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Hmmm just found out im being placed on a PIP. What should I do now? I have a very good financial cushion, but this is the first time i’m experiencing this. I think some of the points they make is fair but I find it to be nit picky and i’m not getting the resources that I was promised when taking this job.
I think the culture fit is not right for me, but I still want to do well and then leave.

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Assume that you will be fired or laid off regardless of what you do. Play along with the PIP, but focus your mental energy on job hunting. Even if you beat the pip, you will not fix the culture fit problem, so you have no happy long term future there anyway.

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Agree here. Beating a pip doesn’t lead to a world of happiness. Unless you make the greatest turn around of all tome, you aren’t going from PIP to top rated star, and you will most likely be toeing the line of “almost on a pip later”. It will be walking on eggshells the rest of your career there

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Even if you do get off of it, you’ll be under a microscope for the rest of your time at the firm. It’s stressful and it kills your self confidence. Best of luck though, do what you gotta do

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Start looking, and then just do every little thing on the PIP, be engaged in the process and document the hell out of on your end*.That might buy you time.
* line go to the meetings with notes on how you followed through on specific items and hold them to items they agree to

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Contact an attorney that deals with employment harassment and discrimination to ensure you’re being treated fairly. If the employer promised you resources but hasn’t delivered, then the problem is on them, not you. Also, Don’t trust your HR department. They are there for the company and never for the employee.

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I don’t think this is smart advice given the fact pattern. Waste of money. Play the game or jump ship. That’s advice from a licensed attorney. 🤦

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You gotta go. PIPs are to push you out.

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Coming from a person who genuinely wants a PIP to be an avenue to success, someone who sees the eventual firing of a person on a PIP as their own failure (or a joint failure) rather than the employee’s sole failure... I’ve never had a person last more than 12mths after being put on a PIP; even if they successfully completed it.

You have good advice above- document the hell out of everything and work your tail off to meet the goals in the PIP to the letter. It won’t necessarily save your job, but it may buy your time to find a new role on your own terms, or convince them that severance is the easier path.

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Yeah, you should find a new job stat. PIPS or whatever they’re called are generally just a formality to build a solid case against you in the event you decide to get litigious post-firing.

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Start looking for a new job ASAP. They are just a method to get you out. I was placed on one 90 days after I started which was in the middle of the pandemic so it wasn’t a normal time in agency life to begin with. Did everything they asked me to including getting positive feedback from colleagues which I’m sure my boss thought would not happen Then never had my follow up meeting at the end of the 30 days so I thought things were going better. Six weeks after that was terminated It was a joke and just a way for my inexperienced boss to try to build a case against me Funny thing is one month after I was terminated my boss suddenly was no longer the head of the department and is leaving He ruined my life for nothing Get out while you can

Also, you stated you have a financial cushion, but do what you can to bolster or set yourself up if you need to transition. You never know, it could buy you time in looking for the RIGHT opportunity.

Find another job and get out of dodge if you can. That way, you won’t have to deal with explaining a lapse in employment. Far too many firms are using “performance issues” rather than Covid as the reason for laying people off right now.

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