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Do you guys give 2 weeks notice?

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by SlushboxTeggy, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    I think my tenure is about done where I'm at.

    Issue 1- I was doing a favor for a salesman and helping him deliver a car. We drove the customer's new car and another car to Jersey City. We parked both cars, looked for no parking signs, and agreed we thought we were good. We weren't. Both cars got ticketed within 20 minutes. Honest mistake. Well our one boss decided we would have to pay the tickets. Fine. It was my fault. He also decided to write us up. Really? It was an accident. Whatever.

    Issue 2- I switched days off with another guy. I didn't want to. I had plans and told the guy no. He said he'd get me Saturday off if I did. I told him if the bosses OKed it I would. He said they did, and I worked his day. Come in today and get asked about my no show on Saturday. What? Well they talk to us both to get our sides of the story. Guy admits it all. He needed the day off, and he handled my workload Saturday. Same manager says he thinks we're trying to get one by him. Why'd you ask us for our story if you already knew what your decision was? The kicker- Since I was the one who didn't show up, I'm getting written up.

    In addition to these, he just always seems to have a comment. Ask me why I'm not working yet when I'm standing at my desk at 8:55a with my jacket still on. If he wasn't my boss we'd have had words by now. I have thick skin. If a guy is getting to me, there is a reason. Even other employees have asked what's up.

    So here's my question. In this type of situation, how would you exit? It's not like I'm in the industry I want to stay in and I don't need the reference. I've never not left a job on good terms. This is uncharted waters.
     
  2. BigJ

    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    I guess I'd always give my two weeks. Every job you've had will be contacted via background check regardless if you want the reference. You don't want to piss the guy off enough where he bad mouths you even when they're just asking if you worked there.
     
  3. |Chaz|

    |Chaz| Well-Known Member VIP

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    Id say stab his tires fuck his wife/girlfriend/mom/sister/grandma/daughter and call it good. And punch him in the throat.
     
  4. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    He's not the GM. I don't think he'd be the one they'd talk to if someone called.
     
  5. invisibledemon

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    first, i would go over his head and discuss with gm or hr, whichever you have.

    let tehm know the issues and that you are seeking other employment bc of it, they may be inclined to change things to make you stay, who knows.

    always give a two weeks notice. as stated above, you might not want it, but eventually, it will be checked.
     
  6. D16Civic

    D16Civic Matt

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    I'd take the high road and give the 2 weeks. There's always the option that they tell you not to bother finishing out the time.
     
  7. corvetteguy78

    corvetteguy78 Well-Known Member VIP

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    did i miss the part where you got another job already to replace this one? If you are leaving for another job, give two weeks. if you are simply quitting, just tell him you are resigning from your job effective today.

    I wouldn't quit unless you had another job lined up.
     
  8. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    This... I'd do this first. It seems like he almost has it in for you, Slush. I'd go over his head to the GM or HR.
     
  9. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    Later on today I plan to talk with the GM, explain the situation, and let him know I'm actively seeking a new job. As much as I'd love to just outright quit, you're right that I should have something else lined up.
     
  10. Briansol

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    ALWAYS give notice. You never know who he knows, and doing rash things may get to you.

    Give your notice, and do the office space 'bare minimum' to get by until you're done.


    And yes, this all circles around having another job lined up. It's tough out there.
     
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    once you have another job lined up give your 2 weeks and be the best employee you can be
    people remember the most recent events so you don't want to be remembered there as a slack ass
    and holes in resumes create more questions than its worth, and you may never get your chance to tell your side of the story. you can always man up and ask him if you did something to offend him. if that doesn't solve it then you can go higher up in the company. for all you know this guy could see you as having potential so he's riding you hard to try and motivate you. or he might want a punch in the throat.
     
  12. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    The only potential I have to be used here would be to take his job. He's the financial manager. One friend said he may feel threatened, but I think he's just an asshole.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    give your 2 weeks no matter what. discuss with someone above him the problems you are having, and make sure to include the comments he makes. during your exit interview, restress those points. chances are if he's rash to you, he is rash to others and someone else must have put in a discretionary form by now.
     
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    I would talk to somebody above him about the situation. I can't understand how you would be written up for a parking ticket that you were asked to pay for on your own. Did you have the opportunity to disupte the discipline? If so did you? I would only give a two weeks notice and only if you already had a job lined up.
     
  15. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    My only "dispute" was telling my side of the story. But it was wasted breath as far as I'm concerned.
     
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    chestercheeto48 Senior Member VIP

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    Put it in writing and ask HR to attach it to the write up form in your file.
     
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    Yeah this guy is fucking with your livelihood. Give him no quarter.

    I give references all the time. Just gimme a cover story and I'll play along. I don't owe these clowns a goddam thing, I'll go along with anything you want.

    I do that for tons of people. I simply do not give a shit about these power-hungry middle management fucks anymore. I started my own business - And while every customer of mine is my boss, I have 80 bosses to choose from and if one doesn't like me, no sweat off my back. I lose 1/80th of my income.

    At this point in American History having a single job isn't a smart move. It's like investing everything you have in ONE stock.
     
  18. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    My references on my resume are business professionals that I know personally. If a hedge fund manager says I'm solid, but a car sales manager says I suck, who are they going to believe?
     
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    To answer the OP's questions- always give 2 weeks, even if there is bad feelings between the two parties, it's common professional courtesy. Even if he's a douche-bag, he can't tell your future employer that you dropped off the earth and left them with their dicks in their hands. You gave your proper leave like a professional.

    Good luck buddy, it's tough out there.
     
  20. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Ok, my point of view from dipping into the staffing side of my companies every now and then...

    If you've made up your mind to leave:
    1. Find a new job first, then after you accept a new offer, give your two weeks' notice.
    2. Then complain to HR or someone higher up in the management chain- actually- always go to HR.

    If you're going to stay:
    1. Tell HR, but don't mention that you're looking for other employment- use words like "harassment" and "hostile work environment" and tell them exactly how things are happening. They might (they should, our company would) open a case and investigate.
    2. Give your two weeks only after you find somewhere else to go.

    This happens quite often- you give your two weeks and they just tell you to take off and pay you during those two weeks. Usually if you're on good terms with the company, they'll let you stay through your last day. If it's a hostile departure, you're out the door with extra vacation.

    Yup. Don't burn bridges. Ever.

    This too, just always include human resources. Upper level managers should always communicate employee concerns upstream, but you can't always rely on that... if you could, your immediate manager wouldn't be the problem that he is now.
     
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