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Nemacyst June 2nd, 2014 10:54am

I just turned in my resignation as of last week. Is it hypocritical of companies to expect you to give 2 weeks notice before resigning when they don't give you two weeks notice before firing you? Answer and Discuss.

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SmileyMoM Lab Rat Vampire
06/03/14 6:39 am

I have been laid off once and it was a unique experience. The hospital was doing major cutbacks in services. Over 100 of us got our walking papers in the middle of Jan. if we wanted our severance (after 23 years for me) we had to stay till the end

SmileyMoM Lab Rat Vampire
06/03/14 6:42 am

of April. Many of us stayed for the sake of the 3 months of pay. But our attitudes were in the toilet. I had a new job lined up within a week and started the new job as soon as the old one ended. I was fortunate in that respect.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
06/03/14 5:58 am

Never thought about it, but that's a great point!

TomM
06/03/14 5:49 am

To me two weeks is short. I was used to a month in Europe. Some even had three months. Employers usually had the same but often let people go immediately so the three months was paid without working as sort of severance. Most don't get severance.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
06/03/14 6:00 am

I like this idea. Two weeks pay after being let go is a pretty good disincentive to retaliate against the employer.

TomM
06/03/14 6:33 am

A few years ago the company I was working for here in the US let some people go due to lack of business. We paid them severance and let them leave immediately. Some found jobs very soon and had double pay. When the annual bonus came they even got

TomM
06/03/14 6:34 am

..a prorated bonus too. I don't think they knew, it was probably a pleasant surprise. I knew because I had to calculate it.

chickencookie It really is
06/03/14 5:12 am

You know that going in. On your application it clearly states "you can be terminated at any time for any reason". They got you there.

rons screw politicians
06/03/14 4:36 am

Fired then escorted out of the build before retribution could happen. Especially software developers.

think4yourself Not a safe space
06/02/14 10:41 am

If they gave notice to people before they fired them there would be a whole more employee theft as well as since most businesses have customers you don't want someone that knows they are being fired dealing with customers in any way.

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EarlyBird Portland
06/02/14 7:18 am

Congrats on the new job, Nem!

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Nemacyst No Lives Matter
06/02/14 7:19 am

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Liberty 4,032,064
06/02/14 5:15 am

I don't know how much it's "expected," but an employee termination requires planning on the part of the employer: taxes, rehiring, task assignment, etc., whereas the employee just leaves and is done with it.

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Liberty 4,032,064
06/02/14 5:32 am

Also, if the employee is being outright fired, you don't want him staying around with hard feelings; it only invites trouble.

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
06/02/14 5:47 am

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omagabi Surf City
06/02/14 6:15 am

There really is a third category. If a person goes to a competitor the employment may be terminated right away even though they gave notice.

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
06/02/14 6:17 am

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kscott516 EB rules
06/02/14 4:34 am

No, you likely need them more than they need you.

It's sort of like saying it's hypocritical that parents stay up late while they send their 3 yr old to bed at 8:30pm. They make the rules.

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Nemacyst No Lives Matter
06/02/14 4:43 am

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kscott516 EB rules
06/02/14 5:27 am

Clearly an extremely small business if the CEO knew or cared. Still, you could quit as of the day you walk out but, just like being fired, it shows a poor relationship between you and your employer and will affect your chances at the next company.

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
06/02/14 6:18 am

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Pirate Uses the Tap
06/02/14 3:59 am

Yes it is hypocritical. Companies want you to be loyal to them but they have no intention of being loyal to you in return.

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
06/02/14 4:12 am

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DerekWills Lone Star Gun Rights
06/02/14 4:48 am

Way to go Trav! I'm proud of you boss! Give 'em hell at the new job!

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
06/02/14 4:56 am

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