LoL I got canned today

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  1. Philip_G

    Philip_G Producer

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    I gave my 2 weeks notice last week, so today they drag me into a room and advise me that "they've decided to move my last day up to today"

    so I say "then you're terminating me"

    and he's like "no, once you give us notice it's our option to move your last day up"

    LOL

    I mean come on, if you want to fire me at least have the balls to admit it. Mind you this is the same job that adds up my quoted "salary" as my actual pay, plus all the required taxes that they pay on my behalf, plus all the benefits they pay, and use this inflated figure to offer people jobs.
    Good riddance.
     
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  3. Philip_G

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    of course they are, I didn't mean to imply differently. they're prefectly within their right to make my last day any day they choose, notice or no notice with an at will contract. However, it's still a termination [​IMG]
     
  4. Mike Voigt

    Mike Voigt Supporting Actor

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    In some places, you're protected - as far as your wages go - through the last day of your notice.

    In other words, they essentially give you a paid vacation for the last part.

    Might want to check into that.

    Mike
     
  5. Todd K

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    Yeah, look on the bright side, you get to sleep in tommorrow.


    Also look into unemployment compensation laws. If you can be considered to have left involuntarily you can probably get benefits.
     
  6. Kirk Gunn

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    So..... did they pay you for the last 2 weeks ?

    My old company used to do this with sales reps. Didn't want them fishing the records for leads at their next job. Paid them their base salary for the next 2 weeks, and escorted them out the door within minutes of giving their notice.
     
  7. Glenn Overholt

    Glenn Overholt Producer

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    Yep, listen to Kirk - and they have like 48 hours to get you your check.

    Glenn
     
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    Patrick_S Producer
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  9. Sean Conklin

    Sean Conklin Screenwriter

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    Yeah I got fired today too Philip.
     
  10. Philip_G

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    No, in the state of ND they have until the next normal payroll run to cut me a check. Oregon was 48 hours, here is much more "the man" friendly.

    I'm quite sure I can get unemployement for my time. I'll go do that tomorrow as they didn't pay me jack crap. I have an idea that is the reason for his little speech, to make me think I can't apply for unemployment, which will come out of their pocket.

    I'm sorry to hear that sean [​IMG] best of luck to you in your job search [​IMG]
     
  11. David Preston

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    My work place does the same thing for management employees. My guess is they think if you are quiting soon you won't put 100% effort in the job or just don't care and you could wind up messing up production. For hourly people they let them work it out for the whole notice. Good luck.
     
  12. Todd Hochard

    Todd Hochard Cinematographer

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  13. Bill Lucas

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    Todd,

    You are correct. Unemployment is for involuntary loss of employment, not for those that resign without a new job. Typically sales people are not allowed to work out a notice nor are those whose "attitude" during the notice period is not deemed to be good. For some reason, I think that may be the case in this situation. [​IMG]
     
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    It is very common for an employee who has resigned to be relieved of his duties immediately.
     
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  17. Philip_G

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    I must not have been clear. I gave notice on friday and was let go monday, sans my two weeks pay. I was available for work for another full 2 weeks but was terminated without pay.
     
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    I'm pretty sure they need to pay you for the remaining 2 weeks. I'd check the law on this one.

    brent
     
  19. Philip_G

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    in ND I really doubt it, I suppose it would vary from state to state
     
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