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Old 19-06-2012, 18:14   #31
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Re: Confession... haven't told the boss yet... I am quitting to go sailing

I'm thinking of starting up a new company.
I know which of these posters I would hire
Yep --its a troll
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Old 19-06-2012, 18:16   #32
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I thought he was talking about not having told his wife he had bought a boat

Ditto!
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Old 19-06-2012, 18:22   #33
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Re: Confession... haven't told the boss yet... I am quitting to go sailing

But really, if you talk to the boss, tell him your plans and that you will be loyal till the end, taht you will train whomever he decides to replace you with, and you don't take too many of the new benefits, bridges will not be burned. On the other hand, you can talk about 'IF" if it don't work out well, can I come back? Or have you made plan B, C, and D yet? Many people take off, and then change their minds real quick. Marinas are full of boats for sale that have had this issue. Keeping your options open in always a good thing in my mind. Except for me, I am retired and I am out of here when the house sells! Just about giving it away now...
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Old 19-06-2012, 19:01   #34
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Re: Confession... haven't told the boss yet... I am quitting to go sailing

I went the leave of absence route, and after a year they made me an offer to come back I couldn't refuse. Two years later the company went under and I went off for good on a better boat. After a year of full time cruising, you will know whether you want to continue.
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Old 19-06-2012, 20:01   #35
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Speak frankly by Sept latest. Gives them a chance to offer you a lot more, is consistent with Director's responsibility and if they sack you quickly you will feel better about going. Suggest they incorporate a bonus for early departure notification in the next appointee's contract - improves things for both parties next time.
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Re: Confession... haven't told the boss yet... I am quitting to go sailing

Thanks for all the replys!!! I was really concerend about this, but now I feel better.

I have one rig project due in August and another due in October... so I will finish the project in August, then at the end of August tell them that I will see the project through thats due in October. Hopefully that will work out good.

But honestly... I cant WAIT for November...
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Old 21-06-2012, 23:49   #37
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Pete, how could you do this to me?

You're fired!
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Seriously, and as a Director, the comment earlier about whether you actually have a real stake and equity in the company is an important distinction. I would suspect that you don't, as if you did, you may already have an exit strategy defined in your job offer. Sometimes it's deferred comp, accelerated vesting options, or specific retention bonus provisions. If you don't have those types of protections, I'd give them 2 weeks, and an option to retain you as long as they need at $150-200/hr.
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I will definitely give them enough time to replace me... and as it is, there are a couple of underlying’s that have some great potential.

Its difficult , as you said Blue, knowing they have instructed me with a certain level of respect, and yet I will not be giving them the years that they are hoping to get out of me.

BUT, on the other hand I look at some of my fellow colleagues who have worked and worked for years and there is NO WAY their bodies would allow them to go off sailing.

It’s a tuff conundrum.

If you want to quit and go cruising .... go for it. if you want to keep working and accumulate a mountain of money and bigger/nicer boat.... Go for it.

But the physical condition of your coworkers is the result of them being couch potatoes. I am 57 and have a "fairly responsible" job. AND I still do whatever physical activity I want to do. Hell at 55 I paddled around Florida. If I need to go to a job site, I can still jump down into a ditch and get myself up without a problem. The point is that one just needs to take care of their body. I'm not talking going vegan, not drinking or smoking... Let's not get #%#! crazy, just take care of the machine.

Make the decision based on you, not them. But as a director they should get 60 days or more of notice. If your job is sensitive and they want to cut you loose early, that is their call.

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Re: Confession... haven't told the boss yet... I am quitting to go sailing

I plan on semi-retiring next year. I already told my boss about 2 months ago. We even discussed the possibility of me working 2 week stints every 3 or 4 months when he gets in a bind.
My current contract ended this past Monday. How well is he handling it? He got together with the Shell Pipeline project manager and they arranged a really sweet job for me to start in another week or so. No more offshore for a while, probably never. A great land job with lots of traveling and lots of time near home. Can even bring my wife with me. Couldn't be better.
They may appreciate the fact that you are giving them plenty of notice so that they can have you train your replacement and they may even find you a better job to fit both your plans and theirs.
On the other hand, they may give you your walking papers. You should have a better feeling about that than us.
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Re: Confession... haven't told the boss yet... I am quitting to go sailing

To the op., I didn't see where you stated the type of business you are in, I can only relate to my experience in the casino industry. I've climbed to director level, and am now back to being a happy dealer. The higher you climb, the closer to the door you get. Put on salary, meaning endless hours, married to a cell phone, very little increase in pay compared to hours worked, too much responsibility for one person, huge decrease in quality of life, less sleep and time for your self and family. Your situation could very well be way different. Being a happy poker dealer with little responsible has given me reason to hang in there a little while longer, for the sake of the cruising kitty. Oh the sacrifice one makes in the name of 'insurance benefits that is notihing more than smoke and mirrors. To quote one of my favorite lines of all time, from the movie 'Burlesque', when asked why she left her home town, Aguilar's character replied, "I looked around and didn't see anybody's life I wanted, so I split". So as I look around...
Only time can assure that the decisions we've made were the right ones. It's all so clear in the rear view mirror. Remember, 'time waits for no man'.
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Old 25-06-2012, 15:39   #41
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Re: Confession... haven't told the boss yet... I am quitting to go sailing

I only put in 2 weeks "notice" officially here at Boeing. My manager has known for quite awhile and was great with it. (He's also vice commodore of our yacht club!)

The hardest part, for me, was waiting that last 6 months and trying to keep focused at work. Daydreams of palm trees, work time spent on CF forums. lol Good luck to the OP!

So my last day is Friday, 30 June. The boat is loaded and ready and we depart 1 July. Hasta la vista!
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Re: Confession... haven't told the boss yet... I am quitting to go sailing

Personally I would want you out as soon as you could be replaced (if you are not part of the future you are part of history.......or summit ), and whether any overlap with your replacement is desirable would depend on the position.

So, I would give them whatever you are legally required to give up to the bye bye date that works for you. and not a second more. If they decide they can live without you ASAP then missing out on a couple of months money could well hit your plans.........if you are feeling nice you could always offer to stay on a bit longer than planned, even if you don't intend to making warm fuzzy noises sometimes makes things more pleasant.

If you are on 2 weeks notice and you are indispensable then they are idiots. Call it a free life lesson for them ......but are odds are that if on short notice that you ain't indispensable.
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Re: Confession... haven't told the boss yet... I am quitting to go sailing

riversandbar,

As you can see from the broad spectrum of replies to your original post, the business world works very differently depending on what market sector you are in, the size of the company, your working relationship with your boss, etc. Unfortunatlely, only you know all those facets so only you can choose the approach to take.

My suggestion, if in a smaller family type workplace, tell the boss soon so you both can negotiate a termination date and he/she won't feel like you bailed out prematurely. On the other hand, if you are in a large company where you are little more than just another number on the payroll, keep quiet until you are ready to walk out the door. My wife has told me several times that policy at her job is that when an employee gives two weeks notice they are given a box into which they pack up their personal items then are escorted out the building that same day.
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riversandbar,

As you can see from the broad spectrum of replies to your original post, the business world works very differently depending on what market sector you are in, the size of the company, your working relationship with your boss, etc. Unfortunatlely, only you know all those facets so only you can choose the approach to take.

Ditto.

How long have you been there?

How are you treated?

What is it you do?

Will customers suffer?

Will co-workers get injured?

We don't know diddly here.

More details and pics needed. Even if just of the boat.
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Re: Confession: Haven't told boss I'm quitting to go sailing

Thanks for ALL the reply’s... it’s very good food for thought.

I work in Oil Drilling rig manufacturing and am the “Director of Projects and Materials Management”.

So yes, if I leave abruptly it will have an impact. I have decided to finish out the rig we are currently working on which is due next month. Than give them notice that I will see them through the construction final phase of the next rig. This will give them approximately a 30 day notice.

There are no stocks or exit packages that were predefined in my role. So, I don’t feel that there was A GREAT incentive to give a long notice.

Plus I REALLY need a little time to finish some things on the boat before we head out.
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