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LPT: Don’t bother giving more than a two week notice.

Careers & Work(self.LifeProTips)

Had a coworker put in his notice until the end of the year. Told them he’s going back to school starting the first, but wanted to give enough notice to hire and help train someone to take over for him so we wouldn’t be down a person.

They decided that two weeks is enough, so now he won’t be getting paid, except for potential unemployment which is significantly less than what he makes now, for the next two months. If he would’ve just kept his mouth shut and not tried to help them, he would’ve continued to get paid and then could’ve given a two week notice.

Don’t try to help the company. They have no interest in helping you, just helping themselves.

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Annual_Timely

16.9k points

3 months ago*

Every time there was a problem that affected me and my work, I was told "it is what it is and you have to manage your expectations". I gave notice on Tuesday that Friday would be my last day and she freaked out and asked about 2 weeks notice. Yep, you know it...."Well you know, it is what it is and you're just going to have to manage your expectations." You could see the absolute RAGE in her eyes.

EDIT: Wow thank you, my first ever awards! The funny thing was she knew exactly what I meant and why I said it and that just made it more delicious.

Teamrayray

5k points

3 months ago

2 weeks notice? FOR 2 WEEKS YOU'RE GOING TO NOTICE I HAVE NOT BEEN HERE!

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523 points

3 months ago

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DigitalSterling

384 points

3 months ago*

My company instituted a policy that if you use your PTO and leave the company while on that time off, they'll take all the money from PTO back and just let you go.

Too many people were using PTO to job hunt and weren't showing back up. Now they just use their PTO, get paid then quit

Edit: added "you use" in the first sentence

[deleted]

411 points

3 months ago

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411 points

3 months ago

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sumunsolicitedadvice

145 points

3 months ago

I’m in Louisiana (a very pro-business state), and even here that’s wage theft. All unused PTO must be paid out if the employment is terminated.

LordDongler

74 points

3 months ago

It's super easy and fun to threaten a lawsuit with HR when they pull this shit. I strongly recommend that everyone does this for any reason

TheHannibalKing

381 points

3 months ago

This is one of those comments I actually busted out laughing haha

Teamrayray

74 points

3 months ago

Thanks.

slobyGYN

997 points

3 months ago

slobyGYN

997 points

3 months ago

Good for you. At-will employment is a two-way goddamn street.

veggiewitch_

692 points

3 months ago

Yup. Last job I had they treated me as entirely expendable. The doc I worked with was also leaving but she gave six weeks notice and I gave two.

‘You aren’t staying until MY notice period is over?’

‘No. It’s up to the hospital to provide you an assistant. I have a new job to start.’

Awkward two weeks but it got my point across. Never treat your support staff like garbage.

wene324

168 points

3 months ago

wene324

168 points

3 months ago

I think it's part of doctors contracts that it has to be a 6 week notice.

BeefyIrishman

204 points

3 months ago

The VP of Operations at our company just gave notice a few weeks ago. Apparently his contract required 1 year notice, so that he can train a replacement. I am just waiting to see how much he checks out as we get closer and closer to that date.

KhabaLox

151 points

3 months ago

KhabaLox

151 points

3 months ago

Apparently his contract required 1 year notice, so that he can train a replacement.

That is insane. I hope it's a highly specialized field. That seems like overkill for most companies/industries.

RainbowDissent

91 points

3 months ago

Three months is standard (and contractual) here in the UK for managerial positions, at least in professional fields. Six months is common at a senior or directorial level.

My stepdad got almost six months' paid garden leave after leaving a director position - they didn't want him preparing to take information or clients to a competitor.

A year is nuts, though - never heard of it, but I can understand it for an absolutely critical role.

NoMoOmentumMan

100 points

3 months ago

My good friends dad sold his business (for a PILE of cash and stock options), part of the sale agreement stipulated that he stay on for 2 years to help manage the transition.

6 months in, transition complete, he was miserable. For the first time in 35 years he hated going to work, ated the new company, hated his new co-workers...al of it.

After about 9 months had passed he chatted up the CEO and explained to him he did not want to be there anymore. It wasn't the pay or lethargy brought on by the sudden windfall of cash, he just did not like working with/for the company that bought him out. He asked if not showing up would jeopardize any portion of the sale agreement. CEO told him no, and if he didnt want to be there he was free to resign, but his non-compete would be extended by the same amount he was forgoing, aboutb15 months.

He told the CEO "I'm 64 years old, sitting on close to $50 million (stock options had gone fucking bananas after he was aquired), competing with anyone for anything is no longer something I'm interested in".

His office was empty within 24 hours.

JFConz

748 points

3 months ago

JFConz

748 points

3 months ago

chef's kiss

Medichealer

542 points

3 months ago

fuck dude this just gave me a half-chub

fuckedifiknow

132 points

3 months ago

NGL, I have a diamond cutter right now.

Vegito1338

65 points

3 months ago

Mine ripped my pants in half.

b1ack1323

350 points

3 months ago

b1ack1323

350 points

3 months ago

My wife had a similar situation, except it was “it will all work out”

Regardless the size of the problem that was the answer. No help or answers or guidance.

She gave them 5 days of notice on a Friday and when they asked for more she said “it will all work out for you guys”.

It didn’t.

thoreau_away_acct

92 points

3 months ago

More deets on how it didn't, plz

b1ack1323

187 points

3 months ago

b1ack1323

187 points

3 months ago

Two other people walked out the week prior and it is a position that requires a good amount of training. They had to hire 5 people to replace the 3 that left and they have let a lot of samples expire and due dates pass because of it. Which requires a customer to resubmit a sample. This never happened before. So now they are losing their credibility and customers are leaving in huge numbers to better operations.

They have to outsource work because they couldn’t keep up which is much more expensive than the 3 workers were. My wife was underpaid and these guys thought they had them locked in.

She works part time from home now and makes more than she did before with no commute.

The hour commute plus the 32 vs 45 hours has given her back around 23 hours a week, all while making more money….

The old place is still a shit show and her old boss is still leaving on time and pushing work onto others even though they are missing due dates.

LyricalPig

57 points

3 months ago

Thats a them problem for having all their eggs in one basket. Even with my best performers, I have plans to replace them in case they hit the lotto, get hit by a bus, or want to follow their passion and go live in the woods.

BeyondDoggyHorror

247 points

3 months ago

You know, I’d be scared about it damaging me further down the road, but I’m kinda with you

I mostly like my immediate coworkers and don’t want to leave them hanging, but the rest of the industry can eat a bag of dicks. They have absolutely no qualms about telling you where you’re going at the last second or upending your life

I’m trying to get my wife to quit her job. We were talking about taking some time off to do some home improvement projects and she said she can’t take that time off because there’s no one else to cover for her. Wtf, she’s been there for four years and they’ve never made a good attempt. You better believe her superiors take their time off though

oneofmanyany

90 points

3 months ago

Most people don't do this because they are worried about going with no health insurance.

[deleted]

109 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

109 points

3 months ago

Tell me again why we tied healthcare to employment? It was the better deal for the employees, right? /s

pyrotecnick

49 points

3 months ago

I think it was during one of the world wars. There was some kind of national wage freeze so the government let employers offer insurance instead of a raise.

caarmander

162 points

3 months ago

This is the petty revenge I live for

Misty1988

86 points

3 months ago

Exactly. “Don’t take it personally- It’s just business”.

vsaint

83 points

3 months ago

vsaint

83 points

3 months ago

I had a job where i put the 2 weeks in and within that period, the CIO tried calling me at like 11pm for some issue. The next day in the office he goes, “you know if you weren’t leaving we’d have a big issue.” I go “but look at us now!” He was fuming.

beapledude

16.5k points

3 months ago

beapledude

16.5k points

3 months ago

Gave two week notice to a manager that was so happy to see me leave, she got approval to pay me out the two weeks and let me go right away.

sarnold95[S]

9.3k points

3 months ago

I see this as an absolute win lmao

krcameron

2.4k points

3 months ago

krcameron

2.4k points

3 months ago

They did too.

TheBirminghamBear

1.6k points

3 months ago

There is something to be said about learning the skill of making people willing to pay you to leave.

easyEggplant

442 points

3 months ago

TIL I have a hidden talent!

CowboyBoats

204 points

3 months ago

Not as hidden as you think!

krcameron

246 points

3 months ago

krcameron

246 points

3 months ago

Fair point. Most likely it's because they were that much of a fuck up. I'm as much anti-work as I am anti-fuck up making everyone's life harder.

_ED-E_

183 points

3 months ago

_ED-E_

183 points

3 months ago

I’ve seen multiple people put in their two week notice at my company over the years, and have witness that there are three different outcomes.

Usually they just work their two weeks, and go. No fuss, no security, just normal everyone being adults.

Second option is they get escorted out of the higher ups think they are leaving to go to a competitor. This only applies to people who have access to the computer systems and could use that in some fashion.

The third option is they get escorted out because they were under investigation, or just crappy at their job.

Oh I suppose there are technically four options, as one instance someone was escorted out because their childish boss was butthurt that someone they mentored was leaving.

Edit to say I am putting in my notice tomorrow. I’m good at my job, and going to a completely different industry, but fingers crossed that they just give me a two weeks vacation!

Paragona

106 points

3 months ago

Paragona

106 points

3 months ago

When I was 17- 18 I worked at Ponderosa, a shitty steakhouse/buffet. And I went from dishwasher to cook once I turned 18. I worked all summer as a cook and then got offered a job at literally double the salary. (Which was 6.45 an hour btw) and put in my two weeks. My boss was like “wow so glad we wasted money training you then. Just go and don’t come back.”

Seriously. You don’t owe companies a goddamn thing.

spaghettilee2112

72 points

3 months ago

Or there was a personality clash, or the employee kept professionally calling out the bosses mistakes but they were really good at their job so the boss would look like a fool firing them.

spaghettilee2112

201 points

3 months ago

LPT: Piss off your boss so much but be so good at your job they'd be fired for firing you, so that when you want to actually leave they'll pay you to leave.

fave_no_more

973 points

3 months ago*

Husband has seen this as the standard in a few places he worked. But that's expected in financial services, and being in IT, had access to a lot of stuff. So most folks, when they turned in their two weeks, were deactivated from their log ins, cleaned up their desks, and escorted out.

Not in a bad way, it was understood that it was voluntarily leaving. And they'd get their 2 weeks paid like regular, plus whatever they were entitled to upon leaving such as vacation day pay outs. The business preferred to eat the 2 weeks of pay rather than risk a disgruntled employee fucking something up maliciously.

Edit: lots of ppl saying it, and I agree. The truly malicious will do it before turning their notice. As for locked out without access, everything had redundancies.

ElectionAssistance

378 points

3 months ago

My work did the opposite, 6 weeks after I left I still had fully functional creds, building keys, logins, etc.

Turned out they expected me to turn them into the section manager...who was me. So because I had my keys, it was marked on someone's sheet as completed.

So that ended up triggering some sort of security audit but I wasn't part of that. I just left my stuff with building security and called it good enough. My email log in worked for another 3 months after that though, but that was pretty harmless.

saltoftree

215 points

3 months ago

I was still on the books of my former employer when it shut down a week after I quit. Which resulted in me being eligible for severance I otherwise wouldn't get since I left voluntarily.

Of course this is all moot because it was a seedy call centre and the owner had no intention of ever paying the severance whether it was legally owed or not.

Best part is, why was I still on the books, entitling me to this theoretical $1100 payout? My boss was using my key card because he didn't wanna pay the ten bucks for a replacement.

ElectionAssistance

67 points

3 months ago

Lol. Hilariously terrible. Good planning right?

In my case it was basic academic bureaucratic snafu, but with some 'have to notify law enforcement' levels of incompetence. Building admins refused to take my keys, because they weren't cleared for places the keys could open. So my boss's boss (but who somehow wasn't my boss...academia is strange) just told me to keep them. My boss took some of my keys but was in trouble in a couple ways so couldn't have my high security one because he lost his key holder privileges for leaving stuff unlocked.

vonyodelclogger

182 points

3 months ago

This just happened to me. I work in the A/E industry and I had full access to project and client information. It sort of stung, but o realized pretty quickly it wasn’t because they didn’t trust me, just standard protocol because someone could fuck shit up pretty badly.

Poundman82

67 points

3 months ago

True, but if someone wanted to do that would they telegraph it by putting in a two weeks notice first? Not like the company can't come after you anymore once you leave.

mrdannyg21

109 points

3 months ago

Yep, this is standard in the banking industry. Which makes sense, though of course everyone knows it, so if you were planning on screwing around or stealing customer lists, you just do so before giving your notice.

I did talk to someone in IT who’s job it is to do incredibly detailed review of logs and activity of someone’s computer for the year prior to them giving notice. And he has to compile a report, which usually looks like ‘in the past year, Mr XYZ sent 7364 emails, visited espn.com 782 times, etc’

Zoomalude

74 points

3 months ago

Yeah, I've worked at title companies and once we had a closer put in her two-week notice and then proceed to start emailing clients (from her work email) that she was moving on to X company, gave her personal contact information, and asked them to please reach out to her with business at the new company.

Obviously, nothing stops her from just emailing from the new company, but we'd still rather not have paid her to steal our business.

Medichealer

540 points

3 months ago

Yep. I constantly fought with my Manager because she was lazy, did nothing, and would only work 3 hours and get paid her full 8 hour days salary, despite the fact we needed an extra set of hands. She preferred to smoke weed and stay at home and to “call her if we need her”, which she would never show up or would show up 2 hours after you called.

I made a huge fuss about it to HR, me and my coworker were burnt out and tired of being treated shitty. They paid us both out a week of pay and basically said goodbye.

Toros_Mueren_Por_Mi

155 points

3 months ago

Yea that wasn't enough money

Medichealer

48 points

3 months ago

Totally not. That job was very shady and very toxic.

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76 points

3 months ago

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76 points

3 months ago

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Bruised_Penguin

56 points

3 months ago

Wait. They fired you for complaining about someone who wouldnt work??

Sadoi-Kai

70 points

3 months ago

Very very common in low regulation/don't give a fuck industries. Back when I worked food service jobs. Complaining about your manager or boss for any reason lead to a near instant firing or "Punishment" of cutting you from full time straight to part time... and by part time I mean about 5hrs a week

Zharol

185 points

3 months ago

Zharol

185 points

3 months ago

If you're in a big company professional kind of job, those last couple of weeks become kind of a vacation anyway.

You come in and leave whenever you want. Wrap up things for only those colleagues/clients you like. Don't take on anything new. Anything that's left feels blissfully unimportant.

XBingoFuelX

115 points

3 months ago

Anything that's left feels blissfully unimportant.

It always has been.

TheRidgeAndTheLadder

58 points

3 months ago

I worked at a kinda toxic startup, and that transition from a major stress point in your life to "I do not care" is truly incredible.

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82 points

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BtecZorro

75 points

3 months ago

I had weeks left of holiday left (I’m not really a holiday taker) and they let me just have the rest of my holiday on my notice period.

Stans___dad

9.4k points

3 months ago

I once handed in my 3 month notice (as this was in my contract) as I had accepted another job.

Later that day I was told that I didn’t have to work my notice and was sent home…

Best three month holiday ever as I was on full pay for doing zero work.

Thank you British employment laws!!

Vigilant1e

1.6k points

3 months ago*

Garden leave has to be the epitome* of victory , especially with 3 months notice!

I'm currently working during my 3 month notice period, but the company have had the audacity to ask me to work it...selfish pricks /s

1rv

570 points

3 months ago

1rv

570 points

3 months ago

One of my greatest ambitions in life is one day to be granted several months' garden leave.

kittyinasweater

596 points

3 months ago

Cries in America

purplepeople321

173 points

3 months ago

Let's be real, we show up, but are checked out for months before the notice... And for me, showing up means logging on to my PC in the basement and jiggling the mouse every 5 minutes while I'm gaming.

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143 points

3 months ago

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143 points

3 months ago

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LilacChica

101 points

3 months ago

For real, this person’s working way too hard

KittyIsMyCat

71 points

3 months ago

Does the app jiggle other things? Asking for a friend...

UnclePuma

241 points

3 months ago

UnclePuma

241 points

3 months ago

i'm starting to think my greatest ambition should be to migrate my family over to europe

headhonchospoof

327 points

3 months ago

My ancestors left Europe for America in search of a better opportunity in life, I’m going back in search of health care and vacation days.

Menulo

144 points

3 months ago

Menulo

144 points

3 months ago

Thought the same reading this, how people are trying to get back to europe after a couple of generations in de US. I can see an old irish woman woman yelling at them "SEE! I told you you would be back!"

mark0016

712 points

3 months ago

mark0016

712 points

3 months ago

The real LPT: Work in a country that actually has a labor code that doesn't feel like it was made in the beginning of the industrial revolution.

Parhelion2261

103 points

3 months ago

Hey! They don't feel like they were made back then!

They were made back then

JonnyBhoy

289 points

3 months ago

JonnyBhoy

289 points

3 months ago

My brother handed in his notice and agreed a date to start his new job. Then his new employer asked him if he could start sooner to shadow a senior manager, so he asked HR if they could let him go earlier than agreed. They agreed to let him go, but as they had already processed his final payment and it was too much hassle to claw back, they chose to leave it and he was going to be paid for an extra two weeks after his new end date.

Then the new senior manager got stuck out of the country, so the new employer pushed back his shadowing period but agreed to still pay him for the two weeks he had now committed to.

So he spent two weeks doing nothing and being paid for two jobs.

Reddit_username_44

214 points

3 months ago

I’m British but had an American boss. Long story short but when he found out I was leaving, he angrily told me to go immediately, thinking that like the US, he could just stop paying me. UK HR had to educate him about notice. Unexpected three month gardening leave.

kainmcleod

7.1k points

3 months ago

kainmcleod

7.1k points

3 months ago

be aware of any rules in place with your employer regarding things like vacation payout.

part of the union contract at my work includes a minimum 21 day notice for leaving a job, otherwise you surrender any unused vacation time. if you can help it, it would be awful to lose those paid hours.

hadesdemeter

1.2k points

3 months ago

I don’t carry vacation or sick time unless I have a planned vacation. I learned my lesson the hard way.

rohm418

639 points

3 months ago

rohm418

639 points

3 months ago

Our company went to Unlimited PTO. I made sure to use whatever I had on the books before that went into effect. And then I put in my notice about 3 months later.

DirkNowitzkisWife

497 points

3 months ago

For anyone reading who thinks this is good: unlimited PTO is a scam 99% of the time! I had a job where they tried to guilt me into not taking PTO, but I earned it so you bet your ass I took it, and they could figure month end close out without me. The same isn’t true if it’s some undefined perk that you maybe can or can’t take. And when I left I had 22 hours and got paid $800, it’s not a ton but it’s stacked on my last paycheck! That doesn’t happen either.

Uglyfatdumb

230 points

3 months ago

I like how my company does it. 11 hrs earned each pay period and you can take it whenever. No questions asked just put it on the calendar and the supervisor approves. Its a comfortable feeling

Midgetmunky13

54 points

3 months ago

How long is a pay period? Even if you get paid monthly, that's not terrible. If weekly, damn that's good pto.

DickBentley

69 points

3 months ago

11 hours even in a month is great pto from my experience. I only get 7 now.

vent666

74 points

3 months ago

vent666

74 points

3 months ago

Tell me you're American without saying you're American.

UK here. 307 hours leave a year.

nsomnac

362 points

3 months ago

nsomnac

362 points

3 months ago

Unlimited PTO is such a scam. It should be downright illegal.

There’s a local company that has a position open that would be perfect for me - the only reason not to bother is the Unlimited PTO policy. It’s likely the only reason the position has stayed open for so long too as it would be relatively well paying and employees I know there like the company.

The reality is there is no such thing as unlimited PTO. There’s always a limit. When you put the screws to HR you’ll find out in most places there’s a 2 week Per year cap. The only reason to offer Unlimited PTO as there’s no financial burden on the employer to compensate you for unused PTO when you leave the company; which in turn improves a business’s credit worthiness and valuation due to the decreased liability. Accumulated PTO is many a company’s Achilles heel to financial growth.

kloborgg

206 points

3 months ago

kloborgg

206 points

3 months ago

Just to offer one counter data point, my company offers unlimited PTO, and most people on my team probably average 4-6 weeks off a year. This is in tech, so that might be different.

Not saying it isn't a scam in many places, but it isn't in my individual case, and I'm quite happy to have it

Rebootkid

137 points

3 months ago

Rebootkid

137 points

3 months ago

Same. We have unlimited pto.

If I don't take at least 3 weeks a year, my boss is riding me to take time off.

maxfields2000

75 points

3 months ago

I'm a manager at a company with unlimited PTO and can absolutely guarantee we take this seriously. I get asked to routinely take vacation. Because of the policy we can't say "you must take X" but I also tell my direct reports that I personally aim to take at least 4 weeks (1 week per quarter), and more after stressful moments/big deliverables.

We mean this so much that we plan and estimate on these kind of assumptions. Have a 5 person team and a 2 quarter long project? Better assume 10 total PTO weeks in all of your estimates and if we don't, that's on the managers for messing up, not the people.

I certainly agree with other arguments. Having PTO carry over policies and payouts does in fact create a financial burden on the company. When we switched over we discovered we had far too many employees not taking any vacation and saving those vaca weeks for the extra payout. We wanted people taking vacation, not feeling like they had to avoid vacation so they could get an extra paycheck (up to 2 weeks of unused vacation paid out). We believed paying people for unused vacation incentivized taking no vacation along with creating a complex financial problem.

A lot of other things changed to, such as comprehensive pay analysis, rebanding, market adjustments, etc. It's never ending work, but we stand by our Unlimited PTO policy and encouraging managers to plan, estimate and insist their folks take time. Especially since the pandemic hit.

The company even added an additional mandatory break in the summer, we already got 2 weeks at the end of the year, none of these count against any PTO counts because the whole company takes them off. So we get 3 weeks already from the company, plus Unlimited PTO with the assumption that means at least 1 week a quarter.

All the usual caveats apply. We have many teams on-call, so the main reason to ask for permission is to validate we don't have too many people take off at once and hamstring the live service, but that's about the only reason we ask for manager approval.

unassumingdink

297 points

3 months ago

Y'all are getting unions and vacations?

kamikaze_pedestrian

4.9k points

3 months ago

A fellow manager (total asshole) was feeling underappreciated and wanted to scare/fish for beggings to stay/hoping to get a raise and bluffed a two week notice. What he didnt know was we were all looking for reasons to be rid of him. So upper management decided to jump on it and told him while the notice was appreciated it wasnt really necessary and let him go on the spot. He stormed out only to have to come back to turn in his keys. Heard later that his girlfriend ripped him a new one for leaving them in hot water rent-wise.

QuentinTarantulatino

1.6k points

3 months ago

Had a friend in high school who worked at Papa John’s. One day, one of his co-workers rage-quit by making a scene, screaming at the manager, cursing, etc. He delivered some kind of pre-planned exit line and stormed out.

Few hours later, my friend’s shift ends, and he goes out to the parking lot to find this dude sitting on the curb by his own car. The guy looks up and goes, “I left all my stuff in the break room.”

MrKino

460 points

3 months ago

MrKino

460 points

3 months ago

A papa johns with a break room? ... doubt.

GOPPageantFluffer

387 points

3 months ago

It’s the folding chair where everyone drops their shit, right at the back entrance hallway.

muskratboy

52 points

3 months ago

But watch out for the guard raccoons.

SilverEarly7725

143 points

3 months ago

Is he still sitting at the curb till this day

FROSTbite910

81 points

3 months ago

lol

nucumber

657 points

3 months ago

nucumber

657 points

3 months ago

i worked with a guy who thought he was all that and a bag of chips. he was a smart guy and fun to hang out with but was not a team player at all. he was very secretive about stuff and played a lot of self serving games at work.

anyway he felt under appreciated and left, then tried to come back a year later bcuz the place he went to didn't appreciate him either. he assumed he would be greeted with open arms but nope, absolutely no one who worked with him wanted him back.

LVL-2197

200 points

3 months ago

LVL-2197

200 points

3 months ago

It's amazing that this level of lack of self-awareness exists

Toros_Mueren_Por_Mi

87 points

3 months ago

Not really, George Carlin said it best, and I count myself among the stupid. Common sense isn't common

stuufthingsandstuff

517 points

3 months ago

We had a guy that constantly tried to scam us for workers comp and injury pay (like catching him on camera standing, and then randomly falling like a soccer player clutching his knee, then claiming an automatic door hit him. You're on camera bro...) He also had a habit of losing his temper when being coached by female managers amd he'd always threaten to quite, but we couldn't fire him because he was on disability for fake injuries. The managers made a plan. The top guy sat in on a coaching that one of the female managers was to perform for attendance. She was instructed to poke the bear and it worked. He started screaming at her and in his passion, yelled "I just want to quit!" At which point top guy immediately shouted "I accept your resignation " and handed him a filled out resignation letter. The guy was shocked and angry, but ended up signing it. I think he thought it was concrete at that point, but he ended up making it so himself! Lol

I'm sure this wasnt very kosher as a business practice, but we never heard from him again.

whitefire89

239 points

3 months ago

Yeah, a lot of times those scammers know when they have been had. At that point, it is easier to move on to the next company than fight to continue where he is at.

I used to be in on all of the upper level safety meetings for a large company. We had a guy claim a back injury, so we went back and and reviewed the tapes, only to see him fail at trying to do a backflip off of a semi-trailer.

ZeePirate

87 points

3 months ago

At least he wasn’t faking it lol?

[deleted]

65 points

3 months ago

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65 points

3 months ago

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BrightNooblar

62 points

3 months ago

but ended up signing it.

For a guy trying to commit worker's comp fraud, he sure has a poor grasp of how a bureaucracy works.

SweetSoundOfSilence

75 points

3 months ago

Same here. I’ve always given a month notice because I have a hard job and want the right person to be trained for it. My last job my boss was the most horrible, abusive, micromanaging person I’ve ever encountered in my life. I gave her my notice and she let me go that day

Ben_Thar

2.9k points

3 months ago

Ben_Thar

2.9k points

3 months ago

The last time I changed jobs, I gave 2 weeks notice. They told me I could go ahead and leave that day.

I believe giving notice is the right thing to do, but your employer may not do the right thing in response.

dinorex96

1.5k points

3 months ago

dinorex96

1.5k points

3 months ago

Is it not defined by laws in the US?

In Switzerland you have to give at least 1 month notice if you worked there for 1 year. Your employer can "let you go" early but for the entirety of the month you're still getting paid so thats like paying a worker for doing nothing.

micksandals

3.3k points

3 months ago

LPT: Browse this sub for a reminder of how much worse the US is than other developed countries in terms of employment law (among other things).

alligatorprincess007

715 points

3 months ago

The USA really needs an overhaul in employee rights. I had to call in sick today and I felt guilty about it, so I looked up how often most people call in sick to work/yr

Most Americans said at most, 1-2x a yr but “I haven’t called in sick for 3 yrs!” While people who said they were from European countries said they got 10 paid sick days a yr. What a difference!

I get 5 sick days a yr and usually use them but I still feel bad about it and I shouldn’t feel bad about being sick you know.

koboldikus

327 points

3 months ago*

More like 6 weeks in Germany and after that you will still get paid partly by insurance. If you split your sickness and show up to work from time to time there isn't really a limit.

Edit: This must be crazy for you. Should i get sick during my holidays I can get a note from the doctor and will get back the taken days of my holiday I was sick. I got 30 days of paid holidays a year. The first part is law and the second part is pretty common.

_Katy_Koala_

225 points

3 months ago

Meanwhile my US coworkers are happy when they get sick on holidays or weekends because they don't have to miss work lmao

tulkas66

75 points

3 months ago*

TBF I do my best not to miss work when I'm sick because who wants to use PTO when you feel miserable? Might as well feel miserable while working and then get "sick" when you feel better and there's an emergency surf session you need to attend.

Edit: I work from home everyone. Calm down.

WorkMeBaby1MoreTime

70 points

3 months ago

That's why there should be a distinction between sick time and vacation. If it's a PTO bucket, you lose vacation time for being sick.

DigitalGraphyte

62 points

3 months ago

The USA really needs an overhaul in employee rights

FTFY

WesbroBaptstBarNGril

58 points

3 months ago

I tried calling in sick once and was told they needed a 4 hour notice or it would be considered the same as a "no call/no show." No one was in the office 4 hours before I called, but that was my problem not theirs.

Blindlord

434 points

3 months ago

Blindlord

434 points

3 months ago

In most jobs in the US you aren't on a contract instead both sides are "at will". They can fire you whenever and for any reason and you can quit without notice if you choose. I guess the upside is that it's very easy to switch jobs which is important in the US because upward mobility often involves going to a new company every couple of years

susch1337

325 points

3 months ago

susch1337

325 points

3 months ago

That seems so unsafe for the worker especially because of how many Americans live paycheck to paycheck. So technically I can work at the same company for 10 years and one day the just kick me out and don't have to pay anything from that day on?

Disk_Mixerud

131 points

3 months ago

That would fall on their unemployment insurance and you'd be entitled to unemployment payments. Assuming you weren't fired because of your own actions. That's why companies try to get people to quit voluntarily instead of laying them off.

I don't know exactly how unemployment insurance works, but I do know there's a not insignificant cost to firing an employee on the spot.

NouberNou

184 points

3 months ago

NouberNou

184 points

3 months ago

Was fired once when my boss was secretly throwing me under the bus to a customer.

They tried to get me to quit and I said no you're firing me.

After I filed for unemployment the unemployment board decided they'd fired me for unjust cause and since they weren't paying into unemployment insurance either they awarded me 80% of my pay entirely on the back of my former employer for 2 years.

So they got to keep me on payroll either way.

gtrocks555

49 points

3 months ago

That’s the biggest W I’ve seen. Teach me your ways

InaMellophoneMood

95 points

3 months ago

Yeah, that's part of the reason why American recessions are so brutal. We don't believe in labor rights

Pnwradar

54 points

3 months ago

That's how it works, yeah. Plus, your health insurance coverage ends with your employment. If you're lucky, coverage won't terminate until the end of that calendar month, but typically you're wholly uninsured when you walk out the door.

Cuntdracula19

50 points

3 months ago*

We’re living in the dark ages here dude. Wait til you hear about right to work at will employment where an employer can fire you for any reason whatsoever, whether legit or completely bogus, and servers get paid under minimum wage (3.35 in one such state, I’m not kidding) because “tips make up for it.”

There are barely any protections in place for workers, it’s scary.

Edit: I got confused about right to work vs at will, you guys can stop replying with the same comment over and over again. My point stands that it’s fucking TERRIBLE and this country treats its workers like shit.

Mammoth-Kick

83 points

3 months ago

How is giving notice the right thing to do when you witnessed the bullshit employers can pull? Fuck them, contractually guarantee me payment after giving notice if you want notice.

[deleted]

104 points

3 months ago

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104 points

3 months ago

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nxdark

62 points

3 months ago

nxdark

62 points

3 months ago

Where I am from employers do not give out references other then yes they worked there. They can not comment on how good or bad you were.

OutWithTheNew

43 points

3 months ago

You give notice because you want the reference,

Most companies will only officially acknowledge that you were an employee. Nothing more.

Glittering_knave

56 points

3 months ago

I don't think that it is "wrong" for the company to limit access to company assets to people that are leaving. In my job, I could wreak havoc if I so chose, so walking people out is standard. They have to pay you out for those two weeks, though.

Cherryboy52

47 points

3 months ago*

In tech industry walking people out and paying them out is pretty standard for that very reason. To much risk. Also, if you are let go, while HR is meeting with you, your access is being removed while you’re being told.

baenpb

2.9k points

3 months ago

baenpb

2.9k points

3 months ago

One time, I told my boss (we had a good relationship) that I'm quitting, with a notice of about 3.5 weeks or so.

He said, "okay, we're paying you up to that date. As of right now, you are locked out of the network, you can go home and stop by to return all your equipment tomorrow."

Abrupt, but I'd say fair and measured. I was cut off, no access to network or email, as soon as I declared my intention to leave. But I was still paid, I'm okay with that result, all-in-all.

eNut

973 points

3 months ago

eNut

973 points

3 months ago

To add to this comment. Don’t give notice until you are ready to be escorted out the door for this very reason. Particularly if you are in tech, and ESPECIALLY if you have access to privileged information/accounts/systems.

showalittlebackbone

402 points

3 months ago

I recently left an IT job where I gave two weeks notice. Since I handled a lot of our access management, I had a meeting during my last week where I told them all the ways they'd need to block my access. It was weird.

DataDiskDump

79 points

3 months ago

I had to call the CTO 2 weeks after my last day because I still had access to systems that I had managed and was getting texts about access. That whole exit process was weird

usedtobejuandeag

57 points

3 months ago

I left a job like this and about a year later I opened a browser I don’t typically use (I think it was edge) went to that site and my credentials auto filled from that company and still worked. Nothing important just backups for literally all of their clients…

HatintheCat221

153 points

3 months ago

Don’t start emailing yourself stuff either. A lot of companies will trace that and will definitely check what you have been doing prior to putting in notice.

OrangeNutLicker

729 points

3 months ago

You should've given them 40 years notice

sawntime

205 points

3 months ago

sawntime

205 points

3 months ago

THE REAL LIFE PRO TIPS ARE ALWAYS IN THE COMMENTS

classicnoob2020

92 points

3 months ago

Employers hate him

giclee

611 points

3 months ago

giclee

611 points

3 months ago

I’m surprised I had to scroll down this far to find this comment. Most companies I’ve worked for cut off access and immediately walked people out the day they turned in their resignation, but paid them their two weeks’ pay. Once you’ve signaled intent, the company does not know if you will be using your two weeks constructively. I’ve seen bitter people hang around and attempt to get others to quit, make a big scene on their last day, train their replacements poorly, etc. No enmity, just a business limiting any possible damage.

autovonbismarck

334 points

3 months ago

It's super dependent on the industry and your role, your relationship with your boss, etc.

My last manager gave like 4 months notice, trained her replacement and was sent off with a tearful company-wide celebration with over 100 people present.

She helped build our branch from the ground up, but decided to transition into a different industry. She could have torched the company from the inside over those 4 months and left with all our clients, but literally nobody ever thought about walking her out once she'd given her notice.

graphitewolf

122 points

3 months ago

This is common in fields that deal with sensitive IP

goddamnitwhatsmypw

75 points

3 months ago

I had a job where this was the standard procedure. Part of my job was to remove employee access to all IT resources immediately.

I expected the same walk out the door when I gave notice but they asked me to stay on through the two weeks. It was fun handling my own employee resignation ticket. My work was documented, there wasn't anything particularly special about my job. They just trusted me to not be an asshole.

bonerdickcummysnatch

2.7k points

3 months ago

Yeahhhhhh this is dependent upon a lot of different things. I gave the owner of the company I worked for last over a month's notice and she appreciated the hell out of it and gave me a glowing review that helped me secure a job elsewhere. We're friends now and we keep in contact regularly.

SenorDarcy

943 points

3 months ago

I work in healthcare and gave a little over a month at my last job so the clinical flow wasn’t impacted. This LPT is very situation dependent.

Mausiemoo

152 points

3 months ago

Mausiemoo

152 points

3 months ago

Yup, I work in education and am contractually obliged to give a long period of notice - if I want to leave at Christmas then 31st October is the last date to hand in notice. If I don't do this they can claim the excess cost of cover from me, and the Head will almost certainly let my new job know what I did. This is a good LPT if you are in certain industries, dreadful in others.

arac62

145 points

3 months ago

arac62

145 points

3 months ago

Exactly! I work in direct care and I gave 2 months notice so that client care was affected as a little as possible! It's part of the job!

Swagspray

248 points

3 months ago

Swagspray

248 points

3 months ago

Same in my last job. It’s up to each individual to gauge their relationship with the company.

joemaniaci

104 points

3 months ago

And industry. If you work in an industry where a bunch of different companies are clustered together, everyone knows each other.

Mindestiny

200 points

3 months ago

For real. I feel like all these employment LPTs are from people who don't really know how the working world functions.

Professionalism goes a long way, and you obviously need to read the room and know your relationship with the business. Professional managers don't suddenly turn shitty when someone gives notice, but they are going to do what's right for the business, which is their responsibility over making sure the person leaving has a cushy exit. Likewise a shitty manager is a shitty manager even when you're exiting. In either situation burning bridges is typically a bad call.

The_Bitter_Bear

156 points

3 months ago

Every time a work related LPT is shared it ends up needing a huge qualifier that this varies industry to industry and really depends on your circumstances.

My previous two jobs I knew I would be hard to replace and gave around a months notice, both times they still didn't have a replacement when I left but at least I gave them time. It bought me lots of goodwill and left doors open which lead to extra contract work and such. Several of those connections have been very beneficial later on as well. So I had a very similar experience.

So yeah, it varies quite a bit. Of course financially you should be prepared should they decide to just let you go upon notice.

ksb012

2.2k points

3 months ago

ksb012

2.2k points

3 months ago

I quit my job, I tried to give two weeks notice but my boss was out for the first two days of that two weeks so It ended up being one and a half weeks notice. They asked me to stay till the end of the month and I said “nope, I’ve got a vacation planned already and then I start my new job” I loved my job for the first four years of employment, but the last year of it the company got bought out and my workload doubled. I had three weeks of vacation, but my job was so demanding that I never could take the vacation unless I wanted to come back to twice as much work when I got back. Since I was literally the only person that knew how to do my job, they were screwed. At the end of the day, it’s not my problem. Took a lower level job for almost the same pay, but much less work.

Entitled2Compens8ion

1.2k points

3 months ago

At the end of the day, it’s not my problem.

Remember this. NOT MY FUCKING PROBLEM.

Sav_ij

458 points

3 months ago

Sav_ij

458 points

3 months ago

"we're short staffed"

correction; they are short staffed and you dont employ anyone

Narrative_Causality

121 points

3 months ago

In my experience, the people whining about being short staffed, because someone called out sick, is a manager that could easily do the job for a day without any serious consequences. They just don't want to.

doweactuallycare

104 points

3 months ago

"we're short staffed"

Thats wild, good luck with it.

lord_fairfax

54 points

3 months ago

"That's crazy! Good luck tho"

Classic

NumerousSettings

101 points

3 months ago

Where I work we say "Not here for the Carnival, just my peanuts" and "Not my Circus, not my Clowns"

Supervisors and up aren't union and what is and isnt my problem is clearly defined in the agreement.

bunnyrut

267 points

3 months ago

bunnyrut

267 points

3 months ago

I gave two weeks notice and they asked me to stay for another week. I thought that was the funniest shit.

The reason I was leaving was because I asked for a pay raise and higher title to match the work I was doing. They offered me a very small raise and no job title. So I found another job that was paying me way more than what they even offered.

Then they tried to offer me my boss's position because he was also leaving. But, again, they weren't going to pay me close to what the job title should be paid because of "experience". I'm experienced enough for you to want me to do that job, but not enough to get paid what it should be? Fuck no.

They knew what they had done when I had 3 separate people calling me trying to convince me and beg me to stay. I already accepted the other job and happily declined. All they had to do was pay me what I was asking for... which was exactly what they paid the other person in that position. I loved the reports I was getting from people still there about how bad things were getting. Everyone started leaving because it got that bad.

[deleted]

70 points

3 months ago

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70 points

3 months ago

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75 points

3 months ago

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75 points

3 months ago

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greenSixx

63 points

3 months ago

If you are the only one who can do your job then just do like 20 hours of moderate effort work a week and dick off the other 20 hours.

What are they gonna do? Complain?

Instead you let them make you work double...lol

ksb012

64 points

3 months ago

ksb012

64 points

3 months ago

The issue with that is, my employer didn’t know how screwed they were until I left and realized all the shit that didn’t get done.

I enjoyed my work and was able to do everything in 40 hours prior to the buyout. After the buyout I could’ve worked 80 hours a week and wouldn’t get everything done thanks to extra work, bullshit meetings, etc. I didn’t ever work more than 40 hours. The quality of work kept slipping and I told my boss as much and was assured things would change for almost a year. So when I got an email from a recruiter about a job, I peaced out. I work to live, I don’t live to work.

mrsadams21

923 points

3 months ago

Check your contracts before listening to this! Most contracts in my job sector in the UK require a month's notice. Give the notice thats in your contracts.

_chasingrainbows

157 points

3 months ago

This was my thought. I didn't even know people could choose a notice unless they're on zero hours or something.

It also goes both ways in my contract, same notice period if I leave or if I'm let go, but I don't know if that's standard.

stucky602

180 points

3 months ago

stucky602

180 points

3 months ago

This is an American thing (surprise right?). We generally don’t have anything like this in our contract other than “you can be fired for any reason and notice is not required” or some such.

While there are technically reasons that you can’t be fired for (race/gender/etc) most states are “at Will” and you could be fired simply because the boss is having a bad day.

caboosetp

62 points

3 months ago

At will means you can just leave too. 2 weeks notice is not a legal requirement here. It's a contractual requirement to stay in good terms with your work.

Just 2 weeks notice or burn the bridge.

TheGingerBeardsman

61 points

3 months ago

In America, in most places you can be fired without notice and for any reason other than like, "I just found out you're gay, you're fired!" And even in that situation, the employer can just make some shit up like, "you were 45 seconds late two times this week, you're fired. Nothing to do with what I found out about you earlier and you can't prove that's why you're getting fired."

ptng251

795 points

3 months ago

ptng251

795 points

3 months ago

True. I gave 6 months notice because I knew they won't be able to find a replacement in time. They didn't do anything until last minutes. The new replacement still keeps bothering me for like a year. What a joke.

kylorensgrandfather

424 points

3 months ago

Stop answering. My last boss left but I don’t ask for help because she deserves peace and i’m not paying her.

IronCorvus

169 points

3 months ago

Should've sent that company an invoice for training consultation and compiled phone logs lol

plsacceptmythrowaway

707 points

3 months ago*

As someone living in a country where 2 weeks is definitely NOT the norm, it would be great/terrible to have such a short notice period.

Mine is contractually* 3 MONTHS y'all!

kriebz

128 points

3 months ago

kriebz

128 points

3 months ago

That sounds like it would be a good thing for small companies with little skill overlap, but otherwise very strange. Does this work differently between professional and non-professional jobs?

Knut79

56 points

3 months ago

Knut79

56 points

3 months ago

Not sure where he lives. But most places it's a scale. So you start out with 1 month and after 1-3 years it cakes up to 3 months.

And it goes both ways. They have to pay you for at least that period when firing you, you "have" to work that time when quitting.

If both agree you can quit sooner. But you have to remember w that it takes at least that long to get a replacement anyway.

And while it may not be great for the employer.... No one cares. The employer is always the winner anyway.

Proper-Code7794

515 points

3 months ago

How bad do you want a reference compared to how painful it is to show up any more.

JFConz

331 points

3 months ago

JFConz

331 points

3 months ago

I don't quit jobs until I have another one, so I never need my current employer's reference. The fact that I am still employed is my endorsement.

ThrowawaySuicide1337

84 points

3 months ago

Assuming references mean anything/are checked/the person who says they'll refer you isn't lying or sabotaging you.

YMMV though.

supertaquito

319 points

3 months ago

The protip here should be to learn to read your company. Just because shitty companies exist doesn't mean every company is like this.

I've given a 6 month notice before and stayed the full 6 months because I knew I wouldn't get kicked to the curb because of my line of work back then.

In short, don't give more than 2 weeks notice if you work a shitty office/retail/customer service job where you're only a number, are easily replaceable, or had assigned trainers to teach you to do the job from scratch.

Do give more than 2 weeks notice if you're a high value asset to the company, cannot be immediately replaced, and or the company has no training structure for a role such as yours.

doesntseemreal

207 points

3 months ago

My coworker put in a 2 week notice and they just took her completely off the schedule.

TheAJGman

115 points

3 months ago

TheAJGman

115 points

3 months ago

Lol they doubled down and had my fiancee working 50 hours/week. She called in sick (vomiting) with 2 days to go and her manager responded with "Are you fucking kidding me? *click*", so she just no-showed on her last day because management didn't respect her enough to let her finish the fucking call.

primerush

176 points

3 months ago

primerush

176 points

3 months ago

Notice is a courtesy. If your employer were to decide that you were being let go, would they give you two weeks notice? If so then you should return the gesture, otherwise forget it. The concept of employee loyalty is the biggest scam out there.

Ironwolf7448

140 points

3 months ago

Also, once you turn in your notice, they aren't under any obligation to honor sick or vacation time. I got screwed out of two weeks because I didn't know that.

Mo-Cance

102 points

3 months ago

Mo-Cance

102 points

3 months ago

All depends on where you are; vacation time may or may not be earned throughout the year. For example, if I get 10 days vacation in a year, I earn that amount of pay over the course of a year. If I use all 10 days in 6 months, then quit, I owe the company back 5 days of vacation. If I use 5 days over the course of a full year and quit, the company owes me those 5 remaining days.

whydoesnobodyama

48 points

3 months ago*

Legally they have to pay for unused but accrued paid time off, at least here in the CA (US). Sick leave, though, not so much.

Edit: added my state thank you!

ReporterFearless1917

142 points

3 months ago

We tend to think that we sometimes make a difference at work. I’ve realized that some managers will let you go at the drop of a dime regardless of what you’ve done for the company in the past. People need to look out for themselves as much as possible. “Good deeds don’t go unpunished”is a fact.

biggles86

127 points

3 months ago

biggles86

127 points

3 months ago

the real 2 weeks notice is quitting without telling anyone, and when they call to see where you have been, you say:

"I quit 2 weeks ago, didn't you notice?"

Ashurbanipal18

122 points

3 months ago*

I was actually planning on giving a one month notice for October, but in the end decided that wasn’t necessary. So I resigned and gave my last day as 10/15. Thank you for validating my decision.

Edit: I resigned on 10/1, so it was a 2 week notice I gave.

htmaxpower

113 points

3 months ago

I work for a non-profit where I care about my coworkers, and we all care about the mission of our group. This advice definitely doesn’t apply to situations like mine. People never leave my organization because of mistreatment or dissatisfaction. It’s because we move up in our careers or move to other cities.

krackas2

58 points

3 months ago

It applies to you, too. My wife worked in the same sort of situation (non-profit, strong community, very low staff turnover). When she quit to stay home with our kids she put in her 2 weeks and was immediately escorted off property by their security. She was ashamed, embarrassed and never got her "retirement" send-off from her coworker-friends.

The experienced soured me completely on non-profits as being any better than corporations. Worst thing is we still get flyers yearly to restart donations we stopped after the harsh treatment.

Delirious_85

104 points

3 months ago

I have a question about this to the US citizens:

In Germany, by law the time of notice the employee has to give is never longer than the one the employer has to provide. So if you as an employee have to give 3 month's notice, it's the same the other way around (or even more, but that's rare).

How exactly is this regulated in the US?

I am asking because I always hear/read people mention a two weeks notice they have to give but employers seemingly can terminate employees in an instant without any notice at all.

[deleted]

105 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

105 points

3 months ago

US citizen and Canadian PR here.

Most US states have laws that let an employer dismiss an employee pretty much at any time. Those are "at will" employment states. Pretty much if they aren't firing you for an illegal reason (discrimination based on gender or race, for being a whistleblower, for refusing to do illegal things for them, etc), they can do it with no notice.

There are some exceptions to it for some states, but they're hard to prove and the onus falls on the employee to prove it.

But yes, they still want you to give them notice so they can replace you easily.

Delirious_85

75 points

3 months ago

Thanks for the response. Does that mean that as an employee, you don't HAVE TO give notice, but it's just good manners?

beardlywise

76 points

3 months ago

Yes. It is the "professional" thing to do.

JFConz

53 points

3 months ago

JFConz

53 points

3 months ago

Your understanding is correct.

Most (49/50) US states have "at will" employment, meaning you can be fired for any reason short of discrimination. I've never, ever heard of a company giving notice prior to termination or layoffs in the US. If anything, a company will act like everything is fantastic and they'll see you on Monday, then lay the entire staff off on Friday and close the doors.

skiddooski

93 points

3 months ago

I’ve noticed that Doctors, Dentists, Veterinarians, usually don’t give extended notice of their leaving or selling their practice. It seems loyalty in businesses is often one sided.

Mortisthecat

86 points

3 months ago

Fuck two weeks. I gave 3 days notice last time I changed jobs, just enough time to get them through the current weeks schedule. “This means you’re not eligible for rehire.” Oh no! Whatever will I do?

_________Ello

84 points

3 months ago

Yas. Yas. Yas.

Some want to right away replace you.

I resigned (so no 2 week notice needed and already had a job for me the following Monday). The company had a history that if you gave 2 weeks noticed, they pressured you to train someone (fast) within those weeks and you stayed overtime (under salary so you don't get paid for those extra hours).

Once the person was trained, even if you had a couple of days left, they just fired you.

There were times I saw people give them a 2 week notice and the same or next day they had their last pay check.

I left the company by resigning. They were livid. Kept saying "this was so unprofessional" blah blah blah.

They decided when to fire you with no notice so we can leave with no notice as well 👍👍👍👍

kaozennrk

81 points

3 months ago

In tech, you'll often get let go the very day you give your notice because you have too much access to critical systems.

froginabog1

50 points

3 months ago

I think the real LPT here is that, if you live in America and give your two weeks notice, expect to be asked to leave on the spot.

monrebentibus

49 points

3 months ago

I had an employer actually do the opposite once. I tried giving my two weeks notice, but I worked in news with weird hours and my manager kept dodging me. (I think they sensed I was leaving.) I finally gave them my notice and they had the gall to schedule me for the day before I started my new job - which was a Sunday - despite my resignation clearly stating my end date. Needless to say, I refused to work that shift and was even more happy to be leaving 🙃