you have it as part of your contract. You stated your contract requires 3 weeks notice. When an employer in Ontario ...


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I'd say this solution is a hybrid of my interpretation of the advice from @DarkCyprus and a kind redditor. So, today was rough, but more-or-less rewarding. I received yet another demand to sign the paperwork that would put more responsibility on me (and the vaguely-worded promise of the "opportunity/ability" to earn more money), and increase the ...


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I can't think why thay would ever give you 8 months pay if you have already given 2 months notice. If they decide that you are becoming a niusance, they could send you on "gardening leave" for whatever remains of the two months - effectively keeping you on the payroll but telling you that you that don't have to do any work for them. Alternatively, ...


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I'm legally obligated to provide 3 weeks of severance. Then it seems to me that the answer is clear: give your 3 week notice, serve it, get paid and leave, take good use of that time to recover from burnout and then start your new job with a fresh mindset and energy. To my point of view, framing this situation so they fire you in order to get more money ...


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Overall that's rather complicated and also the actual practices vary a lot from state to state even between at-will states. First of all: any company CAN fire whoever they want at any time AND anyone who gets fired can in return sue for wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, etc. What the laws really govern is the set of rules by which a ...


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It's generally not wise to make inquiries to anyone's firing. There are always two reasons, the official, and the actual reason. "Attendance" is a generic reason, and it is rarely used for high performers. If you're the top producer, and come in 20 minutes late every day, you may get a stern talking to or two, maybe even an official write-up, but ...


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You can ask your manager. But the way of doing so has to consider several issues: Make sure the manager can save face. Do not ask them like an accusation, and not in front of other people. Do not directly ask for information that would cause legal trouble if your manager told you. Don't ask "Was the real reason for her to be fired these rumors I heard ...


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