Management two weeks notice

SLY22

Senior Member
And corporations wonder why there is no employee loyalty. I left the corporate world for that and many other reasons almost 35 years ago. I'm glad I did. It's only gotten worse. If my only choices were work for a big corporation or die and go to Hades with a broke back I believe I would choose the latter.
I agree other than the Hades part!
 
Must be the new norm and if you ask me, it only hurts the company. The guy that my hubby trained took over hubby's position when he got laid off. He told them just last week he wanted to work a 2 week notice. They told him 1 week is fine. Now they have called hubby asking if he wants to come back 3 times. :waggingfinger::bounce:
 

zedex

Senior Member
Giving 2 weeks is not only customary but it can lead to future re-employment too.
Back in 1995, after many years of managing midas shops, I gave notice as the opportunity for the motorcycle dealership came along. I left midas under great terms.

To this day, they still contact me about job opportunities with the company. I took them up on a nearby location but, as much as I loved working for them before, things changed..instead of being under car specialists, they pretty much got into full auto restoration.... it went from repairing what was needed to sell, sell, sell..

I'll always leave with a minimum of 2 weeks notice... it's the proper thing to do.
 

j_seph

Senior Member
We had a fella that got fired one time. He had his hands in so many jobs that it took a year from when they fired him before he was able to leave. He kept right on working until that day with pay rofl
I refused to go to transfer to a different office to work in a nice way and the owner said he would take that as my resignation. I kept right on working, still here till this day. He has since retired, sold the company. LMBO
 
I've always been a loyal employee when I worked for someone else, but over time I learned it generally wasn't appreciated, and seldom rewarded, I've only once not given notice, and that was because the jerk I worked for didn't deserve it, but I have been told to go ahead and leave the same day I gave notice once ! but that was because the guy was mad I was quitting, he was trying to get back at me by cutting me loose immediately, most times I've worked out my 2wk notice and many times have trained my replacement, or caught them up to speed on certain things, a lot depends on the relationship between you and your boss, but my experiences aren't in the corporate world, they are ail in small businesses involving skilled labor.
 

zedex

Senior Member
Must be the new norm and if you ask me, it only hurts the company. The guy that my hubby trained took over hubby's position when he got laid off. He told them just last week he wanted to work a 2 week notice. They told him 1 week is fine. Now they have called hubby asking if he wants to come back 3 times. :waggingfinger::bounce:
It is the new norm. As employees, we give the courtesy of notice. One could expect courtesy in return, a handshake at the door and both offer best wishes. That was a time when we were people, not employee numbers. Not any more.
Now it's closer to "get out, you are not worthy of any respect or decorum". Employers arent professional people. Funny thing is the management dont realize they are nothing to the company, either
 

Patriot44

Senior Member
We had a fella that got fired one time. He had his hands in so many jobs that it took a year from when they fired him before he was able to leave. He kept right on working until that day with pay rofl
I refused to go to transfer to a different office to work in a nice way and the owner said he would take that as my resignation. I kept right on working, still here till this day. He has since retired, sold the company. LMBO
I had a manager that was let go after a merger back in the late 90's. He was given six months severance of full pay and insurance. He even got to keep his company car for the six months. He and his wife sold the house and spent the better part of the six months exploring across the Canadian border all the way over to Vancouver and then down to Cali into the wine vineyards (in the company car with the gas card). He didn't have a persona cell back then but they got a hold of him somehow and hired him back after his six month vacation. He even demanded a pay increase and go it. I guess hey needed him way more than he needed them. He retired in the spring of 2017. :bounce:
 

joepuppy

Senior Member
Back when I worked in aerospace, it was common to get walked out after giving a notice. Had one of our production guys go to an interview at the local Air Force base and bump into the plant manager already working there, still on our payroll. He quit shortly after, as rumors spread. You can't make this stuff up. I left the cubicle in 2013, and never looked back. As Elfii said, There's a million things I'd do before going back to that. The movie Office Space is much more relate-able now.
 

zedex

Senior Member
Remove what is YOURS.

Give your two weeks notice - ALWAYS

IF they let you go then thats on them but you will have all of your personal stuff already removed from the property.

If they let you stay thats great.
Another point before turning in notice...
If you get employee discount, take full advantage of it first. That 2 week notice may end quicker than you expect
 

furtaker

Senior Member
If someone walks out without a decent notice on the company I work for, they've burned that bridge and we put them on the "no re-hire" list.
 

bassboy1

Senior Member
Had one of our production guys go to an interview at the local Air Force base and bump into the plant manager already working there, still on our payroll. He quit shortly after, as rumors spread.
He was working and on payroll at both companies?
 

Patriot44

Senior Member
He was working and on payroll at both companies?
I work with an unusual bunch to say the least. Anyone who is not scared and works with radiation is a little out of their mind, in most peoples opinion. Not ours.. :bounce:

I have a co-worker in Boston who is a Marine vet and is very conservative as is most of his family. His nephew is a Breitbart reporter that I wont mention his name.

He has an uncle that is a retired Boston FD employee but also retired from one of the construction companies that had one of the bigger contracts on the Big Dig. He was a paid temporary employee as a 'no show'. He retired from the construction company with a pension after the job went 20 years over plan and NEVER stepped foot on the job. I kid you not.
 
Depends. There are still good employers out there that realize they need good employees, and welcome good ones back after leaving with a 2 week notice. These are generally smaller employers who haven’t been take Over by an overzealous HR department. Iv found that nearly any employer that has an HR department larger than 1 or 2 people, could care less about you and could care less if they ever see you again. These employers generally have high turnover rates and blame it on everything under the sun other than the fact that they treat employees like crap and nobody wants to stay and work for them.

I worked for an Hospital based EMS service that was notorious for firing employees after giving their 2 weeks or nearing retirement. Unfortunately many of the employees just took the loss and didn’t hire an attorney. The ones that did usually settled quickly and received their benifits they were supposed to. I burnt up all my leave time before giving my 2 weeks. I guess that why I didn’t get fired.
 

Hornet22

Senior Member
Too, two, tu, to, tu, II, deaux, much trouble to like ery post in this thread. Don't like to post much, but this thread hit home hard. Spatialy, for a old man been dumped on for being a good employee for several decades.

:cheers:
 
I know a guy who worked for a local billboard company and was told his services were no longer needed after such and such date. During that period..he transferred all the ownership of the billboards into his name and still owns them to this day. Not sure how he did it and got away with it but he did. Maybe that’s why they don’t want people lingering.
 

Stroker

Senior Member
The two aviation companies I worked for escorted you to the door as soon as you gave your two week notice. Didn't seem to make any difference if you were a janitor or manager. But everybody always gave a notice because if you failed to do so you wouldn't be considered for future employment.
Getting to be the normal SOP in a aviation/ aerospace companies now, especially if you're a contractor. I just left one as a direct employee to go back contracting. I worked out my 2 weeks. I was told by the VP if it didn't work out I was welcome back. He knew it was all about the $$$$.
 

gma1320

Senior Member
I guess, I was just thinking if I ever make another move, I would take all my vacation and just ghost.
Or I could start the new job while on vacation and give it a try run :bounce:

My last job I worked for 20+ I gave a month notice, worked it and came back to the company after a year. Doesn't appear I need integrity what so ever now days, because they don't seem to have any.
Worked with a guy who played that game, worked out for him. We had liberal sick days, he called in sick the last 5 days of the pay period then didn't show up the next week, he still got his full pay and got out of working. Company policy was it took 2 no call no shows days to be fired. No call no show on Monday and Tuesday. Paid on Wednesday and had been working his new job while he was out "sick".
 
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