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Hey Guys,

I saw the other "asked to resign" thread and figured I would post my own story. I've been working for an m&a boutique on the west coast for the past year and was just told that I have thirty days until I am being let go. It's a difficult role and my performance hasn't met the lofty expectations of those above me. I don't love the work and it's not something I want to be doing forever so it's not a huge blow. I saw the writing on the wall a month ago and started my search knowing full well that I wouldn't have much time left. Fortunately, our group head has a heart and gave me the extra time to find something else rather than punting me out on the spot. I can come into the office if I choose to, but it isn't required. Needless to say, I won't be going into the office much...

So, for you monkeys that have been in job purgatory, I have a few questions:

1) I am in different stages of the interview process with a half dozen firms. On my CV I state that I am employed by current firm which is obviously true. I am wondering how I should approach the situation with these firms if the interview process extends beyond 30 days. If I am interviewing with firms after 30 days that received my CV before my termination am I obliged to state that I was let go?

2) If I resign before the 30 days expire would that simply show as willful termination on my part or is there some career "forced to resign" sticker attached to my work history?

Thanks

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