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Old 01-11-2013, 09:24 PM   #21
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Thanks for the responses. I am now convinced that giving notice individually is the way to go, and very soon after my colleague.

I'll come back here later and explain a little more about the situation.

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Old 01-25-2013, 05:56 PM   #22
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Well, we both resigned today.

It didn't go quite as planned by me. I called to my boss' office to see if he was in (his work location is different than ours). When we both arrived at his office he was standing in his doorway and saw us both coming. My buddy walked in for a very short meeting, at which time the boss asked him if I was leaving, too (it was pretty obvious by then). I didn't really have much of a one-on-one meeting with him. But that's OK.

Our situation is not your normal job switch. The reason my co-worker and I left together is that we are recognized specialists in what we do, and it would have been very awkward for us to be working for different employers. In our new position, we will be at the same workplace, working with the same group of people, and doing the same work that we are presently doing. We just switched to a different subcontractor company under the same prime (general) contractor. So, on a day-to-day basis nothing will change.

So, there you have it. Thanks for all the replies.

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Old 01-25-2013, 06:15 PM   #23
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This reminds me of when I left my first job after college. I worked in a network operations center that was growing quickly and very understaffed, because our company didn't pay well and the job market was exploding. On the plus side, the opportunities for technical development had been very good.

One of my coworkers and I lived in an apartment together, and were approached by a former coworker about an opportunity. We both got very good job offers, and he asked me if I was going to take mine.

I said "if he was, I was, since I didn't want to get stuck doing both his work and mine." He said, "yeah, no way I'm staying if you're going."

We took the the offers, and felt a little bad for the folks we left behind.

Not bad enough to stay though.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:30 PM   #24
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As they is what it is.

Everyone will move on is a very short period of time.

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