Just handed in resignation – little rant!

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I hear you. Last year, I left a job I’d been at for pretty much my entire “adult” working life, and working out my 4-week notice was incredibly awkward. My boss started pointedly ignoring me the moment I put in my notice and only spoke to me when absolutely necessary, which I really wouldn’t have cared about but it was painfully obvious to everyone else. Now, this lady wasn’t the one who hired me–I had been in the department longer than anybody else, including her, so it wasn’t like we’d worked together for years and years and I suddenly decided to jump ship. The reason I left was (mostly) to do with her unprofessional attitude so I guess I should have expected it, but…yeah. I breathed a huge sigh of relief at 5 pm on my last day there. You’ll get through it, I promise, even though it seems like forever right now.

Post # 4
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4894 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@UKbee:  Hang in there, it’ll be ok. I had a similar problem, and when I finally turned in my notice I felt like it was going to be super awkward. In the end, it was only slightly weird and they were minimally rude in the weeks leading up to my end date. 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

Yuck, that sounds like an annoying situation. It’s a shame your co-worker blabbed.

Your boss is probably upset that he has to replace you and is taking out his frustration onto you.

Just remember this is temporary, and you’re on your way to bigger and better things!

You don’t owe them anything- you gave your notice and you are training the next person…so you really don’t owe them anything more.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

 In 2013 i started my dream job at a veterinary practise. The owner and manager was like a role model to be and real life inspiration that good things happen to good poeple. Well a couple of months later it turned out we arent a good fit since the owner would INSIST that we are foremost friends, then employer/employee and she would share intimate details with me over her life, and other people in the practise! Hardcore gossip sometimes, like that one of the employees’s bf had hepatitis and the employee had to be tested. This set of a chain reaction of ppl freaking out and said employee feeling super embarassed. (this emploee shared this infor with her employer under the agreement that it was a private, friends discussion, yeah!).

Anyway there were many flaws in the way the practise was managed and in the end the owner pushed me out – she would call meeetings and not invite me to them. Then i noticed others from the staff knew thigns i had discussed in private with the owner in her role as my employer (like me not being happy with certian policies- like grossly overcharging and making up prices for products on the get go), and then she just told me to go home and hand over my keys, terminatign my empoyment.

I’ve never felt so awkward and so punished in my life!

Long story short – the work place enviroment goes to hell once ANYBODY gets the idea you dont like it there or that you are leaving. I felt like a leper…

 

Post # 7
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1327 posts
Bumble bee

I hear ya.  Just take it as a lesson well-learned – don’t ever confide in anyone at work for private matters, especially if you’re thinking about switching jobs!  It doesn’t mean that you can’t make friends, but you should always maintain a distance because technically anyone at work can screw you over – inadvertently or purposely. 

Congratulations & good luck on your new position!

(I also sort of handed in my 4 weeks a couple weeks ago and am looking forward to a new start, too! :D)

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