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I'm getting fired and have no idea what to do next

I'm going to be fired for the first time in my life and I'm completely lost. Messy, rambling details within. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 11, 2016 - 12 answers

I've been terminated. So has my insurance.

This question contains two questions. One regarding the life of unemployment and the other is in regards to navigating the world of the uninsured. Help me adult these situations. [more inside]
posted by omgkinky on Jun 10, 2016 - 11 answers

Let go from job—flexible spending account deactivated, $1,800 lost.

I was recently let go from a job that wasn't working out after a few months. I had signed up for the employer's Flexible Spending Account to apply pre-tax dollars from my paycheck towards healthcare and transportation costs. They turned off my card the day I was let go and I cannot access the ~$1,800 (of my own money) on the card. Both they and AmeriFlex (FSA provider) claim their hands are tied and they cannot disburse any of the money. [more inside]
posted by wubbie on May 22, 2016 - 9 answers

Help! Someone's trying to fire my mom!

My sweet, wonderful Mom just got an email from her boss that she's starting the termination process. She's a midlevel executive in a large state organization, has been for 25 years, and I think was trying to eek our her last few years till retirement and pension. She got a new crazy-sounding boss a few years ago and the situation has been getting progressively worse. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 17, 2016 - 13 answers

Just started new job, but does my superior team member want me gone?

Just started a new job and would like to keep it. Superior team member asked me when my contract ends. He has the power to determine whether I stay on the team or not. Is this cause for alarm? More details inside. [more inside]
posted by koolaidnovel on Sep 9, 2015 - 12 answers

Gifts for partner recovering from pregnancy termination

My partner is recovering from a pregnancy termination. What can I get for her that will help her through the extended cramps and bleeding that may last up to a month? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 13, 2015 - 9 answers

what do I do now

I was blindsided by a termination from my job last week. In some respects it was a relief because my manager was extremely unpleasant and working around her mood swings was spiraling me into major depression and other health issues. However, I am now stuck with a 7 month job on my employment record (which obviously looks suspect), a litany of the aforementioned health issues, and no idea how to actually recover from this. I need help. Wall of text below (sorry). [more inside]
posted by thereemix on Aug 7, 2015 - 19 answers

What they say is true: HR is never, ever on your side.

I was fired for what I (and several lawyer friends) believe to be a bogus reason. But what should I tell potential employers, given that I don't trust my former HR department? It's going to be long but the detail is necessary. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 4, 2015 - 22 answers

What to tell interviewers about why I'm leaving my job?

I've received a "Performance Improvement Plan" due to poor output and communication problems. This is almost entirely due to issues in my personal life that are resolving themselves. However, at most companies (probably including mine), a PIP is basically a way to build a paper trail before firing someone. While I'm going to work as hard as I can to improve performance, this is probably the time to start looking for other jobs. What is ethical for me to tell interviewers about why I'm leaving my current position? There are plenty of things I can cite that I don't like about this job, but none of them would normally be enough for me to quit. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 25, 2014 - 18 answers

Am I fooling myself in that I can get justice?

I was forced out of my job about a year ago. I am being treated for PTSD due to the crappy way I was treated. The ongoing symptoms and the waiting to hear back from the latest lawyer that I gave all my info to have a ripple effect in how I am dealing with personal relationships including my marriage. Am I foolishly expecting too much here in that I will get justice? [more inside]
posted by comicgirl001 on Sep 5, 2014 - 19 answers

Leaving job by mutual agreement (Canadian edition)

My employer and I just agreed that I am not a good fit for the job. What should I do? I'm in Ontario, Canada. I realize that similar questions have asked, but am specifically looking for answers that take Canadian law into account. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by ITheCosmos on Jul 29, 2014 - 5 answers

I'm About to be Fired. Now What?

I walked into work today and was suspended with potential termination for policy violations, one of which does include the event that led me to ask this question. Where do I go from here? [more inside]
posted by Ashen on Jun 12, 2014 - 21 answers

Alternative to resignation? Want to move but not harm career.

I live in a smallish (Canadian) city an hour outside of a large city. I moved for work four years ago, and for a variety of reasons am feeling an increasing urgency to move back to the Big City. I am trying to figure out ways to do this, weighing my options, and am curious if anyone has any suggestions, or can point out repercussions of each option I hadn't considered? [more inside]
posted by offrecord on May 2, 2014 - 20 answers

How to Protect My Employability

A combination of anxiety attack and anemia (the term used by the paramedics was close to that, I don't recall) caused me to pass out in my office. I was discovered unconscious, and came to as the EMT people arrived. I was not scheduled to work that day, but agreed to help the shift supervisor and departing assistant manager, who refused to come into work. The shift supervisor did not react well to the possibility of having to stay in the store to close it. This resulted in a public confrontation after the paramedics left (because I refused further medical treatment; they told me to go home immediately). I ended up closing the store. My store manager, who tried to fire me once already, has informed the District Manger and HR. I was told to come in at my scheduled time, but I can expect to sign papers. What can I expect during a retail-industry termination? [more inside]
posted by Ashen on Apr 14, 2014 - 24 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 anonymous on Mar 25, 2014 - 19 answers

Should I even mention former job?

I just got unceremoniously canned from my part time (12 hour) job, which I started beginning of January, for a no call no show. I didn't MEAN to no call, no show. My full-time job gave us the Federal holiday off, and my brain made Monday into Sunday. I know, super lame. I could get into the legal and other issues that are taking quite a bit of my mental energy, but what's the point. Just know I've been somewhat distracted, to say the least. [more inside]
posted by intrepid_simpleton on Feb 19, 2014 - 7 answers

How to negotiate severance after being let go from my job.

I was unexpectedly let go from my job yesterday. I’ve only been there 4 months, and it was quite a surprise. I’d like to try and negotiate severance as I haven’t signed anything yet, and was told HR would be contacting me in the next couple days. I’m not sure how to do this as this is the first time I’ve been fired. [more inside]
posted by quin on Feb 11, 2014 - 25 answers

Advice for broken-hearted 36 y.o. who cannot stay pregnant

My best friend just lost her third pregnancy. She and her husband have been trying to have a baby for 3 years. Her first and second losses were both in the first trimester, causes unknown. This most recent loss was especially horrible - they terminated after profound birth defects (as in: the baby could not survive outside the uterus) were detected on the 20-wk ultrasound. She's 36, and wonders if she'll ever be able to carry a healthy pregnancy to term. Should she give up trying to get pregnant and give birth? Anyone been down this road before and have good advice for her?
posted by hush on Nov 24, 2013 - 28 answers

Can my employer sue to recover past wages if they neglected to fire me?

Much like character "Milton" from Office Space, I've continued to receive a weekly paycheck long after my office was closed and all of the other employees were laid off. I've never been given any type of notification from HR that my employment was terminated. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by ninepin on Jul 27, 2013 - 30 answers

Please help me phrase this request to my landlord...

So, most of the previous AskMes have had to do with either crazy landlords or desperate situations, and I have neither. But I need to ask my rental company if they'll let me out of my lease 30 days early, and I'm not sure how to phrase this. [more inside]
posted by like_a_friend on Jul 1, 2013 - 7 answers

So, you terminated someone without cause, can you ever tell them why?

My partner had to let someone go from their job, and they were terminated without cause. This means they can't give explicit reasons for the termination. The person was not able to see their impending dismissal, despite repeated efforts by management to the rectify the situation. So, is it ever possible to reach out post-dismissal and make clear the reasons without setting yourself up for legal problems? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 25, 2013 - 19 answers

I'm going to be fired for the first time. Let's have a party.

I have 60 days before I will likely be terminated from my job. Do I quit? What do I do now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 4, 2013 - 14 answers

He's got the shakes

Can an employer force you to use your insurance (and obviously pay the co-pay and everything) for a test they will probably use as fodder to fire you, especially if the medical condition could possibly be related to the chemicals you have to use for job. [more inside]
posted by timesarrow on Feb 15, 2013 - 10 answers

What to expect after you're no longer expecting

I had an abortion two months ago, and I'm feeling isolated and struggling with the idea that life is carrying on as though nothing has happened. How did you start feeling normal again? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 19, 2012 - 21 answers

Legal requirements for firing someone from a retail job in Ontario...

I run a retail business in Toronto, Canada. It's an independently owned business--like a mom and pop store. I need to fire someone because he's incompetent and his presence actually makes more work for the other staff. I have emailed and texted with this staff member (who has worked with us for 13 months) regarding his considerable transgressions but we do not have "paperwork" or "forms" in the traditional sense. His work never improves. What exactly do I have to do to fire him without worrying about legal issues? Two weeks pay? Three? Does the firing need to be written in addition to verbal or is just verbal fine? What's the best way for me to cover my ass? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 9, 2012 - 6 answers

How bad is it?

Moment of crisis. Wife was fired from nursing job; now she's concerned that future nursing jobs may be partly or entirely beyond her reach. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 16, 2012 - 12 answers

How to go about getting fired?

Recently got fired, how do I go about with the situation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 14, 2012 - 13 answers

Getting Through a Stressful Termination or Discharge

How to get through a stressful long-term discharge or termination from work? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 16, 2012 - 10 answers

Forced out

YANAL, but... A young friend of mine got a job with a service company that does substantial business with his (then) current employer. His current employer found out and called the employer-to-be and told them that, if they go through with the hiring, they'll discontinue doing business with the employer-to-be. In short order, the employer-to-be rescinded the job offer and the current employer terminated him. [more inside]
posted by bz on Mar 14, 2012 - 17 answers

To be (a reference) or not to be (a reference)

Should I ask more questions before saying I'll be a reference for someone who was recently "let go"? [more inside]
posted by YukonQuirm on Nov 17, 2011 - 12 answers

Does CA EDD care about my no-income 'job' at my S-Corp?

Terminated from a job in California, applying for unemployment. And I am an officer at a shambling, revenue-free California S-Corp. I have never taken a salary or distributions from it. The company has no employees or contractors. Do I still list the S-Corp on the unemployment application for Q. 33 Unemployment History? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 3, 2011 - 2 answers

unemployed but winning!

I got fired Friday for poor performance. How do I spin this in cover letters and in interviews? [more inside]
posted by santojulieta on Oct 2, 2011 - 9 answers

It's You, Not Us, but Let's Say It's Us Anyway.

How do we get over the guilt and just fire our nanny already? Very specific caveat inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2011 - 30 answers

Hypothetically was this person fired?

[Hypothetical Employment Legal Filter] In the following hypothetical employment situation, is the law being broken? If so where? Is it legally worth pursuing this and putting a hypothetical person’s business prospects in jeopardy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 12, 2011 - 8 answers

Is this normal temp agency behavior?

Why might temp agencies have problems with headscarves and telling me why I was fired? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 28, 2011 - 19 answers

Help me make my boss cry!

I need a mushy reading/video for the team meeting on my last day at work. Up to five minutes long. [more inside]
posted by momus_window on Jun 1, 2011 - 2 answers

I was fired for returning a stolen phone

I returned a stolen phone that a co-worker brought to work. I was fired and the other guy was not. Lots more inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 24, 2011 - 32 answers

You're fired...?

Should we fire our newly-hired employee? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 22, 2010 - 32 answers

Rules of engagement after termination

Is there a rule stating that during a period after an individual's employment has terminated, he/she can not contact a former client or prospect of the former company? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 9, 2010 - 13 answers

Was I fired with cause or not?

I was "let go" from work the other day - I had already been on probation due to a bad review. The review was full of incorrect statements, which I had proof of but I didn't put up a fuss. I was given requirements to fulfill to show improvement. I met those times 3. They let me go anyway. I said that I had gone way farther even than I was asked to in the requirements, so why are you letting me go? The reason was "The decision has been made." I want to know, is this considered with cause, and can I get unemployment? BTW this is in Mass. [more inside]
posted by Astragalus on Aug 1, 2010 - 23 answers

Work's gone sour

I've worked at the same place for nearly 11 years, have had above average evaluations, and received three promotions. However, lately, in my manager's eyes I can do nothing right. I feel as if she's harassing me. Can I do anything? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 13, 2010 - 12 answers

Would you terminate an 11-week pregnancy where the embryo has a serious genetic but somewhat correctable defect?

Would you terminate an 11-week pregnancy where the embryo has a serious genetic but somewhat correctable defect? We are trying to decide which route to take for our next pregnancy. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 25, 2010 - 48 answers

Dude, I just wanted an apartment!

ChicagoHousingFilter: My landlord needs to sell my unit, and wants to terminate the lease upon sale. I have a year left on the lease and don't know what to do about her request. [more inside]
posted by sldownard on Apr 14, 2010 - 19 answers

Looking for information about second-trimester abortion

I am looking for information about therapeutic abortion in the second trimester. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 19, 2009 - 10 answers

Really, how screwed am I?

Am I being fired? I was recently converted from a full-time employee at a $5 billion multi-national company to a contractor working at the same company. Now, my contractor boss has called me in for meetings with the contracting company's HR rep for "issues". Oh yeah, I'm pregnant too. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 11, 2009 - 14 answers

Appealing getting fired from the megamart

AskingForMyDad Filter: Should he seek a lawyer or are there any other options after he was fired from Buy 'n' Large? [more inside]
posted by fireoyster on Aug 28, 2009 - 25 answers

Why do links to Flickr photos kill my Firefox?

Why do links to Flickr photos kill my Firefox? When someone posts an entry in AskMe that refers to a photo on Flickr, I am forced to copy the link, open IE, and look at the picture from there. [more inside]
posted by Drasher on Aug 9, 2009 - 6 answers

worried about being fired but might have some leverage

I am worried about getting fired. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 18, 2009 - 10 answers

How to appeal termination of COBRA benefits?

The company that administers my COBRA benefits terminated me because, they said, of an NSF check, which my bank had told me would clear. But it didn't because the check was put thru literally hours before a hold on a $500 check was released. Apparently the bank rep was figuring that either A) the bank would pay the check (they have before) or B) the hold release would happen before the check came thru. My cyber-statement even shows that the check was paid; then the next day it was sent back. (So when I checked my cyber-statement to confirm the info from the phone rep, the check was shown as having been pd.) Q 1) How and to whom do I appeal? Q 2) Is it worth the effort?
posted by Macbeth123 on Apr 5, 2009 - 4 answers

How to terminate an employee for sexual harassment?

I think I need to terminate an employee for sexual harassment, help! [more inside]
posted by Izzy on Nov 24, 2008 - 29 answers

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