Your job may be at a risk for reasons which may or may not be directly related to you. If you can assess the situation well enough to understand that you may be running a risk of being terminated in near future, you should prepare yourself mentally and financially.
1 Budget It All Out
Finances are the most important because money is what ensures our survival. If you are at a risk of losing your job, clear your mind and make a calm and realistic assessment of your financial status. Cut down all the expenses on which your life doesn’t depend on. You may want to sell out the old, unnecessary things in possession to get some cash as well. Assess the mortgage as well if you own your house or apartment. Be financially wise if you have never been before!
2 Have a Conversation
It is important to have a conversation with your manager, the concerned official, your boss. It will help you understand the situation. You will understand the reasons for which you can be fired and explain your side of the story as well. In some organization, the hierarchy is such that contributions made to one project may simply remain unnoticed by the stakeholders. Your project manager or team lead might have underreported or even manipulated your contribution, expertise and work ethics. Having a conversation with the boss may help the situation.
3 Work the Network
Don’t waste a single night dreading your fortune, update your resume and start floating it around the very moment you realize that your job is on the line. Use your network, social circle, job portals, recruitment agencies and every other avenue available to you. If you job is at risk, it’s a job you should be in search for and be prepared for. Use your professional network as well as your social circle to up your PR game and make the move without waiting for an actual official notice!
4 Get Noticed Before Being Notified
If you have a hunch that things are changing for the worse and your job may be at risk, become proactive and make sure you can be seen. Take up every chance to show your skill, your work ethics and your willingness to make a contribution. Do your work the most efficiently, offer help to your team, your managers and your boss. Be seen busy and be busy building your credentials!
5 Work the DUI Policy
Can you get fired for drunk driving? If your company policy says so, get legal help in case you are accustomed to drunk driving. Legal consultancy will save you from the charges and make sure you aren’t ever fired for a DUI.
If your job is at risk, don’t just sit around sulking about it. Do something and do something important and effective!