Refuse to do any work after tender resignation letter....

I quite - Do you every quit your job or are you planned to quit your job?
@yspmyl (3438)
Malaysia
February 26, 2011 4:03am CST
Recently, I have one colleague have submitted her resignation letter, after she submitter the letter, many work that she supposed to complete within a certain period have not be done. There is this person who take over her job and found out that there are more work that have been left over and have not even started yet. How could a person stop doing all her duties when after she tendered her resignation letter? Since the company is still paying her until end of the month, don't you think that she should still do her work ask usual until the last day? What is your view on this? Will you just don't bother any more job that you supposed to do after you have tender your resignation letter? Will you feel guilty or uneasy if you are paid but did not do your job?
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14 responses
• Philippines
27 Feb 11
I know a lot of people who do that, but I think it's really the wrong mindset, because as you said, they are still being paid by the company, so they should still finish any pending items on their list. Plus, it's hard for those personnel who are still in the company, because they are forced to finish the task of other employees which really sucks.
@yspmyl (3438)
• Malaysia
1 Mar 11
Yeah, I really pity the person who are going to take over her job, there are too much of unfinished and incomplete task that the person have to figure out to what stage and what need to do. This is not only the mindset have got problem, but the person's attitude is having big problem too. She made everyone dislike her just because of what she did after she have tendered the resignation letter.
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• Philippines
1 Mar 11
That's really a sad thing, cause just when you're leaving, then you do something that will tarnish your reputation, and she will be forever known in your office as the one who did not finish her job after she tendered her resignation. Hehehe.
@yspmyl (3438)
• Malaysia
2 Mar 11
Yes, and now everyone hate her more than like her. Even now if she wants to pull back the resignation letter, I think no one will support her.
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@TrvlArrngr (4058)
• United States
26 Feb 11
I work in management and I know that whenever I give my notice, to leave the company, I am escorted out the door at that moment and paid for my 2 weeks notice to stay home. I knew this ahead of time when I left my last employer so I made sure that my desk was packed up and ready to go. Unfortunately, I could not tell my employees that I was giving notice so it was a shock to everyone. I helped open up the call center with over 200 employees in it. I asked the Director if it was at all possible to give me just one hour to go around and say goodbye and give hugs to people. He agreed since I was always a great employee. I even got a standing ovation when I walked out. It was heart wrenching to me. They are afraid that you will use that 2 week period to approach customers or steal information so they elect to pay you for your time and let you stay home. It gave me a nice break before I started my new job. For phone reps we let them stay but I usually find them busy work to do since I know their heart is not in their work and they will make many more errors. I have them catch us up on filing or reorganizing supplies or things along those lines.
@yspmyl (3438)
• Malaysia
28 Feb 11
It will be nice if the company is willing to pay you and ask you to leave the company earlier. Many company do this way just because they worried that like what you said that you might approach their customer and steal trade secret or information that is so important to the company. They would rather ask you to leave the company earlier than taking the risk of information leaks. And another thing some company may worried about is that some of the employee who are leaving might do something to sabotage the company operation.
@yspmyl (3438)
• Malaysia
1 Mar 11
Of course it will be nice to have extra time and also been paid for such a special vacation. Where on earth can we such a good opportunity.
@CJscott (4184)
• Canada
26 Feb 11
Most people in my profession, don't even bother to show up after giving the resignation. It is standard practice, and it hurts them more then it hurts us. We just work a little harder, and then move on, they lose credibility and a good reference. Sincerely and With Appreciation.
@yspmyl (3438)
• Malaysia
28 Feb 11
With that kind of attitude it shows that the person is really not a responsible person, if the new company ask for reference, he/she will definitely get a hits and will probably be jobless.
@CJscott (4184)
• Canada
1 Mar 11
If they bother to put down that job on their Resume, I know many people that don't list all the places they have worked.
@rameshchow (5284)
• India
26 Feb 11
The main intension of any management is "they want the cheap and best working capabilities employees". If they can do anything as per their wish. And on the time of tender writing they have put some conditions. In that management is having upper hand. So in this case also happened like that only.
@yspmyl (3438)
• Malaysia
28 Feb 11
You are right, all employee will want to get a cheap and with the good working capabilities employee, no company will want a lazy employee, that will definitely make loses to the company.
• India
1 Mar 11
And the employer also must do his work with dedication.
• Philippines
27 Feb 11
that's a very unfair and very unprofessional move by your colleague good thing she quit
@yspmyl (3438)
• Malaysia
1 Mar 11
Yeah, we all think that is good that she left the company since she is so lazy and not corporative, it is better not to have her as a colleague. Anyhow, she have just a few more day in the company, and after that we do not see a lazy people around the office anymore. We should organize a party to celebrate.
@marcmm (1806)
• Malaysia
27 Feb 11
A lot of people do that. Just getting lazy and goof off a lot. Always late, extended break time and so on you name it. But it just show unprofesionnalism. Eventhough we have tender our resign letter, we wasn't resign yet till the date we state that we are going to resign and that mean we are still need to work. It is annoying when we have somebody like that. When I was going to quit my previous job, I still work as usual with the same amount of effort and commitment. it is only on the last day after half of the night shift, I sleep on job.
@yspmyl (3438)
• Malaysia
1 Mar 11
Yes, that is really annoying especially when we need to use the computer, but she keep occupying the computer to surf the internet. And we have to ask her to go aside so that we can use the computer to work. I wonder why she can be such a person where that show that she is not a responsible person and that will affect her creditability. Why make everyone dislike her when she want to left, why not leave some good and nice memory so that we all can still be friend after that. To sleep on the job...I never do that before.
@madteaparty (2763)
• Japan
27 Feb 11
Well, I think that if you're gonna quit your job, there's no point on go on doing it anymore. I have always felt bothered by having to say with 15 days or even a month that you have to quit, but the company can fire you in the very same day instead, so we can consider this payback for unfair rules for the worker. If that person has decided not to do her work anymore as she has decided to quit, I applaud her.
@yspmyl (3438)
• Malaysia
28 Feb 11
Some people may think that after tendered the resignation mean that he/she can stop their work immediately. But this actually show that how irresponsible that person is. And that will definitely affect the person creditability and accountability in the future.
• Philippines
26 Feb 11
I would say it is wrong for her to not do the task she needed to. Even if she had rendered a resignation, she should do the task she should be doing until her last day. But I would be honest to admit that if I would be that person, since I already have submitted the resignation, I will probably feel less motivated to work and not care at all since I am leaving. Maybe she wanted to really get rid of the job and not enjoying it anymore. But I understand that it's gonna be unfair for the other workers who will be left doing things she is supposed to finish.
@yspmyl (3438)
• Malaysia
28 Feb 11
Yes, the person who take over her job have to finished more work that she have left over. At least she should do those uncompleted task where she supposed to do. How can she get the salary without doing any work at all. That is the attitude problem, and that will be carry to everywhere she go. That for me is a very bad example and bad attitude, why leave bad impression to your colleague and ex-company by showing that you are not a responsibility person?
26 Feb 11
she shouldn't stop doing her responsibilities in your office since her resignation hasn't taken effect yet. Resignation letters will take effect normally after 30 days upon notice.
@yspmyl (3438)
• Malaysia
28 Feb 11
I would say she shouldn't stop doing her responsibilities until her last working day in the company.
@aeiou78 (3457)
• Malaysia
26 Feb 11
She is doing right. Since she is leaving, she is not supposed to follow up or doing work anymore. The management should stop her from continuing her daily work too. During the period before her last day, she should liaison to someone to hand over everything until her last day.
@yspmyl (3438)
• Malaysia
28 Feb 11
I do not agree with that, even she have tendered the resignation letter, she should work till the last day. There are people who taking over here work, but since the person is still in the learning process, she should do the job and at the same time assist the person and teach the person on everything that she supposed to do, and not just sitting in front of the computer surfing internet without willing to do anything at all.
@wongchoiyee (7350)
• Malaysia
26 Feb 11
I won't feel uneasy and guilty of that because I know who made me resign. The work load is too much and environment of co-workers or bosses that made me leave. I wishes your friend good luck in her endeavour for a new job.
@yspmyl (3438)
• Malaysia
28 Feb 11
I believe in your case are different situation. My colleague resign on her own accord. And I think people who do not want to do their work after they tendered the resignation should be ask to leave earlier, they are not deserve to get the salary.
• United States
26 Feb 11
I have seen this happen many times before and shame really as we simply do not know when we have to look back. I mean the new job may not last forever and how can a person then receive a good reference if they leave a bad taste behind. I would say after tendering a resignation I would prefer to leave with a bang! Meaning do my best performance and this way if ever I need to come back, they would receive me with open arms, if ever I need a reference they would not hesitate and finally they would certainly come to appreciate me and perhaps miss me too. But unfortunately some people do not see past tomorrow and do not realize the consequences of their own actions.
@yspmyl (3438)
• Malaysia
28 Feb 11
Yes, you should maintain your performance even after you have tendered your resignation. You will never know when you will need a job back in the same company one day in the future. And many company will like to ask for reference of the previous company about the new employee, if you want to have a good mark from your previous employee, you should do your job until the last day. But there are people who do not feel shame if they getting the salary without doing anything at all. And they never think about their future...
@zralte (4186)
• India
26 Feb 11
I am shocked by your colleague's behaviour. If she does not want to do the job, why did she come to work then? So she submitted her resignation letter saying she would be out by two weeks or a month or whatever time frame it may be. It just shows that she really did not care about her job. Then again, most people are like that. My father-in-law never gives any one notice period. He just gives them their wages in lieu of notice. He said that if you give them notice, it gives them a chance to steal from you or make things bad for you. So if any of his employees handed in their resignation or he has to fire someone, he just let them go and pay them the two weeks wages.
@yspmyl (3438)
• Malaysia
28 Feb 11
That is what we have expected to happen on her, her performance was so poor that even the boss around, when she have nothing to do, she will surf the internet in front of the boss, she even play games during the working hour. So, it is not something new for us that she will do such a thing after she have tendered the resignation letter. I think you father in law did a good things to save the company from being sabotage. Many people who tender their resignation letter tend to do something bad including delete some important file on the computer. It is better to get rid of this kind of people as fast as possible.
@liuyh0619 (108)
• China
5 Mar 11
It's unprofessional. No matter what reason she submit the resignation letter, She should work more harder and hand over the work of that position well to the someone take over it. Unfortunately, many people of that situation are willing to stop working and like to see how mess the company is, which can prove to the company how important she is.