I am getting fired. Help my life not fall apart around me.
August 15, 2012 8:08 PM Subscribe
I know that I am going to be fired. I do not know how to proceed.
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (39 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
This is anonymous and vague for what should be fairly obvious reasons.
Briefly: I was forwarded secondhand info from somebody I trust that says I am going to be fired. It is utterly unambiguous. I don't know when, though assume sooner rather than later. Let's say by August 24.
- I live in NYC.
- Broke-ass-broke countdown: My rent is currently $700/month before utilities ($50), and I have about $6,000 in my checking account plus $5,000 in emergency savings.
- Company type: Startup. HR: not really. Complicating noncompete situation: yes.
- I have freelance clients, both one-time and ongoing. Freelancing full-time is theoretically possible but scares the Lovecraftian creature-comfort shit out of me.
- I don't know whether they know I know. It is likely.
What do I do? Do I resign immediately for reputation purposes, or do I let them fire me for unemployment-benefit purposes? How should I comport myself? I have already asked people in my field I trust for advice. I have read previous questions on the matter.
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