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Old 05-21-2012, 04:26 PM   #21
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You were blessed to find that it was a bad fit so quickly. If a question arises about your employment at the company simply say, "Shortly after I started it was evident that the firm and I were not a good fit. I left by mutual agreement and received severance."

Don't badmouth them even if pressed because the recipient of your comments will wonder what you might say about them.

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Old 05-21-2012, 05:03 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by Nords View Post
One of the "beautiful" things of at-will employment for bosses is that you don't have to tell the truth.

You don't have to have a foot-high stack of counseling forms, a two-year "performance improvement program", six different sets of meetings minutes with HR staff, and a preliminary finding from the Supreme Court. You just carry out the firing and get on with the hiring.

As for the business which fired you, their practices will deliver a karma boomerang to them sooner rather than later. Whether it's able to be appreciated or not, they did you a long-term favor.
The irony of larger companies in at-will states is that they generally have corporate policies that dictate why and when to terminate someone. I would usually have a year at attempting to improve an employees' performance. The plus side for the company is that if you document why they were dismissed and demonstrate that a reasonable effort was made to counsel an employee to improve their performance, the employee does not get unemployment. It was normal for an employee to appeal. I personally never lost an appeal. If a company just says "your outta here" they get unemployment. I never did it to save the unemployment insurance but I tried to save the employee.

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Old 05-21-2012, 08:17 PM   #23
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In these small companies the owner's 13 year old kid always outranks anyone not family and on the payroll.
Been there.

"Breath in, breath out, move on."

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Old 05-25-2012, 01:18 AM   #24
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I would move on with my life.

Very conservative with investments. Not ER'd yet, 48 years old. Please do not take anything I write or imply as legal, financial or medical advice directed to you. Contact your own financial advisor, healthcare provider, or attorney for financial, medical and legal advice.
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