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Old 11-26-2018, 01:33 PM   #21
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I had a nice couple weeks, stayed w*rking but... Despite my manager not removing my root level security I refused to make any system changes. Used word and email only.
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Old 11-26-2018, 01:37 PM   #22
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Don't say anything negative, there is nothing to be gained. Just smile broadly as you walk out the door.
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Old 11-26-2018, 01:40 PM   #23
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On my last day there was nobody in the office as usual. One of the sales guys drove me home.

No biggie.
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Old 11-26-2018, 02:02 PM   #24
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No danger, but a long experience. Two years of shutting down 2400 sales units... 1984-1985. Office in Chicago, flying to every state except Nebraska... sometimes away from home for a few weeks at a time.
It was sadness, instead of danger, 'cuz I was going through the notification process, with many, many people I had worked with over 20 years. Lots of mom and pop operations, and about 500 company catalog stores, with 5 to 20 employees. Many of these people I had hired along the way.

The only saving grace was that when all of the store were closed, I'd be out of a job. Knew that from day 1. Lots of emotion, but it was done by choice. Hearing the news from a friend was easier than just getting a phone call or a notice from headquarters. The best part was where the mom and pop operations meant changing a lifestyle at a mostly later age, I was able to help relocate many of these couples with letters of recommendation, or resettling them in an allied profession.

The 2 years gave me time to plan and operate my own business, and...meant no more commute into Chicago.
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Old 11-26-2018, 04:15 PM   #25
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I let my boss and a couple practice leaders who I regularly did work for that I planned to leave in early November and said that I was flexible on the timing and wanted to leave in a way that we all could be happy with. From there we just worked out a date and exit plan. As it worked out I had a lot of projects that were wrapping up and for those that would extend beyond when I would be there we transitioned them to other people.

I stopped working in late December and was "on vacation" other than to respond to some occasional emails or phone calls. My last day on payroll was the following February 1 as I recall... that resulted in my being on their health plan through the end of February.
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The dangers of ‘checking out’

Checking out to me means “i am soo ready to be done” I will not
Say anything negative to anyone - not my style
Not finish my work - again not my style
As to training anyone I cant teach what took me so many years to learn. Though I’ve tried.

We are a big group they managed before I came I suspect they will be just fine after I’m gone
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Old 11-26-2018, 05:21 PM   #27
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Well, your attitude is certainly already out the door.
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