Thread regarding Wells Fargo & Co. layoffs

Seems like less and less people are giving a well advanced notice of their departure from Wells

It just happened last week. A very key player in a modestly high position announced he would be leaving. But instead of the "In three weeks" or "In six weeks" or even later, it was "In 3 days"! I have seen the "leaving and my last day will be tomorrow " as well. Is it just my area? Or is it pretty much throughout Wells?

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Post ID: @OP+1aUtS8D0

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Just FYI, "less people" is perfectly acceptable in English, as long as you puree them first.

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Post ID: @2pqa+1aUtS8D0

I never knew anyone who got three days. Those I knew affected by spans and layers (their word for cost cutting) were told their access would be gone at the end of the day and don’t let the door hit them in the Fanny even after 20 years service.

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Post ID: @1qpz+1aUtS8D0

There are many factors, one of which is the conditions under which the person is leaving the employer. Employees who are removed due to spans & layers or layoffs are often given the 3 day period - they're told on a Tuesday or Wednesday and their last day is Friday.

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Post ID: @1rmb+1aUtS8D0

Sometimes people do give advanced notice-it’s just not announced as leaders figure out how to spin the departure.

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Post ID: @1drw+1aUtS8D0

“It seems that less people are giving the customary 2 two weeks of notice prior to their departure from Wells?”

Not less people. Fewer people. As you are all about criticizing everybody else’s use of the English language, you might want to attempt to use it properly yourself. Just a suggestion.

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Post ID: @1qtl+1aUtS8D0

OP @OP+1aUtS8D0, please clarify your observation.

Are you saying that ever less people are stylishly advancing their notice of departure?

Or, are you a product of the failed San Fran Sicko public schools who meant to say “it seems that less people are giving the customary 2 two weeks of notice prior to their departure from Wells?”

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Post ID: @1eic+1aUtS8D0

I think in higher levels, once you give your notice, you are basically told your last day will be in the next day or so, regardless of what notice you are giving.

This is to protect the company from any issues with the outgoing executive. It's common practice in large companies.

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Post ID: @ohf+1aUtS8D0

@nqp+1aUtS8D0 Your comment is nearly incoherent but again… the example given was someone checking on your reputation informally when you apply, because they know people at Wells Fargo. It has nothing to do with references or background checks, and there is no way to stop it from happening. But hey, let bridge burners burn their bridges.

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Post ID: @zuf+1aUtS8D0

@pwl - you are not notified 3 days in advance. No one I know who has been laid off in the past 8 months found out until the day of, or possibly the evening before if I correctly guessed what the meeting invite was about - but didn't know for certain until the meeting itself.

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Post ID: @rps+1aUtS8D0

For layoffs, you're notified three days prior to your system access being removed. Then comes the 60-day period, then salary continuation kicks in.

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Post ID: @pwl+1aUtS8D0

Look that poster's references were checked when he applied to PanAm, AOL, and Standard Oil, so I think they know a bit about how the modern world works, young buck

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Post ID: @obr+1aUtS8D0

@foy+1aUtS8D0, umm yea this is fake info; no coworkers wont be asked; they ask you to provide references they can reach

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Post ID: @nqp+1aUtS8D0

@foy+1aUtS8D0 Right? I make this point on this site often, and someone usually responds that it's illegal for a company to share this kind of information about you during a background check.

Researching a candidate's reputation with past colleagues has nothing to do with background checks. It's been happening for as long as the world has been hiring.

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Post ID: @cqd+1aUtS8D0

Just remember, young bucks. It is a small world and people talk. Your co worker now may be asked at the next job you apply for if they know you and relate the tale that you left without notice.

You know what karma is. Don’t tempt it.

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Post ID: @foy+1aUtS8D0

I will not be giving more than a week's notice when I leave. That day can't come soon enough!

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Post ID: @etm+1aUtS8D0

: @hsb+1aUtS8D0

The poster child of this forum. Calls others toxic, then gushes about their own toxic behavior with great joy and satisfaction. I'm guessing that if your workplace is toxic you're a major contributor to the issue.

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Post ID: @bko+1aUtS8D0

Former TBSA. I gave my two week notice and still have an assignment due on my last day with a meeting. And I’m expected to do it!

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Post ID: @gzq+1aUtS8D0

I strongly suspect for anyone managing at, say, 4 layers or fewer below Charlie, they are probably asked to keep it under their hat while the bank scurries to get a transition plan in place and look like they have things under control.

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Post ID: @vpw+1aUtS8D0

hey its a right to work state! Just like company can tell you go get lost, you have every right to do the same.

I plan to follow the movie 48 hours; will give 48 hours only; management and team are toxic as can be and owe them nothing! They are lazy pieces of sh**; I do all the work, now they can start to do something

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Post ID: @hsb+1aUtS8D0

@hew+1aUtS8D Correct and I think in tough times, with low morale, and high uncertainty and turnover, folks who give notice are more likely to be asked to keep the news under their hats for a while.

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Post ID: @cly+1aUtS8D0

Just because you aren’t informed doesn’t mean it hasn’t been in the works for a while.

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Post ID: @hew+1aUtS8D0

They can’t wait to leave and they don’t have to. I quit and left the same day. Because I felt I owed the bank the exact same amount of courtesy and consideration with which I and my colleagues had always been treated.

Full disclosure: I was retirement age and in a position where I could burn bridges with no consequences. Your mileage may vary.

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Post ID: @fxz+1aUtS8D0

I think a lot of those aren't really voluntary though too. They are just allowed to resign.

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Post ID: @pvu+1aUtS8D0

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