Thread regarding Xerox Corp. layoffs

Giving a reason for leaving?

Finally, after months of looking for a job, I got a good chance and I need to give a notice. Friends find it weird, but it’s hard for me to give notice as well. Instead of looking forward to my new job, I'll probably have stomach cramps until I'm completely out of here. I don’t know if I should state the reasons at all?

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Post ID: @OP+1aTXfOND

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"If you hate all your coworkers and all your managers, almost certainly you are the problem."

Sorry but I agree with the poster that prompted your comment (@4wpp+1aTXfOND)

He is depicting the way things are in the present days. And you sir either have rose colored glasses on or are an a-s kissing employee that thinks a-s kissing is the way to get ahead. Wake up dude!!!

Managers that are to weak to "buck" the system and pass the cr-p along to their employees should be shown the door!!!

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Post ID: @8fif+1aTXfOND

"If I was interviewing at a new place I would run as fast as possible away from that place if I saw previous managers and/or cr---y coworkers. "

That's a terrible attitude.

The vast majority of Xerox people are in the same boat you are. Whether you are a person with no direct reports, or the first or second line manager, there is little they can do to change the ship's direction. They are working with what they have, and that's it. Sure you may have a manager or two that you hate, but from my experience most are no different than you and have their own concerns with Xerox, but have no way to change raises, benefits, promotions, or the products we build, sell and service.

If you hate all your coworkers and all your managers, almost certainly you are the problem.

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Post ID: @5efp+1aTXfOND

If I was interviewing at a new place I would run as fast as possible away from that place if I saw previous managers and/or cr---y coworkers. You can change how people look (clothes etc) but you can hardly ever change their attitudes and thought process. Why make the same mistakes twice!!!

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Post ID: @4wpp+1aTXfOND

Don't burn bridges. Give notice, be professional, don't try and sc--w your manager or team even if you don't like them.

The world is small, especially if what you do is narrow and focused. At some point in the future it's likely you'll come across previous managers and coworkers who are now also at new companies. It could hurt your chances of getting a new job or moving within a new company if people knew you left Xerox on bad terms.

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Post ID: @4rhd+1aTXfOND

Consider “ghosting” them. Just collect your paycheck and do no work while you job search. Possibly even have a second job. If you want out and have something lined up, you can resign with 1 day notice. Otherwise, milk it. “Ghosting” is especially easy now with WFH options or in areas like bldg 111 where attendance is officially mandatory but actually optional.

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Post ID: @2nnc+1aTXfOND

Giving Xerox my resignation was the most satisfying moment of my career at Zerox. Onward and upward!!

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Post ID: @2mgm+1aTXfOND

Don’t give a reason. They don’t need to know it nor are you under any obligation to give it. I left some months ago under a similar situation. Officially I did not give a notice. Much later and on a personal level I gave my then former boss the reason. We had grown quite close and they are a person whom I respect immensely. But my letter to my company simply stated “thank you for the opportunity, my last day will be XX-XX-XXXX”

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Post ID: @2uzi+1aTXfOND

i left a while back - Chose to be better and do the "right thing" and gave my 2 weeks, attempted a transition of what I could and it was hard. Made me look better to my new employer and helped me close a large chapter. Do what's right for you - just get out. So glad I did.

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Post ID: @1ubh+1aTXfOND

Unless you are financially able to quit without a next paycheck, leaving on "having a good chance" at the next job is a financial risk. If money is a concern, wait until you have an official start date and you know you've passed whatever background/dr-g screen they do. It would be super awkward to give "2 weeks" then not securely have the next job and need to stay. However, with all of that said, WHEN you DO get officially hired, if they want you to start tomorrow, don't feel bad to call today your last.

Earned Vacation is yours no matter what. Sick pay is not. You will get paid out for vacation on your final check. Or take the time, if you can, and enjoy some time off before starting your new gig, quit on your last day of vacation before coming back, if you feel like being that savage :).

Good luck!

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Post ID: @1osb+1aTXfOND

After 20 plus years with Xerox direct I've been looking for a new job for a few months so I can leave this place before it crashes and burns. I DREAM of being able to submit a resignation, but after everything they've done to me, members on my team, and others, I'm telling them the morning of my last day and not a minute sooner.

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Post ID: @1kin+1aTXfOND

What is the requirement to receive any unused vacation payout? At my old GIS core the policy was a written two week notice but I gave up trying to find the X policy.

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Post ID: @1umy+1aTXfOND

They don't give a heads up on when they lay you off or fire you so yes you can give sane day notice. But if you have a good relationship with your direct boss give them at least a week notice out of courtesy but no more. If I were you I'd tell them the same day so they don't try to bombard you with requests.

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Post ID: @1yjc+1aTXfOND

You can look at this two ways...

If it makes you feel better then give a letter of resignation.

Keep in mind that when they are done with you they call you into the office or meet somewhere in public (McDonalds, etc) and 5 minutes later you are minus your computer, company car if you have one, and anything else they deem "theirs"

Personally I would just do what most of us did which is to let them know Friday morning that you are done at 5pm that day. That's 7 hours 55 minutes more than they would give you!

Don't feel guilty whether they have your replacement ready to go or not. They have NOT done you any favors the last 3 years or so (Johnny Vaseline era)

And, if your manager follows company policy to the letter they are NOT suppose to even give you a reference (good or bad). Just when you worked there and your job title and your ending salary. Anything beyond that is a law suite just waiting to happen and the manager will lose his/her job.

Also remember if you have the time is wipe your computer clean (all zeros) using some kind of data wipe program. Many free ones to use. Much better than having the IT people dig up dirt on you if and when they need it. No matter how much people claim to have NOT used their company computer for personal use they have used it...better to be safe!

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Post ID: @zuh+1aTXfOND

For as lousy the situation is, I'm of the mind to fulfill the HR system and tell my boss I'm done, p_ss on any two weeks notice.

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Post ID: @uiy+1aTXfOND

Hot damn, I would be grinning from ear to ear if I was giving mine
Keep it short and simple
This letter is to inform you my final day with Xerox is _________
as I am leaving to pursue another opportunity
Thank you

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Post ID: @sfh+1aTXfOND

When I turned in my resignation to xbs. I could get no one to acknowledge it. It was classless and made me know I was making the right decision. Did not look back.

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Post ID: @fyy+1aTXfOND

As a xrx direct when I left last year you only had to submit your resignation in the HR system. You don’t even have to tell you manager directly but ira common courtesy. After 2 decades I wrote a resignation letter. I know my manager read it. Came out of the office crying. No one else above the manager read it and neither did HR I’m sure. It made me feel better to tell my manager how I felt about my team and good people at xerox. And how leaving had absolutely nothing to do with them.

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Post ID: @rhl+1aTXfOND

No, just give notice.

Dear ,

It is with mixed emotions I have decided to leave Xerox. Date will be my final day at Xerox.

Regards,

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