RE: When you hear the Axe in the dark...

Subject: RE: When you hear the Axe in the dark...
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2007 13:16:32 -0700

John Posada wrote:

> Has anyone ever handed in a resignation, then be given a
> better offer to stay, and not found out that it was just a
> stall until a replacement could be found and you were shown the door?

Not very likely. If you walk away, you're not eligible for unemployment
compensation. If you're "shown the door," you are eligible -- unless
you punch the boss, steal equipment, or otherwise give them an excuse to
fire you "with cause" during the interim.

Those unemployment benefits come out of the company's pocket. Here in
Colorado, it happens indirectly -- for all but new companies, the
unemployment tax rate is "experience-based," and adjusted upward to
recapture the benefits paid to the comany's ex-employees (plus
administrative overhead). In other states, the details may differ, but I
suspect the net effect is about the same.

Bottom line: even if they're scum, this trick could cost them much more
than it's worth.


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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