How to handle an impending layoff/ failing a trial period?
August 12, 2013 10:03 PM Subscribe
I didn't do well/ the job didn't work out well for me during the trial period. How do I handle the impending layoff/ going forward?
posted by ichomp to work & money (10 answers total)
I think I may be let go from my job soon-- my hint is that they are interviewing someone for my position, but mostly that I haven't been doing great at my job. My trial period is coming to an end.
The job is project management. After working for a while, I came to see that someone with a greater skill set would be much better than me at the position/ add more value for the company. The company hasn't told me/ let me go yet.
How would you handle something like this? I know I need to look for work, but what should I say, if anything, to my company? They might feel awkward letting me go-- but I am not offended. Even I can see that someone who can has another skill set would be much more valuable to the company. How do I make this as easy for my employers and myself?
My more general question is how to handle when the trial period shows that you aren't suitable for the job? And is there anything you can do to salvage the situation?