If you have been working on your career for many years, it does come as natural "feeling" if you are set as a target to receive the dreaded pink slip. However, if you do not have that much experiences to know what's coming, it can really drain out your hopes and dreams when it happens. To get yourself prepared for the inevitable wisebread put together You’re Fired! 20 signs that a pink-slip is coming.
In summary, here are the 20 signs that you can look for:
1 – Are you no longer in the loop about, well, anything?
2 - Did you recently screw up big-time?
3 – Are people avoiding you at all costs?
4 – Did your last performance review read like a train wreck?
5 – Has your company recently been sold or merged?
6 – Are you being given impossible jobs with no chance of success?
7 – Do you now have less responsibility than the intern?
8 – Has your office, cubicle or working space recently been down-sized?
9 – Do people whisper more, or does the conversation change as you approach?
10 – Did your recently receive a pay freeze or, worse still, a pay cut?
11 – Have you seen a job posting for your company that matches your job description?
12 – Does everyone hate you? I mean really dislike you with a passion?
13 – Have you recently been asked to take some time off?
14 – Are you noticing paper-trails between yourself and your superiors?
15 – Are you finding it almost impossible to get approval or ‘buy in’ on projects?
16 – Have you recently been asked to work on a “special project?”
17 – Are your successes and accomplishments being glossed over?
18 – Are you currently being ‘retrained’ or are taking coaching sessions?
19 – Has your immediate boss or mentor gone bye-bye?
20 – Have you recently been promoted to a position of less responsibility?
If you are one of those unfortunate people who are seeing these signs, I think it probably good idea to start looking for a new career and work for another company. If you do find one, you can give your resignation rather then get the slip. If you did, you can use Sample Resignation Letters from emurse. =)