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Continued from How To Tell If You’re Considered For Termination – Part One
4. You committed a blatant mistake. There’s a rather cute saying that say, “To err is human, to forgive is divine.” Well, it sure doesn’t hurt if you make occasional slips from time to time. For as a human, you are not created to act and think perfectly. Unfortunately, the workplace is a world where there are practically no rooms for errors. It is not like in school where you are allowed to have mistakes in a quiz and still earn a satisfactory grade in the end. In the office, one wrong move could spell total doom to the company, and subsequently, to your career. So rather than treat your major mistake as an insignificant oversight, do something to rectify it right away. Failure to do so may mean packing up your bags for good.
5. Your newly arrived workmate has taken over. It pricks your pride like it has never been pricked before. You’ve been loyal to the company and diligent to your work all through these years. And now, your boss has suddenly repaid your efforts by assigning a new man to call the shots in your department. He carries outstanding credentials and glowing work experience. On the job, he knows how to play the game smoothly and when to take charge. You try to protest but management seems comfortable with his services. The guy has been personally hand-picked and you can’t do anything to bend that fact anymore.
6. There’s a change in management control. Powers have shifted hands. New executives have barged into the scene and, sadly for you, they are starting from scratch. That means your previous reputation as the department’s resident star may not at all be recognized. Put your feet back on the ground. Management has expressed its interest in retaining the body essentials and melting the excess fats. Are you in or out?
7. You get unsatisfactory review from your superior. When your boss scrutinizes every move you make and every word you say, you know that something is wrong somewhere. You don’t have to seek the help of a cartomancy expert to realize that the reason why he’s breathing down your neck is because he really is evaluating your performance. Think of what you can do to change his view while there is still time left. Don’t wait for your boss’s personal appraisal to finish. Your future in the organization may be on the line now, so improve your overall performance and prove that you are truly a prized recruit. That will give them reasons to think twice before booting you out.