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Old 05-13-2019, 12:57 PM
 
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And people complain about working here in the USA lol
Yeah I was looking into Germany and it's a similar situation. But if that's the case OP shouldn't be able to get fired so easily. Usually it goes both ways. Right to work is not all that common outside of USA.
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Old 05-13-2019, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Leave. He can go pound sand.
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Old 05-13-2019, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Won't let you go? Are you nuts? When the day comes you walk out the freakin' door and say "Bye, bye, boss."


smh
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Old 05-13-2019, 10:07 PM
 
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If your employer contract says two weeks notice and you gave two weeks notice, you're all good. Leave after notice period.
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Old 05-14-2019, 10:58 AM
 
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He's not the boss of you. Go if you have another opportunity waiting.
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Yeah I was looking into Germany and it's a similar situation. But if that's the case OP shouldn't be able to get fired so easily. Usually it goes both ways. Right to work is not all that common outside of USA.
Just to clarify, right to work means being able to work without being forced to join a union. At-Will employment is the right for employer or employee to terminate employment.
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:12 AM
 
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Yep, slavery's illegal. Only you can decided whether niceties such as a good reference (which are limited anyway - the worst they are allowed to say is that you left without notice) and some idea of returning to work there trump taking a much better position you've already been offered.

I'd say be polite and move on, without worrying about your old employer being upset in any way.


Do you know this to be the rule in the OP's country? The OP is not in the US (where that is not actually a rule, by the way), so we don't know what applies in his/her case.


In any event, while US employers often choose not to provide references or only give start/end dates and whether the employee left without notice, they are not limited by law to that information. They can say whatever they want to about a former employee without repercussions as long as it is true.
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:42 AM
 
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Just QUIT and walk out!

Why are you waiting? Your old boss does not OWN you
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Old 05-14-2019, 01:19 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Do you know this to be the rule in the OP's country? The OP is not in the US (where that is not actually a rule, by the way), so we don't know what applies in his/her case.


In any event, while US employers often choose not to provide references or only give start/end dates and whether the employee left without notice, they are not limited by law to that information. They can say whatever they want to about a former employee without repercussions as long as it is true.
My daughter used to work at the local Walmart. She was a great employee, always works. Customers always left praise to the manager; she even got recognized a few times for how she went above and beyond. One or 2 managers didn't like her because she was friends with the guy that built bikes. I don't know what the managers relationship with bike guy was.

They fired her for petty crap like picking up the phone to help someone and once in person after she punched out. What broke their back was she had to go in late for a WIC appointment.

2 years later she reapplies to Walmart. They sent her to a store 20 minutes away because she had worked in that store selling Comcast. They knew she was a hard worker. Everything was going great until one of the local Walmart managers found out she was hired there; they started trash talking her to where one manager didn't like her all of a sudden. Long story short, they cut her hours; the manager that doesn't like her was in her face; she quit.

You just never know who is going to give negative feedback.
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Old 05-14-2019, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Elgin, IL
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A) You are not a slave. Your employer does not own you. Grow a pair and leave. I wouldn't even give two weeks if they behaved like that.


B) You say you've already accepted an offer. So why are they now asking for a reference from your current employer? You tell them that your current employer did not take the resignation well and that you have accepted their offer and will start on May XX.
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