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Employee leaves company without serving notice period after boss 'belittles' and mistreats them

The employee was going to serve the notice period after putting their resignation but their boss started acting unprofessional at the workplace.

Employee leaves company without serving notice period after boss 'belittles' and mistreats them
Representative Cover Image Source: (L) Pexels | Nicola Barts; (R) Reddit | u/PublicFleshlight64

It is expected from employees to keep their ears open and understand everything said to them. Transparency is very crucial in the employer-employee relationship. But sometimes, this transparency is twisted by employers by giving off wrong information to rattle employees. It is what happened with u/PublicFleshlight64. In times of a downturn, many companies come forward to give a heads-up to their employees due to goodwill and loyalty. Therefore, the employee thought their supervisor's instructions were a heads-up they needed to look for other opportunities. But, little did they know it was a tactic to shake them up, and the employer did not expect the employee to actually search. But, in a spectacular turn of events, they did, and the whole mess unfolded.

Representative Image Source: Pexels/ Nicola Barts
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Nicola Barts

The employee explains they were employed in a company for 10 years. They worked diligently and respected their supervisors. One day, their direct supervisor called them and asked them to "write a very detailed list of all the systems I'm responsible for and how to care for them." The supervisor 'indicated' this was done as a safety measure since the company was facing loss. By having the list and knowing the method to follow, they wanted to prepare the establishment to function without some employees. The employee did as they were told and prepared the list with all the required information to the best of their ability.

Image Source: Pexels/ Photo by fauxels
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Photo by fauxels

The employee took the warning seriously. They thought since they had to give up the way they maintained the systems, their job was in danger. Somewhere, they were glad that the company of 10 years gave them a hint rather than breaking the news as a shock. Therefore, the user began to put feelers out and submitted applications to open positions. Fortunately, they found a great job and promptly submitted their resignation. They were willing to comply with the notice period.

As the company received their resignation letter, all hell broke loose. In the employee's own words, the "management starts acting like children." The employee was constantly threatened on the job that they were making a massive mistake by leaving the establishment. The employee lost it after encountering their boss, who belittled them and made them feel as if they were being disloyal by seeking employment somewhere else. It hurt the employee and they decided not to complete the notice period.

The new company accepted the employee immediately. Even after the user went away, the previous employers did not stop their childish behavior. They sent him a letter effectively banning them from the property for a year. The turn of events left a bad taste in the employee's mouth. They had a relationship of 10 years and rather than end it on a good note, the employers resorted to disrespectful means.

Image Source: Reddit/u/EasternShade
Image Source: Reddit/u/EasternShade


Image Source: Reddit/u/Noobeaterz
Image Source: Reddit/u/Noobeaterz


The comment section congratulated the employee on the new beginning and gave their opinions about the situation. u/DpressedAndStresd identified one of the reasons behind the company's rude behavior, "but but how are we supposed to make you train your replacement!?" u/PretendAd8816 shared how they would not have been so obedient, "That would have been the worst manual ever written if it was me. Like the kind where it doesn't even show the same product and the directions are clearly translated from Chinese by someone who barely speaks English."

Editor's note: This article was originally published on September 20, 2023. It has since been updated.

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