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Wow how the attitudes have changed

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by PalmettoStatesport, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. Gave my notice the first part of the month and have been treated like absolute shit ever since. Wow, at least they show their true feelings before I leave.
  2. JR

    JR Active Member

    At least they didn't escort you out the door--on the spot.
  3. sartrean

    sartrean Member

    I don't know why they'd treat you like shit. Your replacement will make less than you, and they'll train him or her to do more than you currently do. They should be happy you quit. In fact, at my last shop, the publisher regularly perused J-schools all over the nation, hoping to replace his current staff with cheaper labor.
  4. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    They're just pissed that you're escaping wherever you are for a better job while they're still stuck there slaving away and will have to pick up your workload after you leave until they hire a replacement.
  5. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

    I've found the opposite to be true. I've given notice at two jobs, one a summer type job and my first j-job, and people's attitudes completely changed in a positive way. Maybe it's because they knew they didn't have to deal with me anymore, but everyone was pleasant and generally left me alone, which is the way I like it.
  6. It probably depends on how long you've been there and how much people like you. When I gave notice that I was leaving my last job after 3.5 years they threw me a party and bought me a going-away gift. I assume it would be the same at my current shop if I were to serve notice tomorrow.
  7. FreddiePatek

    FreddiePatek Active Member

    EStreetJoe ... I am smitten by your avatar ...
  8. Taylee

    Taylee Member

    Such is life.
    Good companies. Shitty companies.
    Good bosses. Shitty bosses.
    Key is to still bust your ass for the remainder of your time.

    First boss told me the most important time with a company was your first two weeks and your last two weeks because it's the first impression and the final impression on the people you've worked with. That may be a bit of a stretch, but the point worth noting is not to set yourself on cruise control for the time you have left. Others will notice.
    Have had a couple guys do it and immediately lost respect for them.
  9. villageidiot

    villageidiot Member

    Yep, the same old sad story.

    Say you've got a 10-man staff.

    Copy editor leaves.

    Others pick up slack and manage to get paper out.

    Management: Yeah, we're gonna need you to just keep doing that. Keep up the hard work.

    Agate clerk leaves.

    Management: Yeah, we're gonna need you to ...

    Agreed, though, at least you gave them a two-week notice. I'll be going out in a blaze of glory one of these days. I've got a t-ball bat by my desk.

    Voice over intercom system: ATS is down. E-mail is down. Please sit tight. Corporate has been advised.

    Time: 10:35. Computer screen: busted!

    They'll be escorting me out, and, just so they know, I'll be taking that bat with me.
  10. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    A couple of jobs I left, they were sad to see me go. One of them, they danced on my grave. Just depends on the people, and in part on the role one had.
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