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. 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

  2. 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?

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.