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  1. #1
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    Never had any employer do this. turned in notice that I was going to be leaving and that I would finish out pay period. got almost home that day office calls tells me I need to bring in truck and phone that day. seems odd been working there six years with no problems. anyone else ever have employer do that to them when you turned in weeks notice?

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    Maybe they expected it and had somebody waiting for your job.
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    nobody waiting for job they had just given out flyers to post in parts house to find people.already short handed.

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    Yep - turned in notice in D.C. area and they said to drop the truck off immediatly---turned around and dropped it---no loss besides theirs.
    Rather be golfing!

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    gave a 2 weeks notice on a friday once,got my brain into working a 2 weeks to tie up loose ends...went in monday with weeks paper work "empty your truck out now" they have to get the last word.they could of called me up over the weekend and said the same thing with no problem you gave it to them and they get the last parting shot..."this is the business we have choosen" Godfather II
    "when in doubt...jump it out" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1qEZHhJubY

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    It's almost the norm in the corporate world...If you worked in an office, you'd be escorted out by Security

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    They would rather tell their customers that you are gone.That way they don't risk you tarnishing the companys name, or taking clients to your new company.

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    They didn't have to worry about me tarnishing their rep. they did that all on their own. I was worried about my rep. because of working for them.
    Rather be golfing!

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    Last time that happened to me, I got "payment in lieu of notice": Two weeks of paid vacation. I believe that's what it said on the GA Dept of Labor paperwork.

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    Its quite typical of companies these days- used to be the norm for managers or sales people.

    Now its the norm for a whole lotta people.

    They want the last word
    I always clean out my truck ahead of time expecting this to happen- I also set it up so that the new co can take me on right away if needed or I get a week or two off for hols " I really clean out my truck in anticipation" if you know what I mean

    The thing is that you would have already done the "damage" preping to poach customers before hand or copied "sensetive" info already so its really a moot point.
    If the co give you the door when you give notice then I would assume they owe you the noticwe period in wages
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    yes I cleaned truck out and copied important numbers out of nextel with anticipation of buttoning up loose ends with minimum tools.

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    BTW I called new company and started today. and other company said they would pay me for unused vacation time

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    I would consider yourself lucky.It could have been a long two weeks.They kept me for the two weeks to try to get me to change my mind. It made me so sick I had to use up my sick time.Just kidding about the sick time I toughed it out.Have you heard of the saying "don't burn your bridges".

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