Post # 1
Ok, it isn’t official yet, but I’ve found out a new girl has been hired to replace. She starts next Thursday, my boss isn’t very discrete. I haven’t formally been fired yet. But I hate even being at work knowing that it is coming between now and then. I would love to just not show up Monday morning, but if I can’t find a job quickly, I’ll need to be able to collect unemployment to make ends meet. I really just want to ditch the place.
I already have another job, it is only part time, but they would definitely give me more hours (but not full time) if I tell told them I was available.
Gahhh….I get treated so horribly here, its degrading, and it is almost a relief to find out, I’ve wanted to quit for months.
Should I just quit? Or wait it out for the official firing?
Post # 3
I would wait for the official firing – you never know, the gossip mill isn’t always correct.
Post # 4
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
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 # 6
This is a very small office. There are only a total of 3 of us. The girl came into an intereview yesterday, called the office today and said she could start Thursday morning. Out of the 3 girls here, my boss dislikes me the most, and treats me like scum of the Earth. I go home crying at least once a week.
Post # 7
@PinkPandaBear: the gossip mill isn’t always correct
Post # 8
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
You cannot collect unemployment if you are fired for a legit reason. Any idea why specifically they are letting you go?
Post # 10
I suppose it could be called a performance issue. My boss is just nasty. I could do EVERYTHING right, and the way I clipped paperwork to a file could be wrong. Or I could do EVERYTHING right, but he’s complaining my hand writing isn’t clear. It goes on and on, he completely nit picks me, its unlike anything I have ever experienced in my life. Everywhere I’ve ever worked, I’ve been complimented and moved up because of how hard I work. I just can’t win with this guy.
ETA: And this man’s handwriting, its doctor’s handwriting, its the most unreadable nonsense ever….ugh…
Post # 11
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
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 # 13
And I know she isn’t being added, because this is the world’s smallest office & there would be no where for her to go, literally. There are three desks in here, that is all that will fit. I work at a law firm, just for reference.
Thanks ladies for the advice. But that makes me nervous if I was fired for a “legit” reason, I still can’t collect, makes me feel like I should just go anway.
Post # 14
@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
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.
Post # 16
@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?