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I've just been fired. What do I do next?

I was just terminated after 89 days from a job that I moved 550 miles to accept. I have no savings -- they were spent on the move -- and two weeks' severance pay (about $1,300). I have no family or friends in this city. What are my next moves? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 22, 2014 - 18 answers

I can't quit, you're firing me

My job is trying to counsel me out for "performance" issues. I think this is unjustified, but either way, the relationship is over. How do I position myself to end my employment on the best terms for me? [more inside]
posted by maximumminimum on Mar 25, 2014 - 22 answers

Is it ok to resign when I've already essentially been let go?

Was told by my bosses to start finding a new job as they are not happy with my performance but don't want to screw me financially--is it a good idea to just put my two weeks in? [more inside]
posted by syrenka on Mar 9, 2014 - 20 answers

Saying "That won't be possible" isn't really possible

The question: Should I provide a lukewarm reference for my recently fired ex-manager to avoid awkwardness? Or should I tell him no, and if so, what is the code language to use? I can't say "Sorry, that won't be possible" for reasons outlined herein. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 5, 2013 - 40 answers

Made a huge mistake at work on accident. How do I handle this?

I made an honest error at work, and people are upset (or more) at me. How do I balance taking responsibility and standing up for myself? [more inside]
posted by ribboncake on Jan 16, 2013 - 48 answers

I am getting fired. Help my life not fall apart around me.

I know that I am going to be fired. I do not know how to proceed. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 15, 2012 - 39 answers

how to talk to boss about subpar work due to depression

Boss wants to talk about why I haven't been in the office that much these past few months and why my work is not up to par. I've been struggling with depression. How can I talk to him about this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 3, 2012 - 28 answers

How do I rebound from being fired?

I was just fired from my job because I didn't meet performance expectations. It's a terrible feeling. How can I best learn from this experience and attack the future? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 26, 2011 - 19 answers

Help me be less paranoid about getting fired.

Help me be less paranoid about getting fired. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 18, 2011 - 12 answers

Tense all the time about imaginary firing

I am terrified of being fired, even though I don't have any reason to suspect I might be let go. How can I get over this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 21, 2011 - 11 answers

I'm going to be let go--now what?

I've recently found out that I'm probably going to be let go from my job in the next week or two. Now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 28, 2010 - 16 answers

help my friend get unfired!

For my friend: She was working as a waitress at a restaurant. She handled money. 40 dollars went missing. Owner accused her of stealing money. Friend was consequently fired. Only other person who handled the money that day was the owner's daughter... what can she do? [more inside]
posted by veol on Jan 2, 2010 - 17 answers

How much worse can I feel?

I'm scared of the shame of being fired or laid-off, and I'd rather resign than be laid-off. Am I misreading all these signs or am I just burned out? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 8, 2009 - 23 answers

[BigLawFilter] Just been no-offered at Nor Cal law firm, on campus interviewing is essentially dead for 3Ls. Experiencing hysterical panic.

[BigLawFilter] Just been no-offered at Nor Cal law firm, on campus interviewing is essentially dead for 3Ls. What to do? This is going to be long I think but I am on the edge of a panic attack. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 13, 2009 - 10 answers

No Work, No Worth

How to redeem my professional reputation and rebuild my own self-worth after termination for unethical behavior? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 27, 2009 - 20 answers

Fired and time is running out.

I was fired from my last job, looking for a new one. How do I spin this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 9, 2009 - 11 answers

Got fired on Friday… is this an option?

I got fired on Friday after 2.5 years with the company. I’d like to apply for unemployment in my state (Minnesota) but I’m worried my employer will contest it. Can I trade knowledge that I alone have for a guarantee that they won’t? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 19, 2009 - 40 answers

How do I respond to the question(s) Are you currently employed? Why did you leave your last job?

Are you currently employed? Why did you leave your last job? [more inside]
posted by ezekieldas on Dec 18, 2008 - 12 answers

Should I tell someone they will be fired?

My secretary will get fired at the end of the day. Should I tell her in advance? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Sep 30, 2008 - 57 answers

Getting fired on Monday, how should I handle it?

I've come to understand from co-workers as well as things that have gone on this past week, that I will be getting fired on Monday. How should I handle it? Much more after the jump. [more inside]
posted by blackout on Jul 13, 2008 - 45 answers

How to get fired?

Can I request to be laid off? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 21, 2008 - 10 answers

Pimp my job

I need career advice on how to become a graphic designer when I'm already a grown up. Bonus & intertwined question: can you help me see if I am on the path toward being screwed at my current job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 3, 2008 - 6 answers

How do I fire someone without demoralizing the rest of my team?

How do I fire someone without demoralizing the rest of my team? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 8, 2007 - 38 answers

Help! I think my boss is going to try to fire me tomorrow!

After a short encounter with my boss today I have reason to believe that I will be fired tomorrow. In this particular situation, would it be better to quit or be fired? (sorry, kids - semi-lengthy post!) [more inside]
posted by lolalivia on Dec 4, 2007 - 24 answers

Do you get unemployment if you resign and they ask you to leave?

If you give two weeks notice and your employer asks you to leave immediately, are you eligible for unemployment in Oregon? [more inside]
posted by peep on Jul 24, 2007 - 16 answers

How to handle an unexpected termination in a job interview?

How to handle an unexpected termination in a job interview? [more inside]
posted by GuyZero on Mar 14, 2007 - 20 answers

Fired! How to Deal?

About a year ago, I was unjustly fired. My employer was careful to do it in a way to avoid any legal disputes. How does one get over thoughts of revenge and confrontation. I've considered sending a letter to the person responsible, explaining exactly how I feel about it all. I was never given a proper explaination and the whole thing feels unresolved. I realize a letter is somewhat juvenile and unproductive but I feel this might help me cope. I really want to put this all behind me.
posted by anonymous on Dec 28, 2004 - 20 answers

How to Fire Someone?

Any advice on the least dehumanizing way to fire someone? I'm not so much worried about the mechanics of when to do it as how. What would you want to hear from your boss if you were let go tomorrow that wasn't merely blowing smoke up your posterior?
posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2004 - 17 answers

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