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Advice, leave job?

Isaac Ferguson
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Hi,

I have had a problem with my company. I am in probatory period I have been for a month in this company. They have received an email today
they say they want have a meeting with me in two days. I know they want fired me on probatory period.(it is not my fault)

My question is, I feel very bad in this new job. I want quit if I don't do it now I will do it in some months honestly I am here mainly for pay the bills

Do you think could be better quit tomorrow and avoid be sacked in two days, I prefer that I would feel better.

What do you think about it?

Please let me know your thougths I don't want remember this like a failure

Thanks
Campbell Ritchie
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How do you know they are going to fire you?
How do you whatever it was happened and how do you know they think it is your fault?
How do you know they are not happy with you?
Even if they are not happy with you and are not renewing your contract after your probationary period, they can probably do it in such a manner that it will not put you to disgrace. It is very difficult to be certain, but I think resigning immediately would not be a good move.
Isaac Ferguson
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I know it because there is very bad atmosfphere, and etc My dont like it
Campbell Ritchie
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Not sure what else to suggest. But do tell us what happens at that meeting.
You may do well to have a union rep with you; if they start telling you off at the meeting, adjourn it until you can take somebody with you. Tell them you are not used to that sort of thing and need somebody there to stop you saying something stupid.
Ulf Dittmer
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Depending on the country where this happens, neither taking a union rep nor anyone else into some meeting may be valid options.

But I agree that handing in your resignation now would not seem to be a good move.


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Campbell Ritchie
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Agree about location. It varies; in Britain there is an entitlement to take a union rep or friend to such a meeting, but not usually an employment lawyer.

Of course, we do not actually know that the meeting is about dismissal.
Henry Wong
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Angus Ferguson wrote:
Do you think could be better quit tomorrow and avoid be sacked in two days, I prefer that I would feel better.

What do you think about it?



I don't think I have enough information to form a valid opinion -- but quitting just to "feel better" is pointless. What does "feeling better" has to do with a professional career decision? Does it affect your overall job satisfaction, productivity, quality of your work, monetary reward, and/or even your family?

Also, and this is blunt, so feel free to ignore ... in my opinion, and I may be wrong here, you may have went though a "death spiral" -- your lack of enjoyment probably affected your quality of work, and your quality of work probably affected your enjoyment. Perhaps, in the future, you can recognize this earlier, and focus on your enthusiasm and your quality at work, instead of just being "mainly [there to] pay the bills".

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Henry Wong
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And this depends on where you are located ... in the US, quitting means that you don't get unemployment benefits. So, if you know you are going to be fired, that "feeling better" is going to cost you those benefits.

Henry
Isaac Ferguson
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Hi

I was wrong. We had the meeting today and they were very satisfied with me. Some times we think too much. But I have another options and I am going to quit in the near future-

I joined this company because I wanted learn more (the domain in the finance) I live in London. But I am not developing nearly nothing and I think that this is a killer career job, also the unique thing they want from me no is fix bugs no scope for my creativity at all.

Well sorry for the false alarm

But I think it is better quit from a job if you feel that they want fired you at least you will have a "clean" resume

Regards
Ulf Dittmer
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But I think it is better quit from a job if you feel that they want fired you at least you will have a "clean" resume

Not necessarily. Leaving multiple jobs on your own account also doesn't reflect well on you, because you apparently are not a good judge of what job is a good fit for you - which doesn't augur well for your next job.
Campbell Ritchie
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And if you go for a new job, they will think, “he will leave after three months,” and not appoint you.
Bill Clar
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Angus Ferguson wrote:I know it because there is very bad atmosfphere, and etc My dont like it


You hate your job? There's a support group for that. It's called "Everyone". We meet at the pub at 5:00. ~ Drew Carey

Seriously though, my advice is to stick it out at this job for at least a year. Give the company time to trust your abilities and expand your role into more creative areas.

Isaac Ferguson
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