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Old 28.04.2011, 11:53
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End of trial period

Hello,

I am going to have a meeting for the end of my trial period at work (3 months). I do not know what to expect.
What are your experiences?

What they ask?
What they want to hear?
What they say to you?

Personal stories will be nice to hear...

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Old 28.04.2011, 12:01
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Hello,

I am going to have a meeting for the end of my trial period at work (3 months). I do not know what to expect.
What are your experiences?

What they ask?
What they want to hear?
What they say to you?

Personal stories will be nice to hear...

The meeting at the end of your "Probabation period" largely depends on how well you feel you have worked, and fitted into the team.

The funny thing is, you already know the answer, but you are mostly just nervous about hearing the obvious....... so try to relax.


I have seen complete muppets get through the probabtion period (much to the disgust of fellow workers), and I also have friends who slugged their guts out only to be shown the door because the employer was just a "using" prick*.

I wish you good luck, but I'm sure everything will be OK.


(*in the case of the "using" pricks - it was actually related to a Government grant to offer apprenticeships as a Butcher. The government would subsidise the wages of a potential employee for a 3 month probation period, then the boss takes him on...... Only there was never a job. The boss just wanted cheap labour and sacked all the apprentices after 3 months - prick)
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Re: End of trial period

It really depends on the company too. It can be more or less formal.

Some go through the values of the company, some talk about performance in a general way, and some get more specific. Normally they talk in terms of satisfactory, or needs work. usually if they were going to fire you they would not talk about the end of trial period conversation, they would have done it before.
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Re: End of trial period

My.... it can be anything from:

We have evaluated your skills and qualifications and are pleased to announce that we wish to offer you an opportunity of a career with Yadayadayadayada & Co AG

to

-do ya like it here ? wanna stay ?
-sure
-ok, cool, back to work

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Have you thought of considering another career ? .....

Some days you eat the bear, some days the bear eats you.
Bend with the wind to evolve and adapt.

Hope it works out for you
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Re: End of trial period

Mine happened about a week ago. The end of the trial period I mean, because I had no meeting or any other sign whatsoever.
AFAIK, it is more of a symbolic thing, like the job is yours to loose, if you don't do anything immensely stupid, you will stay.
I am in IT, with a decent salary and decent experience (in my low 40s).
But now, it may be different in your neck of the corporate woods...
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Re: End of trial period

if they are going to fire you, you'll know well ahead of time. So if you haven't sensed any rumblings or controversy then I would say to go into it with your head held high.

Think of it as an opportunity to get and give feedback about your experiences and performance over the past 3 months, and a milestone from which to set a baseline of expectations for all parties.
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