[The] biggest advice I would give is to stay calm, stay classy and plan for the next place where you want to work. We’ve all seen those freak out videos, and they don’t do any good, you just become known as the guy or gal that freaked out for whatever reason. By the time a company decides to let you go, it’s been long in the work, and very rarely will you be able to get them to change their mind.
By the time you’re given the termination letter, or those final words, the paperwork has been done, management approved and internally ratified. Calmly thank the company if you enjoyed working there, and leave the premise. Don’t burn any bridges the last few feet from the finish line, as some of these individuals could still be a valuable reference for something else. Or at least someone in the company could be.
Contributors: Nenad Cuk from CroatiaTech