Has a job ever tried to talk you out of not quitting?
I was told to train my H1B replacement , I decided to quite first and then they told me if I don't train them I wouldn't get my severance pay.
So I stuck around for three weeks and taught him WRONG.. it wasn't like he knew what he was doing, I'm sure his resume was mostly fiction and ego.
Two months later they try to get me to come back in and fix the network, not only did I refuse , I called up the other network engineers I know and talked them out of working there. There's not a lot of wan engineers who really know the physical backbone of these billion dollar engineering projects like I do, and few have actual electrical engineering degrees and experience with these systems. I'm not some glorified network administrator!
They litteraly sent a private investigator to find me in Hawaii!! Yeah, I'm going to haul myself off this beach and fly halfway around the planet because management decided to cheap out and try to replace me with a scab.
A few years later the cio of this fortune 500 company tried to get me to hire him..
Wow a private investigator!!
Yeah, I was surfing the bonzai pipeline (getting a private lesson from Kelly Slater) and he was walking down the beach asking every man that fit my discription if they were me lol. He handed me a phone and it was my ex boss. I laughed and said I'd come in, but only if they give me a five year contract..
Years later he approaches me at a job fair (I was hiring tech workers) and tells me they had to hire IBM and pay them millions to fix the network.
So it's nothing like that but I wanna share a little.
Securitas- security in a plant of the lands of animals. So this place paid well but what was annoying was the mosquitoes and my boss just chuckling when I said I need my mask and she said i can't have it. I asked my big boss in the safety of her office, can I have somewhere in my hometown. No, that's the highest paying one and I don't have anything else. Then, my boss told me after I said to him "i plan on quitting in November". I think I had a plan to move out or something. He discouraged me from doing that and said that if you stay until deceumber, I'd be getting a raise. Everyone would. Once he left, there was no more talk about that. Then people starting dropping out like college students. That year I learned my boss didn't give a fk about me.
Then I dropped out professionally. Coudn't say nothing to me to make me come back... hell they didn't even try!
Its sad how they lie to people and wow why can't you wear your mask
Because it was like a net over my face that stopped mosquitos from biting me in the funkin' face. Guy pulled a switcheroo on me and claimed with the thing, I can't see. We were looking at badges to match the face. But honestly, many others weren't even paying attention but i guess the guy was jealous I wasn't getting bitten in the face. So he wanna be a snitch. :)
After my boss left, everyone forgot about it and I wore it until i quit.
Yes, I sure have, but only once, they brought me back with a pay bump ( not much though ) and I sorely regretted it because staying only let me forget the reason I left temporarily due to those reasons, e. g., toxicity, mismanagement, etc. presenting itself again at an insidious pace so it was harder to catch. I don't work there anymore, thank goodness, but it was a needed lesson for me to learn, which was whenever something starts stressing me out too much to the point of no reprieve, and I receive no support for it. Then it's time to prepare for my exit asap.
For you just in case and trust yourself, you got this!
Yea i trust myself. Im just waiting to gind out about my vacay pay and then it should be an official out by tomorrow
Thats clever as hell, getting all the money out of them before you dip out
Lol yes but tomorrow they let me know if i even can
Several. I used to be a bouncer for several places. One of my last jobs before becoming a teacher was at this music hall back in Philly. On several nights, I almost walked out because they were the kind of management to redirect blame down to the lowest workers in the hierarchy than man-up and do their jobs well (the manager of the place was a 25 year old woman, if it matters).
After one bad night, where the the head bouncer tried to throw a bunch of minor pointless sh*t in my face like a woman I was dating and blame me for his incompetence and mismanagement, I had had enough. I finished my shift, went home, and immediately sent them my resignation. However, I was VERY professional, and in my resignation email and basically said, as professionally as possible, that they were a bunch of f*ck-ups and clowns and that I couldn't work for a group of people so dumb and chaotic.
I intentionally did this to make myself look vastly overqualified for the position and make them feel like a group of complete dumbasses with no idea what they were doing. The wording was perfect and I was quite cordial and polite with the email. This, added to the fact that I had done nothing wrong my entire two months there and the fact that they WERE f*ck ups, and I wanted to leave them feeling like sh*t. I hoped it worked.
been there. I use to work for a company that was the first to solve the issue with the iphone 4 antenna dropping calls. They went so far as to offer me double my salary.. I told them to fuck off. If it werent for the owner of the company being a piece of shit, i would have stayed, i LOVED my coworkers and the work, but the boss was a narcissistic asshole who thought he was steve jobs, who Treated us like shit when we wanted a day off for Christmas.. He literally went to social media and said he would be better off hiring people from over seas because at least they dont ask for days off. he refused to take that off of the company facebook page too. I was their lead designer, and production engineer. I left them without the ability to do what i do without redesigning the wheel if you get my meaning.
Wow double the salary! I wouldve been tempted to stay at least one more check haha
i was lol, but my current company offered me a 50k signing bonus which was more than id make in a year with them
Thats amazing then
Agreed. I actually would never have worked for the company im at now though if it weren't for my wife. Her brother worked for them, and got me an interview.. This was 9 years ago.. Sadly i can't stand her brother, except for small doses. He has this propensity for one upsmanship, and is incredibly narcissistic.
What made him assist in getting you the interview? His love for his sis?
i think thats it really, While we worked together, he treated me like absolute garbage.
Damn you dont deserve that. I hope your wife said something to him eventually
No, I never told her. She has this view of her bother, like he is her hero, I won't damage that image of him. So i take it, and deal with it..
But keeping quiet will eat at you. I learned that the hard way
i dont keep quiet, I have spoken to the other siblings about it.. Which they agree with me.. i just can't hurt her like that.
I worked for a company that paid an extra 10% as a night differential. They would always "forget" to add it onto my pay. I complained about it but it still happened. The boss was a wiseguy that always tried to rip off the technicians. Finally I told them that if it happened again I would quit. Of course the next Friday it was not added into my pay so I went into the boss's office and told him I was quitting. He was all apologies and asked me to stay and it would never happen again. My mind was already made up so I kept walking.
Our job pays same amount no matter if night or day. Im glad you kept walking. I will too
I rage quit a few jobs with no two weeks notice and no nothing. Some job don't deserve your respect. The jobs called me back begging me to come back and I didn't.. Many job places are losing great workers because they don't appreciate them.
Absolutely. I didn't give them a 2 weeks notice
That is good. Some places don't deserve two weeks notice. Sometimes if you give them two weeks notice they will find ways to try to work you harder for the two weeks.
Yes i gave my first job a two week notice and they made me work til midnight every night
Wow that is crazy. Im glad you didn't give this one two weeks notice.😀
I guess so kinda my job noticed I was getter screwed working crazy and long hours at a bad site and my supervisor saw I was a little pissed off about saying how long I worked and done a lot of favors for them and not getting no appreciation for it. About a couple days later my operations manager named me employee of the month with a bonus and a raise and thank me for working messed hours and a bad site. Later I found out my supervisor told her how mad I was and saying I was on the verge of quitting and technically I was.
I was named employee of the month for a couple of months back then and never got a raise lol. Just a shout out
yes they have, it's all a negotiation, it worked, I didn't want to leave. it's hard to replace people right now.
Word to the wise... economy goes in cycles, the worker has the upper hand right now... but that can change after the fed tanks the economy. Never burn bridges because you may have to go back or need references or they work for you. professionalism always.
Ditch the attitude... these people pay your bills. your logic is right though.
I know how to be professional. For the most of the parts above, I said “I was thinking (to myself)...” but i confronted them in a professional way and pointed out the flaws in their bribes. I didn't burn bridges because they still see me as innocent. But they are so toxic, i wouldn't go back to them
good job! when you get to run the show in the future, you'll see the other side. it's not easy, but for sure, when you have corrupt management, get out.
I’m going through that now with the Army National Guard. My enlistment is up the end of May. The chain of command is doing their obligatory “we need good people to stay in” talks with me. I think the real reason is because I’m the only one small enough to get through the clean out hatch on a water trailer.
That is do sad. Please dont stay
It’s been a great experience and I learned a lot, but I didn’t intend to stay beyond one enlistment when I joined. Truth told I wouldn’t mind staying in. Since I have businesses to run and I’m getting married next month, so I don’t want to have three major balls to juggle. Glad I did it. If I had it to do all over again, I wouldn’t change a thing.
Honestly? Most of the jobs I worked at before becoming self-employed were probably cheering when I left, because it saved them any severance pay!
My heart was never in making money for them whilst being treated badly. I much prefer working for myself.
Lol i see
I forgot to ask.. Do ya feel as though a huge weight has been lifted now?
Good. I'm pleased to hear that.
Well... read it not hear it.. :D
Yes. I entertained it, as I don’t like burning bridges. but business is business, and u have to do what is best for you.
i thought about it overnight and politely declined. It was not the best option for me... and where were they with the benefits and changes when I asked earlier?
Exactly thats what i stated above! Like before you couldnt break rules but now you want to break rules
Yes cause they were desperate for good workers, I worked my ass off for them and they couldn't even show a bit of sympathy for what's important to me so I left, they ended up firing the supervisor like a week later, I'm not surprised, I carried all those bastards
You are a valuable resource , here we are not asked such things..
HR: whats the reason for leaving.
HR: ok i see.
HR: these are the final settlement submit all the companies belongings
Sign here , here and here byeeeeeee...
Holy smokes they really dont care
Can't blame them , a lot more people are availaible
Yeah last job begged me to stay. I wasn’t stand out exceptional at the job, they’d just had about 1/3 of the staff leave in the span of 2 months. It’s tough leaving a east 6 figure job that I mostly liked, but there were some massive personal life sacrifices that will never change under that owner
Damn thats some good pay but if its not worth it, its not worth it
Not really living here, but yeah the potential was good
Yes. Way back in 2000. I helped open a Steak n Shake in South Florida. I was the dressing table operator, I got all of the orders ready to serve for the waiting staff. Crazy fast paced, long hours. Anyway this other fuckhead that was going to be a team trainer gave me shit about taking some fries on my break even though they were past the 10 minute hold time and get thrown away. I got pissed and left. The manager literally begged me to come back. I respectfully declined.
Lmao i never understood why they waste food like that. My mom always asks for the wrong burger too just so it doesn't get thrown away
Well the burgers become chili meat.
Omg thats so wrong! I knew Wendys chili started tasting like burger meat lmao
Yes they have and haven't been back since. But whenever I go there to eat they always say "you're welcome to come back you don't even need to fill out an application" I worked there when I was 16 for a couple of months I'm 24 now so let that sink in
I dont blame you
We get verbally abused daily by the clients. I got tired of it
Yes-ish, but more in a 'if you ever need us we'll be here' kind of way (except then they went and made their problems worse, so it isn't high on my list of desired places to be - you have to start with the hygiene of those you work with - otherwise, shared open space, you get skin moles and whatever diseases their bad habits gather)
I can’t imagine you being stressed over your ex-job because you’re kinda happy and chirpy all the time. You’re still in your 20s and switching to better jobs should not burn you from the inside.
Instead of taking meds I’d suggest you spend time with non-toxic people and do some spiritual cleansing before taking up another job.
I dont take meds for depression. I only feel depressed a few days every few years. I take meds for eye pain
Oh okay. So if it’s just a phase in your life then I hope for it’s speedy passage.
Oh yeah. They offered me an assistant manager position. The highest they offered me for that is $2 less than what I'm making now at my new job. My new job started out 50 cents more than what they offered for a manager position.
i guess kohl's did when i worked out them now that i'm wlooking back on that time
at the i was fired or quit however you want to call it.
i was called into the office by one of the managers she was like you have been calling out a lot latey i was like yea i hate this job was only getting like 10 hours a week.
she was like anything we can do to make you like your job i said no she even asked me if i wanted to work the two hours i had left that day i was like nope.
@DizzyDesii whats funny how long the story is lol
Im just shocked how blunt you were and they still wanted you to stay
@DizzyDesii i like to be blunt in life
it was a weird place i was even told about how i just leave after my shift is over without telling anyone i'm leaving
I didn't realize we have to tell people we’re leavingn lmao
Oh yea i’d definitely leave then because theyre trying to give you mandatory overtime. Fck that
Wow thank Lord for sure because 10 hours is like working one day a week
At the moment, nothing. I just quit my 4 year job at the end of March. I got tired of the mandatory OT. We were already working 50-60 hours a week plus weekends and then they tried to put me back on night shift so i quit
Yes. When I worked at Freddie’s I lasted about 3 weeks. I had my letter in my back pocket t my whole shift and gave it to the manager when I was done. Then he pulled my into the restroom and asked me what can he do so I don’t quit…
Lmao thats funny that you kept a letter
I think my jobs mad they didn't get one but i dont care
I've been offered all sorts of odd benefits to not leave a job, but they're never willing to change or even admit that the reason I'm leaving is a problem.
Yes they are so ugh
Well if you could have got everything you wanted out of the deal it would have been pretty good yeah I've quit before. I built gas stations for 26 years.
And when it was time for a raise I would usually get one but then there was X for a raise and they would say no we can't do that right now I would say well so and so got a raise and I'm the guy doing all his work so I think I deserve one too if I have to keep doing that plus my own work and they would say no sorry Steve let's reevaluate in a month and I would say okay and the next day I would have a job at another company that I first started working at right out of high school and that job we get hired on for the money I was making plus my raise that I ask for and it's time we go by I would get another raise and then when it came time I felt I needed another raise they would say sorry Steve but we can't do that right now so the next day I would have a job at the place where I had left for the money I was making plus the raise I asked for this went on for 26 and a half years something like that back and forth I don't recommend that to anybody I just could do it because I made them lots of money and don't get me wrong I mean I got bonuses I got one Christmas I got a dirt bike yeah I mean both companies were super good to me Okay so what are you going to do now besides rest
The job was so toxic, i didn't want anything from them but my check