Things that make you think "WTF??"

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July 6th, 2017 at 1:47:33 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Nareed
Well, R. showed up a few hours ago, without warning. he told me what happened.


Does anyone here know what Nareed does
for a living? It's obviously office work, but
do they sell widgets, or what. It's never
mentioned.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
July 6th, 2017 at 4:53:20 PM permalink
Fleastiff
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Quote: Evenbob
Does anyone here know what Nareed does for a living?
I'm sure we all do, but that is a question best addressed solely to Nareed.
July 7th, 2017 at 2:33:29 PM permalink
DRich
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Quote: Nareed
Well, R. showed up a few hours ago, without warning. he told me what happened. Man, it sucks. Worse that they just let him go without a few weeks' notice, given he's been working here for over 5 years. That's no way to treat a good employee.



Wow, I don't know any companies that give an employee notice when terminating them. Many will give an extra few weeks of pay but no one wants a terminated employee killing morale and possibly harming the company in other ways. When I have to terminate people I require that they are supervised from the time of notice until they exit the building. It can be awkward standing there while they clean out their office.
July 7th, 2017 at 3:14:19 PM permalink
Nareed
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Quote: DRich
Wow, I don't know any companies that give an employee notice when terminating them.


An employee who's been loyal, productive and an asset to the team for five years, deserves a little notice. Also it gets you time for the employee to hand over their tasks and pending matters to someone else.
If Trump where half as smart as he thinks he is, he'd be twice as smart as he really is.
July 7th, 2017 at 3:23:03 PM permalink
Dalex64
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Quote: DRich
Wow, I don't know any companies that give an employee notice when terminating them. Many will give an extra few weeks of pay but no one wants a terminated employee killing morale and possibly harming the company in other ways. When I have to terminate people I require that they are supervised from the time of notice until they exit the building. It can be awkward standing there while they clean out their office.


It has been done both with and without notice where I work.

I think generally, when a position is being eliminated, it is with notice. When a person is just let go for whatever reason and their position is to be re-filled, it is without notice and with an escort.
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts." Daniel Patrick Moynihan
July 7th, 2017 at 3:31:01 PM permalink
Fleastiff
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It used to be that an employee was expected to give two weeks notice and the company usually would too although sometimes it was an extra two weeks salary in lieu of notice but for a long time now everyone gets the employee in, takes away parking and access cards, changes passwords and escorts them around the office or even boxes things up for them rather than even letting them return to their cubicle/office/whatever.

One Chicago law firm was famous for giving two cardboard boxes to any of their new associates who failed to pass the bar exam and having them leave thirty minutes after the results were posted. I've seen attorneys go out the door two hours after the insurance company said they would no longer pay the bills. I've seen law firms promise 'permanent' positions but knowingly were hiring for one case only and if that one case settled the 'permanent' hires were out at the end of that day.

Loyalty is for days gone by. So is honesty.
July 7th, 2017 at 4:17:46 PM permalink
Nareed
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I got a really moronic survey request from my bank the other day. I deleted it. i got several more. so I answered it.

They wanted to know, get this, whether I'd recommend the branch I went to to friends or family.

Now, why would I recommend a bank branch? People visit the bank for five main reasons: 1) to straighten out a problem, 2) to make a payment, 3) to make a deposit, 4) to withdraw money (yours or someone else's through a check, payment order, etc.), 5) to close or open an account.

What branch do you visit? well the one for the bank the service is for and past that, the one that's closest to your home or office (or, given the case, the one that opens Saturdays).

Would i recommend a bank? Sure. But in the end all cause problems, just some more than others.
If Trump where half as smart as he thinks he is, he'd be twice as smart as he really is.
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