Signs that You May Be Getting Fired

Employees are living in uncertain times. They go about their work as if today is their last day at the office, especially when more companies are feeling the economic crunch.

It is actually quite easy to sense whether your career is on the verge of being kicked to the curb as it all boils down to gut feeling. However, if you feel clueless about what goes on in your office, then you should start being vigilant.

You are called for "Performance Improvement"

Employment termination is usually caused by workers who could not keep up with the organization’s operations or have performed below standard.

If you have been called for a "performance improvement discussion meeting" with your supervisor or have been given a "performance improvement plan," you are most likely being considered for termination.

However, that does not mean you do not have any chance of improving your work ethic and performance that would impress your superiors.

You have committed grave infractions

Upon employment, you are most likely been given an employee handbook, which lists the circumstances that are not tolerated in the organization. Some offenses are met with progressive discipline, where disciplinary actions against you would be more serious as you commit more of the same infractions.

For instance, if you have been frequently tardy last month for the first time, you would probably receive a warning. However, if you are still excessively late in the next month, you would probably be given a penalty such as decrease in take home pay. The ultimate penalty would be termination.

However, there are a number of infractions that would automatically terminate your employment on the first offense. Various grave infractions would include divulging company secrets to a rival company, committing immoral acts within the work premises, and moonlighting.

Your manager is building a case against you

Sometimes there are supervisors who would act abrasive towards you to the point that he would find a way to terminate your employment such as taking advantage of loopholes in the employment handbook. If you think this is the case of an impending termination, you need to speak to an attorney while you still have time.

However, there are instances when the supervisor or human resources have been right about firing an employee. He or she could be ill-fitted to take on the role they are expected to perform and has not shown any sign of improvement. This is why every employee should learn to appreciate his or her work in order to show a positive impression.

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