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Has anyone who worked for Gannett on this blog retired without giving notice?Any repercussions I should prepare for?
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3:35 and everyone else, here' s some advice:You will save yourself a lot of work if you stop looking for new names to call each other (3:35's latest one: calling people "minus").Ditto for earlier ones: "bitch," "zeros," "trolls," "lemmings," etc.I'm also now adding to the list: "BBB" and other variations on Maryam Banikarim's name.
AMEN Jim, bad enough company treating us like crap, don't need wannabe's name calling also
Finally, Jim. And here comes 5:40 to start some more name-calling! What a blog.Jim, have you thought about getting some help? Maybe you could be featured in a program like Blog Rescue.
Much appreciated. I enjoy good-spirited differences (what was once termed "debate"). But the derisive name-calling? I tune out what the point was they were trying to make (and I'm interested!). It's amazing: here are adults in a serious profession, or some aspect of it, unable to pass on middle-school babel.There's some good stuff here, con and pro, when reasoned. Sadly, there were such buzzwords (i.e., "zero," et. al. (Me my superiors smirkingly addressed me in front of the rest of the department as "Homeless" while I had framed awards for job performance at my workstation).It's same type of ugly person that pops up on this blog, and I'm glad you're fed up with this name-calling as well.
He's not, though. He allows it when it suits his agenda.He has never been savvy enough to figure out that allowing it selectively has only fueled the rebellion. (Jim's rebellion is on the Bay of Pigs scale -- historically embarrassing.)
I know of several that gave notice on Monday that Friday would be their last day. You wouldn't want to give too much advance notice. What is the benefit to retire?
At our property we've had people resign who we're going to competing media and STILL had to work the 2 weeks!
After giving a two week notice, I was then ask to clean out my desk and leave the same day. Cool, I received check for a payment of two weeks on the next pay date. Then the icing on the cake was another check received for my "time earned" (retirement) about a month later. No complaints here!
Yep. There was a local star at my site. Cute as hell. Not qualified for her position but she was a good schmoozer. She gave notice to her trusted ilk, standard operating procedure. Said ilk escorted her out immediately. Immediately. Then when she returned to get her things, there was a security guard for this former champion nof all things Gannett. Just pathetic.Everyone saw it, that's the deal.Later, others who left didn't bother with the "giving notice" deal to save the humiliation.
So no hitch with receiving the retirement cash in a timely manner then??...( I'm guessing you did have to go to the website and apply for it, etc.)...Trying to assess how much cash to have on hand before the retirement money would appear, which would be needed pretty quickly...A month is doable...6 months not so much.
My experience is it'll take more than a month, probably less than two though.My question for 3:04 is why would you retire without giving notice? Two weeks notice is the professional thing to do. Plus, if you're worried about transition cash till you get your retirement money, I'd think that last two weeks pay would help.
Whether you resign or retire, you still get your retirement money, so why would one retire over resign?
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