(Closed) I am being fired. Opinions?

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
928 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I would wait for the official firing – you never know, the gossip mill isn’t always correct.

Post # 4
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

any idea why you are being fired? It doesn’t sound like a financial thing– since they are hiring someone to replace you. If it is performance based I would quit (but give two weeks!!!) so that in future interviews you can say you quit rather than was fired (which would be a red flag)

Post # 5
5428 posts
Bee Keeper

Wait for the official firing and tell them good luck with the new girl that was hired last week to replace me. At least they’ll know, you already knew, it’ll be a shock to them!

Post # 7
3771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@PinkPandaBear:  the gossip mill isn’t always correct


Post # 8
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

How do you know that new person is replacing you instead of just being added to your department? Did anything happen that would be fired for?

I would stay until they officially fire you and collect a severance (if available to you) as well as allow you to collect unemployement if needed.

Post # 9
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

You cannot collect unemployment if you are fired for a legit reason. Any idea why specifically they are letting you go?

Post # 11
3697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Wait it out and see if you get some severance or can collect unemployment.  I don’t know where you live, but here, at least, unless you’re fired for cause (and sometimes even then!) you can collect unemployment. 

Post # 12
267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Sounds like you could use a new job anyways!

I’d wait for the official firing so you can collect unemployment while you look for something better.

Post # 14
4284 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@flowersandfaerydust:  In the state of Michigan your employer can fight unemployment if you quit…. If you get fired you are more then likely able to collect. Believe it or not it’s better to get fired, it won’t effect you too much down the line as long as it wasn’t for fraud or something (which clearly this isn’t).

Post # 15
1249 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Unless you are fired for stealing, clocking in/out at the wrong times, or another reason like that, you will get unemployment.  They cannot deny unemployment because you don’t perform to your boss’s standards. 

However, since you have a second job, you might not get unemployment.  It’s a toss up.  I would probably quit so that I could honestly state that I left the company on my own. 

Good luck!!!

Post # 16
8682 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

@flowersandfaerydust:  Can’t you file a grievance? for the nit picking? Do you have a HR department or even a government department that protects your rights?

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