I was written up at work. What does that mean? Does being written up eventually lead to termination? Does it affect future job opportunities?

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  • Write ups are basically a written warning, it means you've done some thing wrong or made a mistake. You would have to ask your boss why you got one if you don't know why and try not to do so again. If you get a lot of write ups, then that can lead to termination. As affecting future jobs, that depends if you use this place as a reference. Your current employer can inform any potential employer of your write ups, if the potential employer asks about them. Write ups do go on your employment record with your current work place.  

  • 1 month ago

    being written up means nothing other than to the employer you work for. Now its only if you start getting written up every 2 weeks for crap that they are trying to get rid of you.

    BTW if a future jop prosepect calls, they cannot discuss those write ups.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Being written up for an offense or infraction of their rules is never good.  It can lead to being fired and can obviously affect job opportunities in that same company.  It most likely wouldn't be related to a future employer if they called for a reference - unless they specifically asked about that behavior.  

  • 1 month ago

    Being written up means you did something you should not have done, and no--it won't affect future job opportunities necessarily, unless it is something your supervisor reports to a future supervisor. It really just depends on why you were written up. Yes, it can lead to termination if you repeat the offense. 

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Its an alert to clean up your act. Lots of people are written up & never fired. Others are.  The same exact issue 3 times will almost always lead to termination.  3 times in a reasonable period of time. not 3 times in 6 years.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    A "write up" can lead to termination. It is part of the paper work trail needed to document a problem with the employee. Repeated write ups for poor performance or errors will result in termination. If an employee is terminated for "cause" in some states it affects the ability to collect un-employment. To reduce the cost of un-employment to the employer documentation of cause can be used to delay or avoid increased costs for un-employment insurance. The paper work trail also helps in court cases where some one might claim "discrimination:.

  • 1 month ago

    Written up means you did something wrong.  It's a legal step taken so that you know where you stand and if these things continue the company has evidence you knew when the terminate you.  

    Being written up, without termination, does not directly affect you for jobs at other companies.  Indirectly, if you're looking for a good reference it may not be the best to use that company.  It for certain can affect promotion, raises, and opportunities within the existing company.  

  • 1 month ago

    sometimes it means the terminator and sometimes it doesn't. only god can decide.

  • A
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    If you repeat the behaviour that caused the write up, or anything else against the rules it will lead to termination.  It would only affect job opportunities in the same company

  • Lili
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Obviously if you continue to do things that get you written up, you could be fired. So, view this as a warning and work to improve.

    This could affect future job opportunities only if you continue to cause problems. A future employer won't see your actual work file, but it would be hard to get good references from this job if you continue to do the sorts of things that get you written up.

    But one incident, followed by improvement, shouldn't affect your future opportunities. 

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