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Post Reply Have you ever quit or left your job without telling the place anything?
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I turned in my resignation and quit with no notice at my last job.
I had been with the company for 7.5 years, and I found out through an email between my immediate boss and the CEO that they had been searching for and had found a replacement for me that could start in a couple of weeks - AND the newbie was going to be paid more than me. They had left this email purposefully for me to find and read.
I was floored and really didn't know how I should react. I would have understood if I just sucked at my job, but they had just given me a raise a few months prior and my evaluation said I was a doing an excellent job. Come to find out, they had been planning to get rid of me for months - even before I had gotten the raise.
Anyways, I don't advocate for quitting without notice - it makes it harder to find a new job. But in this instance, it was a matter of pride, and I was NOT going to train my replacement (I've had to do that before and it is mortifying). I wanted to inconvenience my employers because I felt that was the only way to show how upset I was - I mean how spineless do you have to be not to just talk to your employee bluntly and tell them they are no longer needed?
It still bothers me a year later how they didn't even ask why I was quitting (since they already knew) and that I was just an expendable pawn and my loyalty to the company meant absolutely nothing.

Honestly, I wish I could have screwed them over somehow, but as it was, I didn't get to do anything except leave with my tail between my legs.
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Nope, I would never quit without letting anybody know about it. It is just rude and I want to make sure my former colleagues are well-organized for the transition before that happens seeing that things are expected to be quite unsettling immediately after leaving.
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lol I agree but honestly I don't wanna go back to my old job tomorrow or the next day >_> I already have a new job and I am waiting for a call to start training and stuff....and I gave my 2 weeks notice about 2 weeks ago..... I hate this >_> I don't wanna get in trouble or deal with bs...


I would say work out your last few days on your two weeks' notice and then remind them on your last day that it is your last day.

If anything, I would say that the last few days on the job are the best because I spend the whole time thinking: "I don't have to do this any more. After [insert quit date], I'm out! Hahahaha!".

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Kitahoshi_Hazel wrote:


ShawnZ11 wrote:

lol I agree but honestly I don't wanna go back to my old job tomorrow or the next day >_> I already have a new job and I am waiting for a call to start training and stuff....and I gave my 2 weeks notice about 2 weeks ago..... I hate this >_> I don't wanna get in trouble or deal with bs...


I would say work out your last few days on your two weeks' notice and then remind them on your last day that it is your last day.

If anything, I would say that the last few days on the job are the best because I spend the whole time thinking: "I don't have to do this any more. After [insert quit date], I'm out! Hahahaha!".



lol I have 2 days left to go but technically 2 weeks before from today I gave my notice >_> I don't wanna go screw it
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Nope, but people do it all the time where I work. It kinda makes everyone a bit PO'd at first, but everyone seems to forget about it over time. I have been working there for 3 years so I have seen a lot of people do it, but if I were to bring up their names to managers I doubt they would even remember who it was...


Wow, you must have an awesome workplace

Cuz my last job.. if u quit without notice they dock ur paycheck, so u kno... idk.
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Tarya wrote:

I turned in my resignation and quit with no notice at my last job.
I had been with the company for 7.5 years, and I found out through an email between my immediate boss and the CEO that they had been searching for and had found a replacement for me that could start in a couple of weeks - AND the newbie was going to be paid more than me. They had left this email purposefully for me to find and read.
I was floored and really didn't know how I should react. I would have understood if I just sucked at my job, but they had just given me a raise a few months prior and my evaluation said I was a doing an excellent job. Come to find out, they had been planning to get rid of me for months - even before I had gotten the raise.
Anyways, I don't advocate for quitting without notice - it makes it harder to find a new job. But in this instance, it was a matter of pride, and I was NOT going to train my replacement (I've had to do that before and it is mortifying). I wanted to inconvenience my employers because I felt that was the only way to show how upset I was - I mean how spineless do you have to be not to just talk to your employee bluntly and tell them they are no longer needed?
It still bothers me a year later how they didn't even ask why I was quitting (since they already knew) and that I was just an expendable pawn and my loyalty to the company meant absolutely nothing.

Honestly, I wish I could have screwed them over somehow, but as it was, I didn't get to do anything except leave with my tail between my legs.


That was kinda stupid. I think?

Some jobs you can't just fire people from like that. If they were planning on getting rid of you they wouldn't have given u a raise.

That was probably their plot to make you quit rather than them firing you (for benefits and legal reasons). So you kinda fell for the trap...
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Yes, I did.

Many eons ago, when I worked at JC Penney's during a summer in college, I told them explicitly before joinining that the job would be temporary (obviously) and my last day would be two months later. Management, of course, managed to screw that up, scheduling me way beyond that date. It was a horrible summer at JC Penney's; I was floated between so many departments that I knew nothing of what was going on, the merchandise and felt so useless. I hated being that worker that said "I don't know...I don't really work in this department.." and when I'd ask the regulars about stock, they couldn't be bothered. So, yes, when that last day rolled around and I was heading to Florida with my parents the next day, I told the regulars that this was my last day and to not expect me back tomorrow. The head of the department was pissed, telling me that I was scheduled to work. I told her that, upon hiring, I told management that I was seasonal and stopping on a specific date, and it's not my fault if they can't respect that.

Despite this being years ago, I still won't shop at JC Penney's.
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Posted 10/2/15

ShawnZ11 wrote:


Kitahoshi_Hazel wrote:


ShawnZ11 wrote:

lol I agree but honestly I don't wanna go back to my old job tomorrow or the next day >_> I already have a new job and I am waiting for a call to start training and stuff....and I gave my 2 weeks notice about 2 weeks ago..... I hate this >_> I don't wanna get in trouble or deal with bs...


I would say work out your last few days on your two weeks' notice and then remind them on your last day that it is your last day.

If anything, I would say that the last few days on the job are the best because I spend the whole time thinking: "I don't have to do this any more. After [insert quit date], I'm out! Hahahaha!".



lol I have 2 days left to go but technically 2 weeks before from today I gave my notice >_> I don't wanna go screw it


You could compromise by working today and telling them that that's your two weeks.
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I have kind of, I went to a couple interviews for a place, they gave me some stuff to sign which I did and returned it to them, then like two weeks later I hadn't gotten a call or anything from them I went to some interviews at Walmart and got hired like right away and started about a week after. A few days before I started actually working at Walmart though, I got a call from the other place asking why I wasn't there because I was on the schedule. I just didn't answer the phone and heard that in the message, didn't return the call or anything, just started working at Walmart.

I've actually heard some stories about that other place and it doesn't sound like a good place to be honest, they don't seem to allow people to have breaks, they make people clock out then finish their work, so I'm kinda glad I seemed to have dodged the bullet there.
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Haven't read the other posts but I assume someone else has at least told you that this is probably the worst thing you can do. It will ruin your rep and make it harder for another place to hire you. In the business world everything is about money. Losing someone without them having any significant time to replace them will cost them money. If you have the reputation of doing that, other jobs looking to hire will think, "What if he finds a better paying job then us? Will he just quit like that too?".

Honestly two weeks isn't that big of a deal, you'll have time to search for another job and tell them when you'll be available (if you haven't done so already), and on your record it will at least say that you gave some kind of warning before leaving the company.

Besides, it's an extra paycheck. Don't lose out on it lol.
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Posted 10/2/15

Kitahoshi_Hazel wrote:


ShawnZ11 wrote:


Kitahoshi_Hazel wrote:


ShawnZ11 wrote:

lol I agree but honestly I don't wanna go back to my old job tomorrow or the next day >_> I already have a new job and I am waiting for a call to start training and stuff....and I gave my 2 weeks notice about 2 weeks ago..... I hate this >_> I don't wanna get in trouble or deal with bs...


I would say work out your last few days on your two weeks' notice and then remind them on your last day that it is your last day.

If anything, I would say that the last few days on the job are the best because I spend the whole time thinking: "I don't have to do this any more. After [insert quit date], I'm out! Hahahaha!".



lol I have 2 days left to go but technically 2 weeks before from today I gave my notice >_> I don't wanna go screw it


You could compromise by working today and telling them that that's your two weeks.


lol it's too late I didn't go in today and its way past my time to go in and if I do my boss will yell at me and I don't wanna deal that so long job xP I am waiting for my new job to call me up for training now so thats all that matters~
Posted 10/2/15
Yup. I took a leave of absence for a month. After that, I asked for an extension of another month.

I just never went back to work after that.
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XxDarkSasuxX wrote:

Haven't read the other posts but I assume someone else has at least told you that this is probably the worst thing you can do. It will ruin your rep and make it harder for another place to hire you. In the business world everything is about money. Losing someone without them having any significant time to replace them will cost them money. If you have the reputation of doing that, other jobs looking to hire will think, "What if he finds a better paying job then us? Will he just quit like that too?".

Honestly two weeks isn't that big of a deal, you'll have time to search for another job and tell them when you'll be available (if you haven't done so already), and on your record it will at least say that you gave some kind of warning before leaving the company.

Besides, it's an extra paycheck. Don't lose out on it lol.


well in my situation I already have a new job just waiting for the training and money isn't worth my sanity >_>
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Posted 10/2/15
yup

slept with the manager

didn't go back the next day, or ever again
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I texted a landline I think. My boss had a crush on my friend so he had given us his cell to text about work. It said it went through >_<
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