Quit or get fired?

@oyenkai (4399)
Philippines
March 13, 2009 1:43am CST
Is quitting better in the resume than getting fired? Getting fired either means there's something wrong with the company (like what has been happening recently) or you did something wrong. The latter one seems like a very bad thing for an HR to presume against you and you get less chance of getting hired. On the other hand, quitting might mean that you lack the discipline and the commitment to stick around. HRs don't like that either, for all they know, you might just quit on them whenever you get tired of your job. So which one is better - to quit or to get fired?
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@krajibg (11942)
• Guwahati, India
13 Mar 09
I think you have to be observant of the situation. If it is too worse just quit or there is a chance of bettering resume and get fired rather because next time you might not get the similar opportunity.
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@oyenkai (4399)
• Philippines
16 Mar 09
Yes, switching jobs means we have to take the risk of "what if the next job isn't as good as this one"...
@krajibg (11942)
• Guwahati, India
16 Mar 09
If not then you have to console yourself saying that 'risk' is another form of life.
@ktosea (2027)
• China
13 Mar 09
quititing is better in resume than getting fired in my point of view,but there is not a big difference between the two ways.just tell the HR that you quited,this will save your time and they will have less to ask you about the reason why you were fired.
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@oyenkai (4399)
• Philippines
15 Mar 09
So that means they ask less questions when you say you quit, than if you say you were fired?
• United States
13 Mar 09
If you resign with two weeks notice, still on good terms with the company, there should be no reason to hold that against a potential employee. Getting fired is much worse I think. The length of time you worked at each job is more important than anything else.
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@oyenkai (4399)
• Philippines
15 Mar 09
Oh...yes, two weeks notice. I forgot about that. And the length of time that you spent on the job? Would a year be too short or too long before quitting? (I have no plans on quitting LOL but I seem to come across this question among friends and I'd like to be able to answer them next time :) ).
• China
13 Mar 09
In fact, I like quit, because I have quited 3 jobs before.
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@oyenkai (4399)
• Philippines
15 Mar 09
Didn't any of that affect your future job interviews?
• Philippines
18 Mar 09
I think its better to quit rather than being fired. Because when you get terminated, it means that you did something against the company policies.
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@thezone (9452)
• Ireland
15 Mar 09
If you want to move on, it is better to quit than to be fired. If you quit for whatever reason, you leave on good terms with your employer and therefore a good reference letter will be provided. It is always good going into new employment with a glowing reference and it will always avoid the dreaded interview question. "Why were you let go from you last employment?" Once you have a valid reason for quitting a job you have a sound foundation for the next employer. Good luck whatever you decide to do
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@wolfaaron (179)
• United States
13 Mar 09
Quiting is better because it is better to know that you dont have a job because you decided to leave it, instead of knowing you dont have a job because you were kicked
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