Dream of Getting Fired – Meaning and Symbolism

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Dreaming about being fired is, by far, one of the most common dreams to have.

Speaking in terms of globalized society, focused on money, financial status and jobs, it is inevitable to have dreams related to your own work, especially if you are en employer and not the employee.

Dreams of the sort usually reflect your feelings related to the job or your expectations, desires or fears related to your future, in connection with your working status.

It is very likely that you had at least several dreams related to your job, including dreadful scenarios of getting fired or else.

People often dream about being late for work, arguing with colleagues or, worse, with their boss. There are all sorts of job related nightmares.

Ruining an important meeting, being embarrassed in front of potential partners, having a speech blockade doing a presentation or so are all very common unpleasant job dreams.

Arriving at work with no clothes is one of the scariest scenarios, for example; the one that finds you awaken in cold sweat and incredibly relieved.

One often dreams about losing all the important data from their computer, losing or forgetting documents, falling asleep at work or during a briefing or getting fired.

Now, the setting is very important, such are your feelings about the exact dream.

Negative dreams about job

We will call this category negative, since events described are perceived as negative per se.

However, it does not always have to mean that the dream has negative connotation in your personal case or a negative explanation at all. Dreams often reflect problems that bother you in your waking life.

Most commonly, dreams are a channel for processing suppressed emotions and thoughts about something.

Well, unfortunately, jobs often provoke all sorts of frustrating feelings. Dreams about job are sometimes only a logical consequence of particularly exhausting day at work. One is overwhelmed by information and physically and mentally tired from work.

Any job related dream could be a reflection of such a state. Most commonly, job dreams reflect stress about the work.

If there are any problems in your working environment, dreams about it could help you see the situation more clearly. We often pressure others and ourselves too much; we push too hard and lose the sense for balance between our work and the rest of our life.

Dream experts suggest that nay dream related to work, especially problematic ones, could be a path to resolve actual existing problems.

Negative dream scenarios related to work often reflect our self-image related to our position at work. Well, if you are an employee, it possibly means you are insecure about your capacities and abilities.

Maybe your boss values you very much, but you are afraid that you will eventually be a disappointed. Maybe your working environment is toxic and you cannot connect with other people there.

Perhaps you feel as no one sees your quality and you think your current position is unfair.

You think you deserve much more; a higher pay, better conditions, better treatment or anything else.

If you are the boss, maybe you are insecure about organizing things, afraid of making certain decisions, including those of firing someone else, which is another interesting dream we will analyze.

Dreams about getting fired

What about dreams of being fired, then? Dreams about getting fired usually reflect several common things, but there are variations and additional explanations.

Such a dream possibly means either you doubt your own qualification for the job and you feel unworthy and not up to task or you secretly wish to be fired, because you are tired of the job, you want the change, but cannot break it in real life.

The simplest explanation on having such a dream is that you are actually afraid that you could be fired.

In the first case, the dream reflects dreamer’s insecurities and lack of self-confidence.

Maybe you think your colleagues and your boss put too much trust in your abilities, which is something you are not sure about. Try to think if it is so.

Such inner insecurity usually induces very plain getting fired dreams. You receive it via letter, email or upon showing up at work, in your boss’ office.

Such dreams typically do not feature any scandalous or dramatic elements; those are dreams that reflect potential disappointment, not anger or anything else.

Think about it; maybe people you work with have all right to give you responsibilities.

Try to use that as a motivation. It should help you value yourself more, not the other way around.

This dream could have the opposite meaning; you think others do not appreciate your effort and the energy you invest in your work.

You feel as if your boss does not see your potential and your quality, but you cannot find a good way to prove your actual value.

Maybe the problem is in your way of communication and expressing your skills. Maybe you do it all well, but your attitude is not good. Try to think about it.

There is a completely different explanation on dreams about getting fired and it is a reflection of the need for making a change.

This dream could possibly mean that you are tired from your job or that you have even started hating it.

Maybe the environment is bad and people are toxic. Maybe your boss underestimates you.

Perhaps you have simply got fed up with doing the same job every day.

However, since a job means some kind of stability, you are afraid to make the final decision and act. Think about how you feel about this dream.

Are you stressed or relieved? Are you indifferent and calm? Do you feel as if someone hurt your feelings or that injustice was done to you?

These are all good questions that would help you find answers in reality.

Dreams about being fired

The explanation is any of the above. Let us summarize it. If you feel relieved upon waking up or in the dream, it means you actually wish for it, in a way.

You need some kind of change, any kind. It could be a new position at your current job or it could be change that is more radical.

You need to break the routine, so that you can see new opportunities and dare do things you once only dreamed about.

If you feel bad, insecure, sad or angry, it means either you think others underestimate you and your work or you are insecure about your own abilities. Either way, you feel frustrated at your job.

You are afraid that you will be fired eventually, for this or that reason and you worry about future and finances very much. Such a dream could simply reflect your general anxiety about the future.

It should help you process the dreadful feeling; we all worry about future to some extent.

However, you should not let such feelings overwhelm you and make you feel less worthy and very insecure.

If you often have this type of dreams, the best thing is to consciously dive deep into your worst case scenario, which is ‘being fired’. The purpose is that you realize that it is definitely not the worst thing that could happen to a person.

Believe in yourself, even if others do not or seem as they do not. Try to find another job, if you feel pressured, exploited or simply do not fit with the people there.

Even if the job is good and brings you great amount of money, think about is it something you want to do for life.

The most important thing in life is balance. That balance includes a job you will feel mostly good about it.

Dreams about firing someone else

If you dream that you are the one to fire other people, this dream suggest you are overreacting in reality. It means you have given yourself too much freedom and you can hurt someone.

You have become too proud of yourself and you think you can do whatever pleases you.

Maybe you are indeed well situated in your current life and you feel as if you need no one. Money corrupts people easily.

This dream is a warning and a reminder. Do not become too proud. Do not break connections with people who were by your side in times you were in much worse position than you are now.

Remember that friends and family worth more than any treasures of the world; if it happens you face problems, you need someone to support you.

That is a natural, essential human need for connections with other people.

We do not speak of financial support, although it counts. We speak about family and friendly bonds. This dream could also mean you underestimate other people and put yourself over others.

You think you know everything and are not open for listening others’ opinions. It is a foolish thing to do. Do not reject others before you heard what they have to say.

That is a good advice for life, not only for work.

On the other hand, this dream could have a positive meaning. It means you have finally decided to break toxic connections.

You feel strong and as if you have power to do so. You are ready to stand up for your own rights and do not let others bring you down.

You have come to realize your qualities and will not let someone else manipulates you and suppress your potentials.