2 week notices

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  1. jimcorbin

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    My Dept always has an exit interview for people leaving our employ. We take them seriously as we can only improve by listening to the reasons why people leave. But I have to add, in the 18 yrs I’ve been with the dept, we’ve only had 4 quit, 1 retire and 1 fired. Our people stay with us because we treat them very well, give them the tools they need, and stay the **** out of their way.

    One thing we do is meet quarterly with every employee and do an employment assessment. This finds out if they are frustrated, what tools they need or want, and we find out what is expected from the employer and the employee. Pay raises are straight across the board as we are a local government agency.

    I am always happy for someone in my employ to better themselves. Even if that means the leave our dept. I hate to lose anyone but if they are seeking other opportunities I wish them success. Managers can’t take someone bettering themselves personally. People have to do what makes them happy and what takes care of their families.
     
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  2. Detectorist

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    You are wise.
     

  3. Hoochrunners

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    To be honest, if my current employer came back with a raise after I had given them notice I’d be a little offended. Why weren't you paying me what I was worth in the first place?
     
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  4. Geko45

    Geko45 Smartass Pilot CLM

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    Why be offended? The answer is because it's a free market and you were willing to accept what they were offering. No one to blame but yourself. Again, it's business, it's not personal.
     
  5. w30olds

    w30olds Me fail English? That's unpossible

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    I did

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  6. G29guy06

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    Ok. Just asking to fill in the blanks on your bosses indifference to leaving.
     
  7. byf43

    byf43 NRA Patron Life Member

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    Your post reminded me of one of the "American Hotrod" shows, where one guy went in to talk to Boyd Coddington about taking a job painting a car for Chip Foose, and Coddington tried his best to shame the guy.

    Coddington (IMNSHO) was a real POS, as far as being an employer is concerned.
    He cared about NOBODY, but himself.

    I know (some of) the history of Coddington and Foose, but, the way Coddington acted, is like he was doing the employee a favor of letting him work for him.
    This guy expected his employees to give up their lives, to work (sometimes) 24 hours a day, to meet his urine-poorly scheduled timeline(s).



    I know that when I retire (very soon!), the lights won't even flicker, when I leave.
    Now, on the other hand, there is nobody in my company/shop that can do what I do.
    There's only one other guy in my shop, and he just doesn't have the skills to run a print shop/duplicating shop.

    Oh well. I've tried to talk to management about 'perpetuating the program' and hiring some 'new blood' that can keep our customers happy, in the future.

    Hey! As long as that retirement check continues to show up in my mailbox, I don't care what they do. :)
     
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  8. Rotn1

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    Again..... It depends.
    Sometimes the Company may have been taking advantage of you and trying to pay the minimum they could get away with.
    Other times another company needs your specific skill set more for whatever reason.
     
  9. Rotn1

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    Sir,
    I wish you the best in your retirement. May it be everything that you hoped it to be.

    I can tell you that whether someone feels they are irreplaceable or may actually have some super secret skills are will be tough to replace, no one from the floor to the executive can't be replaced in less than a week.
    Those that have thought differently or thought they were somehow untouchable usually crashed the hardest.
     
  10. TScottW99

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    I want to know why someone is leaving. If they wish to go and have no Want for their current job, I want the best for them. If the Want for a job is gone giving them more money won’t change that. If something is in their way and they Want to stay I can try and help.
     
  11. Toni77

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    I’m quitting Today, nothing personal. They didn’t provide the role they offered; therefore I’m out and starting at my proper seniority level somewhere else.

    That’s life.
    Companies ask for commitment but directors get bonuses and destroy entire teams just to save a few bucks. If they could get more money would be leaving too right away.
     
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  12. Wizzz

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    He's probably being a good manager and not throwing a tantrum like one would expect. If he says anything negative, it could be considered harassment or something later. If you have good KSAs then you should get a job that pays relatively to your level if you can. Come and go any time, congrats.
     
  13. larry_minn

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    I have had two friends quit a 7+ yr job with notice. Both said they would train in new person during two weeks, answer questions...
    I less then a yr both were back with first company at a raise. Both companies realized how undervalued these guys were. During the time working elsewhere they were hired to gone in after hrs to try to bring new blood up to speed. (So extra $$$)
    One is still there. Other only lasted @8 more yrs then took different job elsewhere.
     
  14. G19Tony

    G19Tony Sneet CLM

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    I gave two weeks notice at a job, and the Chief Pilot just told me I was done right now. Ok. I went back to Iowa to visit my parents, before I started my new job. A few days into my visit, my old CP called and asked if I could do a trip. I told him no. You cut me loose, so I went out of town. :dunno:

    I’ve been training my replacements, since I became a Captain.
     
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  15. JK-linux

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    When you get let go by a company, is it customary to be given 2 weeks notice, out of courtesy/doing the right thing/keep from disrupting things for the employee?

    Didn't think so.
     
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  16. pipedreams

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    The only reference employers will give now days is " Yes they worked here".
     
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  17. Toni77

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    In IT is a courtesy mainly.
    You can be laid off on the spot or not.
     
  18. G19Tony

    G19Tony Sneet CLM

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    I was flying a Beech Bonanza for a small casino in Mesquite,NV. The Bonanza and the Citation were up there that day, when a guy walks up to me and tells me he really wants my job flying the Bonanza. I point out the Chief Pilot over at the jet, and tell him to go make his pitch. You never know. I realize I’m easily replaceable, so I don’t worry about much. I do my job and go home and not cause any problems at work. That’s what keeps me around.
     
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    All depends on who you work for and where you work.


    I’ve had a couple of people who worked for me use me as a reference and be surprised when I was able to explain their crap bag tendencies.

    Others I was able to get hired because of my recommendation.
     
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  20. w30olds

    w30olds Me fail English? That's unpossible

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    This. That's why I'm leaving (hopefully on good terms) because you never know. Might want to go back and work there at some point in your lifetime

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