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Old 01-06-2016, 08:41 AM
 
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I have worked for two extremely large corporations in my life, and I'm currently on layoff from my current position. I have 5 years of recall rights, and based on 30 years of history, it's fairly certain I'll be called back within that time frame. I I'm in contact with my manager every 4 months for an update. He wants to bring me back, but he can only do it when the work picks up. ( It's a union Defense contractor job)

So in the meantime I am stuck working somewhere else while I wait. The position sucks, the pay and bene's suck, and the management and engineering teams operate on a bullying system. Its just a very small company.

I am actively seeking other positions, and I could technically live off my savings for a month or two, even though that's not the best decision, there are days around here where the treatment is so bad that I just feel like walking out. And there this with everybody, so it's not personal.

If I were to walk out of here, and also never use them as a reference, what would the ramifications be? Would any other employers ever find that out if I never said anything?
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Old 01-06-2016, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Just make one friend at the company who can be a reference and you are good to go.
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Old 01-06-2016, 11:11 AM
 
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The majority of background checks wouldn't locate the job in question. How long have you been there? I'd rather have something lined up rather than just walk out the door because you don't know how long it will take you to get another job.
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Old 01-06-2016, 11:13 AM
 
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Just make one friend at the company who can be a reference and you are good to go.
Not necessarily so. It depends on who is doing the hiring wants to speak with. We don't want to speak with your friends, we want to speak with your supervisor.
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Old 01-06-2016, 01:44 PM
 
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^ I have no problem with being honest. I will not let them, or at least request, that they don't call this place. I'll tell anyone ( in a professional manner) how horrible the place is, it can be backed up on Glassdoor, and give good references from two previous long term positions.

It's one thing to stick it out, and that's what I am doing because it's the right thing, but it's another to put up with bullying, demeaning behavior from supervision, and general negativity from fellow coworkers "just because that's the way it is in this place".

There must be some line between professionalism and self-respect.
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Old 01-06-2016, 02:51 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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F em, If they are as bad as you say, they don't deserve your respect or 2 week notice. You'll be fine.
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Old 01-08-2016, 06:29 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I walked out of a job years back because of very poor conditions and issues with management. It was a nightmare. Just make sure your financialy stable to handle it, 1 to 2 months savings isnt a lot when you have no other job lined up. I was able to walk out because I had a good savings and support system then. There was never any ramifications from me walking out, I have gained employment many times since without question and always left it off the resume.
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