Join Early Retirement Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-25-2008, 02:01 PM   #21
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Rustward's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 1,459
Seems like the more notice the departing employee gives, the longer the employer will delay the search for a replacement, probably for economic reasons -- especially if it is a relatively small employer. Why should they have two people on the payroll for one position?

Saw an employee give a year's notice once, and the employer waited until 8+ months to start looking for a replacement. They had to hire and fire one, then hire another (well these folks are not very good at picking people).

While I believe the departing employee intends to ease the employer's task of finding a replacement, the employer sees it as extra time to convince the employee to delay their departure, deferring the expense of conducting a search for a replacement.

If the employee got hit by a beer truck and never went back to work (morbid, but it does happen) the employer would figure out what to do.

Rustward is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Freedom is Intoxicating ....
Old 09-26-2008, 02:38 AM   #22
Confused about dryer sheets
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2
Freedom is Intoxicating ....

I still do consulting work but only in a way that totally fits my needs, i don't tolerate any of the ridiculous burdens that i allowed myself to be subject to for all those years. I only wish i would have realized this earlier in my career ... but it still is sweet nonetheless.

Mirage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2008, 12:22 PM   #23
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,072
This is an interesting thread as I'm in a similar position - I've given two months notice - they were in shock first and now it's "can we drain your brain" or passive-aggressive attacks on how I did my job before - hahahahaha - I've briefed these people on this stuff five times and they still don't get it -not my problem. I've noticed I'm spending a lot less time fighting the battles. Perhaps I'm more inclined and ready to leave -move on to another part of my life. I guess I'll see in late October...oh, I'm not retiring yet, but moving onto a different situation.
Deserat aka Bridget
“We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.” - George Orwell/Winston Churchill
deserat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2008, 01:13 PM   #24
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Gotadimple's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,496
Retire or leave -- it's feels the same. You're moving on and so are they. But it does wonders for your emotional stability to know you've made a decision and you are moving on to something else.

-- Rita
Only got A dimple, would have preferred 2!
Gotadimple is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2008, 01:43 PM   #25
Confused about dryer sheets
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 9
MOVE...outta the country and leave no forwarding addy/phone.
I did.
I love the sound of silence and a clean slate on the "to do" calandar.

Retired (sooooooo over work!).......every day I say a prayer of thanks

ABLeever is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Found another mistake in my spreadsheet... SecondCor521 Young Dreamers 12 12-12-2007 02:38 AM
Am I making a big mistake? Caroline Health and Early Retirement 24 08-07-2007 09:22 AM
Am I making a mistake? semtex FIRE and Money 75 04-03-2007 05:09 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:05 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.