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Have you ever been fired for performance, but felt like you were giving it your all? Putting in the late nights, weekend hours, being a team player, etc, but somehow you are fired. After being let go from the pandemic, I’m terrified of getting let go or fired.

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This didn't happen to me but several people in my company were laid off who hadn't been furloughed and had been working through the pandemic for longer hours and reduced pay. The company also laid off long serving staff (10, 20 years and longer). None of them had done anything wrong. Companies expect loyalty from you but none goes back the other way.

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Definitely hear you there. Few companies have loyalty. Only way to prevent that is to self-employ or become irreplaceable in some way (usually through a combination of skills or rare experiences). Try to find a startup that will give you exposure to niche, up-and-coming tech/ideas that you can leverage in a bigger organization 😁

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They fired you because your work was bad, or because it didn’t sell?

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You asked about being fired for performance. Layoffs for budget reasons have nothing to do with your post.

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