So, anybody ready to quit their jobs yet?

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

Postby 09042014 » Thu May 13, 2010 4:10 pm

CG614 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
CG614 wrote:
If you work at a clothing store, maybe. I gave three months notice. But I work on a lot of projects here and will need to train multiple people. I'd say one month is good for a professional job with actual responsibilities.

My last day is July 29th. Can't wait!


Uh no, I'm an electrical engineer. Two weeks is standard. And its somewhat common place in corporate America for the employer to tell you to just pack on the spot, and don't come back.


I don't want to get into a internet battle with the feared DF, but two weeks is not enough time for a professional job, if you have been there a while. I agree that it is considered the standard, but most places will not be happy with just two weeks notice.


So they'll go without for a bit. What do you think happens when company's lay people off?

Sure the company might want you to give months and months ahead, but who cares what they want. Two weeks is standard.

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

Postby SpaceDawg » Thu May 13, 2010 4:11 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
CG614 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
CG614 wrote:
If you work at a clothing store, maybe. I gave three months notice. But I work on a lot of projects here and will need to train multiple people. I'd say one month is good for a professional job with actual responsibilities.

My last day is July 29th. Can't wait!


Uh no, I'm an electrical engineer. Two weeks is standard. And its somewhat common place in corporate America for the employer to tell you to just pack on the spot, and don't come back.


I don't want to get into a internet battle with the feared DF, but two weeks is not enough time for a professional job, if you have been there a while. I agree that it is considered the standard, but most places will not be happy with just two weeks notice.


So they'll go without for a bit. What do you think happens when company's lay people off?

Sure the company might want you to give months and months ahead, but who cares what they want. Two weeks is standard.



My company typically walks people out the day they quit.

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

Postby weee » Thu May 13, 2010 4:14 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
CG614 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
CG614 wrote:
If you work at a clothing store, maybe. I gave three months notice. But I work on a lot of projects here and will need to train multiple people. I'd say one month is good for a professional job with actual responsibilities.

My last day is July 29th. Can't wait!


Uh no, I'm an electrical engineer. Two weeks is standard. And its somewhat common place in corporate America for the employer to tell you to just pack on the spot, and don't come back.


I don't want to get into a internet battle with the feared DF, but two weeks is not enough time for a professional job, if you have been there a while. I agree that it is considered the standard, but most places will not be happy with just two weeks notice.


So they'll go without for a bit. What do you think happens when company's lay people off?

Sure the company might want you to give months and months ahead, but who cares what they want. Two weeks is standard.


Well I asked my boss for an LOR so they already knew I had plans, but I just gave notice at my annual review because we talk about future goals, etc.. I'm leaving end of July, but I'm the main person actively working on 3 fairly important projects here at work (EE also) and I basically just said hey, my goals are to finish these things before I go. I've been here 6 years and I work in a small group where losing me will be a significant impact, and it will take some time to find a suitable replacement, we went through layoffs here and my boss actively made sure that I wasn't one of them, so I think it's only fair that I give some notice.

Honestly though I'd happily take a layoff but I'm not going to be so lucky.

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

Postby 09042014 » Thu May 13, 2010 4:16 pm

SpaceDawg wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
CG614 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Uh no, I'm an electrical engineer. Two weeks is standard. And its somewhat common place in corporate America for the employer to tell you to just pack on the spot, and don't come back.


I don't want to get into a internet battle with the feared DF, but two weeks is not enough time for a professional job, if you have been there a while. I agree that it is considered the standard, but most places will not be happy with just two weeks notice.


So they'll go without for a bit. What do you think happens when company's lay people off?

Sure the company might want you to give months and months ahead, but who cares what they want. Two weeks is standard.



My company typically walks people out the day they quit.


The place I interned at during college did the same thing, but they at least paid the two weeks. Many places won't even do that.

People in that gap time are probably horrifically unproductive, and can't take on new work.

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

Postby HazelEyes » Thu May 13, 2010 4:16 pm

jmhendri wrote:
HazelEyes wrote:So who else is typing this from a work computer? :twisted:


one you know I am. This job is the only reason I frequent the forum.


Haha!

Well i'm in the middle of ordering Nintendo DS games online (for my job- seriously!) so i'm justified in being on here. I think.

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

Postby SpaceDawg » Thu May 13, 2010 4:20 pm

[quote="Desert Fox] The place I interned at during college did the same thing, but they at least paid the two weeks. Many places won't even do that.

People in that gap time are probably horrifically unproductive, and can't take on new work.[/quote]

For my company it is typically because people go to a competitor. As if they are gathering secrets those last two weeks that they weren't gathering two months before.

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

Postby TheReignmaker » Thu May 13, 2010 4:25 pm

"Say, we're going to ditch this bitch. You in?" - Creed Bratton

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

Postby theLastZion » Thu May 13, 2010 4:50 pm

Yea the reason 2 weeks is standard is because if you give months of notice it's possible that your boss will just fire you straight up. It's to protect yourself. If you have a really good relationship with your boss you can always give more notice (your call), but I think that's an unnecessary risk in most cases.

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

Postby jmhendri » Thu May 13, 2010 6:35 pm

I think I need counseling to deal with the chronic overwhelming sense of disgust I've been dealing with ever since I entered the professional world.

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

Postby TruckerD » Thu May 13, 2010 7:14 pm

Mrs.Trucker: I am soooo happy to be posting in this thread. Trucker D is on his last load right now. Will be home sometime Saturday afternoon! YAY!! :lol:

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

Postby JCougar » Thu May 13, 2010 7:15 pm

jmhendri wrote:I think I need counseling to deal with the chronic overwhelming sense of disgust I've been dealing with ever since I entered the professional world.


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Here's the only counseling that will actually help with that kind of problem. :wink:

And that's coming from someone with an advanced degree in psychology.

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

Postby johnnytall » Thu May 13, 2010 7:36 pm

TruckerD wrote:Mrs.Trucker: I am soooo happy to be posting in this thread. Trucker D is on his last load right now. Will be home sometime Saturday afternoon! YAY!! :lol:


Yes! I am also happy to post that my last day of work is tomorrow. I will still be working and making money this summer, but no boss and lots of free time and reading.

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

Postby jmhendri » Thu May 13, 2010 7:38 pm

JCougar wrote:
Here's the only counseling that will actually help with that kind of problem. :wink:

And that's coming from someone with an advanced degree in psychology.


I know it lady. But the day is just so long...

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

Postby OrcinusOrcas » Thu May 13, 2010 8:11 pm

jmhendri wrote:
JCougar wrote:
Here's the only counseling that will actually help with that kind of problem. :wink:

And that's coming from someone with an advanced degree in psychology.


I know it lady. But the day is just so long...


+1,000,000.

I actually almost threw up in the bathrooms at work today, I was so depressed/stressed by work. LITERALLY sick of working my job = /

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

Postby jmhendri » Thu May 13, 2010 8:12 pm

OrcinusOrcas wrote:
jmhendri wrote:
JCougar wrote:
Here's the only counseling that will actually help with that kind of problem. :wink:

And that's coming from someone with an advanced degree in psychology.


I know it lady. But the day is just so long...


+1,000,000.

I actually almost threw up in the bathrooms at work today, I was so depressed/stressed by work. LITERALLY sick of working my job = /


my eyes almost started tearing up when I thought about coming back here tomorrow. AND IT'LL BE FRIDAY.

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

Postby adameus » Thu May 13, 2010 8:35 pm

johnnytall wrote:
TruckerD wrote:Mrs.Trucker: I am soooo happy to be posting in this thread. Trucker D is on his last load right now. Will be home sometime Saturday afternoon! YAY!! :lol:


Yes! I am also happy to post that my last day of work is tomorrow. I will still be working and making money this summer, but no boss and lots of free time and reading.


multi-level marketing scheme?

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

Postby wadeny » Thu May 13, 2010 10:21 pm

Does anyone else have an excessive amount of fluorescent lights in their office? The small cubicles are bad enough, but there is a constant flow of cheap, artificial lighting beaming down all day that makes me really nauseous from time to time. It also doesn't help that there are no windows at all to let in some natural light.

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

Postby as stars burn » Thu May 13, 2010 11:17 pm

Well, I originally told work I was leaving July 3....but I changed that today to a week earlier....so my last day for sure is June 25th.

I seriously just can't take it anymore. My boss is lucky I gave her two months notice.

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

Postby MandyNC » Thu May 13, 2010 11:24 pm

TOMORROW IS MY LAST DAY!!!

Planned to work 'til August; quitting and moving to South America for three months.

Screw saving money and professional responsibility!

Now off to pull an all nighter to finish up a policy analysis for said job. Next time I stay up all night to work on something, it'll be something for myself, not someone else (and for which I will receive no monetary compensation, just grades).

But, quitting is the most amazing feeling.

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

Postby TruckerD » Thu May 13, 2010 11:25 pm

MrsTrucker: Trucker D gave notice on Monday. But then, in the trucking industry, drivers are doing good to give any notice at all. He didn't like not giving more notice, but we were just notified of his summer program acceptance on Monday! Now we have to move and be ready for class by the 26th! :shock:

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

Postby TruckerD » Thu May 13, 2010 11:26 pm

MandyNC wrote:TOMORROW IS MY LAST DAY!!!

Planned to work 'til August; quitting and moving to South America for three months.

Screw saving money and professional responsibility!

Now off to pull an all nighter to finish up a policy analysis for said job. Next time I stay up all night to work on something, it'll be something for myself, not someone else (and for which I will receive no monetary compensation, just grades).

But, quitting is the most amazing feeling.


Congrats Mandy! Have fun in South America!!

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

Postby JCougar » Thu May 13, 2010 11:28 pm

jmhendri wrote:
JCougar wrote:
Here's the only counseling that will actually help with that kind of problem. :wink:

And that's coming from someone with an advanced degree in psychology.


I know it lady. But the day is just so long...


Not a lady. :)

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

Postby Bert » Thu May 13, 2010 11:41 pm

wadeny wrote:Does anyone else have an excessive amount of fluorescent lights in their office? The small cubicles are bad enough, but there is a constant flow of cheap, artificial lighting beaming down all day that makes me really nauseous from time to time. It also doesn't help that there are no windows at all to let in some natural light.


I have about of ten of those long fluorescent tubes in my office/cubicle which is about the size of three king size beds.

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

Postby clintonius » Fri May 14, 2010 12:22 am

We have rows of cubicles, each of which has storage space along the top of the innermost side, and fluorescent lighting above those cabinets. I figured out that I can prop open the hatches in such a way that it prevents direct bulb-to-eye invasion. It's mildly helpful.

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

Postby JCougar » Fri May 14, 2010 9:09 am

I'm lucky enough to work in a relatively new building with lots of natural light. Not that it makes staring at grey cubicle walls all day much more bearable.




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