Yes, I was fired from the project I'd been working on for about 8 years on this day. To be honest, I am tired. So many years on one project is a long time, especially at the current time when people hop from job to job, sometimes several times during the year. Some even think that it is normal for people to change jobs after three years.
If the main reason is only my low performance, that is OK. I would agree that maybe I didn’t do much during the last time. Why? I don’t want to say something bad about the company. Of course, there are good and bad things, practices, and technical debt in every company. Simply because it is difficult to fight something over which you have no control.
What was wrong was how it was done. And in this case, I have no excuses for them. One message I got before my accounts were closed was from my team lead, and it seems he also got this information at the last minute. We even couldn’t finish the call to discuss the "news". It is the wrong way. For me, it was the first time I saw how declared company values do not work.
It seems it's become normal for companies. That’s pretty sad and pushes us to remember that it’s just business, where only time and money are countable. But not people.