View Full Version : Resign and watch people freak out

08-12-2008, 09:13 PM
Wow. You never know your true value until you decide to leave.

I was offered a new job with more pay here in Dallas. In fact it is with a different company in the same building I already work in.

I give my 2 weeks notice yesterday. Wow, I never, ever expected the reaction I got. :scared1:

My boss's boss took me out to lunch today to basically, "what's it going to take to make you stay". It was hinted that they could double the increase I'm getting at the new place. If that's the case then why the hell ain't I already making that much. :confused3

As I was leaving work today I get a phone call from my boss's boss's boss's secretary. I have a meeting with the boss's boss's boss first thing in the morning.

I guess I can't complain. It's nice to be needed, I guess.

08-12-2008, 09:21 PM
Congrats on the new job (or maybe a better old one)!

What gets me is how come you had to quit before they realize how valuable you are? Why couldn't they have offered you the better pay before you turned in you notice! Maybe then you wouldn't have even considered another job. But you can always tell them if I "STAY" then you "PAY"! :rotfl:

08-12-2008, 09:23 PM
Congrats to you...milk it for all its worth!!!

Just Beachy
08-12-2008, 09:24 PM
Good for you! Good luck! I hope you get what you want from them.:thumbsup2

08-12-2008, 09:31 PM
Milk it for MORE than it's worth! Make them scream in pain!

08-12-2008, 09:43 PM
Boy, if that would only work in the school system.....:lmao:

private sector people can get away with such things...

08-12-2008, 10:12 PM
It's still a shame that you have to leave in order for the employer to express the desire to keep you. They won't tell how much they want you, because then you might want more money. They only say it after you go.

The sad part is that they won't learn from this. Somewhere down the road they will have another person leaving, and they'll do this all over again. I guess I'd never be a good executive. For some reason I don't see the merit of staying in that cycle.


08-12-2008, 11:25 PM
just be careful, often they will bump you up for the short term while they search for your replacement.

08-13-2008, 01:38 AM
This reminded me of a lady I use to work with, she brought her bible every single day and would read it while on breaks and what not and would alway have an uplifting word from God, one day she came in and my manager made her mad, and she quit and thru that bible in his face and told him to $ off. Priceless! :lmao:

08-13-2008, 02:14 AM
Worked for Aunt Esther also.

Born 2 Fish
08-13-2008, 06:04 AM
When you have that meeting, tell him, "Let me hear you squeal like a pig !"

08-13-2008, 06:15 AM
Whatever your boss's, boss's, boss offers - GET IT IN WRITING (the pay part at least)!!! I had this happen when I worked at the telco. Six months after getting the new position, the department was moved to another state & I was sent back to the old position at the old rate of pay.:eek:

08-13-2008, 08:33 AM
Unfortunately, that seems to be the game that all businesses play. It sucks that you haven't been making the biggest bucks this whole time....but it is nice to find out just how much they want to keep you! At this meeting you have, don't be intimidated by the boss' boss' boss~ you've got the upper hand in this situation and the security of another position. That's not a bad place to be in! Congratulations!

I guess this means the NRV is totally out? :sad2:

08-13-2008, 08:50 AM
Don't forget in the negotiations that you need on the clock Dis time.;)

08-13-2008, 11:36 AM
Keep us posted Mike. I want to know how this works out for you...

08-13-2008, 12:28 PM
I think you need to throw in a gauranteed 2 week fort vacation every year!

08-13-2008, 08:00 PM
Well my talk went pretty well this morning. I threw out a number and said I wanted to be moved into our development organization. I know I can get the latter, it's just a question of how close they can get to my number. I think if it was up to some of my coworkers it'd be "Give him whatever the hell he wants and don't let him leave":lmao:

If I could get them to pay for the annual Fort trip that would be great. :cool1:Actually with the profit sharing bonuses that we have been getting the last several years I guess that does pay for the trip. Having enough vacation time isn't a problem, it's being able to take the time off uninterrupted. I currently have 47 days accrued and earn 2 days a month.

Yes AMI the NRV looks like it is out. The position that I interviewed for up there has never reopened, in fact the group that I talked to was sold to another company last month.

Squeal like a pig. Man you guys can be too funny sometimes.

08-14-2008, 09:06 AM
Just be careful staying. Many employers will get you to stay while they search for you replacement since "you are committed enough to the company to start looking in the first place". I made it a point to leave if I tell them I'm leaving for this very reason.

08-14-2008, 04:04 PM
When you have that meeting, tell him, "Let me hear you squeal like a pig !"

WOW! Didn't see that coming.

08-14-2008, 06:06 PM
Definitely leave if you gave your notice. Last company I worked for, I gave them 30 days notice that after my wedding I would be leaving. (Don't ever give that big of a notice BTW.) The next week they told me just to leave that day as they had already found my replacement. Well, the week before I had spent a lot of time making a detailed report for the next person of how I had everything set up and exactly what was where and how to format the engineerng reports. How to run the program (can't remember the program), etc. Well, I "accidentally" deleted right before I ran a backup of the entire computer system (no backup copy). Ooops, sorry! I think that is the most vengeful thing I ever did. I thought about doing worse, but showed great restraint I think.:mad:

08-14-2008, 09:01 PM
Ive quit my job 3 times and have been fired twice....I gave a 45 second warning 2 of the three times I quit, gave a weeks notice on the 3rd....went begging back withing the week after I left. The 2 times they fired me I was back working with them within the month....nothing like stability!!! Of all the quitting and firing...Ive never gotten a raise...in fact....the first 5 years they used to pay me a small nightly income and give me vacations and bonuses from time to time....NOW, I dont even get a thank you for letting us bend you over, they dont pay the DJs ANYTHING anymore. We're now "independant contractors" and only make what we can get out of the dancers....Maybe I'll quit tonight....naaah....I'll just get drunk instead!!!

08-14-2008, 09:32 PM
Wow, when did they stop paying the DJs? I used to hit Bourbon St from time to time and never even thought about it. Of course I was in the middle, not at the "ends" where it gets really "creative" down there. I was more of a Cat's Meow and Pat O's kind of girl. Of course, some of the clubs down there change names more than I could keep up with. I generally levitated to where the loudest music was coming from. The DJs make the place. Without DJs, noone would even bother to come in.

To bring this back into the job topic, we used to go there after work a lot when I was delivering pizzas in college. There and Denim and Diamonds at the Galleria, remember that palce??? How about Mustang Sally's on Williams? Don't know why those places closed down? Lot's of good times there. OK, now I know why I should NOT move back to New Orleans.

08-14-2008, 11:19 PM
I'm really not concerned about "retribution" so to speak. This kind of thing happens more often than you'd think in this business.

I've got a meeting in the morning to discuss their counter-offer so we'll see how things go.

08-15-2008, 05:03 PM
Sooo....how'd it go, Mike???

Sandra...Denim & Diamonds!!??!! MAn...I havent thought about that place in years!!! Mustang Sally closed due to lack of business....the last year I lived in Kenner had gotten so bad, well...lets say the biggest part of the people that lived in that area were not your typical "country music" fans..It was a big club though and really nice atmosphere. Pat Os will never go through a name change...but the company that owns Hustler also owns Cats now. Do you remember Kenny Vincents South Side?
Oh...and they stopped paying us right after the hurricane....they knew there was no market for DJs....so if a DJ wanted to work, theyd supply the equipment, but no longer supply any pay....it was pretty insulting at first, but I stuck to it and got used to it. Some of the smaller "hole in the wall" clubs pay the DJ a little bit, but they cant get the girls in large enough amounts to justify not paying a DJ.

08-15-2008, 07:17 PM
Rog, I would head to D&D around 11pm and leave when it closed. Sometimes we would head to the quarter after that have breakfast at Denny's (corner of vets and I10, I know not very good, but only place open) and make it home for dawn. Ahhh, the good ole days. I was tamer in the Mustang days. Was home before 1am usually. Hmm, oh well, I have enough kids to keep my life interesting now. Our idea of dancing all night is putting on radio disney, putting the little one on the coffee table and jamming til 10:30pm. :dance3: boy am I living dangerously now. :banana:

08-15-2008, 08:34 PM
Well I will not be leaving my current company after all. I didn't get everything I wanted, but I got enough to make me stay. The additional incentive brings my pay increases in the last 6 months to 23%. So I guess its not all bad.