Has anyone else been part of a "forced resignation"?
February 3,2023 at 2:49AM UTC
My boss had a negative perf review for me 2 months ago, despite the other reviews coming in positive (we did several reviews per person). Told me he would "accept my resignation" upon transition of work to a colleague, or when I found a new role. I did not agree to that email, but did a clean transition, documented several policies for the company, and tried to be super positive despite losing my job.
This happened right before Thanksgiving, and while I've had promising interviews, no role or job yet. The company downgraded me from "salary" to "hourly" this month, documented as a "change in hours" with nothing else, and did not have any work for me- literally silence on my emails and Teams chats. I turned in a timesheet for the last 2 weeks of Jan with just a couple of hours.
Boss then sent me a letter Jan 30th which stated I was "voluntarily resigning" and I would "hold the company harmless" from defamation. Not a bi-lateral clause, but one-way only. I redlined it with edits, removing the "I am voluntarily resigning" and putting in place "at the request of management, I resign my role", and added "both parties.... will not defame...". Sent it back, requesting we both agree to changes, and sign.
HR person reaches to me and says "this is standard, we won't / can't change". Um, yes, yes you can. Boss won't make the changes in writing, but the very bottom of the letter says "you as employee don't need to sign this, but by receipt you acknowledge it". Um, NO I DON'T.
I technically never resigned.
Said email goodbyes to co-workers, all systems were shut off midnight Jan 31st by company.
Boss wants to "talk on the phone" about it. I need this sh*(&[email protected]*(
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