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  •  I had an employee leave this week (1+ / 0-)
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    Sparhawk

    zero notice.  Should I sue them because obviously they were so valuable to my business but I just couldn't see through the fog of exploitation?

    To you, I'm an atheist. To God, I'm the loyal opposition.” ― Woody Allen

    by soros on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 12:02:55 AM PDT

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    •  What makes you think... (2+ / 0-)
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      Words In Action, Klusterpuck

      you are owed anything at all from the employee? Have you ever fired an employee without notice? The employee effectively fired you as a boss. But you most likely have far more wealth than the employee who worked as you wage slave.

      Why should the employee consider your pain?

      I'm curious: How much was the employee paid?

      Are you actually thinking that the relationship was equal? Really?

      I've had a glass of two of champagne, so I'm in a good mood, by the way. ;)

      Heh.

      "In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act." -George Orwell

      by ZhenRen on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 12:12:12 AM PDT

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    •  Obviously you didn't have a very good rapport. (1+ / 0-)
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      In all my years of business with literally over a thousand employees, I didn't have more than a handful like that.

      I always talked to them up front, said, "look, I understand people change their minds about jobs. If you get to the point you feel you need, don't just disappear. Talk to me and we'll work something out so you can look for a job and I can prepare for your departure. That and developing a relationship based on trust pretty much always does it."

      Let me guess, you always give them two weeks notice (and or a severance) when you let them go... Somehow, that doesn't sound like you.

      What's the point of letting neoliberals into the tent when neoliberalism is burning down the campground?

      by Words In Action on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 07:17:57 AM PDT

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