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Old 09-04-2007, 10:41 PM   #21
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It's interesting that all the folks who were, shall we say, honest had nothing bad to report as a consequence of their honesty. Yet quite a few folks recommended a less forthright path. Does anyone want to speculate on the disconnect?
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Old 09-04-2007, 11:56 PM   #22
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My "bosses" are full aware that I will be in one of three positions available to me while remaining in the arena I am in - and retiring in 2020 or 2025. Testing and applications are required for promotions out of my department...it would all be on me - and that is a game I will not play. No problems from my peers or "bosses" - just a bit of admiration tinged with both envy and confusion
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Old 09-05-2007, 10:36 AM   #23
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It's interesting that all the folks who were, shall we say, honest had nothing bad to report as a consequence of their honesty. Yet quite a few folks recommended a less forthright path. Does anyone want to speculate on the disconnect?

I think it depends on the situation you are in. My current setting will allow/support full and honest disclosure. I have been in situations where that would have been suicide.
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Old 09-05-2007, 09:03 PM   #24
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Sandy & peaceful warrior said it I think.

It's environment.

As a big believer in self fulfilling prophecies I do question what came first the chicken or the egg? Did the company bail on the the individual or vice versa?

My wife worked for a restaurant chain years ago and whenever folks gave a two weeks notice they were dismissed on the spot. Do you know what happened?

Of course after a very quick learning curve the staff stopped giving notice and the managers were scurrying to cover the no call no shows.


Each of us is in a different position different bosses different industries and different positions in the growth cycle. Is your company growing and everyone is a cherished member of staff or is growth slow or gone and the company is trying to decide who to get rid of.

I think that is why the different answers.
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Old 09-05-2007, 11:00 PM   #25
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I've told my bosses not to count on me for too long, and gave an unofficial years notice not long ago. Part of it was to take a lower stress assignment and not get hassled about picking up new technology and training. It's worked out very well for me, but you need a good boss who can handle this information without trying to replace you right away or do something else drastic. I wouldn't have trusted all of my past bosses by offering this information.
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Old 09-05-2007, 11:02 PM   #26
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It also helps that I'm in a niche that won't be easy to fill so they want to keep me around as long as possible. If that niche would go away I'd be in trouble but it won't go away in a year because of support agreements with our customers.
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Old 09-12-2007, 09:19 AM   #27
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Still more reasons not to tell em' what you really think or what you are going to do or not do...

1) If they are going to lay you or some co-workers off, do they give you a few month's or a year or more notice ? Well think about that before you break it to em'

2) There have been posters on this board who were going to give the long lead FIRE notice but instead kept it to themselves. They were then, out of the blue, offered an incentive package to leave early. Do you think that would have been offered if you told them you were going to bail in a couple of months ?

The moral of the story... Keep your plans to yourself. There really is no upside to you other than stroking that ego thing of yours.
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Well, 7 years is up. Apologies for raising an old thread, but …

I am now fully retired, after having been semi-retired for awhile. Technically, I am unemployed with a nice severance package. I was given a couple months notice on this as well. And my colleagues have been simply amazing in that the HR folks said, "No worries, keep your corporate cell phone until you get your own phone. And keep your keys to the building in case you want to come chat with us. Oh, we'll delay notifying our health insurance provider for a few days until you tell us that your new insurance is in effect."

But my office is cleaned out and my boss moved into it. Maybe that was the real reason for my dismissal? Or maybe it was I asked for it, so that I would get a package?

I guess the only negative was that useless retirement gift I mentioned in that other thread.
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Old 06-12-2014, 03:38 PM   #29
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Congratulations...and welcome to the light side. [finally]

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Old 06-12-2014, 09:59 PM   #30
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I wasn't around in 2007. It sounds like you had a long, slow exit but that it was enjoyable. I'm guessing it padded the retirement accounts nicely. Congrats!
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Awesome. Congrats!
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I thought you'd retired years ago. Congratulations!
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