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Old 09-25-2008, 02:01 PM   #21
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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.

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Old 09-26-2008, 02:38 AM   #22
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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.

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Old 09-26-2008, 12:22 PM   #23
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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.
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Old 09-26-2008, 01:13 PM   #24
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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.

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Old 09-27-2008, 01:43 PM   #25
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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

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