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WankeyDoodle Sun 12-Jul-15 12:30:32

Just had the most awful working experience of my life. Manager is two faced, bitches about everyone in the most ugly way, sets unrealistic workloads, changes your targets/job description all the time but then gets annoyed when you haven't done or have done what she changed her mind about, unapproachable, doesn't communicate and generally a nightmare to work for. The assistant manager is a control freak who interferes and changes spreadsheets/documents without telling you this creating a huge mess when you next come to it, will talk to you one day but not the next, tells you not to do something and then when it all goes Pete tong makes out like she knew nothing about it and you're the incompetent one. You barely leave your desk you have so much to do and looked down upon if you take your full lunch break or leave on time. Am I painting a picture...

Anyhow, I have a new job and tomorrow I can hand my notice in and finally be free from hell... Am I being unreasonable to ask for great ways to hand my notice in from you all... The team is so desperately unhappy under this leadership and no one has ever stood up for themselves... Should I? Or just leave very quietly..

Tia grin

alwaysaskingquestionz Sun 12-Jul-15 12:34:35

I would leave with your head held high and a massive grin on your face.. but not before arranging a meeting with HR manager during which you spill every bean there is to spill about your shitty experience.

Congrats on getting out!

fuzzywuzzy Sun 12-Jul-15 12:35:20

IME, never burn your bridges. I was bullied at work near the end of my employment with my previous employer.

I got a new job, and handed in a generic notice letter (I keep one on file and tailor it to wherever I'm handing my notice in), as soon as possible. Boss didn't think I was serious till a couple of weeks before I was about to leave and then he frantically attempted to get me to stay by offering me a raise & anything else I wanted.

I wanted to leave, & I did. But all very politely on my side.

Theselittlelightsaremine Sun 12-Jul-15 12:35:23

Dear boss one and boss two,

I wrote this leaving poem just for you, I have a new job, I'm out of here, I won't even bother to shed a tear, who ever it is you have in next, be nicer to them to they don't get vexted, then they won't leave so stuck you won't be without a good work mate or three.

DoreenLethal Sun 12-Jul-15 12:45:17

Just a letter. You never ever know when a dramatic exit can come to bite you later on.

ilovesooty Sun 12-Jul-15 12:48:05

Just send in a polite notice of your intention to terminate your employment. Nothing is to be gained from doing otherwise.

If you're offered an exit interview you can decide how to respond to the questions and discussion there.

DoTheDuckFace Sun 12-Jul-15 12:50:42

Tempting as it is, I think you should just be polite and dignified about it.

But purely for daydream purposes you could bake cakes and ice it with "Fuck you, you paid of incompetent bullies, I am off!!"

ftmsoon Sun 12-Jul-15 12:56:24

Agree with pp, you need to leave with a dignified silence. The only people that can justify leaving with a song and dance are lottery winners or others who can guarantee they will never have to work again.

namechangedincase23 Sun 12-Jul-15 12:57:12

Could you get a Barber Shop Quarter to sing "I fucking quit"?

Joking aside, I agree don't burn your bridges, hand in a professional letter and fantasise only about the rest.

Icimoi Sun 12-Jul-15 13:05:06

Bear in mind that, even if you don't need a reference for your next job, a future potential employer may phone this firm to ask about you.

LIZS Sun 12-Jul-15 13:07:07

Don't give them the satisfaction. Just spend your notice period grinning.

Anniegetyourgun Sun 12-Jul-15 13:15:44

Indeed. By all means think about wonderful creative ways to get over the message about what a miserable time you had there and how glad you are to be out of the door, but don't actually do them. You know what? The buggers aren't worth that much effort.

sashh Sun 12-Jul-15 14:43:21

The assistant manager is a control freak who interferes and changes spreadsheets/documents without telling you this creating a huge mess when you next come to it

So are they handling data in accordance with the DPA? You might wasnt to fill in the form for the data commissioner.

You might also want to 'track changes' on the spreadsheets, or back them up with a date and time to another file/folder.

I'd also leave a paper trail by emailing documents to either this manager with "Can I just confirm that..." to either this manager of to HR or to another person in the company.

But be professional until the end.

If you don't have to be there when she gets her comeuppance, a work colleague of mine's fiance applied for a job where she had been bullied, and spent the interview taking the piss out of the manager.

itsmeitscathy Sun 12-Jul-15 14:47:32

Def be professional but spill all in the exit interview

TheWitTank Sun 12-Jul-15 14:50:18

I had a similar shitty work place until I left last year in a trail of dust like road runner.
I was very polite, explained EXACTLY why I was going truthfully, I wasn't rude (even though I wanted to tell them to fuck the fuck off) and I left feeling 10ft tall. I'm happily settled in my current job and my exit interview made things a bit better for my old colleagues.

Sallyingforth Sun 12-Jul-15 14:50:22

You never know when you might want a reference from this firm.
Least said, soonest mended.

Finola1step Sun 12-Jul-15 14:50:49

By letter, short and to the point.
Say nothing to the 2 managers in question. If the ask about your reasons for leaving, where you are going etc just change the subject. This will really wind them up.

Walk away with your head held high.

cleanmyhouse Sun 12-Jul-15 14:54:05

i like the barber shop quartet idea.

DeladionInch Sun 12-Jul-15 14:58:23

Bake chocolate cupcakes for your last day. Ice two with chilli and Marmite and Worcester sauce buttercream. Enure those two are hand delivered while the rest of the office gush about he lovely cake

Not sure I'd have the guts to actually do it though!

CillaSlack Sun 12-Jul-15 15:00:13

I agree with others. Just give a brief resignation letter then be very cheerful for the next few weeks.
Good luck in your new role.

andadietcoke Sun 12-Jul-15 15:04:19

I'm waiting to hear about a job and have had similar fantasies. They're all that's getting me through the day at the moment.

PPs are right though, you'll need a reference from them.

As an aside, do you have to tell your old employer where you're going to be working?

CrystalHaze Sun 12-Jul-15 15:06:29

Just a letter. You never ever know when a dramatic exit can come to bite you later on.

^^ This. Be the bigger person, rather than trying to score points. You may well encounter these people again in the future. Just because they're twats doesn't mean you have to be one too.

VikingLady Sun 12-Jul-15 15:17:39

But fantasy-wise...... I'd send in a barbershop quartet to sing "Iiiiiiiiiii don't need to know you anymooooooooore!"

They'd blow raspberries at the end.

(That was my lottery win plan when I worked in shitty call centres). Loving being a sahm!)

SycamoreMum Sun 12-Jul-15 15:17:42

Do what I did, I handed in my notice and concluded everything. On my last day, I wrote emails saying goodbye to everyone, but the person high up in the company who made my life hell. Apparently, she wasn't happy about being excluded (told to me by my friend/colleague) and spent a few days in a huff especially when I declined to come in for drinks to say a final goodbye. I knew she'd be there to make my final hours miserable so I instead arranged something else outside of work with the colleagues who could make it, which made her hiss even more gringrin

acatcalledjohn Sun 12-Jul-15 15:25:43

But, the one thing you can get away with is: bake a leaving cake. Cut in half also you can ice the middle. Write a message in the middle layer of icing ("Fuck you, <insert managers' names>, you are two faced cunts and I wish you karma", or something like that). Then put the top back on.

Other than that, just hand in a letter. Play it safe for the official part.

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