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(Fark)   Subby just found out his work contract will end in July and he gets to spend the next six months training his replacement. Any advice?   (fark.com) divider line
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2022-01-28 12:17:47 PM  
Quit now.
 
2022-01-28 12:18:43 PM  
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2022-01-28 12:20:03 PM  
If you don't quit, make sure to tell your replacement exactly how much compensation you get.
 
2022-01-28 12:21:48 PM  
Steal as many pens and staples as possible between now and then.
 
2022-01-28 12:22:14 PM  
If your wife tells you she's dumping you in July but she wants you to teach her new squeeze that special thing you do during cunnilingus before she does...
 
2022-01-28 12:22:31 PM  
You can quit now, not get paid and burn them as a contact.
You can do a poor job, get paid for the time and burn them as a contact.
You can do a good job, get paid and keep them as a contact.

I don't know your environment, if it's corporate executive work, you do an excellent job and keep in touch with some of the execs. So when they leave in a year they'll have you as a contact for their new place. Also, consulting work opportunities.
 
2022-01-28 12:26:50 PM  

Joe USer: You can quit now, not get paid and burn them as a contact.
You can do a poor job, get paid for the time and burn them as a contact.
You can do a good job, get paid and keep them as a contact.

I don't know your environment, if it's corporate executive work, you do an excellent job and keep in touch with some of the execs. So when they leave in a year they'll have you as a contact for their new place. Also, consulting work opportunities.


This.  Don't be a dink.
 
2022-01-28 12:27:06 PM  
Polish up your resume?
 
2022-01-28 12:31:32 PM  
Find a new gig. Take what's left of your vacation and submit your two weeks.
 
2022-01-28 12:35:11 PM  
Smile and tell everyone what a great choice the new Supreme Court nominee is.
 
2022-01-28 12:37:27 PM  

Joe USer: You can quit now, not get paid and burn them as a contact.
You can do a poor job, get paid for the time and burn them as a contact.
You can do a good job, get paid and keep them as a contact.

I don't know your environment, if it's corporate executive work, you do an excellent job and keep in touch with some of the execs. So when they leave in a year they'll have you as a contact for their new place. Also, consulting work opportunities.


How often do you want to go back to a contact that doesn't have any compunctions about burning you?
 
2022-01-28 12:41:47 PM  

JessieL: How often do you want to go back to a contact that doesn't have any compunctions about burning you?


I mean, I don't know if I would count six month's paid notice before contract expiration as burning someone
 
2022-01-28 12:43:21 PM  

JessieL: Joe USer: You can quit now, not get paid and burn them as a contact.
You can do a poor job, get paid for the time and burn them as a contact.
You can do a good job, get paid and keep them as a contact.

I don't know your environment, if it's corporate executive work, you do an excellent job and keep in touch with some of the execs. So when they leave in a year they'll have you as a contact for their new place. Also, consulting work opportunities.

How often do you want to go back to a contact that doesn't have any compunctions about burning you?


Depends on the company, but more importantly, it depends on the executives that leave that company for another company. I got two great consulting jobs from one failed company just by knowing the VP and keeping in touch with her after she left.
 
2022-01-28 12:43:21 PM  
Going to need to some further context here:  Why are you being replaced with this new person?  Based on that the answers could range from:
Light match and toss it behind you on the way out.
through to
Well tempting as it is maybe next time don't masturbate into the office coffee machine again mmkay?
 
2022-01-28 12:44:44 PM  

EatHam: JessieL: How often do you want to go back to a contact that doesn't have any compunctions about burning you?

I mean, I don't know if I would count six month's paid notice before contract expiration as burning someone


Being asked to give away the knowledge that makes you valuable, to someone who will almost certainly be paid less, doesn't strike me as playing nice.
 
2022-01-28 12:45:07 PM  
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2022-01-28 12:46:47 PM  
If the printer says "PC Load Letter," smash it with a baseball bat.
 
2022-01-28 12:50:45 PM  
Document every jot and tittle you do.  Take it to the nano level.  Have it all neatly ready in a notebook for training.  Scare the living hell out of your replacement with the level of detail.

Guarantee, they will ghost and you'll still be there.  You look someone that is trying to be helpful.  Whether you are really is debatable.  I've bumped my salary and shortened my work schedule twice in two years, using this method.
 
2022-01-28 12:51:23 PM  
Start job hunting now, leave when you find one regardless if the training is done.
On your last day, leave the new person a link to Fark.
 
2022-01-28 12:53:43 PM  
Two chicks at the same time and fix the cable.

Right?
 
2022-01-28 12:56:19 PM  
I'd need more detail on this.  Was it a fixed-term contract to begin with, that they've been renewing over time, and now they've notified you they won't renew?  Have they just switched vendors and you're the poor schlub that got stuck when another firm got the contract?  Have you been a regular employee there for some time and now they're terminating your contract but not your position?  Lots of difference in those scenarios that bear on what I would advise.

I would not advise f*cking with them in any way.  I would advise you to start looking or a new gig, and be honest with your boss about it so you can get a good reference with a "yeah, s/he's not bullshiatting you, it's an end-of-contract thing".
 
2022-01-28 12:56:33 PM  
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2022-01-28 12:57:53 PM  

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beat me to it.
 
2022-01-28 12:59:08 PM  

enry: Joe USer: You can quit now, not get paid and burn them as a contact.
You can do a poor job, get paid for the time and burn them as a contact.
You can do a good job, get paid and keep them as a contact.

I don't know your environment, if it's corporate executive work, you do an excellent job and keep in touch with some of the execs. So when they leave in a year they'll have you as a contact for their new place. Also, consulting work opportunities.

This.  Don't be a dink.


Be a dink. Walk out right now. fark them, they need to learn.
 
2022-01-28 12:59:36 PM  
Subby: Is this in the IT field?
 
2022-01-28 1:02:38 PM  
Do the training to the absolute letter of the law/procedure. No efficiency improvements or shortcuts.

A few months down the line you can offer them a consulting rate of 5X your salary to come in and speed things up.
 
2022-01-28 1:05:55 PM  
YOLO. There are so many other jobs out there you don't need to put up with BS.
 
2022-01-28 1:08:07 PM  
Do your job to the best of your abilities but also look for a new job. If new job is found put in notice right away as it fits with the new job. Leaving on good note is better than burning down everything on your way out the door.
 
2022-01-28 1:09:04 PM  

question_dj: Find a new gig. Take what's left of your vacation and submit your two weeks.


I really hate the term "Gig" being substituted and normalized for "Job"...

You aren't in a garage band playing weekends at the local pub for bar tab and tips.
 
2022-01-28 1:17:05 PM  
Are they paying you more to fark yourself over for them?

No?

Then nuts to them
 
2022-01-28 1:17:19 PM  

JessieL: If you don't quit, make sure to tell your replacement exactly how much compensation you get.


And add about 40% to the real number.
 
2022-01-28 1:21:24 PM  
Start looking for the next 'gig' early - since that is apparently the type of work you want. The last time I was looking for a new employer I didn't even consider the temp/contract options. Too much effort taken to acquire a position to actually want to go through the process a couple times per year.

Do tell your replacement what your compensation was. Be prepared to find out that your replacement is getting paid more - that's gotta hurt.
 
2022-01-28 1:21:26 PM  

TommyDeuce: Start job hunting now, leave when you find one regardless if the training is done.
On your last day, leave the new person a link to Fark.


This.
 
2022-01-28 1:21:37 PM  

CFitzsimmons: Two chicks at the same time and fix the cable.

Right?


This place turned into askamanager so gradually, I barely noticed it happening.
 
2022-01-28 1:22:29 PM  

Gubbo: Are they paying you more to fark yourself over for them?

No?

Then nuts to them


If Subby is out no matter what, how is he farking himself over?
 
2022-01-28 1:25:14 PM  

Joe USer: JessieL: Joe USer: You can quit now, not get paid and burn them as a contact.
You can do a poor job, get paid for the time and burn them as a contact.
You can do a good job, get paid and keep them as a contact.

I don't know your environment, if it's corporate executive work, you do an excellent job and keep in touch with some of the execs. So when they leave in a year they'll have you as a contact for their new place. Also, consulting work opportunities.

How often do you want to go back to a contact that doesn't have any compunctions about burning you?

Depends on the company, but more importantly, it depends on the executives that leave that company for another company. I got two great consulting jobs from one failed company just by knowing the VP and keeping in touch with her after she left.


Yep yep. Corporate worlds are smaller than you think, you may be burning that company, and a bunch of others.

/Don't burn bridges.
//Accept that they may get burnt, but don't be the one to throw the match.
 
2022-01-28 1:36:23 PM  

DerAppie: Gubbo: Are they paying you more to fark yourself over for them?

No?

Then nuts to them

If Subby is out no matter what, how is he farking himself over?


Please train your replacement. Here's an extra 20% for doing a good job of it

But I assume no company would do that.
 
2022-01-28 1:37:05 PM  
Need more info but let noob know that you aren't happy about having to train them.  Not because you dislike them but because you thought everything was fine and then boom.  Put doubt in their mind about job security.  Also if noob makes a decently sized mistake, just happen to not catch it until the poo hits the fan.  What are they gonna do, fire you?
 
2022-01-28 1:41:59 PM  
Take exactly 6 months to train your replacement to perform the exact bare minimum of their job duties. Not a day less, not a signed document more. Demand an excellent recommendation towards your next job. Begin applying now.
 
2022-01-28 1:43:17 PM  

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Twice, even.

/My balls to your foot technique!
 
2022-01-28 1:47:38 PM  
Anyway, is your boss an asshole?

Do you like what you do?

Are there lateral moves you can make because you like/get along with the people in your field?

Do you already have somewhere to go?
 
2022-01-28 1:49:00 PM  
How good are you at pooping on command?
 
2022-01-28 1:50:34 PM  

optikeye: question_dj: Find a new gig. Take what's left of your vacation and submit your two weeks.

I really hate the term "Gig" being substituted and normalized for "Job"...

You aren't in a garage band playing weekends at the local pub for bar tab and tips.


Maybe he is? We all presume we're talking about some white-collar job here, but after reading your post, I now envision Subby as a bassist being replaced with a younger, cooler dude who can actually hold his liquor.
 
2022-01-28 1:52:17 PM  

Clash City Farker: enry: Joe USer: You can quit now, not get paid and burn them as a contact.
You can do a poor job, get paid for the time and burn them as a contact.
You can do a good job, get paid and keep them as a contact.

I don't know your environment, if it's corporate executive work, you do an excellent job and keep in touch with some of the execs. So when they leave in a year they'll have you as a contact for their new place. Also, consulting work opportunities.

This.  Don't be a dink.

Be a dink. Walk out right now. fark them, they need to learn.


If they were an FTE I'd be more inclined to agree.  Contact is very different.
 
2022-01-28 1:55:16 PM  
Work wise prioritize yourself over the company but don't burn bridges unless you have to. If you find something new and can't work out your contract take it but give as much notice as you can and be polite. Contract work means you've got to sell yourself, good word of mouth helps.

Personally it's a good time to reevaluate. Are you happy with your current work? Do you want to try something different? Six months can get you training/certification in something else that you might want to try. Are you happy where you are? maybe you want to move somewhere new. It's almost as easy to job search in a new city as your current place with everything mostly online now.

If you don't want to make a big change you should still take the opportunity to reevaluate things like your finances. Make sure you've got an emergency fund in case something happens and you don't get a new contract right away. See if there's expenses that you're able to cut to help pay down debt or build up the savings if you're not happy with your savings. Starting now can build up a fair amount of extra savings in six months.

Good luck!
 
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2022-01-28 2:13:55 PM  

optikeye: question_dj: Find a new gig. Take what's left of your vacation and submit your two weeks.

I really hate the term "Gig" being substituted and normalized for "Job"...

You aren't in a garage band playing weekends at the local pub for bar tab and tips.


Gig can also mean a job that is temporary or has an uncertain future, like a contract job.

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/gig -- 3rd definition.
 
2022-01-28 2:17:44 PM  

JessieL: How often do you want to go back to a contact that doesn't have any compunctions about burning you?


My career has been almost entirely built on leveraging the positive relationships I've built and using that to step up or escape bad situations.  Changes in corporate strategy aren't something I take personally.  VPs and directors aren't in charge of that, they're just in charge of executing it in their divisions, and they fall in line.  When they're fed up they tend to move on, and, because I haven't burned those relationships, I have access to opportunities elsewhere in the future
 
2022-01-28 2:25:05 PM  

question_dj: optikeye: question_dj: Find a new gig. Take what's left of your vacation and submit your two weeks.

I really hate the term "Gig" being substituted and normalized for "Job"...

You aren't in a garage band playing weekends at the local pub for bar tab and tips.

Gig can also mean a job that is temporary or has an uncertain future, like a contract job.

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/gig -- 3rd definition.


I think it is coming into more common usage for exactly that reason. Lots of people have no intention of setting up shop in one company forever, jobs are much more transitory now, contract or not.
 
2022-01-28 2:25:26 PM  

question_dj: optikeye: question_dj: Find a new gig. Take what's left of your vacation and submit your two weeks.

I really hate the term "Gig" being substituted and normalized for "Job"...

You aren't in a garage band playing weekends at the local pub for bar tab and tips.

Gig can also mean a job that is temporary or has an uncertain future, like a contract job.

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/gig -- 3rd definition.


That's also why I hate the term. CFOs, CEOs....normalize the term across their workforce as a kind 'performance' and for the fact they see their 'workforce' as temporary widgets. With limited benefits and stability.
While their jobs aren't "Gigs"
 
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