In the good old days, it was polite for employees to give their bosses a heads-up two weeks before bidding farewell.
However, with workers deciding to give the bare minimum effort on their way out, many companies have adopted a “sayonara” policy and immediately terminate employees upon receiving notice.
According to Yahoo! Life, this change stems from the growing distrust between workers and employers.
Employers are paranoid about departing and potentially disgruntled employees having access to confidential information.
It’s a Sticky Situation For Employees and Employers Alike
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This puts employees in a sticky situation.
On the one hand, they’re expected to be courteous and give notice.
But on the other hand, they might lose two weeks’ worth of hard-earned pay.
It’s no wonder that a woman named D’Shonda recently appeared on the ‘Women of Tmro (WOT)’ podcast and proclaimed her disbelief in the whole two-week notice tradition.
In a TikTok video shared by podcast host Jasmine Milan, D’Shonda asked why job leavers give employers a heads-up while employers conveniently forget about common courtesy.
“If you were going to fire me or lay me off, you would let me know that same day.”
D’Shonda then explained that she believes in reciprocity, giving employers the same respect they show her.
D’Shonda shed light on the lack of loyalty organizations have for their employees, tossing out examples of how being blindsided by a firing can wreak havoc on someone’s life.
From caring for children and elderly family members to grappling with disabilities, families, and housing insecurity, the consequences can be severe.
D’Shonda declared that she wants to receive the same respect and loyalty from a brand they demand from her.
The podcast host, Milan, echoed her sentiments, hoping their message reaches every HR office and inspires them to treat employees with the same consideration and courtesy employers expect.
Do you agree that the employee-employer relationship is lopsided?