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Old 07-29-2012, 03:15 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I never see the reason not to be open and honest with anyone that I trust.
I have talked to my bosses in the past about interviews I was going to, or had been to.
Two were very supportive. One would even offer advise, "I know you are trying to better yourself, but I'm not sure that job would be a good fit for you.". We would discuss my long term plans and where I wanted to be.
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:28 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Put in 2 weeks at my last job (dirt work company, lowboy driver) and a year later...I still work there about once a month helping them move the big equipment

I always give 2 weeks, never had an employer let me go early, and could show up for work tomorrow for any of them and have my job back.
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:39 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Fuck em. Employers dont give you two weeks notice before they can you, why should you? It's only business, right?

I do it if I actually can give a shit, but the last 5-10 people that I saw give their two week notice at the last dealer got let go at that instant. Fuck them.



I realized after the bullshit that happened at my last job that I put my heart and soul into, it doesn't mean flying fuck about it to them. I do not revere a job or hold it dear to my heart any longer. I can always find better fish to fry.

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Old 07-29-2012, 04:53 PM   #29 (permalink)
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When an employee comes to me with notice I look at a few things...

Are they leaving happy only to better them self with opportunity I can't offer? I can't see me standing in the way of a man bettering himself and I will either honor their notice or cut them loose and pay them for their notice up to 2 weeks.

Are they leaving and going to work for a direct competitor? That employee is not leaving my office and walking into my operation for 1 more second. I have a business to protect.

I look at every situation and try to come up with a fair solution where everyone is content and shake hands with the man. Burning bridges is a 2 way street, too many employers don't realize they may need that guy back someday worse than he needs to come back.
Unfortunately very few business owners/bosses are like you.
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Old 07-29-2012, 05:21 PM   #30 (permalink)
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A lot of it has to do with concerns of someones work quality those last few weeks.
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Old 07-29-2012, 05:36 PM   #31 (permalink)
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A lot of it has to do with concerns of someones work quality those last few weeks.
yes, and an employee on their way out will bring down morale for the whole place, talk about what a better deal they are getting across the street, how much greener the grass is over there, and possibly take other employees with them.

people also are more likely to steal on their way out.


Give ample time and be prepared to be let go that day. You could communicate to your boss that you would be silent to other coworkers until your last day so he'd keep you around for the 2 week notice period.
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Old 07-29-2012, 06:04 PM   #32 (permalink)
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last time i left employment i gave 2 weeks, was asked to hang on for 4 weeks to allow for replacement. Going back to the family business, they were okay with 4 weeks wait so it worked for everyone. more important to leave on good terms, construction = concrete repair in specific - is a small well networked business word travels quick. Here everyone has worked for everyone and nothing is forever.
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Old 07-29-2012, 06:14 PM   #33 (permalink)
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My opinion....privately owned small company/mom and pop shop they'll love you for it.

Corporate America....they'd walk you out the door.
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Old 07-29-2012, 06:16 PM   #34 (permalink)
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people also are more likely to steal on their way out.



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Old 11-14-2012, 08:15 PM   #35 (permalink)
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If anyone feels the need to bet on this shit, I will be giving notice on 11-30, give or take a day or two. We shall see if they show me the door....

It was mentioned above about the corporate VS mom and pop shop. This place is in the middle??? I really have no idea how they will handle it, I've just got my nuts crossed they will let me finish the next month out. It wont break us if they dont, but the second check is sure nice!! I'm to the point of not handling it well anymore, IE- I have fell asleep on the way home twice this week. Both cases, the rumble strips on I40 have woke me up. But this cant continue.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:34 PM   #36 (permalink)
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If anyone feels the need to bet on this shit, I will be giving notice on 11-30, give or take a day or two. We shall see if they show me the door....

It was mentioned above about the corporate VS mom and pop shop. This place is in the middle??? I really have no idea how they will handle it, I've just got my nuts crossed they will let me finish the next month out. It wont break us if they dont, but the second check is sure nice!! I'm to the point of not handling it well anymore, IE- I have fell asleep on the way home twice this week. Both cases, the rumble strips on I40 have woke me up. But this cant continue.
Thats a sure sign something needs to change. I fell asleep a couple times driving, and sitting at a drawbridge when I was working 2 jobs like that. I know it was worse than being drunk. Scared me shitless. Good luck and be careful.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:11 PM   #37 (permalink)
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When someone comes in and gives notice, we will send them home on the spot or at the end of the day and pay them the full month. We don't have weekly or bi monthly wages

One sales guy, paid employee working out of his home office we let work for 2 months without pay selling him some "company has troubles" scheme while downloading all his brought in sales contacts and leads at the same time.

He tried selling our internal product briefs to what he thought was competition, while using the company email account for not only that, but also applying for side jobs with it.

It can go various ways...
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:16 PM   #38 (permalink)
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My employer just changed it to where if you don't give at least 1 month notice, they won't pay you any leftover vacation time.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:41 PM   #39 (permalink)
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My long time employee just gave me 6 weeks notice. i am grateful, very grateful. It allowed me to run an advert, interview and pick her replacement. The replacement will be trained over the next 3 weeks by her.
i am grateful that she gave me 6 weeks notice.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:49 PM   #40 (permalink)
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That is no bullshit.

I worked for a company making brackets for GE and Pratt and Whitney. Was never late, only time I ever took off was for doctor visits. I could do everything in the shop except weld (wasn't certified) and works on all the projects that nobody else wanted to do all with a smile on my face and making less than everyone in the shop (who could only do maybe one job).

I gave a week notice to go to work for a company that paid way better and I went from the golden child to the red headed step child. My plant manager became a grade a asshole in one day.

So what did I do? lined up a bunch of difficult jobs that I was gonna get done "for the company" and left them half done two days later when I walked out.
Could be your perception, but my experience as a supervisor and business owner is that once an employee "gives notice," they are already mentally checked out of the job and their duties; merely biding their time until their new adventure. I've let every one go early as a result. The first few cost me thousands due to a lack of focus.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:52 PM   #41 (permalink)
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My opinion....privately owned small company/mom and pop shop they'll love you for it.

Corporate America....they'd walk you out the door.
This.

I gave 2 weeks at my last job at a large company and they said 'theres the door, your check will be in the mail'

Fawk em, id give 2-3 weeks and be prepared to be shitcanned on the spot.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:23 AM   #42 (permalink)
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I gave a months notice last time I left a full-time job. Seems standard for my industry.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:40 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Update: Gave notice today. Told him my intention of 12-28 being my last day. My boss asked why, what can we do to keep you, is it anything here causing you to leave, etc. I let him know that I appreciated my time employed here, and that I was willing to stay a bit longer to get my replacement trained if needed. He said that he was about to hire a guy to fill one of our open outside sales jobs that might be a good fit. He wanted to know that if my spot was filled with someone that didnt need trained, would I be OK at being let go early. He wanted to make sure I could go fulltime at the other job before the official date before he did so. I was told that if I was ever looking again, that I am welcome to come back if there was an opening, etc.

Basically, went exactly as I hoped. I didnt get escorted out, still have the job, and didnt burn any bridges.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:34 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Only notice I ever gave was "fuck you I quit"
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:45 AM   #45 (permalink)
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Only notice I ever gave was "fuck you I quit"
How'd that work out for ya?

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Old 12-01-2012, 06:06 AM   #46 (permalink)
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Update, esp for you guys that said fuck the employer. I went in Friday morning to turn in my uniforms and collect my last check. I was asked to fill out a short exit interview form and sign off with my boss that I had returned all keys and company property. He gave me my check stub, and asked me to confirm that the hours I was paid were correct. This check was WAY more than I expected. They had paid me 80 hrs of vacation!!!! I officially quit one day before my 3 year anniversary, so they were not obligated to pay that to me!!!! I told my boss that, and he said that he felt I was owed it seeing as i left on excellent terms with plenty of notice and trained my replacement before i left. So he fudged the resignation date, and called payroll to make sure i got paid for it. We were never what i would consider friends beyond work, and I had no idea that he would do this for me.We definetly could use the money. Anyways, case closed. Makes you reconsider saying fuck it and walking off the job!
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Good for you, and good on your (former) boss too! It's great to hear that people still do the right thing and get rewarded for it.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:11 AM   #49 (permalink)
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Only notice I ever gave was "fuck you I quit"
I bet you've never been in a "career" type position, and the location you list shows me I'm probably right.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:16 AM   #50 (permalink)
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Only notice I ever gave was "fuck you I quit"
This post, plus your location. smh.
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