I am looking to leave my job very soon. Since being acquired by a publicly traded company things have began to change rapidly around here. Since the acquisition i beginning of January 2016, I have been micromanaged to the fullest extent. I have received 4 audits in the past 45 days to evaluate
I am looking to leave my job very soon. Since being acquired by a publicly traded company things have began to change rapidly around here. Since the acquisition i beginning of January 2016, I have been micromanaged to the fullest extent. I have received 4 audits in the past 45 days to evaluate the quality of my work. A week ago, I was slapped with a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) which in reality appeared to be a formal 4-week termination letter. The majority of the content within the PIP made me appear like an incompetent employee, and the expected performance was very ambiguous.
I was Employee of the Month in June 2015, but I was the only employee who never had his picture featured on the wall. In 2015 I was a member of the High Achiever's List for 6 consecutive months (July – December 2015), which meant that you not only met your expectations in every aspect of the job, but that you exceeded expectations. Also, I was the only Level 2 employee who did not reach Level 3 by the end of 2015 I was the only Level 2 employee from 2015 who was downgraded to a Level 1 employee (in title, not pay fortunately) in 2016 after the acquisition. I have demonstrated time and time again of my value as an employee
But I really believe that someone in management does not want me to succeed. And since this acquisition, there has been a major focus on profitability.
I really want to outright quit after landing a job. What do you think?
random noble: While I think your suspicions are correct and someone wants you gone, there is an old saying that two wrongs don't make a right.
If you were to walk in tomorrow and they said you were terminated with no notice, you'd be upset.
Walking out with no notice only has the potential to hurt you. Business can be a small world, you never know when someone who works here could be working in the same company as you later. The last thing you need is them to potentially say "yeah, they walked out with no notice", that's ONLY going to make you look irresponsible.
Take the high road, give them their two weeks notice. Your new company will be expecting you to give notice so it's not like they will expect you to be able to start the next day.
It is clear, someone does not like you for whatever reason, however they are following the law to the letter.
Most people do not survive PIP'S.
Never, ever quit a job, no matter how much you dislike it. You will have to explain your reason for leaving and your next employer will not want to hear "drama"
Underperforming companies get acquired every day by out performing companies. Welcome to the FOR PROFIT business world.
the signs are there that someone has decided to carefully design an exit plan for you. this type of thing doesn't happen by accident, so do start looking and applying elsewhere immediately for your own good