So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

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NewtonCampusKid
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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby NewtonCampusKid » Thu May 28, 2009 12:38 pm

I've been ready to leave for a long time. Just patiently waiting for the next redweld cut to put me on the disabled list.

missv463
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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby missv463 » Thu May 28, 2009 12:45 pm

already told my team, practice leader, and HR that my last day is July 10th.... the countdown begins! 8)

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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby BBoy_TigerStyle » Thu May 28, 2009 1:06 pm

I love this thread! My last day is July 31st. I'll be moving into my best friend's living room and hibernating/reading until August 23rd. :D

Oh, and yes, in case you were wondering, my job sucks whale phallus (although it pays well...).

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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby cmaho9qy » Thu May 28, 2009 1:57 pm

Is it just me, or do coworkers get exponentially more obnoxious with the approaching last day of work?

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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby hoffb86 » Thu May 28, 2009 2:05 pm

I'm so ready - now I have to work this weekend! It is supposed to be gorgeous outside! grrrr....

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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby wildcatsss » Thu May 28, 2009 2:09 pm

missv463 wrote:already told my team, practice leader, and HR that my last day is July 10th.... the countdown begins! 8)


Me too!! 44 more days (including today)!!!

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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby chadwick218 » Thu May 28, 2009 2:14 pm

cmaho9qy wrote:Is it just me, or do coworkers get exponentially more obnoxious with the approaching last day of work?


I anticipate that once co-workers are informed, I will experience some backlash / jealousy ... I really cannot make the announcement until the last possible day.

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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby rvill7 » Thu May 28, 2009 2:19 pm

Everyone in my office knows I'm leaving. They are all extremely cool, so I anticipate sadness as the day approaches.

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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby nowwhat » Thu May 28, 2009 2:23 pm

cmaho9qy wrote:Is it just me, or do coworkers get exponentially more obnoxious with the approaching last day of work?


Yes. And I still have til the end of July. Ugh.

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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby thefossilcrew » Thu May 28, 2009 2:59 pm

anybody worried about getting fired early once the boss knows about law school?

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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby leron » Thu May 28, 2009 3:01 pm

1, they'd have to have a case to fire you.

2, there is probably some administrative burden the cost of which overweighs the savings gained from firing you a month or two out from you quitting.

(i'm in this same position and milking it like crazy)

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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby chadwick218 » Thu May 28, 2009 3:02 pm

leron wrote:1, they'd have to have a case to fire you.

2, there is probably some administrative burden the cost of which overweighs the savings gained from firing you a month or two out from you quitting.

(i'm in this same position and milking it like crazy)


Agreed. If they knew that of my intentions to attend law school in the fall, it would actually be more expensive for them to fire me than it would be for me to sit in the office with my feet on the desk for two months.

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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby thefossilcrew » Thu May 28, 2009 3:14 pm

I hear you... but Georgia is an at-will employment state, so they can fire me for anything. I think that they would be pissed if they find out (like I was lying to them or something).

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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby penni_rose » Thu May 28, 2009 3:16 pm

Yeah, I just checked my employment contract. It's at will. They can fire me the second they hear, thus, I'm not telling until I'm ready to leave. Of course, if they checked my internet history, they would already know.

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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby IHeartNewYork » Thu May 28, 2009 3:16 pm

thefossilcrew wrote:anybody worried about getting fired early once the boss knows about law school?


As much as my actual job sucks, my bosses/co-workers are probably among the nicest people on the planet. They love me too much too fire me, so whenever I'm being particularly useless/bitchy they're just like "Oh, you're so silly, IHeart!" I've pretty much got a free pass for the next few months to say and do whatever I want. In that sense at least I'm extremely lucky.

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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby nowwhat » Thu May 28, 2009 3:23 pm

My bosses are the ones who wrote my letters for me. I guess they could have fired me back in December if it were that big of a deal to them.

I've always been one of the top producers on my team so I just cut it down to the minimum amount that I think I can get away with. Which is still probably more than what most of my co-workers do.

Anyone else trying to use all their sick time before they leave? lol.

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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby pomona » Thu May 28, 2009 3:26 pm

thefossilcrew wrote:I hear you... but Georgia is an at-will employment state, so they can fire me for anything. I think that they would be pissed if they find out (like I was lying to them or something).

Which states aren't at will?

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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby chadwick218 » Thu May 28, 2009 3:29 pm

pomona wrote:
thefossilcrew wrote:I hear you... but Georgia is an at-will employment state, so they can fire me for anything. I think that they would be pissed if they find out (like I was lying to them or something).

Which states aren't at will?


I also have at-will employment, but as a part of my contract, so long as I am not fired for "misconduct," I am entitled to 4 months of severance pay.

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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby thefossilcrew » Thu May 28, 2009 3:44 pm

penni_rose wrote:Yeah, I just checked my employment contract. It's at will. They can fire me the second they hear, thus, I'm not telling until I'm ready to leave. Of course, if they checked my internet history, they would already know.



Haha if they checked my internet history I would be SOL & maybe imprisoned, or at least sued for "time theft". :lol:

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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby worldtraveler » Fri May 29, 2009 6:15 am

And I'm done.


Ahhh.........................................................................

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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby annapavlova » Fri May 29, 2009 8:53 am

IHeartNewYork wrote:
thefossilcrew wrote:anybody worried about getting fired early once the boss knows about law school?


As much as my actual job sucks, my bosses/co-workers are probably among the nicest people on the planet. They love me too much too fire me, so whenever I'm being particularly useless/bitchy they're just like "Oh, you're so silly, IHeart!" I've pretty much got a free pass for the next few months to say and do whatever I want. In that sense at least I'm extremely lucky.


Same here!

Which makes feel bad in the times that I'm fuming angry because I'm so anxious to leave :(.

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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby hoffb86 » Fri May 29, 2009 9:16 am

worldtraveler wrote:And I'm done.


Ahhh.........................................................................


congrats, I am beyond jealous...

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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby Spaceman_Stiff » Fri May 29, 2009 12:51 pm

I officially told my boss today. He was very nice about it... I'm not sure about this business (I sell used lawyers.) but everybody I worked with was great, especially my boss.

My last day is July 20th, and the realization that I'M LEAVING has certainly hit home.

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Postby AJaKe » Fri May 29, 2009 12:55 pm

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Re: So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

Postby rosieposie » Fri May 29, 2009 12:59 pm

today is my last day at work!! yeeee!!!!!!




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