(Closed) I've gotten two pretty ridiculous requests from boss since I put in notice

posted 4 years ago in Career
Post # 3
1019 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Haha, I’m glad you said no! I kind of panicked for a minute before I read the end and thought you had agreed! Your boss sounds absolutely nuts. Congrats on the new job!

Post # 4
2534 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Good for you!
I held my breath for a second there too – she’s not actually going to say yes to this??
But you didn’t, and you’re getting out of there, woo hoo!

Post # 5
4442 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@regit45:  Ummm WHATTTTTTT


Post # 6
13102 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Wow!  I’m glad you said “no” to those ridiculous requests!

Post # 7
4529 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I had a boss act like that when I put in notice once. Not only that, it wasn’t even a 2 week, it was “I-can-stay-as-long-as-you-need-OR-2-weeks.” He ended up saying to finish out the week. I’m like oh, ok cool.

…then he refused to send me my last paycheck. His reason? I didn’t give a two weeks notice. You’re right, dude: I gave you up to a MONTH! He held onto it until I got our attorney to send him a nice letter. It showed up shortly after that.

Post # 8
1719 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@regit45:  That’s insane!  I’m glad you said no.

Post # 9
628 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I would report that to HR. That is intimidation and harrassment. She has abolutely no business knowing what your new job is paying you.

Post # 10
3573 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m glad you got out. I also spent nine months working for a delusional whackjob. Don’t miss that place one bit! Good for you for saying “no.”

Post # 11
7455 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@regit45:  WHAT????? Especially that first one. Good riddance.

Post # 12
3260 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@regit45:  While I understand your boss is bad to work for, and so you don’t want to help her out, these are both entirely normal requests.  Normally it would be to update the job description that’s on file already, but I gues there isn’t one.

As far as doing the job description before you go, well, your boss gets to decide what tasks to assign you while you are still working there, and being paid.  So, if that’s what the boss wants you to do one day, then that’s what you do that day.

As for going back to train your replacement, that one is less common, but still normal, and reasonable (assuming they’re talking about paying you).  That, however, is after you’ll have left the company, and so it is entirely up to you.  Since you would be doing this after officially leaving, I would figure out how much money it would take, per day, to get you back into the terrible office, and prepare a quote, and say you’ll come in as a consultant for X days, for Y dollars.

If you had been fired, these would have been inappropriate requests, but since you’re leaving of your own accord, there is nothing insulting, or inappropriate about asking for your help, and expertise, in finding and training your replacement.  It is, in fact, a vote of confidence in your abilities.

Post # 13
8704 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Is the first one maybe bc she can offer you more? My old company did that to an employee and then they offered her more money bc they actually liked her.

Post # 14
859 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

WOW! Sorry but that first request is rude and the second is stupid.  Glad you said no

Post # 15
3260 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@lh526:  This is neither intimidation, nor harrassment, unless it was a screaming fit of “WELL YOU’D BETTER WRITE A JOB DESCRIPTION, AND COME BACK TO TRAIN YOUR REPLACEMENT YOU LOUSY QUITTER!” and/or if there was an ultimatium like “If you don’t do it, I won’t give you a reference!”

Now, OP should keep in mind, for her next position, what “and she was even helpful with the transition process” will sound like when her next employer researches her references.

Post # 16
2440 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@regit45:  I would have laughed in her face and walked my happy ass home. XD

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