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2012-09-27 04:32:01 PM
What I've learned in this thread:

Make all the bigoted remarks you want in the workplace, take your interviewees out for drinks & then bang them in the office - but whatever you do, DON'T COMPLAIN ABOUT YOUR JOB WHEN YOU LEAVE.

Looks like I've been missing out for about 20 years.
 
2012-09-27 04:53:55 PM

rufus-t-firefly: What I've learned in this thread:

Make all the bigoted remarks you want in the workplace, take your interviewees out for drinks & then bang them in the office - but whatever you do, DON'T COMPLAIN ABOUT YOUR JOB WHEN YOU LEAVE.

Looks like I've been missing out for about 20 years.


Yep, that's how it looks to me too. Sucks to be you!
 
2012-09-27 05:03:06 PM
No.
But My boss wanted to fark me and I didn't do it for four years then started dating a co-worked, whom I did fark, happily and often. Bossy found out and that was the end of that job. It took her six months to demote me and finally drive me off the desk.

/Hell hath no fury like a bossy wench scorned.
 
2012-09-27 05:04:27 PM
I wrote a tell-all note many years ago when I resigned from the full serve lane at a gas station. That biatch, Carmen, who worked the register inside, wouldn't let me go into the store to wash my hands or go to the bathroom. Before I resigned, I went in the store while Carmen was stocking the cooler and popped popcorn, then took a bag without paying. I sat out on my chair between the pumps and wrote the note while munching on hot, stolen popcorn.

We only had three employees, me, that biatch Carmen, and the manager. The manager was pissed that I would write a note saying what a biatch Carmen was.
 
2012-09-27 05:04:29 PM

rufus-t-firefly: Make all the bigoted remarks you want in the workplace, take your interviewees out for drinks & then bang them in the office - but whatever you do, DON'T COMPLAIN ABOUT YOUR JOB WHEN YOU LEAVE.


Fark the job and the company.
The Company doesn't love you, people.
Never did, never will.
 
2012-09-27 05:20:55 PM
It feels quite strange to be writing my leaving speech after 2 1/2 yrs. of loyal service to the company. It's the longest I have spent at a company...

And probably the longest you ever will.

This is Greg's style of leadership and is gross misconduct on many levels. It is hard to fathom that such a man is responsible for the work wellbeing of over 30staff.

And yet not only did you tolerate this behavior for your oh-so-long two (and a half! don't forget the half!) years, you decided to stay just because you got whatever petty title and raise you wanted. My guess is you wanted yet another promotion and/or raise and were denied.

i786.photobucket.com

/Also love the "to protect people's privacy, we're going to redact their names but if you want to see them just click here".
 
2012-09-27 05:21:08 PM

brigid_fitch: 2 1/2 years is not "loyal service", especially after you put in notice 18 months after you started. Oh, and your biggest mistake:

October 2011
I decide to hand in my notice and join another agency in order to further my development. [REDACTED] while initially cold to my departure rapidly changed tone and started to court me in order to stay.

NEVER take a counter-offer. You've only proven that you're NOT a loyal employee--your only motivation is money. Take a counter-offer and the company will make your life a living hell.

/Former recruiter
//Seen it happen waaaaay too often


I'm curious what line of work you are in that there is some tangible benefit to being 'loyal' to the company? And when did going to work as a wage laborer ever be about anything more than about the money? Do these companies offer more than (X amount of money for X amount of work)? Free insurance? Guaranteed retirement? Paid vacations? In this day and age anyone going to work for anything more than for the money is a fool. Businesses, both large and small, have shown a marked lack of loyalty to any one employee, nor made it beneficial for any one to stay somewhere too long. When pay increases freeze and the guy who has been there 10 years is just as stifled as the guy who has been there for one, what is the difference.

Serious question, I'd like to see one good reason why it would be worth being 'loyal' to a company beyond the original deal of 'you do X work you get X money'.
 
2012-09-27 05:25:18 PM

SMB2811: phuquetarde: Whatever indiscretions that boss allegedly made are overshadowed by the supreme immaturity and unprofessionalism of that letter. People having sex at work, while inappropriate, isn't illegal. Moreover, if they're consenting adults - who cares? People can have all the sex they want.

First, it's usually considered inappropriate behavior that would lead to dismissal. Second, the new girl possibly getting hired in exchange for sexual favours? That becomes the companies problem now.

A resignation letter often includes the reasons for leaving, when some or all of those reasons are the actions of management, detailing them is indeed appropriate. 

Also I love your issue with unprofessionalism in the letter yet you are ok with sex in the conference room, which is basically the definition of unprofessional conduct. How many people do you manage?


We have no idea if what this guy is saying about the boss is true or not. It is just this one disgruntled cat making accusations. We do know this guy imploded when his workload was increased by his own admission and if he will lay this employer out, he will likely do it to the next. He did serious harm to his career

I'm thinking therer is more to this. Maybe he wasn't on leave for stress, but for substance abuse
 
2012-09-27 05:27:06 PM
Depends on how fast my export-mailbox deletecontent script runs.
 
2012-09-27 05:44:50 PM

rudemix: brigid_fitch: 2 1/2 years is not "loyal service", especially after you put in notice 18 months after you started. Oh, and your biggest mistake:

October 2011
I decide to hand in my notice and join another agency in order to further my development. [REDACTED] while initially cold to my departure rapidly changed tone and started to court me in order to stay.

NEVER take a counter-offer. You've only proven that you're NOT a loyal employee--your only motivation is money. Take a counter-offer and the company will make your life a living hell.

/Former recruiter
//Seen it happen waaaaay too often

I'm curious what line of work you are in that there is some tangible benefit to being 'loyal' to the company? And when did going to work as a wage laborer ever be about anything more than about the money? Do these companies offer more than (X amount of money for X amount of work)? Free insurance? Guaranteed retirement? Paid vacations? In this day and age anyone going to work for anything more than for the money is a fool. Businesses, both large and small, have shown a marked lack of loyalty to any one employee, nor made it beneficial for any one to stay somewhere too long. When pay increases freeze and the guy who has been there 10 years is just as stifled as the guy who has been there for one, what is the difference.

Serious question, I'd like to see one good reason why it would be worth being 'loyal' to a company beyond the original deal of 'you do X work you get X money'.


That's not really the point. What she's saying is that you're going to have a "not loyal" label applied to you by your superiors and as such your future at that organization will not go well.
 
2012-09-27 05:46:58 PM
I wonder if he understands that, thanks to the wide circulation of his name and this response, he's basically screwed.

Even if he's correct in every single thing he's stated in his letter, sending it to anyone other than the appropriate HR and legal representatives means he did this not out of a need to defend his alleged undeserved termination, but out of malicious intent, and this tool apparently sent this to the entire company. The next company to look at him will think "this guy can't follow basic HR policy, can't be trusted with confidential information, and could be just as much of a train wreck here as he was in this place."

So, yeah, thanks to his own misguided actions and subsequent publicity, he's simply untouchable. That kind of thing turns up in a background check, and he'll have a hell of a time trying to answer questions related to it during an interview, if he ever got to that point - most employers would simply toss his CV in the bin and avoid dealing with that kind of mess altogether.
 
2012-09-27 05:52:02 PM
www.scene-stealers.com

F U
F U
F U
You're Cool

/I'm out
 
2012-09-27 06:06:41 PM

Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: /Also love the "to protect people's privacy, we're going to redact their names but if you want to see them just click here".


Yes, bizarre.
 
2012-09-27 06:08:51 PM
Management's fault for hiring an incompetent IT staff.
 
2012-09-27 06:15:46 PM
who among us hasn't farked in their office
 
2012-09-27 06:24:49 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: [img513.imageshack.us image 426x640]

could you say no?


yes please.

 
2012-09-27 06:27:21 PM

SMB2811: phuquetarde: Whatever indiscretions that boss allegedly made are overshadowed by the supreme immaturity and unprofessionalism of that letter. People having sex at work, while inappropriate, isn't illegal. Moreover, if they're consenting adults - who cares? People can have all the sex they want.

First, it's usually considered inappropriate behavior that would lead to dismissal. Second, the new girl possibly getting hired in exchange for sexual favours? That becomes the companies problem now.

A resignation letter often includes the reasons for leaving, when some or all of those reasons are the actions of management, detailing them is indeed appropriate. 

Also I love your issue with unprofessionalism in the letter yet you are ok with sex in the conference room, which is basically the definition of unprofessional conduct. How many people do you manage?


People have been having sex in conference rooms since the dawn of time. People having sex in inappropriate places or situations is funny, inappropriate, and maybe unprofessional - but immaterial to the issue. This person is complaining about their job. The manager did not demand sex from them. They merely are aware of the manager engaging in sex - well - so what. If you can't handle a job because people are having sex and you're not - boo hoo.

The letter is pure butthurt, entitlement syndrome Gen Y crap. Boo hoo, you were overworked. People think because they get praised one day at work, they deserve an immediate raise and team of minions.

And actually, I do manage people. And I can tell you that this Gen Y entitlement crap needs to end now. I've had to fire plenty of gen y'ers who don't get it - YOU'RE NOT SPECIAL. You're not a delicate snowflake. Work is supposed to be hard and stressful. If it wasn't - it wouldn't be called work. You want a job that is peaceful and fun, get in line behind the other 6 billion people on earth who want that too.
 
2012-09-27 06:30:43 PM

phuquetarde: SMB2811: phuquetarde: Whatever indiscretions that boss allegedly made are overshadowed by the supreme immaturity and unprofessionalism of that letter. People having sex at work, while inappropriate, isn't illegal. Moreover, if they're consenting adults - who cares? People can have all the sex they want.

First, it's usually considered inappropriate behavior that would lead to dismissal. Second, the new girl possibly getting hired in exchange for sexual favours? That becomes the companies problem now.

A resignation letter often includes the reasons for leaving, when some or all of those reasons are the actions of management, detailing them is indeed appropriate. 

Also I love your issue with unprofessionalism in the letter yet you are ok with sex in the conference room, which is basically the definition of unprofessional conduct. How many people do you manage?

People have been having sex in conference rooms since the dawn of time. People having sex in inappropriate places or situations is funny, inappropriate, and maybe unprofessional - but immaterial to the issue. This person is complaining about their job. The manager did not demand sex from them. They merely are aware of the manager engaging in sex - well - so what. If you can't handle a job because people are having sex and you're not - boo hoo.

The letter is pure butthurt, entitlement syndrome Gen Y crap. Boo hoo, you were overworked. People think because they get praised one day at work, they deserve an immediate raise and team of minions.

And actually, I do manage people. And I can tell you that this Gen Y entitlement crap needs to end now. I've had to fire plenty of gen y'ers who don't get it - YOU'RE NOT SPECIAL. You're not a delicate snowflake. Work is supposed to be hard and stressful. If it wasn't - it wouldn't be called work. You want a job that is peaceful and fun, get in line behind the other 6 billion people on earth who want that too.


Having sex in the office, meh.

Having sex in the office with someone you interviewed earlier that day... that is a big issue.
 
2012-09-27 06:31:44 PM

phuquetarde: SMB2811: phuquetarde: Whatever indiscretions that boss allegedly made are overshadowed by the supreme immaturity and unprofessionalism of that letter. People having sex at work, while inappropriate, isn't illegal. Moreover, if they're consenting adults - who cares? People can have all the sex they want.

First, it's usually considered inappropriate behavior that would lead to dismissal. Second, the new girl possibly getting hired in exchange for sexual favours? That becomes the companies problem now.

A resignation letter often includes the reasons for leaving, when some or all of those reasons are the actions of management, detailing them is indeed appropriate. 

Also I love your issue with unprofessionalism in the letter yet you are ok with sex in the conference room, which is basically the definition of unprofessional conduct. How many people do you manage?

People have been having sex in conference rooms since the dawn of time. People having sex in inappropriate places or situations is funny, inappropriate, and maybe unprofessional - but immaterial to the issue. This person is complaining about their job. The manager did not demand sex from them. They merely are aware of the manager engaging in sex - well - so what. If you can't handle a job because people are having sex and you're not - boo hoo.

The letter is pure butthurt, entitlement syndrome Gen Y crap. Boo hoo, you were overworked. People think because they get praised one day at work, they deserve an immediate raise and team of minions.

And actually, I do manage people. And I can tell you that this Gen Y entitlement crap needs to end now. I've had to fire plenty of gen y'ers who don't get it - YOU'RE NOT SPECIAL. You're not a delicate snowflake. Work is supposed to be hard and stressful. If it wasn't - it wouldn't be called work. You want a job that is peaceful and fun, get in line behind the other 6 billion people on earth who want that too.


Born in `84 here.. I make 6 figures and love my job. I work with friends, I drive a nice car, and I bang your wife.

Questions?
 
2012-09-27 06:48:05 PM

akede: Born in `84 here.. I make 6 figures and love my job. I work with friends, I drive a nice car, and I bang your wife.

Questions?


Do you have to be at the gym in 26 minutes?
 
2012-09-27 06:58:31 PM
Redirected in 11 seconds? F*ck that.
 
2012-09-27 07:02:10 PM

akede: phuquetarde: SMB2811: phuquetarde: Whatever indiscretions that boss allegedly made are overshadowed by the supreme immaturity and unprofessionalism of that letter. People having sex at work, while inappropriate, isn't illegal. Moreover, if they're consenting adults - who cares? People can have all the sex they want.

First, it's usually considered inappropriate behavior that would lead to dismissal. Second, the new girl possibly getting hired in exchange for sexual favours? That becomes the companies problem now.

A resignation letter often includes the reasons for leaving, when some or all of those reasons are the actions of management, detailing them is indeed appropriate. 

Also I love your issue with unprofessionalism in the letter yet you are ok with sex in the conference room, which is basically the definition of unprofessional conduct. How many people do you manage?

People have been having sex in conference rooms since the dawn of time. People having sex in inappropriate places or situations is funny, inappropriate, and maybe unprofessional - but immaterial to the issue. This person is complaining about their job. The manager did not demand sex from them. They merely are aware of the manager engaging in sex - well - so what. If you can't handle a job because people are having sex and you're not - boo hoo.

The letter is pure butthurt, entitlement syndrome Gen Y crap. Boo hoo, you were overworked. People think because they get praised one day at work, they deserve an immediate raise and team of minions.

And actually, I do manage people. And I can tell you that this Gen Y entitlement crap needs to end now. I've had to fire plenty of gen y'ers who don't get it - YOU'RE NOT SPECIAL. You're not a delicate snowflake. Work is supposed to be hard and stressful. If it wasn't - it wouldn't be called work. You want a job that is peaceful and fun, get in line behind the other 6 billion people on earth who want that too.

Born in `84 here.. I make 6 figures and love ...


Wellll...born in '83, I make six-figure bonuses my chauffeur drives me in nice cars and...I'm f*cking your daughter. Yeah, she's 14 but she's not too old for me, yet. And dude...I've RUINED her. We're talking hotdog in hallway, now.

Oh! And she's pregnant...grandpa!!!
 
2012-09-27 07:03:50 PM

akede: phuquetarde: SMB2811: phuquetarde: Whatever indiscretions that boss allegedly made are overshadowed by the supreme immaturity and unprofessionalism of that letter. People having sex at work, while inappropriate, isn't illegal. Moreover, if they're consenting adults - who cares? People can have all the sex they want.

First, it's usually considered inappropriate behavior that would lead to dismissal. Second, the new girl possibly getting hired in exchange for sexual favours? That becomes the companies problem now.

A resignation letter often includes the reasons for leaving, when some or all of those reasons are the actions of management, detailing them is indeed appropriate. 

Also I love your issue with unprofessionalism in the letter yet you are ok with sex in the conference room, which is basically the definition of unprofessional conduct. How many people do you manage?

People have been having sex in conference rooms since the dawn of time. People having sex in inappropriate places or situations is funny, inappropriate, and maybe unprofessional - but immaterial to the issue. This person is complaining about their job. The manager did not demand sex from them. They merely are aware of the manager engaging in sex - well - so what. If you can't handle a job because people are having sex and you're not - boo hoo.

The letter is pure butthurt, entitlement syndrome Gen Y crap. Boo hoo, you were overworked. People think because they get praised one day at work, they deserve an immediate raise and team of minions.

And actually, I do manage people. And I can tell you that this Gen Y entitlement crap needs to end now. I've had to fire plenty of gen y'ers who don't get it - YOU'RE NOT SPECIAL. You're not a delicate snowflake. Work is supposed to be hard and stressful. If it wasn't - it wouldn't be called work. You want a job that is peaceful and fun, get in line behind the other 6 billion people on earth who want that too.

Born in `84 here.. I make 6 figures and love ...


Just one.. Hiring?
 
2012-09-27 07:09:30 PM
It's much more fun to make up some kind of story about why you're leaving, like "One of the other employees revealed to me that he had hidden spy cameras in all sorts of places, and I'm offended at some of the videos that he showed me. So I quit. I don't want to get sued for ratting him out, so... good luck figuring out who it is. Oh, and kudos- I had no idea you were so flexible."
 
2012-09-27 07:40:40 PM
If you want a significant jump in pay, you gotta change jobs. 2.5-4% a year isn't growth.
 
2012-09-27 07:45:01 PM

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: F U
F U
F U
You're Cool

/I'm out


The only way to resign a job.

/You missed the FU after You're Cool
 
2012-09-27 07:51:44 PM
If the person was really concerned with this stuff, it seems a lot smarter to jump jobs and then send something like this to the senior execs. Sending that to the entire company is just burning bridges. Good look ever getting a reference or working for someone that doesn't know anyone at this company to ask about you.
 
2012-09-27 07:53:50 PM
That QQ was written by a dude? Wow. Regardless of gender this is 'you'd best both change careers and to one that no one is going to google your stupid name against' because any company you try and work for is going to see this and red flag your ass. Stay classy Kieran Allen.
 
2012-09-27 08:14:09 PM
Just to clarify, sending that email, or one like it, to anyone at that company at any time is dumb as shiat. I was just saying if you really must do something like this, then their is a much better way.

This entire thing reads like:

1. Yay I was a new hire and didn't suck, you guys were supportive and offered motivation to me that I was excelling.
2. Hey I am awesome, lets get another job offer and threaten to leave! But stay and get raise instead.
3. OMG more responsible came with my raise, now I actually have to handle more work! What do????
4. OMG Freaking Out!!! Medical Leave Time!!!!
5. I can't take it, I am outsy, but its not my fault because my boss banged some chick and is a jerk! (maybe he has a point but these items don't sound like why he quit, and their frankly are much better ways to handle them.)
6. Time to tell everyone in the company how awesome I was and how it is everyone elses fault and cause drama!

I mean really besides majorly being an aw what did he do? I might be slightly more on his side if at any point in there he said "and then I contact HR about these issues, which I considered serious, and nothing was done". I also find the "I've been here for 2 1/2 years" thing telling. I am young. I have had only a couple professional jobs. Around 3 years is where you are no longer new. shiat it takes 1 year to even get full benefits most places.
 
2012-09-27 08:17:40 PM

jboy: Don't you just love crappy websites running about 15 different scripts which can't display their text?


Yup. I clicked on that link only to stare at the top banner ad and an otherwise blank screen. [Ctrl + W]

Firefox...I haz it.
 
2012-09-27 09:15:11 PM
I agree with the people who think the letter writer is being more than a little whiny, but I've read a few - not a preponderance, but a few - anecdotal accounts of an employer negotiating a higher salary with an employee who wants to take a better offer - and then that employer turning into a screaming raving nightmare. One of the sheep made a break for the fence and has to be swatted back into the herd.

I think this one was expecting more sympathy, but I save that sympathy for a story that goes more like "After 20 years of faithful service, my employer made me take a 50% pay cut; when I started looking for a new job, he chained me to my desk and beat me with a fistful of bulrushes."

Then again, my company values and rewards loyalty, so what do I know?
 
2012-09-27 09:15:51 PM

brigid_fitch: 2 1/2 years is not "loyal service", especially after you put in notice 18 months after you started. Oh, and your biggest mistake:

October 2011
I decide to hand in my notice and join another agency in order to further my development. [REDACTED] while initially cold to my departure rapidly changed tone and started to court me in order to stay.

NEVER take a counter-offer. You've only proven that you're NOT a loyal employee--your only motivation is money. Take a counter-offer and the company will make your life a living hell.

/Former recruiter
//Seen it happen waaaaay too often


DO NOT confuse loyalty with work ethic. I get paid comparatively well for my position, but if someone came along tomorrow and was willing to give me more money to do the same job, you better believe I'm leaving. Not doing it, especially if you're in your 30s, is stupid. Think about the difference in ten years given equal percentage raises...you would be WAY ahead in ten years.

/been at my job for 12+ years
//again, comparatively well compensated at my present job
///no reason to leave...yet
 
2012-09-27 09:48:38 PM

iron_city_ap: detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: F U
F U
F U
You're Cool

/I'm out

The only way to resign a job.

/You missed the FU after You're Cool


But I liked that guy.
 
2012-09-27 09:54:55 PM
At-won't-will-you-do?
 
2012-09-27 09:57:38 PM
www.barbarakellyn.com
 
2012-09-27 10:45:11 PM
2 1/2 years of "loyal service?" Yes Mr. Employee-Man, you are the very foundation on which MEC was founded...

Sounds to me like MEC just benefited from the concept of "addition by subtraction."

While most of us are laughing at this situation, I feel sorry for [REDACTED] as he is about to receive a full on frontal assault from this snowflake's helicopter parents...

Poor, poor snowflake, couldn't handle the pressure, was never loyal and wasn't made to feel like the Queen of Sheeba, this must have been a "hostile work place."
 
2012-09-27 10:48:53 PM
In my field if you've been with a company longer than 5 years you're management. Government contracting is far too unstable to rely on project after project to pop up.
 
2012-09-27 11:02:56 PM
SageC


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2012-09-27 02:14:25 PM

I did this once... one of the best decisions of my life.

I got escorted out of the building by the VP for going public with my resignation after emailing it to everyone with a laundry list of crap he'd done. He kept calm and professional as it happened, but his eyes looked like fire was going to shoot out of them and burn me to a crisp.

The majority of employees didn't know how much crap our team had gone through, with one actually asking me what happened to the temp half of the staff that got laid off without notice about two weeks before the Xmas holiday. Meanwhile, the other half was told there would be no promotions for anyone based on complaints from someone who jumped ship shortly after getting promoted and using his new job title to apply to other companies. Owners were oblivious to any problems between the VP and the staff up until that point, it was a mess. None of it changed until someone blew the whistle, and with so many people branding the "whiner" badge out of instinct... it's no wonder work environments get as bad as they do.


I have an opening in my office, can you send me your CV, you sound like a perfect fit...
 
2012-09-27 11:07:53 PM
"Hello [REDACTED] my name is Emmitt Fitzhume, I am the hiring manager at Acme Tomato Company and I would like to talk to you about "snowflake" who is applying for a job at our company...."

[REDACTED] "I am sorry, company policy does not permit allow me to discuss former employees, it's a liability thing, I hope you understand. What I can do is forward you an email that "snowflake" sent to all of the staff at MEC the day he was leaving the company. After reading the email, you can decide what you want to do moving forward. Good luck."
 
2012-09-27 11:16:24 PM

xaldin: bacongood: brigid_fitch: 2 1/2 years is not "loyal service", especially after you put in notice 18 months after you started. Oh, and your biggest mistake:

October 2011
I decide to hand in my notice and join another agency in order to further my development. [REDACTED] while initially cold to my departure rapidly changed tone and started to court me in order to stay.

NEVER take a counter-offer. You've only proven that you're NOT a loyal employee--your only motivation is money. Take a counter-offer and the company will make your life a living hell.

/Former recruiter
//Seen it happen waaaaay too often

I make it crystal clear that my motivation is money. If I have led any employer to believe otherwise, I am sorry.

Same here. I make sure there are no illusions what so ever. I do what I'm hired to do, I get a check plus other benefits. That is the deal. Minute one of the parties doesn't like the deal, it is done no hard feelings. Worked quite well for me over the years. I also don't get crapped on nearly as much as the loyal company types. No real stress, no doing 4 people's jobs, no excessive overtime. I won't be a manager, but that's ok I don't want to be one and tailored my career around avoiding that. I'm still in the top percentiles of salary incomes for the country. I think if more people looked at their careers as a way to make a living and have nice things, not as their life defining reason to exist, the world would improve. Be good at what you do but work to live, not live to work; plus it is always about the money. Everything else is just an red herring. There is no cake for loyalty.


you are among the few that really gets it. good for you. so many don't realize that Human Resources are mostly psychology majors who know how to play with the many facets of workers egos to get the biggest bang for the smallest buck. it's amazing how many dooshbags want nothing more than recognition at a meeting or a plaque with their name on it. meanwhile they can barely pay their bills. morans.
 
2012-09-27 11:33:11 PM

KrispyKritter: so many don't realize that Human Resources are mostly psychology majors communications majors


As worthless as I find psychology, I don't think HR people are even up to that task.
 
2012-09-28 12:41:41 AM
Man, what epic fail. I doubt he can even try to claim Anti-SLAPP protection in England.
 
2012-09-28 12:44:58 AM

brigid_fitch: You've only proven that you're NOT a loyal employee--your only motivation is money.


o_o Hey, scumbag, fark you. Pay me.
 
2012-09-28 12:46:30 AM

peasandcarrots: Then again, my company values and rewards loyalty, so what do I know?


Thinking that is your first mistake. It will bite you in the ass in the end.
 
2012-09-28 02:34:27 AM

jpo2269: "Hello [REDACTED] my name is Emmitt Fitzhume, I am the hiring manager at Acme Tomato Company and I would like to talk to you about "snowflake" who is applying for a job at our company...."

[REDACTED] "I am sorry, company policy does not permit allow me to discuss former employees, it's a liability thing, I hope you understand. What I can do is forward you an email that "snowflake" sent to all of the staff at MEC the day he was leaving the company. After reading the email, you can decide what you want to do moving forward. Good luck."


After reading your three posts, I really hope your boss rapes you and gives you super-AIDS.

That's right, not just AIDS but super-AIDS

/you're a farkin coont, kill yourself and do your children a favor
 
2012-09-28 03:45:57 AM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: I bet I could list off about 5 employees that are using company time to look for jobs.


Virtually everyone looks for their next job on company time. I worked at a job board and it wasn't even close between "working hours" and "off hours" -- the vast majority of our seeker hits were during the work day.
 
2012-09-28 06:03:22 AM

brigid_fitch: 2 1/2 years is not "loyal service", especially after you put in notice 18 months after you started. Oh, and your biggest mistake:

October 2011
I decide to hand in my notice and join another agency in order to further my development. [REDACTED] while initially cold to my departure rapidly changed tone and started to court me in order to stay.

NEVER take a counter-offer. You've only proven that you're NOT a loyal employee--your only motivation is money. Take a counter-offer and the company will make your life a living hell.

/Former recruiter
//Seen it happen waaaaay too often


That all depends. If you are subcontracting (my field), they will keep you because the client wants you. If you are taking salary (sucker) then yea, once you decide to leave, don't change your mind. Chances are they will figure a way of preparing to make you redundant and then hire someone else in.
 
2012-09-28 06:04:36 AM

vento: brigid_fitch: 2 1/2 years is not "loyal service", especially after you put in notice 18 months after you started. Oh, and your biggest mistake:

October 2011
I decide to hand in my notice and join another agency in order to further my development. [REDACTED] while initially cold to my departure rapidly changed tone and started to court me in order to stay.

NEVER take a counter-offer. You've only proven that you're NOT a loyal employee--your only motivation is money. Take a counter-offer and the company will make your life a living hell.

/Former recruiter
//Seen it happen waaaaay too often

DO NOT confuse loyalty with work ethic. I get paid comparatively well for my position, but if someone came along tomorrow and was willing to give me more money to do the same job, you better believe I'm leaving. Not doing it, especially if you're in your 30s, is stupid. Think about the difference in ten years given equal percentage raises...you would be WAY ahead in ten years.

/been at my job for 12+ years
//again, comparatively well compensated at my present job
///no reason to leave...yet


As my first manager said: "If we loved our jobs so much we wouldn't get paid to do them". Not necessarily true but you get the gist
 
2012-09-28 07:55:11 AM
Two and a half years? The awesomeness! Try seventeen at my first gig, seven-and-counting at my current one.

Do let your unprofessionalism shine as you burn your bridges worldwide, snowflake.

'Cause there's this thing called the Internet. And it's used to check out prospective employees.
 
kab
2012-09-28 08:46:36 AM
I'm stunned at the amount of management class apologists in this thr...

Oh wait, this is FARK. Never mind.
 
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