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let go from a job last minute #4562868
11/03/17 10:35 AM
11/03/17 10:35 AM
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97prizm Offline OP
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Hi all,

Worked 6 months for a small independent car dealership, that at times were slow but weren't horrible. Worked a whole day then the manager who is good said I wasn't fired but "let go as they were strapped for cash, and can't afford me." Anyone else have this happen to them? I guess the business "hemorrhaged money last quarter." This explains the bank coming by. It was a little sudden though, wouldn't most places give you a heads up?


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Re: let go from a job last minute [Re: 97prizm] #4562871
11/03/17 10:42 AM
11/03/17 10:42 AM
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Midwest, Illinois
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Never a heads up when letting someone go.
The last job they do can come back and haunt for a long time depending on the client.

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Re: let go from a job last minute [Re: 97prizm] #4562872
11/03/17 10:43 AM
11/03/17 10:43 AM
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Are you eligible for unemployment? 6 months sounds suspiciously close to a time period when one would be eligible for it.


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Re: let go from a job last minute [Re: 97prizm] #4562874
11/03/17 10:44 AM
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I had a job that laid me off during the middle of the day, middle of the week. They went under a month later.

I guess it's up to the company whether or not they give you a warning. If I was going to be fired, fire me right away and don't wait till a Friday afternoon.


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Re: let go from a job last minute [Re: 97prizm] #4562879
11/03/17 10:50 AM
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It is funny that employees are expected to give 2 weeks notice but employers generally give none, although you will generally get at least two weeks pay afterwards in my industry.


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Re: let go from a job last minute [Re: 97prizm] #4562885
11/03/17 10:57 AM
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For a budget layoff, they usually wont let you know ahead of time. Employee could sabotage the company, steal documents, damage things, etc.


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Re: let go from a job last minute [Re: 97prizm] #4562887
11/03/17 10:58 AM
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You are the fall guy for bad management. Owners should talk to Richard Rawlings for a garage rehab . Look at the positive. They could have kept you, then say they can't pay you. You end up spending money suing them for back pay. Cutting you loose with a check is probably for the best. Try a larger dealership, you have a history on your resume now. I'm sure they will give you a referral.


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Re: let go from a job last minute [Re: Virtus_Probi] #4562890
11/03/17 11:00 AM
11/03/17 11:00 AM
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Iowegia - USA
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Originally Posted By: Virtus_Probi
It is funny that employees are expected to give 2 weeks notice but employers generally give none, although you will generally get at least two weeks pay afterwards in my industry.


We live in a state where no notice (RTW) is required by either party.

I did exactly that when I retired from the last Aerospace company.

I came in to the office, grabbed my personal stuff, walked out and called the second level manager and said "bye, been nice to know you and the work has fun."

Had the shoe been on the other foot, they would have never thought twice about walking me out the door.

Last edited by MolaKule; 11/03/17 11:02 AM.

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Re: let go from a job last minute [Re: 97prizm] #4562892
11/03/17 11:03 AM
11/03/17 11:03 AM
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Giving 2 weeks is a courtesy. if you have another job lined up to go the next day so be it. I have no qualms about no notice.

If you have been with the company for years they can be courteous and offer severance, but usually they will just cut you loose without notice. Unless its a family business, the employee is a commodity to the business and you will usually be treated as such.

Last edited by Smokescreen; 11/03/17 11:05 AM.

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Re: let go from a job last minute [Re: 97prizm] #4562900
11/03/17 11:12 AM
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Giving 2 weeks notice, or whatever the HR department has determined, is not only a courtesy but also risk management. In the HR world, they will check with previous employers to see if you are the right candidate for the job. They are restricted from asking too many questions so the industry standard is "Would you hire them back?".
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If the answer is no then they will not offer you the job.
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If you do not give the 2 weeks notice, you will be marked as "non-rehirable" in your HR file and the answer to the prospective employer's "hire back" question will be "no". So you will be a tainted good for a long time.

Re: let go from a job last minute [Re: 97prizm] #4562920
11/03/17 11:40 AM
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It sucks but you'll find another job soon.

Re: let go from a job last minute [Re: 97prizm] #4562938
11/03/17 11:52 AM
11/03/17 11:52 AM
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Yep. I was let go from my very first corporate job many years ago that way. My manager walked me into his manager's office after lunch on a Friday to tell me my job was no longer. ~50 people lost their jobs that day, with many in the following few days. It was a heartbreaking experience that I wasn't expecting.


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Re: let go from a job last minute [Re: 97prizm] #4562951
11/03/17 12:00 PM
11/03/17 12:00 PM
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Columbus,Nebraska
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It's not a reflection of you as a person. Just the way things are. B-D, a major supplier of medical syringes, is investing sixty million in our local facility to switch over from glass to plastic syringes. The company has partnered with our local junior college to get current workforce trained on the new equipment. Going back to school seems to be worse than being unemployed to some employees as they have turned down the opportunity for training and will be without a job by 2020. I have a hard time understanding that.

Re: let go from a job last minute [Re: beanoil] #4562965
11/03/17 12:15 PM
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Lawyer and HR types have advised to not let folks know unless you are willing to keep them on payroll and assist in job searching even in that case they are told spend your last 120 days looking for work not working here

Re: let go from a job last minute [Re: Virtus_Probi] #4562970
11/03/17 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted By: Virtus_Probi
It is funny that employees are expected to give 2 weeks notice but employers generally give none, although you will generally get at least two weeks pay afterwards in my industry.


If they give you two weeks of pay that's not bad right? A lot of times they don't want employees to have bad feeling to sabotage things so they rather you not stick around.

The same goes for moving to a competitor, they tend to walk you out right away when you give two weeks notice and pay you two weeks. I know people who intentionally say they are going to competitor, get 2 weeks of pay, and then show up the next day at another company (may not even be a competitor).

Last edited by PandaBear; 11/03/17 12:27 PM.

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