Is it better to quit a job,or wait for termination?
October 25,2023 at 9:42PM UTC
Due to a petty misunderstanding that I don't care to correct because I hate my job anyway, my boss is speaking very corporate-y to me in official meetings. I've never been fired before, but am actually an employment paralegal and can identify what is going on here. I'm not sure if I should ride this nonsense out or just quit. Will being fired affect my employment history in any way? I literally just received an "Exceeds All Expectations" annual performance review last Wednesday. It's my third glowing performance review in a row with this company. The legal field is just rudiculously toxic. I'm honestly excited to embrace this push out of the door into a different professional field. Thank you in advance.
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