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My work situation just really sucks. I’ve been so unhappy and unable to even force a smile at work. I just got word today that the job I applied for is going to accept me but it’s not at the point where I can give notice yet. I am afraid that I am going to be written up or something bad for having a less than cheery attitude at work. Is that something employers can fire/discipline you for?

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You would most likely need to be put on eval then have a time frame to fix the issue. You should be fine holding out

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If it’s impacting your performance, then yes. But it would have to be documented and presented to you. And you’d have an opportunity to respond. Generally it takes a lot to get to that point as an employer to write up an employee (at least from my experience with writing up two employees). You’re given a period to correct your action. So, all in all, I’d say you’d likely be at your new job before you’d have to really worry about it.

They would give you a timeframe with specific things they need to see and/or can’t see.. and it could be 30 days, 60 days, or 90 days.. so for example, one person I wrote up it said if he fell asleep in another meeting, he would go on final written notice.. so just an example. I think if you get a formal offer this week and a background check takes two weeks, then you give a two week notice, you’d still likely be in about a months timeframe.

They can. Have you started looking elsewhere? So many places are hiring right now. I would start looking.

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