Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Your two-minute warning

Our job gurus Dale Dauten and JT O'Donnell had bad news for somone who just got a warning letter that said to correct behavior or face further disciplinary action.

The two said--this means you are about to be fired!

A written warning can be part of a documentation process to cover the employer's butt for wrongful firing.

Instead of being defensive and blatting on about not being respected, as this letter writer did, they advised going to the boss and saying you would work aggressively to correct matters.

Say your goal is to be their best employee.

Provide a list of achievable goals you can ace in 60 or 90 days.

In the meantime, start looking for another job.

They did not sugarcoat it--a written warning is not good news.

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