How do you deal with being fired? I remembered back in Dec 2012 when I received the notice that I was fired by my ex-employer. Definitely, it wasn’t a great experience to have and I am pretty sure many of us who suffered the same experience may not have the guts to share with the public, let alone with your relatives and friends that you are fired by your employer. Most of us will face unnecessary pressures and end up asking you to resign, instead of the employer firing you.
How Do You Deal With Being Fired?
- Instead of engaging a lawyer to sue the employer and seeking for more compensation. I focus my attention to building my business and doing positive things like volunteering to help the community.
- No doubt there will be hatred and anger with your ex-supervisor especially you know it was out of personal grudges that he/she managed to convince the top management to remove you. It takes time to let this hatred and anger to heal.
- Don’t seek revenge against the person who harmed you instead focus your attention to make your life become successful so that the success in you will exhibit to your surrounding friends, neighbors. Naturally your success will be the greatest revenge as the person who try to harm you will be surprised and jealous of your success. It may end up the top management who reviewed your case upon seeing your success may end up removing the person who fired you!
This is my personal opinion in terms of how I dealt with being fired. We have our all time favorite, Mr Steve Jobs who was fired once by his own company, Apple Computer. I hope those who were affected will strive to make a better life rather than channel your energy to harm that individual. Eventually, the truth will be out especially you know that you had done nothing wrong and you were contributing to the company.
If you are still unconvinced about the above statements, I will share with you more about my unfair treatment. I was fired without giving me a valid reason except the reason was given to me, “you are fired as your performance is 3% below your budget”. This was definitely an excuse as my colleagues were performing worst than me and I was given a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) to buck up else I will be removed within the specify time frame. To make matter worst, I was compensated a very small fraction of my 14 yrs of service. The compensation was based on country’s employment law and they paid based on lowest salary category. I still remember my ex-supervisor warned me not to divulge this information to others. Clearly it was a threat and bullying act that my ex-employer was exhibiting, but I did not take it personally, which I could. However, I let my success do the talking and in the month of Aug 2014, my name was published in Singapore’s main page. Let me assure you, this is just the beginning and I will continue to strive to make my life better and of course, given a chance, I will share with our media more insights.
Straits Times – top story 3rd Aug 2014
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