(Closed) Why don't the company fire me?

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
23597 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@gramgeek:  Hugs! Nothing worse than working at a job that you don’t like.  Just a thought:  If they want you gone and they know that you’re not happy there, why would they lay you off and give you severance?  I kind of feel like they’re probably just waiting for you to quit.

Post # 4
16191 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I agree with @pengoala:. If they fire you, they owe you a severance. If you quit, they don’t owe you anything. Plus, on the company’s end, it’s far more consuming of time and resources to recruit and train someone new rather than to retain a current employee. Do you have any other job prospects in mind?

Post # 5
1177 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

In many cases, the HR departmnt probably requires them to have cause to fire someone (to cover their asses against a discrimination lawsuit). And you’ll be eligible for unemployment if you’re fired, but not if you quit.

Post # 6
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@geekspice:  I work closely with HR and this is exactly why.

Post # 7
831 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Here in the US it’s easy to fire someone in most states, for virtually any reason (outside of prohibited reasons like race/sex discrimination, etc.).  I have a feeling you aren’t from the US though. I know in other countries it’s a lot more involved to let someone go.

However, companies often will wait for someone to quit so they don’t have to pay their unemployment insurance (in NY and most other states to my knowledge this is paid by the employer, not the government which is a common misconception). Also the more people they have on unemployment the more they have to pay into their unemployment fund every year.  Especially for smaller companies this can be a motivating factor. 

Maybe you should try to find a job you like in the meantime.

Post # 8
1141 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@gramgeek:  Why don’t you be proactive and look for a new job while you’re still employed so you don’t have to rely on getting fired/public assistance??

Post # 9
4284 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@ExcitedScaredBee:  This.

Is there a reason your not looking for other employment, so you don’t have to worry about getting fired or quitting and relying on public assistance/unemployment? Nothing worse then working some place that makes you miserable.. makes for a LONG day. GL

Post # 10
2095 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m not sure what country you are in but in the US, you are not entitled to benefits if you are fired, unless it’s for a reason that involves discrimination, racisim, sexism, etc and you have to show proof. You also don’t get it if you quit, again unless you can prove your emotional, physical or mental healthy is at risk.


So do you mean why aren’t they laying you off or do you mean actually firing you?


I’m so sorry. I know how this feels. I have been in a job I hated. It’s one of the worst things to deal with. Can you find another job?

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