BJ'S BLOG 05/30/14 "Working After Giving Notice"
I hope you all excited for the weekend, Rock-A-Holics…because it’s time to get back to work. We need everyone here early for some Group Therapy!
Getting to work is the problem on Ann’s mind as well: she recently gave two weeks’ notice at her current job. In return, her employer scheduled her for seven days of work in a row, including all of Memorial Day weekend. It’s a jerk move, there’s no doubt about it.
Ann’s friends and family were pretty much unanimous in thinking (and telling Ann) that she shouldn’t let her current employer do that to her. Some even suggested that she just quit the job altogether, but Ann felt like she would be compromising her own integrity to refuse the work.
Y’know, I am always confused by people who get angry about the work schedules of their friends and family members. Kids have to eat, bills have to be paid, and those things only happen because people go to work and make money. Sometimes, that work involves less-than-convenient hours, long shifts, and even spending a holiday weekend with your nose to the grindstone.
I admire Ann’s integrity, but I do hope that she isn’t just holding on for a good exit review. Personally, I think the idea of waiting around just to get a high-praise recommendation is a lost concept. It’s like a human Yelp review – ultimately, a letter of recommendation isn’t going to sway potential employers. It’s all about who you are, and what you can do.
What can YOU do to advise this hard-working lady? I’m curious to hear your answers since the weekend is upon us…or maybe you have to work Saturday and Sunday. I’d like to hear from all sides on this one!
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