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If Stan said so, it must be done.
I have to agree with commando1 and would advise you to take the job at the jail with the insurance. I am guessing the pay rate is similar or even better at the jail, so that would be icing on the cake. I would also bet the working conditions are better. Go for it, and congratulations!!!
As much as I hate to say it, the jail deal is probably better. I'd take it too, based on insurance (obviously) and I'll bet it has other bennies like a 401K etc. Most car shops are going to offer a paycheck and that's about it. They are quick to hire and quick to fire... The jail will probably have some security (no pun intended).
I bet you grinned as you typed
@bulldogchesty I agree with the others... aside from bene's and better security... there might even be opportunity to move into other Gov jobs as an internal candidate... you might wind up with a pension.
I know nothing about the hot rod shop you work at, but from what I've seen, too many of those businesses are not known for taking good care of their cheaper help. They might have one guy they can't figure out how to live without, but the rest of their crews tend be disposable.
I know of one up here that fired their entire low paid crew once they figured out how to get local auto students to do free internships (washing cars and other grunt stuff... as I understand it some even got to wrench on customer's cars for free)
Thanks all for the input.
I just gave my notice to the Rod shop where I was working. I was told to leave right then. Now I am out of a job waiting on the job from the jail. This really sucks.
It was the right thing to do giving notice however your employer's reaction was unprofessional and should validate your decision to leave. A respectable employer trying to minimise turnover would have done an exit interview and tried to end the employment relationship on a positive note.
No exit interview exposes their lack of professionalism.
The "leave immediately" is common nowadays for many reasons. Don't let that bother you. I've been through it a few times. It just validated my decision to move on.
It's not uncommon to have someone leave immediately when they give notice. It's often done to minimize problems. If it was "get out of here", because that's how they do things, you're better off leaving right then.
Sorry about that... not too uncommon, so don't take it personally. The boneheads I've worked for usually didn't accept notice and did the same thing. Had one time, I didn't expect it to be accepted, I had my job queue emptied and was ready to go... they accepted two weeks, so I then told the guy "sorry, I didn't really mean that... you've never taken two weeks from anyone else."
Good luck in prison...
I did like what I did there, they always criticized what I did, and never gave me any kind of inspiration. It seems like they didn't like what they do. My wife always says, " not my circus, not my monkeys.
Just got my tool box and my last check. All went well.
Some employers are like you said
The moment you give notice they walk you out thinking you may do more harm than good
Glad things are working out for you
In some (but not a lot of) ways it's better to tell the person to clean out their locker right away. A lot of tools and other valuables can easily make their way out of the building.
It's a judgement call.
Bulldog is pretty shady looking....
The company I retired from had a variable exit policy. If you were leaving to go elsewhere, they helped you gather your belongings and led you out the door. If you were retiring you stayed until the date you gave them, unless they found a replacement for you before then. I gave them a months notice and stayed until that date.
During the mass lay-offs under the previous administration our company had Pinkerton Agents in the building for security. One stood with the HR person as people cleared out their office. Just one keystroke by an angry employee can do a lot of damage. I was locked out of my workstation pc half hour after I gave notice at one place.
In the car business you are walked out after giving notice if you are going to a competing Dealer as no customer wants to buy from a guy who is not going to be there next week when they come out of the ether....if you are retiring you get promoted to shuttle driver
Got the notice from the state that I start Aug. 10th. I will let you all know how it goes.