2 week notices

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  1. Rotn1

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    Siemens is a great company and a great employer name to have on your resume.
    Good
     
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    Sorry but this is another it depends issue.
    Mostly ..... was it for cause and what is their company policy / precedent or contract.
    When we terminated someone, it was rare that someone did not get some notice period. The only exception would be if it was specified as in a contract.
    Personally you never want someone to be kicked on their way out.
     
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    That’s good....... you know they are flexible.
    I would argue that if you come back it would not be in a unionized classification and any union restrictions do not apply to you.
     
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    A lot of the so called management are not as smart as they think they are! They could be the next ones looking for a job!
     
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    byf43 NRA Patron Life Member

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    Exactly.
    That doesn't bother me. In fact, that would make me quite happy.

    I 'had' to be a Union classified employee, to keep employment.
    My Union, especially that Local, has been totally useless for years.

    Not going to start Union bashing, but, I've known the current president of the local for decades, and he is a complete sphincter muscle and moron.

    I'll let it go, at that. :)
     
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  6. biscuits&gravy

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    Ive never got a 2 week notice when I got laid off. My notice is usually at the end of the day when I tell them to put a stamp on it and mail it. I got threatened to get fired on one job, told the foreman you sign the front and I'll sign the back, go get my check. He did, and I got another job the next day. Construction is great in that regard.
     
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  7. BobbyS

    BobbyS Truth always sounds like lies to a sinner

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    I actually did that once. I was working for a large gov. contractor at an AF facility as facility electrician and anything else with wires on it lol. Anyway, I was in the middle of programming a PLC for a very needed project the AF was hot to trot on when they booted off a bunch of us.

    So be it; I packed up my stuff and left. 3 days later the contractors facility manager calls and says how they didn't realize what I was working on was so important.

    I actually laughed when he said they wanted me to come back. I told him I would come out to the site and speak directly with him and I did. I told him I would come back on a consultant basis and I wanted xxxx and xxxx and so on. He agreed to what I wanted because I was "it" as far as that project and any PLC related stuff on site was concerned.

    After I finished my programming I informed him I would be leaving soon. He actually asked me to stay. I told him no thanks as our deal was for me to finish what I had started. I left.
     
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  8. Rotn1

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    You sound confident in your abilities. In this market environment no one should push you around.
    Good stuff.
     
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    That is F’en awesome.

    I love a happy ending.

    Folks with skills and confidence are what it is all about.
     
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  10. WayneJessie

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    I worked at one place that no employee has ever been able to leave on good terms. If you tried to give a notice the owner would blow you out just to be able to say that he got the last word. Every person that ever left there was a villain according to him.
     
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    Son went to an interview with UPS. The needed 14 people and he was called to come in to walk thru the facility, so he was one of 14 to show up.
    A few days later he went in to do the paperwork. He was the only one to show up. Seems it's not always easy to find good people who want to work. I guess some employers just don't get it.
    I was a state employee, who supervised others. We always did an exit interview to find out an employee's reasons for leaving. I never talked anyone into staying, but I did hire back several when they regretted their decisions.
     
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  12. w30olds

    w30olds Me fail English? That's unpossible

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    Did the exit interview this morning. Didn't bash, or trash talk anyone. However I did mention 2 things that needs big improvements. Will the listen?? I dunno, but if they don't that's on them. Then they wonder why the turnover rate here is so big. Maybe listen to the people leaving? Sounds pretty straight forward to me.

    These last 2 weeks have drug out something fierce. If they don't have me cleaning up nasty trash, or unclogging diarrhea filled toilets I spend my time doing other things to break up the monotony. Gonna be some dragging time till Friday

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    Paul53 You local friendly Skynet dealer

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    Saw a study claiming 70% of the time, people quit because of the boss.
     
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    w30olds Me fail English? That's unpossible

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    That sucks. Been there before. However not the case for me. My bosses are really good guys. I'm leaving for other reasons.

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    Paul53 You local friendly Skynet dealer

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    Office staff at my docs office repeatedly begged me to apply to work there. I finally told them that last month they had 3 nurses, now they had none. There's a message there.

    In healthcare it's my experience that upon giving 2 weeks notice, security is called to help you collect your stuff and escort you off the grounds.
     
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    rogn real dogs

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    And generally whoever replaces you is hired at a higher rate than you were getting. Especially in this market.
     
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    My last job was as a maintenance tech at a plant making fiberglass.
    I did all sorts of jobs, some easy and some hard. Everything from working with PLC's, equipment and janitorial.
    I did what they asked since my job description said all other duties needed.
    I had no problem cleaning toilets, picking up trash or anything else since the pay was very good for the job and area, not yelled at too much and I liked doing things.
    Pay very good, some jobs were stupid in my opinion, benefits were meh but bunch of great people to work with.
    I gave 3 week notice for my retirement.
    I know some companies run people off when they give notice but in many places they still pay the notice time up to two weeks.
    Do what you need/have to do to feel good in your life.
     
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    [QUOTE However with that being said it would have been nice to feel appreciated at least. Any who just my random thoughts. Thanks guys

    There's your answer and probably why your leaving.
     
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    If you are a real good / key employee that gets **** done chances are you are already being taken care of -

    So if you quit and no one cares - you are not one of these people.
     
  20. w30olds

    w30olds Me fail English? That's unpossible

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    Agree. However they cared, but being it was a non profit orginzation they didn't have the cash to give out pay increases according to the managment. Typical reply when you ask about raises. I'm leaving for different reasons as stated earlier in my post.

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