Got a mysterious invite with a senior director to "catch-up" on Friday.....thinking they're going to let me go. Anyone know what sort of severance package I can expect? It's been an amazing 2 yrs

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You can't count on anything. Update your LinkedIn resume and start reaching out. Don't worry. This is an opportunity to learn new things in a new place. Maybe even a new city. You could look back on this as the coolest break you got. Get your book ready and get copies of anything you need. Then, if you do get canned, go out and celebrate with friends that evening. Flaming sambucas etc. Don't worry. Every good ad person gets fired a few times.

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If it was a formal PIP, not good. That's usually the formal documentation to cover asses before you're let go. If that's what it was, start looking now. If it was just a "get your shit together" chat, they see something in you and don't want to let you go, but need improvement. Either way, take the feedback to heart, try to address it and work to do better. (And still see what else is out there anyway).

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Speaking as someone who has both been laid off and had to fire, HR typically requests managers only put these things on the calendar same-day or within 24 hours to avoid you getting suspicious and doing something malicious. (Gross rhyme, sorry fishies.) There may be changes, but it seems unlikely they're related to your staying with the company.

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Decline it

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Take a look at your employer handbook- should state it there. Hoping you don't get laid off

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Also, just in case, start saving alllll of your important work/documents to your own computer/Drive

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Goddamit. He killed him. Now we're all going to be on 48 Hours.

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Hey guys thanks for all the support 👏! I can honestly say each and one you really helped me get through this. Found myself checking back in and smiling at your comments. The short of it is I was given a "performance warning." I need to pick it up a notch. Definitely not in a good spot right now, and feeling on edge. But your comments are greatly appreciated.

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Ugh my head would be beating nonstop and anxiety through the roof if I were you. Sorry.

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Leave your computer in your car.

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What if it's the complete opposite and it's a secret meeting to share news of a promotion?

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How many people are invited to the meeting? Is there an HR person on the invite?

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Managers quit too... I've sent that same invite to explain I'm going away

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Checking in...how is it going CP+B?

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After reading this thread, I am so happy to live and work in a country with a degree of legally enforced job security.

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Then it is a super sick move on the Director's part.

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I would NEVER put that type of meeting on the calendar 4 days early - cruel and dick move if that's what it is. I lean toward it being a positive outcome for you unless your director is a sociopath.

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You should bring a bottle of Heinz ketchup to your meeting, and when you walk in, triumphantly drop it on his/her desk, and say, "Here's the ketchup you wanted." Lotsa laffs. Even if they were going to fire you, they'd probably reconsider just to keep that level of comedy nearby.

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Everyone I know that has been let go from here has had a day-of meeting invitation. I think you're safe.

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@OP what happened?

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Yeah what's the deal

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