"I got another job offer for a position that paid about 50% more than what I was currently making. My supervisor made a counteroffer that more than matched it - I just had to jump through some paperwork formalities. That paperwork gets dragged out for about 2 months, when I'm told that the supervisor didn't have the authority to make that kind of counteroffer. Instead I was told 10%, take it or leave it. I had the offer in writing but it wasn't an official document - fighting it would have been a long uphill battle. I took the 10%, found another job, and left without helping train a replacement with no f--ks given. New job was even higher than the original offer, so it all worked out" (Source).
"Last job (I now run my own business). I quit and gave my boss 30 days notice. I timed this, politely, on the beginning of our pay cycle. Because I'm nice. Figured it was easier on everyone with the paper work.
He calls me up at 8am on the end of the first 2 weeks (payday). 'I'm only paying you 50% for the next (last) 2 weeks' Even though I had in email confirmation of my expectation to work and be paid for 30 days. 'Okay' I said, 'I'll only work 50%'. He was shocked when I only worked 4 hours a day for the next two weeks" (Source).
"One spring morning my city was hit with a freak snowstorm right before morning rush hour. Several inches of wet snow fell quickly and snarled traffic all over town. At the major insurance company I worked for at the time, about 1/3 of the staff said screw it and just stayed home. The rest of us all arrived for work anywhere from one to three hours late. In the days following the storm, all the people who stayed home were stressed about how the company would deal with the unexcused absences. They were all hoping they would catch a break and be allowed to use a vacation day instead of being docked a day's pay and getting dinged on their next performance review. When the next payday came around, we got a memo with our stubs explaining that all the employees who stayed home would be given an excused absence and paid in full, while the rest of us were docked for the time we were late for work. This happened thirty years ago, and I still can't talk about it without sputtering. Yes, this really happened. I only remember that it was spring 1987, and my half-a--ed search of historical weather data shows it was probably April 1, 1987. To clarify, the employees who stayed home didn't even have to burn a vacation or sick day, they were given a bonus paid day off. The company was Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kentucky, now known as Anthem. Sorry to all the others who had similar stories to share; I feel your pain. Thanks very much for the gold" (Source).
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