Bad news often hits the hardest when you aren't expecting it. Yet knowing when you might lose your job isn't always clear. Here are some not-so-obvious signs you're about to get fired.
1. Your manager is checking in on you more often than they used to.
While some managers are more hands-on than others, if you see a sudden shift in their behavior, it may be that you're on a watch list. Make sure you're answering their messages and staying on top of everything they're expecting you to get done.
2. You're getting left out.
You go to schedule a meeting with one of your teammates and see they have a meeting with the rest of your team — and you weren't invited. If this happens repeatedly, you're most likely getting left out from upcoming projects.
3. Your team is expanding — with members with more experience than you.
While team growth can be exciting and beneficial, if these new hires have a similar title and more experience than you, it could be a sign that your team is preparing to replace you.
Have you ever been unfortunately caught off guard with a lay off? What were the unexpected warning signs?