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# Quit Job After Application

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11 Jan 2007, 17:31
What if you leave before the date you said you were going to leave, and your boss gets mad and tries to screw you?

He could say that he didn't write the rec letter and I was the one who wrote it or that I didn't do what I claimed to do in the essays.
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11 Jan 2007, 17:38
How long does the background check take? I could stay until the background check is complete.
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11 Jan 2007, 20:22
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How long does the background check take? I could stay until the background check is complete.

LOL. I wouldnt worry about the background check. My advice not to quit too early was more geared towards when you have to get your next job, you aint trying to explain nine months of unemployment.
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11 Jan 2007, 20:23
gmatclb wrote:
What if you leave before the date you said you were going to leave, and your boss gets mad and tries to screw you?

He could say that he didn't write the rec letter and I was the one who wrote it or that I didn't do what I claimed to do in the essays.

Overly paranoid... your boss would have to get the right phone number, and make it past the front desk clerk, who its not easy to get past...
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11 Jan 2007, 20:32
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What if you leave before the date you said you were going to leave, and your boss gets mad and tries to screw you?

He could say that he didn't write the rec letter and I was the one who wrote it or that I didn't do what I claimed to do in the essays.

Overly paranoid... your boss would have to get the right phone number, and make it past the front desk clerk, who its not easy to get past...

No, I mean specifically when Kroll or the adcomm come calling the recommenders. Do they just verify that the recommender is actually John Adams at So and So with the title of Manager?
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11 Jan 2007, 20:39
gmatclb wrote:
rhyme wrote:
gmatclb wrote:
What if you leave before the date you said you were going to leave, and your boss gets mad and tries to screw you?

He could say that he didn't write the rec letter and I was the one who wrote it or that I didn't do what I claimed to do in the essays.

Overly paranoid... your boss would have to get the right phone number, and make it past the front desk clerk, who its not easy to get past...

No, I mean specifically when Kroll or the adcomm come calling the recommenders. Do they just verify that the recommender is actually John Adams at So and So with the title of Manager?

I'm not sure.
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11 Jan 2007, 20:46
rhyme wrote:
gmatclb wrote:
rhyme wrote:
gmatclb wrote:
What if you leave before the date you said you were going to leave, and your boss gets mad and tries to screw you?

He could say that he didn't write the rec letter and I was the one who wrote it or that I didn't do what I claimed to do in the essays.

Overly paranoid... your boss would have to get the right phone number, and make it past the front desk clerk, who its not easy to get past...

No, I mean specifically when Kroll or the adcomm come calling the recommenders. Do they just verify that the recommender is actually John Adams at So and So with the title of Manager?

I'm not sure.

I was just browsing online and found out that an employer can fire you even after you give your 2 week notice.

I'm from a state that has "employment at will".

I was thinking about giving a 2 month notice, but realized that I could be a security threat and the company would fire me. And of course, if any future employers call, the company could say that they fired me.
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11 Jan 2007, 20:48
gmatclb wrote:
rhyme wrote:
gmatclb wrote:
rhyme wrote:
gmatclb wrote:
What if you leave before the date you said you were going to leave, and your boss gets mad and tries to screw you?

He could say that he didn't write the rec letter and I was the one who wrote it or that I didn't do what I claimed to do in the essays.

Overly paranoid... your boss would have to get the right phone number, and make it past the front desk clerk, who its not easy to get past...

No, I mean specifically when Kroll or the adcomm come calling the recommenders. Do they just verify that the recommender is actually John Adams at So and So with the title of Manager?

I'm not sure.

I was just browsing online and found out that an employer can fire you even after you give your 2 week notice.

I'm from a state that has "employment at will".

I was thinking about giving a 2 month notice, but realized that I could be a security threat and the company would fire me. And of course, if any future employers call, the company could say that they fired me.

You charactersize yourself as a security threat? Legally actually, during a background check, all your company is allowed to disclose is dates of employment, title, and in some cases, whether or not you are eligible for rehire. In most states they cant even disclose salary.
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11 Jan 2007, 20:54
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You charactersize yourself as a security threat? Legally actually, during a background check, all your company is allowed to disclose is dates of employment, title, and in some cases, whether or not you are eligible for rehire. In most states they cant even disclose salary.

LOL. I'm no security threat. I'm just using a term a company would throw out there for the reason to let me go so early.
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13 Jan 2007, 22:52
I haven't a clue of how US labor Law works. Here in Argentina they can fire you for "not liking your face" as long as they pay you the severance package. But most companies won't because labor litigation is easy to enroll into and it could be expensive (trial costs and the chance of an unfavourable outcome). So most companies, even when firing you, ask you politely to resign in writing and pay your severance package regardless of this.

So, on the record, almost everyone quits and noone is fired.

Cheers. L.
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14 Jan 2007, 16:49
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I haven't a clue of how US labor Law works. Here in Argentina they can fire you for "not liking your face" as long as they pay you the severance package. But most companies won't because labor litigation is easy to enroll into and it could be expensive (trial costs and the chance of an unfavourable outcome). So most companies, even when firing you, ask you politely to resign in writing and pay your severance package regardless of this.

So, on the record, almost everyone quits and noone is fired.

Cheers. L.

Employment in the US is at will. They can fire you because they dont like your clothes.
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14 Jan 2007, 17:19
rhyme wrote:
lepium wrote:
I haven't a clue of how US labor Law works. Here in Argentina they can fire you for "not liking your face" as long as they pay you the severance package. But most companies won't because labor litigation is easy to enroll into and it could be expensive (trial costs and the chance of an unfavourable outcome). So most companies, even when firing you, ask you politely to resign in writing and pay your severance package regardless of this.

So, on the record, almost everyone quits and noone is fired.

Cheers. L.

Employment in the US is at will. They can fire you because they dont like your clothes.

Actually, they can fire you for no reason at all; but if they fire you because they don't like your clothes, you can find a way to sue. That's discrimination.

I actually have a funny story about this - I'm not sure if it is urban legend but I believe it is true. Hooters (and other similar companies) utilize talent agencies to make sure that their employees have suitable hooters. They can't discriminate in hiring but they can get around it by calling their employees performers and using a talent agency to screen potential employees.

The Rio (and other Vegas hotels) have used this tactic to bust unions. A few years ago, there was a rumor that their waitresses were attempting to organize, so they fired all of them and used a talent agency to re-staff. Take Caesar's Palace as a contrast, where the employees unionized a long time ago and all the waitresses are senior citizens.
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14 Jan 2007, 18:13
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IF I get admitted, I'll quit in May / June, hop on my bike (an old KLR) and when admit weekend hits I'll just drop the bike wherever it is and catch a plane. If I leave home early enough and maintain a reasonable rhythm I should be able to reach Central America by then.

I really hope this is what you actually plan on doing
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14 Jan 2007, 18:52
rhyme wrote:
lepium wrote:
IF I get admitted, I'll quit in May / June, hop on my bike (an old KLR) and when admit weekend hits I'll just drop the bike wherever it is and catch a plane. If I leave home early enough and maintain a reasonable rhythm I should be able to reach Central America by then.

I really hope this is what you actually plan on doing

I am planning on doing so. I have travelled by bike before (in Africa) and will love to do this. If anyone's up for this kind of trip, let me know and we'll travel together.

Cheers. L.
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14 Jan 2007, 19:55
I am looking for some adventure over the summer...we should get in touch once you have an admit and done with the apps process.

lepium wrote:
rhyme wrote:
lepium wrote:
IF I get admitted, I'll quit in May / June, hop on my bike (an old KLR) and when admit weekend hits I'll just drop the bike wherever it is and catch a plane. If I leave home early enough and maintain a reasonable rhythm I should be able to reach Central America by then.

I really hope this is what you actually plan on doing

I am planning on doing so. I have travelled by bike before (in Africa) and will love to do this. If anyone's up for this kind of trip, let me know and we'll travel together.

Cheers. L.
14 Jan 2007, 19:55

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