Getting fired can be a very emotional experience, especially if you weren’t expecting it. After the shock has worn off, you’ll likely feel angry and have an urge to colorfully express that anger toward your boss and co-workers.
Instead of switching to revenge mode, try your best to stay cool and get through your last moments at work without a major incident. Sure, you’re not going to be skipping down the hall and ever so calmly gliding out of the office. We’re not telling you to simply brush it off your shoulder. Getting fired feels pretty bad. Alex Barnett, correspondent for Lawyerist.com, puts it best:
As anyone who’s been fired knows, being fired is difficult to deal with. It’s not at all like quitting. Well, maybe they’re just a bit alike in that both involve you no longer having your job. But, that’s where the similarity ends. Quitting is proactive. It’s freeing. It’s liberating. It’s you telling your boss to ‘take this job and shove it.’ Being fired is not like that at all. It’s not proactive. It’s not freeing. It’s not liberating. It’s your boss telling you to ‘shove it.’
Although you’re attempting to control the fiery coals burning in your chest, aim to leave your job with dignity. Here are six things you should never do after getting the ax.