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11 January 2005 @ 09:43 am
So Wrong, And Yet So Right For Each Other  

I talked to the HR guy about the paperwork that I signed. He agreed that correspondences to me should be directed to the building I actually work in, and not one that's fourty miles away. He also confirmed that since California is at-will, I can leave at any point in time. It just means that if I don't give thirty days' notice, I don't get any severance. If I do give thirty days' notice then I still get my severance, even if it's under the three month period.

(This, of course, means that it's likely I will either give thrity days' notice, or I will give same-day notice. Giving two weeks' is more professional, but ultimately, what will I do in two weeks that I haven't already done?)

Chatting with him was fun. I feel sorry for him, since he joined the company literally days before the merger was announced. His boss actually told him, "well, you're screwed." What a joy.

But anyway, he mentioned that technologically, we're ahead of The Buying Company.

*pauses for a moment to let that sink in*

Yes, my company -- the one that won't move off of Windows '95, a non-supported, ten year old operating system -- is technologically ahead of The Buying Company. We have e-mail. We have databases. This is progress.

I have never been so relieved to be leaving anywhere in my life. Even The New Company is totally not a good place for me. It's great for my old company. But, really, *really* not at all for me.
Current Mood: chipperchipper
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Sandpanthersandpanther on January 11th, 2005 09:57 pm (UTC)
Hippity-hoppity. Come to me, my lovely new job!!
Erraticaroseembolism on January 11th, 2005 09:56 pm (UTC)
I have to wonder if he knew what the 30 days notice rules are, because he's looked them up for himself. Then again, if he's that new, he probably doesn't have any benefits to lose. Poor guy.

And...Windows 95? Ow. I hated that OS back when it was new. Surely these two companies deserve each other. And you have my even greater sympathies for having to work at that place.
Sandpanthersandpanther on January 11th, 2005 09:58 pm (UTC)
Surely these two companies deserve each other.

It's a match made in... somewhere I hope I never have the bad karma to be. Ever.

And on the bright side, it sounds like I am being escorted out because I have too much clue to work for Even More Technologically Backward Company, for which I am grateful.