RE: Layoff logistics and etiquette

Subject: RE: Layoff logistics and etiquette
From: "Maggie Secara" <maggiros2 -at- home -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 15:20:56 -0700

> [mailto:bounce-techwr-l-76230 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com]On Behalf Of Roy
> Jacobsen
> Sent: Monday, October 22, 2001 3:05 PM
> Subject: RE: Layoff logistics and etiquette
> The deal is this: it's the state law. (North Dakota is another one of
> those states.) I think the employers ask for the signed agreement to
> ensure that nobody thinks they're "entitled" to any kind of permanence
> in the employment.

That's it. The thing you sign is just an acknowlegement, not an agreement.
Refusing to sign wouldn't change anything.

> And even in those cases when they say you have to give them 2 weeks
> notice, IMO and IANAL, I think they're just asking you for the courtesy
> of the notice, and not that you're _required by law_ to give it.

I don't think it's very nice --or honest--to ask a courtesy one has no intention
of reciprocating. And since you signed the paper, you may be inclined to
believe you ARE required. (Funny how much more cynical I've gotten about
employers this year. ;)

Maggie Secara
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