Is it better to quit or wait to be fired?

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    Is it better to quit or wait to be fired?

    My company has made it very clear that they no longer want me. They are constructing a case to fire me. I have already found another job and the tentative start date is in about 3 weeks, but I am thinking, is it better to quit or wait until they fire me? With all the "subtle" hints they are dropping, it seems that there must be some advantage to them for me to quit versus firing me.
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    hmm im not sure man.. i know how that it when bosses will be really rude and drop stupid little hints about wanting you gone. i definitely know how your feeling. if you have the spare cash i would say quit and have some time off to yourself and or family before you start your new job, if you dont you will just havto ruff it out. good luck and i hope every thing works out for ya

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    Are they willing to pay to get rid of you? Maybe offer you an incentive to leave?

    If you already have a new job, you'll have to quit at some point (soon). I don't think it makes any difference if they fire you because you have a job to go to.

    I'd just keep going to work, getting a paycheck and when it comes time to start your new job, tell them good bye.

    I don't see an advantage to quitting.
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    Nail down the start date for the new job. Then you will have some idea of how long you need to be at the current job. Also look at your bank account to see if you can afford a couple weeks in between jobs where you are not getting paid. IMHO, it is far better to quit than get fired. Also, when talking to the new job about the start date, see if they will bring you on early if your current company lets you go when you give notice.
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    If you quit, don't you forfeit any jobless benefits? From my understanding, the company that fired you is responsible for a portion of that.

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    Quitting is what they want you to do, since then it's your decision. I'd ask about a severance deal and tell them it will be cheaper than paying you unemployment or defending against a wrongful termination suit.
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    mmmmm thats a tough one, if it was me. i would not give them the chance to do what they want to, they thrive on that. if your new job is locked in and 100% then take this job and shove it. jonny cash style.

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    Most companies do not "badmouth" ex employees, even if they are fired for a good reason. When other companies are checking references, they only verify dates of employment.

    3 weeks is a long time to go without a paycheck. Add that to the fact it will probably be 2 weeks before you get paid by your new employer...that's 5 weeks before you see any money coming in.
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    Since I don't know many details of your situation, except that you already have another job lined up, I would recommend giving 2 week notice. They may back off on the hints etc. or they may
    let you go right away. Puts the ball in their court and if they let you go you should be able to file for unemployment until new job starts. I would say it is always better to quit than get fired.

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    Make them make it worth your while to get rid of you! Unless they have cause.............
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    Quote Originally Posted by ANGLICO View Post
    Make them make it worth your while to get rid of you! Unless they have cause.............
    Yeah, this is a better way to say it. If they have cause it would be better to leave and not have that blemish on your record. If they don't they will pay you to leave.
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    Stay as long as you can until that new job is ready to start. Why quit, that is only going to hurt you, they don't care. They really don't need a case to fire you, they can make up anything.
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    I would wait a week and then give two week's notice. Kinda the best of both worlds. You still get paid and it is doubtful that they would fire you during your two week "notice" period. It would just look bad to other employees that they fire people who give notice.

    Make sure you have that other job nailed down first. You don't want to be looking for work in this environment.
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    A lot depends upon the individual state. If you are laid off in Ohio, you can collect unemployment. If you are fired or discharged....you are not eligible for unemployment. I don't know of any state where a severance package is legally required unless it's in a collective bargaining agreement. Some states are hire and fire at will. No reason is necessary. A lot to look at.

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    Need Paul Harvey to sort this out! Minimum Information!

    JMHO - If you have another job then take it! Doesn't do any good to stay if you're in that position you briefly described. Suck it up and walk away!

    That is unless you want to be on the public dole. Do they give free Birkenstock sandals up there with the UI the Employer pays?


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