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Question: Dear Alan: About a month ago I resigned from my job to join a different employer. A few days ago, I was terminated from my present job by my employer's Surveillance Team for unknowingly emailing a private document to my personal email. I was told to turn over all of my company ID's and take my personal belongings and leave the office. I had planned to leave anyway, and had a job offer outstanding. I am scheduled to start that new job in about a month. Do you think what has happened is likely to affect my job offer? Do help me. Sacked Mumbai, India Answer: Dear Sacked: I believe that the odds are that what has happened will not affect your open job offer. Here are my thoughts: 1. The fact that you resigned prior to being fired provides you with an entirely good and reasonable reason for no longer being with your former employer. Lots of people take time off between jobs, perhaps even most. And, too, many employers terminate employees immediately upon their resigning, out of a