Many times a job dismissal is like a bolt of lightening out of the blue. You are asked to an unscheduled meeting, typically on a Friday afternoon. You walk in the door and thereís the HR person you havenít seen since the day you were hired. . . .
Other times, you can see the writing on the wall.
In either event, once you are escorted out of the office, you will likely lose access to all of the documents and information you had stored on your office computer or office e-mail account. Hereís what to do if you see a dismissal coming your way or just to be prepared for that bolt from the blue: