Would u be willing to leave ur job if u had a fight with a coworker?
depends on the job, the employment opportunities, and the fight itself.... in the end very few jobs are worth the stress of a hostile workplace. Quitting the job should be a last case scenario though, there are many steps before getting to that state.
Hello Budoor.....Being that your question is fairly vague, giving no pertinent details, it's a bit difficult to give a helpful response.
However, you are requesting a personal response (as in, what WE would do). This I can tell you easily. Based on a "fight with a co-worker," I would not make the drastic decision to quit my job. I see such a move as foolish and self-defeating.
If the rift between you and this co-worker is serious enough to deserve a calm discussion (with management involved) I think you may want to consider this option. Get the problem solved and behind you and go forward.
I think most people can agree that arguments and disagreements in the workplace are fairly common and not serious enough to leave a job.
Other than considering a "peace meeting," I would advise you to go about your duties and responsibilities at work, avoiding any further confrontations with this particular co-worker. If you must interact with this person during the course of your workday, be professional, concise and polite. Any discourse you had should soon fade into the past.
I would say it depends on who the co-worker is. If the co-worker has more clout than you do and has the authority to fire you, then you may be better off resigning if you have any concerns about a possible dismissal. Also, if the co-worker is more 'liked' by top management, you should also consider resigning. Also, you should consider the company's HR policy on fighting. If it is cause for dismissal, you should resign before being fired. If that is not HR's policy and you have a strong case and really want to keep your job, you should consider patching things up with your co-worker. Whatever you decide, I wish the best for you.
I disagree with the resign before being fired thing... if you get fired you could have a wrongful dismissal suit if the reason for firing was simply the person didn't like you.
I'm in agreement with CuAllaidh. If there is even a remote possibilty you could be fired....then let them fire you rather than you voluntarily resigning! You would have a right to sue for wrongful/unfair termination!
While I agree that suing for unfair dismissal is an option there is no guarantee that the case will be won. Secondly, think about the long term consequences of suing an employer. No employer wants to hire someone who has sued a former employer.
There is also the fact that most places give you severance pay if they let you go, but you don't get that if you quit. Employers don't look into if you have sued other companies before, most of the times that is confidential and the companies can't
Severance pay only applies if you are made redundant or laid off. In addition, suing a company is not something that is easily kept a secret. No probing is required to ascertain that.
Most companies will "lay off" an employee rather than fire them and give severance package to avoid the appearance of wrongful dismissal. As for finding out info about a lawsuit, it may be easy, but most companies don't bother.
I do not think it is ever wise to leave a job if one had a fight with a coworker. Jobs are very hard to come by, so to leave because of a fight would not be wise, in my opinion.
It is better to stay. Later, you will find out if you co worker is rigth or you are correct. Some people have mental illness. Maybe, your co worker forgot to take the medication. As your boss or manager to evaluate your co worker. Good luck to you.
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