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First things first - apply for unemployment. Chances are companies have frozen hiring in an effort to conserve cash, so finding a job will likely take a while. Second - reach out to your contacts in company A. Tell them you've been laid off due to the COVID-19 epidemic from company B and wanted to see if they are hiring. Mention the training you've ...


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Do not wait, start your job hunt now. I was in the midst of a job hunt when this happened. Not in embedded software, but in software engineering. Hiring is still happening, especially for larger companies. Interviews are virtual, and it may take slightly longer to get interviews scheduled, but that just means you need to start the process as soon as ...


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While the pandemic causes lots of problems for some companies, it also offers opportunities for others. Especially in the IT sector. Lots of clients are struggling to maintain their business models in times of social distancing. The solution is to do more things online. This requires investments into IT infrastructure and new software solutions for online ...


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Begin Your Job Search Now - But Prepare To Wait I'm in a similar position myself right now - before the outbreak spread, I was trying to find a job closer to my spouse's family, and very nearly got even accepted an offer - but the sudden rapid spread and shutdown of businesses brought that to a much slower pace. However, companies are still always looking ...


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Getting laid off after only 6 months of starting somewhere is ofcourse never a good sign in someones resume. Depends when... You entered the job market 6 months before a huge crisis. No one will ever hold that against you, except perhaps a poorly informed beginner 20 years from now, and that person won't be entitled to reject your application. Reach out to ...


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No, as you don’t know how long this will last. There are estimates that predict this will last 18 months. Find a place to wait out the storm. There could easily be a stampede of applicants as jobs disappear.


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I can't see the advantage in you waiting - if you've been laid off, you presumably want to find new work as quickly as possible. As you say, company A (or any other company) may well not be prioritising hiring at the moment, and as such you may struggle to gain traction - but you won't know unless you apply. If it were me in that situation, I would be ...


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Unless you have reliable information that they have a position they want to fill, I wouldn't bother with Company A. Do you have someone to call and ask? Other than that there is no reason to "wait out" Covid-19, just start applying anywhere else.


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Disclaimer: I'm not familiar with India's labour laws. "In response they will give me full salary for two months." This sounds generous. Are they contractually obligated to give you more than two months notice? If not then I'd be inclined to thank them and move on. "I feel I can get the job in two months." "I have financial resources for at ...


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Take the one month full salary 75000 > (2*26250) Don't take it personal and move on, find a new job. The company will probably being letting more employees go. The smart decision you have made in life is being organised and prepared. Not everyone has 1.5 years worth of financial security. This gives you some breathing space and a lot of time. Looking for ...


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Basic contract law in probably all civilized countries states that two parties can agree on anything that is not against the law. So if the employee and employer want to agree on something, being it reinstatement or contract dissolution without notice period or free ice cream, they can do so. Termination of a contract requires only one party's consent ...


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This sounds like they are trying to achieve a goal that will deceive somebody. It could be done to make them a new employee and qualify them for a benefit, or to eliminate their qualification for a benefit. They could be doing this to manipulate their employee count on a specific day. They could be doing this to claim they punished them, but then reinstate ...


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If you ask an employee to resign, any reasonable employee will just say “no”. If my company fired me, I can guarantee that I wouldn’t return for the same salary. I once had an employee tell our whole team of about 20 people that our department would be closed. They made the mistake of waiting until the next morning to tell everyone that they had plenty of ...


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Not a lawyer, and depends on jurisdiction, but I'm pretty sure this is one of those no taksies backsies things. When a job is terminated it's terminated - it's one party deciding to end the contract with the other. A "reinstatement" or reversal would entail a new job offer and would have to be agreed by both parties since slavery or indentured servitude is ...


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As others have suggested, "you" are part of this problem by working more hours than "you" are being paid for. "You" need to stop that. There are a combination of methods "you" can use to do this without appearing to be the bad guy. This will force "your" boss to either accept a reasonable work/life balance or fire "you". First, never promise to do ...


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So... right now, you want to be fired, rather than quitting - so that you can get the unemployment, so that you have the space to rebuild yourself psychologically, and then shape a life that isn't so toxic. One of your biggest problems is that your boss is insisting on you working large amounts of unpaid overtime. These two problems? They solve each other....


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I have advice on getting another job quickly and easily - and enhancing your career in the process. I call it Deliberate Network Development. It works for Sales and Job Hunting. The basic idea is that you would prefer to tap into people's network than merely their own opportunities - and that the best way to do that is to (a) ask for advice not a job (not ...


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I wasn't going to write an answer, but with my "unique" experience and the question the OP asked me directly in the comments, I'm going to. Critique of other answers (as of writing this answer) Kilisi has a good answer, but only in situations where the company isn't as toxic as this one is. Leaving only after finding another job is usually the prescribed ...


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Personal note: from what you wrote it looks like employeers is thinking they're making his employees a favour by emploing them. So in his opinion employee wanting out might be "disrespectful". So I would advise you to keep the responsibility on his side I'm sorry but due to the nature of our previous talk I made some necessary steps and at this moment ...


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Your company's resources are overstretched and can't pay employees properly anymore. Of course none of us know the true picture of what happens within the company. However, from what you're telling us, it appears the company doesn't have the resources (nor the means to get more) to get everything done in good order. I think it's entirely possible he fired ...


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Can I improve my view on this issue? Get a new job and then quit. Don't wait to be fired or try and get fired. That looks bad on your CV in the future. Whereas it's perfectly fine to accept another job. Once you have decided on a course like this and started seriously implementing it, your focus and priorities will change. The things that are frustrating ...


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Your boss is afraid (understandably). Being a boss does not bring a complete immunity of fear. And the boss does whatever a boss does when they want very much something their way - they treaten to fire someone. It usually works. If you are so much valuable to your company that getting sick will be a "considerable blow", then firing you is probably going to ...


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My vague understanding is that employers in the US can fire an employee for essentially any reason at all, but this seems like a violation of our human rights. Are there any laws to prevent something like this? Probably not. You are protected to an extent with HIPAA laws that protect your health information from being released. You may have certain laws ...


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Can they? Yes https://www.workplacefairness.org/off-duty-conduct#1 If you are at-will employed, unless the out-of-work activity you are doing is specifically protected in your state - your employer is legally able to fire you. For example in most states with at-will employment, they could fire you for smoking cigarettes (outside of work). However, it ...


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