Companies rarely act quickly when someone is about to be fired. It’s a slow, painful process and obviously, no one wants a sudden loss of income source. Not knowing is usually more painful than being aware your doom, so it’s better having more control in your job and future will immediately allow you to produce better results. Here are few signs which indicate that your job can be at risk so you better look in your state to improve it.
If a company is going through some serious financial crises; the management may decide to lessen their workers as they may be not able to pay fully. So if you are not part of the important pillars of the company, you can be one of those who will lose their job as result of financial crises of the company.
Recent Mergers or Change of Management
If your company has a recent merger or takeover, the management of the company will be changed. So it depends whether the new management wants the old workers or not so layoffs are probable. In such situations, your job can be at risk.
You have made a major mistake that caused loss to the company
Smaller mistakes can be put under the heading of ”learning experience”, but if you have made a major mistake that caused company external embarrassment or money loss than you job is certainly at risk, of your mistake, will not be easily forgiven.
You are being micromanaged or ignored
If there comes a time in your job when suddenly you are being micromanaged by your boss, or totally ignored by him than there is something wrong. Taylor explains,
“If they’re watching over you, you feel a lack of trust. If they’re ignoring you, then you are in a seemingly endless state of inertia of your project status.”
Fewer projects are assigned to you
If you are assigned less than normal work which you were doing before or if the new projects and assignment are being given to your other colleagues, not you than probably your work and efforts are no more needed.
Important decisions are made behind the doors
If the important decisions of the company are finalizing behind the doors and you are not included in them, then there is a clear sign that your importance has reduced. You are no longer taken as part of big decisions.
You are not asked to attend important meetings
If you are no longer included in important meetings of the company and it seems like your presence never matters than your job is at risk. Not being asked for input in important meetings means your boss no longer values or cares about what you have to say
Recently you received a bad review
A poor performance is a bad sign for your portfolio. You should Keep track of your performance reviews and watch for signs that your manager is unhappy with your performance. Getting a lower rating than usual is certainly not a good sign and you can be maneuvered out due to your bad performance review.
— Mara Jobs (@MaraJobsAfrica) December 26, 2016
If someone is hired with similar skills like yours
If someone is hired recently who has similar skills like yours, then may be it’s your time to sign off as the company may have arranged your replacement before firing you.
You feel invisible:
If you suddenly feel invisible like it doesn’t matters if you did not show up at all. Your projects are not praised or results are not being seen like Taylor says, “No matter how brilliant your ideas or revelations that will serve the company, they fall on deaf ears”, then there is an alarming sign for your job.
Believe on your instincts
Last but not least, always believe in your instincts and trust your gut. If you believe that you have done everything well to keep your job at the place but still, there is feeling that there might be something wrong, then maybe you are right. Whether it is a shift in the company culture, your job duties, or your relationship with colleagues, it’s likely time to move on.