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re: On Being Fired VIEW POST

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Don't let it get the best of you. Stay focused on what you want to do and make those who laid you off regret their decision. I got laid off from my first job because I was unwanted in the team and the CTO insisted that I should be hired and they just didn't need another guy in the team, especially a newbie. From day one, I was like an alien in the office (well apart from the support staff, they're great.) I was never really told what to do or where to do things. All I used to hear in the weekly reviews is that "Hey you shouldn't do it this way or that way" instead of giving me a starter in the first place. Then, they're having meetings every week without me. Imagine this, your team is having a team meeting and you don't even know! That basically means, the boss hired you but we don't need you. It was a serious blow to my confidence. Those were dark times.

But hey! after a month or so, I started doing contracts for people. Switched to iOS App development and I absolutely love doing it now. Though I don't have a permanent job, I like it. Maybe, the permanent job I'm looking for hasn't surfaced yet, or maybe, I'm better off doing contracts for people. You don't have to do what others are doing. What's best for you will come up eventually. Just grab your chances at the right moment.

 

Hi Shawron, thanks for sharing your experience with me. I definitely agree I should explore different types of work. What you mentioned are definitely things to look out for when starting a job. Team having meetings without including you—I’m familiar with that one. That’s the fog horn to start looking elsewhere...
An unsupportive team does make work harder too. I’m sorry you went through that. Glad you found a specialty that works for you!

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