People can get fired for any number of reasons — for the way they look, the things they say, not “voluntarily” doing those lame social events, and approximately 1,692 other excuses. If you’ve ever been kicked to the curb you know the feeling of embarrassment and anger that can come with it. If you’ve never experienced it, we salute you and hope your lucky streak continues.
Sometimes the best (and most satisfying) scenario for the employee is to extravagantly quit before getting fired, and the rest of the time it’s better to just get ahead of an official dismissal any way. Whether or not you’re brave enough to carry out an epic departure that will go into company legend, these red flags will help you know if your time is up.
Let’s hope none of you are experiencing any of this at work right now.
The less than subtle wrapper-upper
The obvious transition
The calm before the storm
The plucky performance pontifications
The paper trail
The hour reduction
The inexplicable lockout
The ominous meeting
The good point
So are you getting paranoid? Let us know in the comment section, and then start working on your CV.
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