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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 maximumminimum on Mar 25, 2014 - 22 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

What to say at interviews re: being fired wrongfully

Four days ago I filed a complaint with the department of labor against my current employer due to unpaid overtime. Today, I was fired. Should I disclose this to future potential employers? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 21, 2008 - 12 answers

How should I terminate this cable?

In need of some networking advice, how to terminate a cable on the switch side. As always more information after the jump. [more inside]
posted by hxc on Oct 17, 2008 - 15 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

We're leaving and I want you to sign the dotted line saying that we're a-okay after this point.

Can my company force employees to sign a resignation letter during an acquisition? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 17, 2008 - 13 answers

How to determine the last working day for a laid-off employee

I work for a very small company that has to lay off an employee due to budget restraints. I have heard that in firing someone, the day of firing should be the employee's last day in the office. This protects the company from any harmful backlash. Does this rule hold true for layoffs as well?
posted by binocularfight on Aug 8, 2008 - 17 answers

How do you know when you’ve been legitimately fired? No, I'm not as dumb as I sound here...

How do you know when you’ve been legitimately fired? No, I'm not as dumb as I sound here... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 25, 2008 - 8 answers

I need advice on firing two employees!

I need to terminate two employees this week... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 3, 2008 - 8 answers

I don't hate my job ... just you.

How do I tell my work partner that I am transferring away to a new location solely because of our toxic relationship? (semi-long explanation to follow) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 29, 2008 - 28 answers

Business Class VOIP termination

Can anyone recommend business class VOIP termination that is not a fully hosted solution by the terminating company? [more inside]
posted by clarkie666 on Apr 22, 2008 - 6 answers

Job loss and FMLA

My job is scheduled for termination at the end of the month. My wife is pregnant and could possibly be placed on bedrest about the same time. If I apply for FMLA before my termination date, would my employer have to honor my claim? My employer is unaware of the pregnancy AND I'm only speculating that bedrest could be ordered. [more inside]
posted by tickettrader on Mar 10, 2008 - 4 answers

Gettin' ready for gettin' canned ...

My employer wants to fire me, but I've got a little time. How do I land on my feet before I'm thrown to the street? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 22, 2008 - 17 answers

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