Being Fired From a Job in Dreams

Being fired from a job in a dream represents opportunity. Maybe it’s time for a change? At this point in your life, you’re probably unhappy with the situation you’re in and the job you have. But you’re afraid to let go of your current position and move onto something better. You’re in fear that there’s a possible chance that you won’t be able to move forward and instead proceed backwards. This can also be your mind trying to promote you to do well. You’re probably scared that you’ll be bad at your job and that you’re going to get fired. Also this is in relation to being insecure, in a sense of how you’re doing and your current position in life.

But in these situations the best thing to do is to move forward. Even though it may seem that your life is not at where you want, you have the ability to change it. Change will always be for the better.

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  1. Hi, I had a dream that my colleague at work told me he heard the rumor that I’m going to get fired from work.

  2. I had a dream that I went back to the job that fired me. In the beginning I was uncertain which part of the job I was assigned to airwatch which is responsible for making sure the air doesn’t run out of the bottles because the tankerman (Guy in charge of loading or unloading oil or chemicals on a barge) will air if any of vapors from the hazardous chemicals or released or an in case of an emergency exit is needed. But I ended up being the tankerman on the job loading chemicals. A familiar Co worker was at the job also doubled up on an opposite barge. I was starting the job but I didn’t have my flashlight to look inside the tanks at the the liquid levels. When I got fired I turned in my life vest an didn’t realize to afterwards that I left my flashlight attached. So then my girlfriend told me to ask someone for one. That’s where the dream ended.

  3. i just had a dream being fired on the spot by a power tripping boss for no reason, and i was crying in my dream,the truth is i lost a good job a month ago,i was given no reason at all,and have been sad and depressed ever since,to the point i am crying in my dreams being fired,why are my dreams making me feel bad,sad and empty,why do dreams bring back bad memories?

  4. I dreamt my boss telling me that due to the economic situation in the country he has no option than to fire me. I told him that he should give me about 3 months to resign on my own but he refused and i asked him why am i being fired when we still currently employing people and he was silent. At this point i threatened to take the matter to the GMD and then i woke up and started praying over it.

  5. I had a dream last night that I was very upset with my employer and called him a “b**ch.” I never would speak this way to an employer ever, but in my dream I was beyond upset–In this situation I do recall him being just as rude back. He called me back into his office and asked for me to shut the door as he reached for a folder which contained a termination letter for me to sign. I signed the letter, but I do also remember feeling a sense of still being at my job after already being fired–as if I was lingering around. What does this dream mean? I felt a little uneasy as to whether or not this was a sign or simply just a dream.

  6. I constantly dream that I am back at my old job. And that I either get sacked, or I quit. Every time. I have this dream at least once a week. But never the same story.

  7. I dreamt that I got fired from my job and one of the supervisors that I don’t really get along with had something to do with it…..the couldn’t tell me what I did to get fired and everyone kept quiet and she was the one that stood out.

  8. I was firrd from a job for stealing. But when we reviewed the tape I stole nothing. They still walked me out the door. On the way out I began to hug all of the older women I knew in the dream. There was only one person in the drram that I felt I know in real life. They served as a coworker.

  9. I just woke up from a dream where a coworker came to tell me in the middle of a task I was doing that my boss had asked through HR that I take an early dismissal. I called my boss who confirmed I was getting fired. I sobbed over the phone telling my boss how I don’t understand and how I loved the project I was working on and had no other way to support myself. My boss said if I found another job I could continue to support myself. I continued to sob and explain to my boss that I really liked my research project and although some results had not turned out right because of instrumentation issues, I diligently did my best. There was a long silence on the other side of the phone. As I continued to sob, I ran into a person I never met before who told me that if courts found anything personal that my boss was holding against me I had grounds to file wrongly termination.
    I wad quite relieved to wake up and find it was only a dream. In real life, I have been at my research job for a little over a year. At first my boss was very supportive and patient in my learning curve as this line of work and skill sets I explained were new to me. He used to say I’m a fast learner and I feel I am learning even faster now. However in the past 3 or 4 months he’s been micromanaging everything I do or say in write in email. He even started questioning results he had praised me on six months ago saying now they have to be repeated. On Christmas eve while everyone else was allowed to leave early, he made me stay late to complete a task that couldn’t realistically be well done in one day but then decided to blame me and my techniques for the results that turned out to be inconclusive. I don’t feel as valued by my boss as I used to be. I have presented my work to colleagues who say how much hard work I put into it and how interesting they think my work is, which I agree but my boss acts like he doesn’t trust anything I do anymore. The employee in my dream who notified me that my boss wanted me to get early dismissal used to be a coworker of mine at a former job and he’s the one that had highly recommended me to the current. This employee joined the lab 3 months ago which coincides with the time my boss has started to micromanage me. This employee might have a romantic interest in me and is very kind to me.
    I think in six more months I can complete the skills I need to be even more in demand in my field but is my dream giving me strong warning signs to find a new job ASAP?
    Thanks for your interpretation

  10. I dreamed that I feel asleep at work and when I opened my eyes 2 guys were waiting to escort me out of the building. I said them, “I’m fired, right”. They only nodded yes… Then I immediately thought of my finances….

  11. I dream i was fire from job and that what your dream meaning it true i need change in my life but afaird do to my axiety

  12. My boyfriend dreamt that I was fired from my job and started working a new one. I don’t want to get fired from my current one I’ve only started working for about a month. What does this imply?

  13. My sister told me she had a dream about me quitting or getting fired from my job. Does this dream have anything to do with me?

    1. Kedesha,

      Do you dream of yourself quitting your job to pursue something more meaningful? If you do, then your sister’s dream is implying that she and family members are supportive of your decisions.

  14. I rarely remember dreams but this one was quite vivid. I am a teacher. I have only taught at one school for 16 years but in different roles; 5th, 1st, gifted and now special education. The school is in a large district where transfers are common. I love our vice-principal but am uncomfortable around my principal. School starts in 4 weeks. We are at a staff meeting and the principal is giving assignments. She hands me a card explaining a situation that involved me gossiping as my reason for termination. I am the Union delegate at my school so I know this is not possible but she I woke up, my hurt is just pounding and I am nervous.

  15. I just had a dream that I was “LET GO” at my job that is known for firing people and I love working there. In my dream I took an hour plus of “break time” something I never do, and came back. My coworkers knew something was up but didn’t say anything. I already knew I was going to be let go. I get to my area and my supervisor was there and two other people. The HR person was not there. I smiled nervously and my supervisor shook her head letting me know that it was ok. Then they told me, almost remorsely I was being “LET GO” I was shocked, then started crying hysterically and saying ” I told you, to give me a heads up, this isn’t fair!” and I woke up, shocked.

  16. Maybe this post is old but I will reply anyways as I stumbled upon this and liked what I read. But I am not sure if this is the case for me. I had a dream last night about that I got fired from my current job. The thing is that I just got the job in real life, and I love it! I AM afraid of under performing as I am a little of a perfectionist. I am also afraid that my boss will think that I am working too slow. I haven’t gotten any bad feedback, only good things right now. And I am learning so much, but still, I feel this nervousness and therefore this dream I guess? But how to move on from this? Again, I LOVE my current job, my tasks and the people. Everything is amazing. But why is this dream?

    Thank you,


    1. Jimi,

      What you are dreaming about is perfectly normal. You are worried about your performance because you are over analyzing the positive feedback from your supervisor or peers. You value your job, and you don’t want any sudden changes. At this point, do not listen to your dream, where fear can paralyze your work performance.

      Continue to push forward, learn as much as you can, and make yourself indispensable, and much more competent than when you first started.

  17. I was let go due to speaking up on work assignments and knew the new director was reorging his dept so that didn’t. A few days after being let go, I had a dream of me picking up my last items at work and bumped into directors secretary and she said she might be next. Also saw new young staff looking very lost. The lights went out for few minutes while I was there. I then grabbed my things and left. What does this mean?

    1. Georgie,

      You know what they say, work is like a contest. You want to be winner every time as that is how you get the raises and recognition. Your dream is trying to say that no one is perfect, and the worst that can happen is that you get sacked. Then you move on to the next dance off or job.

  18. I had a dream about getting fired. It involved HR and my boss. They pulled out 8 boxes of things I have done wrong. It was some as simple as doodle on paper, which they said was stealing company products. I also had some big things. Mind you have been in trouble for anything. My overall sense in the dream was anger.

    1. Monica,

      You may feel that they are nitpicking at your smaller faults, while you are not getting recognition for your bigger contributions. In all honesty, this may not be the right company or group that you necessarily want to commit yourself to if you already see that they are not able to see the true value of what you bring to the team.

  19. Before i went to sleep last night, I placed 4 amethysts on my night stand next to my bed. The dream i then had consisted of me starting a job at tj maxx (a retail store) in which i was starting around 4 pm. i got there and began my training, pretty basic stuff, but then in my dream i remembered in reality i actually work at wawa & i was supposed to be in at 10:15. I started getting confused. I then knew i would get fired and didn’t bother to show up. instead i jumped from a random roof like nightcrawler and broke into my friends house to have breakfast with her.

    1. Darwin,

      Even though you are getting fired from your job in the dream, you end up meeting your friend for breakfast. It shows that you know that a job does not define who you are, or your self worth. That’s great self awareness.

  20. In my dream a coworker told me I was going to be fired. In real life, I just received an award at work for a project I worked on with others, so go figure. I actually feel very secure at work, but would like to move on to a new job so maybe that’s what the dream is about. and although I can be rational about the dream, it has really bugged me.

    1. Jett,

      Your dream is helping you rationalize in pursuing a new job even though you are doing well in your real life job. You are trying your hardest to find fault at your real life job to give yourself an easy way out.

      Why not refocus on what’s good about your current job, and still look for a new job. Every one wins when you are able to transition out on high note.

  21. I had a dream that my job fired me. In my dream I received a phone call from a former coworker telling me the memo hasn’t dropped yet but the job is letting me go. I have not been in trouble with my job, it’s a civil servant position meaning I really have to do some crazy stuff to get fired. I am currently studying for a promotion test.

    1. Faith,

      Your dream is providing you reason to procrastinate on your studying of the promotion test. DO NOT let your dream foil your progress because sometimes dreams are always about how to take the easy way out. Why would anyone want to study if they are already dreaming of getting fired.

      Focus on the positives. Dream about how you will spend the increased disposable income after your promotion.

  22. Had a dream of been fired last night, and trying to get a position in another department, where they decide to put me is not where i wanted to be, so i was worried, trying to secure a place in that particular department i want to be.

    1. Lara,

      Change always bring on dreams whether negative or positive. Your dream is trying its best to address all the what if scenarios. What if you don’t fit into your new role, will you be fired? What if you succeed, will you be promoted? Start thinking more positively, and your dreams will changes towards more positive outcomes.

  23. I keep having dreams of getting fired over stupid stuff. I hear from my co-workers I’m doing very well though. Where I’m working is at my old private school so some of them are my old teachers from back in the day. I’m 21 now. If they keep telling me that I’m doing well and I am, then why these dreams? Please help.

    1. Ebasha,

      Your dreams may still be reminiscing of your younger self as a trouble maker, and don’t know that you have grown out of your trouble making youth. It may be just a warning for you take your job seriously, and try making a career out of it.

  24. I dreamed being fired last night. The position did not looks like my current job, just received a notice about terminating the contract. Let’s see how close situation moves around your suggestions.

    1. Sergio,

      Your dream of terminating a contract may be a sign to free you from your responsibilities, while allowing you to seek out a new job that is more fulfilling.