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I have been with my company for nine years. This week, I was told that my contract will not be renewed after the end of this year. My manager said that I do not have the ability for his tasks, however, I may stay for another half a year with a pay cut. I was surprised that my contract was not going to be renewed as it was renewed for nine years. My manager and I will meet in a few days to discuss how I feel. I would like to have advice on how to let my manager know that I accept my termination.
I have listened to the getting fired podcasts and how to resign podcasts and other podcasts. They are very enlightening. I recently found your podcasts and I wish I had known about them earlier. If I had acted according to what are suggested in the podcasts in the last 25 years, I believe that I will not be in my current situation.
My situation is a variation of the getting fired situation but I am required to let my manager know that I accept my termination. I am thinking something like ‘I have decided to leave the company at the end of the year’. If he asks why, something like ‘I think it is the best choice’. I am planning to work very hard the next few weeks. I am also very grateful for his offer for letting me stay for another half a year. I would be grateful for any advice on how I should/should not behave/do in the meeting and the time left with the company.
Not sure where you're located, and I'm not a lawyer. Your rights to receive unemployment insurance and other benefits may be affected by any "agreement" you may sign. The company may or may not offer severance or other considerations, and those, too, may be affected by your agreement.
You should consult a lawyer or paraprofessional in this field, to determine if there are implications to your agreements, or a "pre-emptive" resignation (which could prevent you from getting unemployment benefits).