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Old 12-22-2013, 07:43 AM   #41
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Boy, I was hoping they'd do that to me. Unfortunately, they need what little I can give them about my duties, and it is little, but that's their choice. We emptied my office of personal things this weekend. I wonder if they'll notice. Good luck on your transition brewer, letting them know does bring relief because it sets everything in final motion.
I expect to be kept around the final two weeks as they try to assimilate as much of 20 years experience in my one little area as they can.

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Old 12-23-2013, 08:55 AM   #42
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Add me to the list of people who left my career employer under less than amicable circumstances. Once you get past the bitterness, you realize you were right to leave. It's still stressful. I envy those who had amicable partings with a longtime employer.

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Old 12-31-2013, 10:36 PM   #43
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Well, my last day went well from my standpoint. If we work both Christmas and New Year's Eves, we get to take a half day off on one of them. I chose mine for today, so I was able to leave at 11 am. I was able to cut short any last day questions, not that they knew what questions to ask. I had initially asked that nothing be done, so my boss, to look good, had initiated a gathering. I emailed and reminded him that I wouldn't be participating. So I left, smiling ear to ear. It felt good to be leaving on my terms and work and their problems will be easily forgotten.
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Old 12-22-2014, 05:58 PM   #44
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I see a promotion in my boss's future. One of the most used ways to deal with a mistake is to promote them to an advisory position off to the side. I won't be surprised when he moves into the newly created position of Assistant Director sometime next year.
Well, I was wrong on this one. Here's a final-final postscript on this saga. But first, retiring when I did has been one of the smartest decisions I've made.

In another post, I mentioned that I did an exit interview with the top boss (not my boss's boss). I put her on notice that the next year-end audit would be telling, going as far to say that there was no way my boss could handle it without a lot of outside help.

Fast forward a year later. My former boss resigned. He's "retiring" at the end of January, which is a far cry from his statement of working another 5-10 years. Apparently, the audit did him in and he was asked to resign. It's nice to know that all of us who left the division have been vindicated by this (i.e., it wasn't us who were the problem(s)).
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Old 12-22-2014, 06:08 PM   #45
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In my present position--about to go "independent contractor" status within our company, I have seen a myriad of deficiencies and solutions for those deficiencies over and over again. It seems that after ignoring me all these years that my input suddenly matters, go figure!

Many of us have been in your position.

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