Decade of contribution to a company ends in a dismissal

June 26, 2024 | 07:07 pm PT
Decade of contribution to a company ends in a dismissal
Dedicating decades to a company does not guarantee that you will not be fired. Illustration photo by Pexels
I spent 10 years working enthusiastically and dedicating everything to my previous company only to get fired.

Reading a recent story on how employees who have worked at a company for decades got fire without hesitation, I deeply empathize with these workers. However, no matter how disappointed we may be, as workers, we should not blame businesses. What matters is whether we can stand up, seek, and seize new opportunities.

In fact, I have been in a similar situation before. It was a company where I devoted myself wholeheartedly for nearly 10 years. But after all that dedication, I received was a termination notice out of left field.

It was not because I performed poorly and got fired. On the contrary, I performed quite well. Nonetheless, management wanted me out, so they put pressure on me to force me to leave the company.

After my departure, I changed my mindset and work attitude. I no longer invest too much in my work. I no longer feel a sense of loyalty or hold any expectations for any companies.

Instead, I work for any employers who pay a fair wage or treat their employees decently. Whether the company performs well or not, I remain indifferent and only focus on completing my assigned tasks and receiving my pay.

Over the years, I have let go of any resentment towards my previous company. Those who conspired to have me fired back then later faced challenges and even had to try hiring me again.

Right now, the most important thing for me is just the paycheck. Thanks to my new mindset, my income in the following years has been significantly better than before.

What would motivate you to stay at a company for more than a decade?

Reader Hong Ha

*This opinion was translated into English by AI. Readers’ views are personal and do not necessarily match VnExpress’ viewpoints.

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