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Fired while on probationary period

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I have a strong feeling that I will be fired tomorrow if I go into work. The senior managers had a meeting about my status and shortly afterwards, I saw my boss sitting with the HR manager.

My 3 month probationary period is over on July 1st. I am not a terrible employee, but I am terribly unconcentrated when one of the gruffer managers comes over to shout at me. He is the one who is driving all of this, but I get along with my boss extremely well.

The question is - if I take a stress leave of a week, how will this change my situation? Can they fire me by e-mail? I have some interviews lined up, but need as much money as I can get, and don't want to lose any vacation pay that I might get.

Any ideas or suggestions?
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Old 23.06.2011, 21:57
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hi

I have a strong feeling that I will be fired tomorrow if I go into work. The senior managers had a meeting about my status and shortly afterwards, I saw my boss sitting with the HR manager.

My 3 month probationary period is over on July 1st. I am not a terrible employee, but I am terribly unconcentrated when one of the gruffer managers comes over to shout at me. He is the one who is driving all of this, but I get along with my boss extremely well.

The question is - if I take a stress leave of a week, how will this change my situation? Can they fire me by e-mail? I have some interviews lined up, but need as much money as I can get, and don't want to lose any vacation pay that I might get.

Any ideas or suggestions?
They can fire you when you return, the notice period will be a month, rather than a week, so if your not at work at the end of this month you would probably be paid untill the end of August.
Have you worked before in CH over the last 24 months? if so you may be entitled to unemployment pay.
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Re: Fired while on probationary period

oh, I can use that extra time to find another job and can really use the extra pay.

thanks. I have a super rapid hearbeat and have problems sleeping.

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Re: Fired while on probationary period

I have but only for a 6 month contract, so I don't have enough accumulated time for unemployment, but I really appreciate you asking.

It feels nice to think that someone cares.
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Get ye to a doctor, mishimishi!
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does that include the probationary period? I might as well try as I have nothing to lose, and am feeling ill anyway as I need my tonsils removed.
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I have but only for a 6 month contract, so I don't have enough accumulated time for unemployment, but I really appreciate you asking.

It feels nice to think that someone cares.
you need a minimium of 12 months in the last 24. Do I understand that you have worked 6 months + potentially 5 with your current job? If so you just need to get a tempory job for a month even if the pay is bad!
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you need a minimium of 12 months in the last 24. Do I understand that you have worked 6 months + potentially 5 with your current job? If so you just need to get a tempory job for a month even if the pay is bad!

I thought they had increased it to 18 months of work needed for unemployment just recently
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hi

I have a strong feeling that I will be fired tomorrow if I go into work. The senior managers had a meeting about my status and shortly afterwards, I saw my boss sitting with the HR manager.

My 3 month probationary period is over on July 1st. I am not a terrible employee, but I am terribly unconcentrated when one of the gruffer managers comes over to shout at me. He is the one who is driving all of this, but I get along with my boss extremely well.

Any ideas or suggestions?
Just for the record: In Swiss companies is it totally normal that at the end of the probation period your manager sits together with HR and discusses your employment.

You say that you are getting along with your boss extremely well... so: What makes you believe that they want to fire you?

Maybe - just maybe - there is no problem and you are causing one? I am not a specialist on probation periods, but I thought that any form of leave prolongs it? I once agreed with a new employer that I will take an already planned vacation during my first month of work - something normally not done. The probation period was therefore prolonged for two weeks at the end.
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Old 24.06.2011, 15:13
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Re: Fired while on probationary period

So OP, its now tomorrow, where you fired?
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Re: Fired while on probationary period

Getting mobbed once is bad luck. Getting mobbed twice in a row begins to become doubtful. Getting mobbed 3 times in a row...it's you. If the companies were female/foreigner unfriendly, they never would have hired the OP.

I get the feeling, from this thread and the original thread, that the OP is qualified, but either incompetent or incapable of fitting into a team here. This "OMG, they are going to fire me, they can't do that, I'll sue them blah blah" is the kind of paranoia that fits this pattern.

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Old 26.06.2011, 12:50
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I get the feeling, from this thread and the original thread, that the OP is qualified, but either incompetent or incapable of fitting into a team here. This "OMG, they are going to fire me, they can't do that, I'll sue them blah blah" is the kind of paranoia that fits this pattern.
Do we even know if she got fired? I've been reading the entire thread and can't make it out..
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Do we even know if she got fired? I've been reading the entire thread and can't make it out..
No, unfortunately the OP has not updated, hopefully she will be back shortly with an update.
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Re: Fired while on probationary period

I'm going to be fired during my 3 month probation period. I wonder if it's any better to quit the job by myself (putting the pride factor aside)? What's more horrible for a CV and should I omit this blooper from a CV?
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Just for the record: In Swiss companies is it totally normal that at the end of the probation period your manager sits together with HR and discusses your employment.

You say that you are getting along with your boss extremely well... so: What makes you believe that they want to fire you?

Maybe - just maybe - there is no problem and you are causing one? I am not a specialist on probation periods, but I thought that any form of leave prolongs it? I once agreed with a new employer that I will take an already planned vacation during my first month of work - something normally not done. The probation period was therefore prolonged for two weeks at the end.
"In Swiss companies is it totally normal that at the end of the probation period your manager sits together with HR and discusses your employment." really?
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"In Swiss companies is it totally normal that at the end of the probation period your manager sits together with HR and discusses your employment." really?
Yes


Why dig up a thread from 2018 for that? Any issues you have?
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hi

I have a strong feeling that I will be fired tomorrow if I go into work. The senior managers had a meeting about my status and shortly afterwards, I saw my boss sitting with the HR manager.

My 3 month probationary period is over on July 1st. I am not a terrible employee, but I am terribly unconcentrated when one of the gruffer managers comes over to shout at me. He is the one who is driving all of this, but I get along with my boss extremely well.

The question is - if I take a stress leave of a week, how will this change my situation? Can they fire me by e-mail? I have some interviews lined up, but need as much money as I can get, and don't want to lose any vacation pay that I might get.

Any ideas or suggestions?
Yeah.....take it as a man and move on.
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Yeah.....take it as a man and move on.
Umm, I think he's a she
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Umm, I think he's a she
I think that too but sometimes the "she" is much better at the "take it as a man" thing than the "he".......
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