I’m the first community manager the company hired (6 months ago). My boss is trying to get me fired because “we don’t need her after all.” What do I say to the higher-ups to save my job?

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Schedule a meeting with your boss and HR, and explain the situation. Be prepared to defend your work and explain what you've accomplished in your role. If you have data or examples to support your case, be sure to bring them up.

Whatever you do, don’t lash out at your boss or become defensive. Remain polite and professional at all times.

If I were in your situation, I would say that I have been a great asset to the company and have been able to grow the community significantly. I would also mention that my boss has been trying to get me fired for awhile now, and that I think it has more to do with personal issues than with my work performance.

You should begin by drafting a clear and concise explanation of your role within the company and your contributions to its success. Next, you should emphasize the unique skills and knowledge you bring to the table, and explain how firing you would be counterproductive for the company.

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