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Last post 6 months ago by MACS. 11 replies replies.
Yes, "people do not quit companies, they quit their bosses."
itsawaldo Offline
#1 Posted:
Joined: 09-10-2006
Posts: 4,150
Submitted my two week notice via email Sunday during halftime show.

Seems I interupted their super bowl party as they traveled Sunday night and were at the store early Monday morning to accept my resignation.

Guess they didn’t want to pay me the extra two weeks while they look for a new manager.

Hi Ho

This has been brewing, the bride and I had already planned for a mid-March departure allowing some time to look for a new position but last weeks weather confirmed their disconnect and disregard for heath, safety and well-being of their remote staff.

Regional and retail sales and manager, sales trainer and merchandiser looking for work, got some?
tonygraz Offline
#2 Posted:
Joined: 08-11-2008
Posts: 11,098
Read an interesting article on just that subject yesterday.
Mr. Jones Offline
#3 Posted:
Joined: 06-12-2005
Posts: 10,938
One thing I have learned over the years...never give a
"Two week notice".... In fact...exactly what happened to you has happened to just about everyone I know except a very very few people....

I knew a guy, a very naive guy...that gave his "2 Y.E.A.R." NOTICE ( yea, he told the board that he would be leaving after he learned what there was to learn at his present job over 24 months, then leave there and move to the city and work the same kind of job there). He did it on a Friday, came in the following Monday and was met by police, then forced to pack up all his stuff after his firing and escorted out...
He was happy at his job making in the low $50k's...
What a dumb f*k...
tonygraz Offline
#4 Posted:
Joined: 08-11-2008
Posts: 11,098
Two weeks notice is a good idea if you already have another job lined up. Not great for you if you don't, but if the employer decides to terminate you immediately they also lose the chance of a better transition for a replacement.
Palama Offline
#5 Posted:
Joined: 02-05-2013
Posts: 11,879
tonygraz wrote:
Two weeks notice is a good idea if you already have another job lined up. Not great for you if you don't, but if the employer decides to terminate you immediately they also lose the chance of a better transition for a replacement.


Employment-at-will allows a company to let you go immediately after you give them your notice...and they’re NOT obligated to pay you for the 2 weeks notice! Pretty bad form.

Obviously Chris’ old company doesn’t give a rat’s azz about a “better transition”. Probably just wanted to save the 2 weeks pay. Gonz
delta1 Offline
#6 Posted:
Joined: 11-23-2011
Posts: 17,599
all these years, I was told that it is a professional courtesy, one that is expected, for an employee to give two weeks notice, at the least...and for more senior management, an even longer notice was expected, primarily to ease the transition...looks like things have changed in the business world...

but as for the topic...people DO quit their bosses, moreso than their companies...

on the other hand, for the good of the company, some people should be terminated immediately...
RMAN4443 Offline
#7 Posted:
Joined: 09-29-2016
Posts: 5,994
Every job I've ever left was because of the bosses, and a better paycheck.....had the paycheck been better, I probably could have put up with the bosses...Brick wall
itsawaldo Offline
#8 Posted:
Joined: 09-10-2006
Posts: 4,150
That's why I did Delta, it is expected by my standards, it's what I was taught.
I was going to quit in March with or without work so no job will be stressful but I hope not too painful.
As to them booting me out now, they had too as they will be on a working vacation my last three days. Now they can spend the time looking for a replacement.


Gene363 Offline
#9 Posted:
Joined: 01-24-2003
Posts: 24,103
The company always comes first... Right after me. The days of company loyalty are pretty much over. Best of luck looking forward.
JadeRose Offline
#10 Posted:
Joined: 05-15-2008
Posts: 17,551
I am loyal to people that are deserving of my loyalty. Not companies.
MACS Offline
#11 Posted:
Joined: 02-26-2004
Posts: 65,251
The voters terminated our sheriff. They elected one of his lieutenants... and the second floor in the admin building is all new. All the old sheriff's assistants and chiefs were at will and they got fired.

The captain at my current facility (he's the one who arranged my transfer back here, close to home) got promoted to chief. A few promotions, transfers that make sense, and policy changes that make life easier for the troops are encouraging signs.
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