How to Tell If You're Getting Fired: 5.38
I gotta keep this short, since I'm not at my usual Assistant/Atlas Global HQ.
Or, "my apartment", as some insist on calling it. Thanks again, Time Warner Cable.
Anyway, I've been around long enough to recognize the basic firing signs...
-Have any of your co-workers been pulled aside by the boss--and afterwards started to tiptoe around you like you have suddenly been diagnosed with inoperable, terminal cancer? Downsizing-ahoy!
-Notice people saying, "Oh, that's okay, don't worry about it, I'll take care of it" and getting left with nothing to do following meetings? Or, just don't get invited at all? You're about to be auf'd.
-Does training new people suddenly seems to take on newfound, and profound, importance? Someone's going, that's for sure.
-Are people offering to help you with nearly everything you're working on? You're being fired very soon.
Now, usually by the time you've recognized a lot of warning signs, it's probably too late to do anything about your impending firing. So, it's time to immediately look for a new job. I've discovered that
Oh- and I will say this: in my experience, many more people quit jobs than get fired from them in Hollywood. The two exceptions: upper-level execs and mass downsizees at the studios.
Feel free to add your own warning signs for all the naive readers out there.
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