You are contemplating on seeking another job because you are so paranoid about getting fired. As you realize that most of the workers within your date-hired-batch are slowly disappearing one at a time, the more you hear that threatening odd voice in your ears saying “you are next!”. Then you start imagining that you are always being watched, and your eyes shift from left to right all day long, checking out who is keeping track of your every move; your mouth start to frown and eyebrows meet in the middle of your nose’s bridge. You have just metamorphosed into your “Hyde”. At this point, what you should actually do is check yourself “in” to a mental institution. With so many jobless beings waiting outside your company’s door to finally get the next ‘victim’s” income providing means, you are actually volunteering to resign, trade posts with, and be outside yourself. Well – if you continue this schizophrenic mode, you probably belong out there anyway.
There are various management ‘styles’ to get workers moving like ‘pawns’ within an office structure. Higher management executives mostly discuss bottom line numbers to keep operational issues flowing smoothly and keep the digits in the “accounts receivables” column increasing, if not at least flat lined – as long as it is not the reverse. Your name is not discussed within the board meeting – at least not during ‘that’ meeting. However, when the delegations are disseminated down the ropes where managers and supervisors need to qualify ways to identify better productivity levels – be it a system or a person contributing to the success or failure in carrying out a corporate objective, then your name will definitely come up as they confirm whether you are an asset or a liability. If you are the latter, things can get really messy for you. You can confirm and assume correctly that you are NOT being paranoid. You are actually being “eased out” to resigning. Think of ways to polish your apples then. http://dampfang.com/career-transition-in-oakland/salad-for-the-ceo
Why will they do that? Typically, to make sure that they get their money’s worth. Traditionally, companies would not want to pay for services not rendered “properly” – even if it seemed it was/were (rendered), but not correctly – due to some mishandled situations in view of attitudinal or behavioral negativities that affected the whole schematic objective, then it’s time to re-classify every employees’ worth. It is also time to assess yourself to readily condition yourself in doing what needs to be done. Planning out your next moves is good but do it the smart way. www.dampfang.com/career-transition-in-oakland/how-to-approach-a-career-change
Going back to the initial query: should you resign and beat management to down cast a verdict to let you “go” or fire you to replace you? …or NOT to resign in order for you to maximize and optimize the time left while you can still “milk the cow”…? The wise answer would be to gauge the situation and wait it out. Stay where you are. Chances are, you will not be fired! It takes a series of sequential errors that affected the job and other workers as a whole before this happens. However, at an extreme measure, should your error have jeopardized security issues and violent insubordination of sort, then that’s a totally different story – that’s when you CAN get fired. Either way, if you resign, or if you are fired, then you will have given up to lose your chance in getting that “unemployment” benefit.
Take control of the situation!!! This way, a “win/win” situation concludes your romance with your company – you will have avoided being the underdog in the “win/lose”. You can start looking for other options for you to have a fallback position, but you should not jump the gun, so to speak, at the moment you are in your state of confusion. Remember that if you are laid off, you will be able to avail of your EDD benefits; therefore, always be at your most decent composure within your workplace. If in case you do find a more decent new job, you should have at least have a bit of improvement in where you are moving into. A higher pay maybe or a nearer commute; less stressful or at least a better and more opportunity for movement or promotion. But for the time being, “status quo”!
So what did you bring for lunch? Care for a taste of my braided spaghetti? Sauce on the side, in a red bell pepper, pre-simmered in its sauce and grated parmesan cheese sitting in a sweet basil leaf.