ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Does Being Terminated From A Job Hurt Future Career Chances

Updated on December 25, 2012
gmwilliams profile image

Grace loves to write commentaries on psycho-cultural and sociocultural dynamics in their myriad forms.

Source

Being Fired From a Job- The Positives and the Negatives

The Human Resource Officer wants to see you. As you enter the office, the Human Resource Officer closes the door behind her/him. There is a gloomy look on his/her face. Then you are informed that you have been terminated from your job. Yes, terminated! You are nonplused. You do not know what to do. You are now in tears. What now?

You are one of several thousands of people who are now terminated from their jobs. You are in a quandary as how to go forward. Does being fired from a job hurt future career chances? Well, it all depends upon the circumstances surrounding a person's termination from a job. Some people who are terminated from their jobs viewed it as a career opportunities. Through the art of networking with friends and relatives, these people find it easy to obtain another career, if not a better career. However, others who are terminated from their jobs view it as the end of the world. They feel that they are utter career failures and that there is nothing they could do regarding their career. They believe that no other employer wants them and/or they cannot start over for whatever reason.

Furthermore, the probability of obtaining future employment after termination is dependent upon the reason for the act of termination. If a person is terminated for sickness but his/her work performance is good, it would hardly be a problem for the terminated employee to obtain future employment. However, there is low probability that a person would obtain future employment if he/she is terminated for serious misconduct. His/her chances of obtaining future employment would be near impossible. Employers view those employees terminated for serious misconduct as dangerous people that other employees do not want to be around.

Persons terminated for unsatisfactory work performance and insubordination will find it difficult to obtain future employment. Employers look unkindly at those types of employees as it is believed that they will disrupt the working environment. Employers want cooperative and diligent employees.

A person's termination from his/her job does not necessarily hurt his/her future career chances. That person can obtain a job or even start in a future career but the road to this can be arduous. However, obtaining a job and/or career after being terminated can be done. As Larry Winget, career and business specialist, stated a person is fired because usually he/she is in the wrong job and being fired can help him/her get the right job.

© 2010 Grace Marguerite Williams

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Robert Sacchi profile image

      Robert Sacchi 

      2 years ago

      Changing jobs has always been bad for me. This last go around, in 2011, I even had a letter from my former company stating I was terminated because a government contract was canceled through no fault of mine. That was to no avail. I ended up getting a job that paid 60% less than what I was getting. It was the best I could do after a 10 month search.

    • gmwilliams profile imageAUTHOR

      Grace Marguerite Williams 

      6 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

      Amen to you, Mr. Pummer. I totally concur!

    • Robert Pummer profile image

      Robert Pummer 

      6 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      The main thing that keeps people from finding a good job is holding onto a bad job.

      Great Hub ...

    • mr. daydream profile image

      mr. daydream 

      8 years ago

      I couldn't agree more. Nicely put.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)