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Initial post: Nov 15, 2012 10:01:18 AM PST
L says:
So I passed my pee test and background check and was given my official start date with my new company- the Monday after Thanksgiving. When I called my boss to let him know, he was adamant that I call up my new company and ask for another week to allow more time for my transition.

Ultimately, I'm not going to push back my start date, but at the same time I don't want to burn bridges. I offered whatever time commitment they needed for the transition, but that my start date wouldn't change.

Anybody have interesting job change stories?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 10:05:50 AM PST
No more weird guy who eats ravioli?

JJ sadface

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 10:06:43 AM PST
JO MOMMA says:
i tried moving to a location closer to home, they told me to F Off. No i have to search for a different job just work closer to home.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 10:06:44 AM PST
Last company I quit, I popped in to give my two weeks notice and he said "Tell you what? How would you like to just have a week off before your next job?" Spent the whole week playing Lunar 2. Turns out I got out just in time, too. Two weeks after I start my new job they laid off something like 80% of my department, with another 50% after that the following month. Company was down to 7 people (from around 500) by December.

When I was a wage-slave working at Kohl's I'd just picked up a job and was on my two-weeks before I started at Barnes and Noble. Kohl's was so miserable that I was calling out pretty much constantly. In a given month I worked probably two out of every two saturdays I was supposed to work. Anyway, new boss trying to make his mark on the store came up to me and said, "So, I noticed you've been calling out a lot lately. If you want to have a future with this company (lol) you probably ought to consider coming in to work when you're supposed to." I looked him in the eye, and with a completely straight face said "Thank you. I promise I will never -ever- call out to this company again."

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 10:06:58 AM PST
L says:
"May I ask why you are leaving"

me- "it was a matter of life and death"

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 10:07:05 AM PST
Voice of god says:
If you told him this today, that's not cool. If you gave him a full two weeks' notice, then you ain't owe dem nuffin'.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 10:08:22 AM PST
I read, ow muffins.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 10:09:16 AM PST
He doesn't owe them muffins either.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 10:09:31 AM PST
Yeah, I think we've all had those jobs.

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 10:10:04 AM PST
Kendahl says:
I was teaching high school and the administration pissed me off so badly I left in the middle of the school year. I feel a little bad about it now...left them high and dry but c'est la vie. I never went back to teaching, which sucks.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 10:11:13 AM PST
JO MOMMA says:
what happen?

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 10:11:34 AM PST
Kendahl says:
Let me be clear: Teaching sucks...not that I never went back to it.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 10:12:23 AM PST
L says:
The two week paid break is the dream of everybody, but not going to happen for me. They want an extra week!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 10:12:34 AM PST
Ahh.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 10:13:38 AM PST
If you can give two weeks that's the polite and expected thing to do. You can ask your new boss if two weeks is OK but ultimately new job always wins out over old job so you might have no other option than to piss off your old employer.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 10:13:51 AM PST
That job was all commission, so it wasn't paid. They just wanted me off the floor. I think my manager knew what was coming, though.

You remember those old US Fidelis commercials from a few years back? The third party auto warranty company that was always in the news because it was a big ohfking scam? Yeah, I worked for them. First day in training I say to myself "Balls, this is a big ohfking scam. I need to get out."

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 10:14:28 AM PST
L says:
I first gave notice yesterday, which is 12 calendar days. Thanksgiving does throw a wrench into it, but it's almost 2 weeks.

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 10:15:20 AM PST
"When I was a wage-slave working at Kohl's"

I love that expression, I didn't know anybody else used it :)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 10:16:25 AM PST
That Emu Kid says:
When I changed jobs, I tried to give two weeks notice to HR, but they escorted me off the premises that same day once they found out I was going to work for another company in the same field, despite them not being a direct competitor. That was fine with me, as it let me start my new job sooner that was giving me a >40% raise. I know my actual department wishes they could have kept me around for longer, though.

As for your situation, considering you already have the new job, I don't think it would really be disastrously burning a bridge that's all that necessary. Just make sure you're polite in any conversations.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 10:17:50 AM PST
That's close enough I say, what's 2 days really. I mean it would have been a lot worse if you gave notice and then there was some holdup on the background check or the lab.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 10:18:15 AM PST
McAwesomeo says:
Ha ha, when I quit Sears I already had another full-time job. They scheduled me on a day I requested off (so I could get at least 1 day off in almost a month) for a meeting at 8 AM when we opened at 11. They had my scheduled for the full day on top of that.

I managed to swap shifts and leave after the meeting but near the end of the meeting I said, "[fornicate] this. I quit." and started to walk out. My manager begged me to take 2 weeks but I was already out the door. I found out they left me on the schedule with no hours for 2 weeks. Turns out that was a good thing to do since I ended up working at Sears again (at a different store) a bit over a year later for some extra cash over the holidays.

That was a bad decision though because I ended up working one full time and two part time jobs and didn't have a day off for about 2 months straight. And only because I had to request it off to get some car repairs done.

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 10:18:24 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 15, 2012 10:21:58 AM PST
Lucanus says:
I started a new job this past June. My old company which was closing down by August actually was mad at me for leaving in June. They wanted me to push back my start date even though I gave them two weeks. I laughed and moved on. I was shocked that they expected me to hang out till August when the building shut down. Oh and Memphis>Cincinnati

Years before that I worked for a company that gave a week off for xmas. I stacked a week of vacation on top of that. So I was off for two weeks straight, came back to work and put in my two weeks notice. Since I was leaving to go to a competitor they told me to go home and paid me for the two weeks with full benefits. Over the course of a month I worked 30 minutes with full pay and benefits. My wife was pregnant with twins and had to work 40 hours a week though it all. Poor thing, though I did play quite a bit of Demon Souls.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 10:20:10 AM PST
I also referred to myself as a register monkey. When I worked at the bookstore it was "Bookslave." Still... I <3ed that job.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 10:21:28 AM PST
L says:
As far as bridge burning goes, my boss -who I was very loyal to and and had a great relationship with- quit a couple months ago. I've only had my current boss for a couple months and he is in the corporate HQ. I rarely interact with him, and while I have a good impression of him, there is no built up goodwill that I'm throwing out the window.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 10:23:13 AM PST
That Emu Kid says:
Then I really don't see a problem. You'll still have your old boss as a reference should this new job go south, and the only information that corporations are allowed to give when called directly are dates of employment.
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