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16 Apr 12 #324319 by leftwondering
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So there you are working away at your job.
It''s OK, though you''ve been there awhile.
From time to time you have the occassional glance at the Situations Vacant section as you are reading the newspaper.
You think about things for a few months and decide it''s maybe time for a change?
You put your CV in with an online agency.
You start getting some emails from the agency with details of possible vacancies.
Of course you keep this to yourself when talking with your supervisor or boss.
You smile and say "Yeah, things are going great".
Some interviews are then lined up, so you make some excuses about having to take the morning off for a Doctor''s Appointment, or have to leave early ''cos you''ve got to pick up your folks from the station etc etc.
Of course you still maintain good relationships with your Company, smiling and making sure they know you are still a keen employee...and you know the current project you are working on is really important to them and reassure them that all is going well.
You definitely never complain about anything or start slacking in case you get fired!
If your mobile goes off with an incoming text you glance at it quickly and say "Oh it''s just something about my house insurance renewal"..and then delete it.
You attend an interview with an outfit which looks really good and are offered the job.
A bit scary, ''cos you''re not sure how it''s gonna work out, but it certainly looks more interesting than the job you have.
Then you take the leap and sign the contract.
Next day you go into your work and hand your letter of resignation in.
Your boss is shocked!
"But, but...I thought you were happy here and we''ve got that important project you ''re working on....."
You say " Stuff it! I''ve ALWAYS hated working here. I''ve got a better job now and I''m leaving."
"But how come you never mentioned you were unhappy with things before?", says the boss. "We could have come to some sort of mutually agreeable solution surely? You are a very highly valued member of staff here and to leave us now would cause us a really big problem with the project..Wouldn''t you like to discuss things and see what we can do to make you happy?"
You say " Naw..stuffit...I''ve had it with this outfit. I''m OUT! Off to a better Company who will treat me a LOT better than you AND their offices look a lot swankier than this dump."

Does that scenario sound familiar?


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16 Apr 12 #324321 by maisymoos
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Yeah I suppose the only difference is you have to give notice and stick it out for 4 more weeks unless you have been really cunning and saved up your holiday:laugh:

I wonder if we will be asked to give our exs a reference for their new career/life - ooohhh wouldn''t that be fab!!

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