I'm a "recent" college grad who's been working as a statistician at an online marketing start-up over the past two years. On Friday, my supervisor had a lengthy conversation with me in which he wanted to find out how I was feeling because he thought I was unhappy, wasn't giving 100%, and wasn't a good fit for the company. He was likely just being diplomatic, but he acknowledged that the company did a poor job of managing me. He mentioned that if neither of us were happy, it would be best to part ways. Ultimately, I did mention that I wasn't happy at the company, that I felt the last two years of my life had been a 'waste of time,' and that I was actively looking for new opportunities. On Monday, I'm expected to email my supervisor and let them know if I either want to part ways, or if I want to give the job another shot. Given that I'm not happy, and that I'm finding plenty of great job opportunities out there, I'm thinking that I'll let them know on Monday that I'm resigning. They've offered two weeks of severance pay, so I'm glad they're doing that. Right now, I'm kinda happy to no longer be working there, which is surprising, but I'm also terrified and a little concerned that the job didn't work out. 1. Have any of you lost your job? (fired, asked to quit, etc) 2. How did you handle it? 3. Do you think some employee-employer relationships simply can't work out regardless of how competent the employee may be? (not saying that I'm competent, I'm probably below average to average) 4. How do you deal with the emotional aspects of being "rejected" from a company? PS: - The reason I was asked to make a decision about my future at the company was because I was not a good fit for the start up. I was told that I wasn't very collaborative and didn't voice my opinion enough, and those traits weren't good in a start-up setting. Furthermore, I apparently wasn't taking the extra step in my work. My supervisor complained that although I had no problem taking a task and completing it, it's just that I didn't take the extra step to understand things and provide further 'business insights.' - On Wednesday, I have a mid-tier company flying me out to MN for a job interview. They're having me stay the night also and are covering all expenses. Hopefully, this will work out and I'll have a job before the two weeks is up. I've only had 2 phone calls with them, so it's kinda odd that they're so eager to fly me out. I guess I'm also not sure if they're firing me or if they're asking me to resign. I guess I'll find out on Monday.