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For many people, to not give 2 weeks notice is taboo.

I have done it before, in fact, I did it with the company I was at before my current one. As with most things, there is a time and place for everything. As with my last, this company I am with now has turned into a total bummer for me. Almost all of the engineers spend more time working on counter productive solutions for everything.

In the tech industry, it's important that you keep up on the current technologies. Especially since they are changing so fast and often. In the year I have put in with this company, I have turned down a number of very lucrative offers because I had a positive outlook on things.

Since it isn't always smart to just leave your post without having something else lined up...

:crackup:

Done!

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I have quit only once and I gave a two-day verbal notice to my manager. I said "in two days I will have accepted a job offer from a competing company". And then I did accept and I was escorted out.


What kind of tech job are you doing?
 

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I didnt give my 2 weeks at my first 2 jobs, both before i was 18. But since then, i have always given my 2 weeks. I think it depends on the job though. My last job that i worked for was a small company, and they really depended on me, and i was a big part of the company. So i could not feel right with myself without giving them my 2 weeks. And it has worked out pretty good, because i have been able to help them out when i have down time with my current job to keep myself busy, and i know i always have a job with them if this one doesnt work out.
 

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I have quit only once and I gave a two-day verbal notice to my manager. I said "in two days I will have accepted a job offer from a competing company". And then I did accept and I was escorted out.


What kind of tech job are you doing?
Currently my title is Software Engineer... But I am now going to be on a long term contract doing UI/UX Development for a large company. Technically, it's what I do now, the only difference is that at my current company, your voice isn't heard. Not even when you have loads more experience in certain areas than other people.

It might have been in the occupation thread, but what do you do?

With this contract, my income increased dramatically.
 

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Yeah that's a totally different world than what I'm doing right now.
With the company I'm leaving, I'm doing embedded development using web technologies. I worked with another developer to engineer a part of the application framework using pure JavaScript.

They tried having me own the application build process (using ant) and I spoke my mind about it. Their response was, "We need all hands on deck." Really? There are about 20 other engineers who have the experience in that area who would be a better fit. My strong areas are in UI/UX and User Interaction.

I swear, one day I'm going to just quit IT and become a farmer.
 

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They tried having me own the application build process (using ant) and I spoke my mind about it. Their response was, "We need all hands on deck." Really? There are about 20 other engineers who have the experience in that area who would be a better fit. My strong areas are in UI/UX and User Interaction.
That sucks. The ironic part here is that UIs don't seem to be getting enough attention, while they are probably the number 1 reason why people don't want to use given product...


I swear, one day I'm going to just quit IT and become a farmer.
One guy from our company did exactly that. He went to Washington or Oregon to work on some organic farm (if I remember correctly). I told him that it's awesome, and that when I retire I'm going to flush my smartphone down the toilet.. lol
 

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I quit effective immediately at the last job that I had. It helps that the main reason for quitting was that I wasn't getting paid on time.

If I'm not getting paid on time, then sorry, but I won't be coming to work on time, effective immediately and henceforth.

Best career decision ever.
 

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Yeah that's a totally different world than what I'm doing right now.
With the company I'm leaving, I'm doing embedded development using web technologies. I worked with another developer to engineer a part of the application framework using pure JavaScript.

They tried having me own the application build process (using ant) and I spoke my mind about it. Their response was, "We need all hands on deck." Really? There are about 20 other engineers who have the experience in that area who would be a better fit. My strong areas are in UI/UX and User Interaction.

I swear, one day I'm going to just quit IT and become a farmer.
In the same boat I need to find an out from this technical business and just Farm or something to much stress especially in my business where #s is the big thing and your Customer is Cisco and Motorola everyone panics because they pay us good well the company at least. :badteeth:


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In the same boat I need to find an out from this technical business and just Farm or something to much stress especially in my business where #s is the big thing and your Customer is Cisco and Motorola everyone panics because they pay us good well the company at least. :badteeth:


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The money has a good amount of reason for me not giving a 2 week notice.
I normally don't talk finances with people... But if you had a chance to make about $45k a year more than you're currently making, you'd do it too! :dontknow:

Taxes are going to be interesting.


I have busted my butt for years and since moving to Texas, have settled down and made some major life changes, like getting married and having two step kids. It's time I stash away some funds and take a well needed vacation.

Dammit...lol
 
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