You're fired!..then what?

Canada
July 27, 2008 11:18pm CST
Okay, heres the scenario. You walk into work and the atmosphere is tense. Say you work in retail, or some sort of job like that. You find out that your employment is being terminated. Would you stick around and finish the shift? Or not even bother and walk out. I think if I was in the situation, Id leave on a good note but not finish my shift. Id probably secretly be really bitter towards my boss and the whole situation. What would you do?
5 responses
@mimico (3619)
• Philippines
28 Jul 08
I agree with you younginlove. I'll definitely be disappointed that my employes have decided to terminate my employment, so I'll try my best to make them regret it during my last day of work. Then I'll make sure to leave a good impression on my co-workers so they'll express their regret to my boss/es. But at the end of the day. I'd really want to know why I was fired. So if I didn't do anything wrong, I will speak to my boss in private and make sure to point out that he or she is making a terrible mistake. If they hire me back, I might join the company if it's a really good one, but if not then I won't accept the offer again because for me, getting fired is really an insult to my capabilities and skills!
• United States
28 Jul 08
I certainly would want to know why I am being fired first of all, but when I think about it, I would be ready to walk out of there as quickly as possible. I would not want to stick around if I knew I was being canned. I don't care about the reason...that doesn't matter to me. It's the fact that they didn't let me know at the end of my shift. Something like that would be something that we should be told after my shift is over, not before it starts.
• United States
28 Jul 08
Most employers want former employees out of the building as quickly and quietly as possible after employment is terminated. They don't trust that there won't be some retalitory action on the part of the fired employee-- a reasonable enough concern.
@fwidman (11515)
• United States
28 Jul 08
It would always be better to finish the shift and leave on as good of terms as possible. Bear in mind that your next potential employer will be calling the place that fired you. Do you want them to say what a great worker you were or would you want them to say you were a jerk?
• United States
28 Jul 08
Depends on why i was getting terminated. If i felt i was unjustly fired i would say something rude and walk out. I acutally was let go from do to say down sizing i would finish my shift.