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Thoughts on resigning from work

post #1 of 18
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I'm thinking of resigning from my work after I found out that I was getting written up for "not playing games" at my work which deters me and my company from making money. I've hit all of my quarterly sales goals and have made money for management above me. Yet I'm in the sh*tbox cause the country hicks in North Carolina decided to play "games" so they don't have to pay bonuses and let people go.

It's frustrating how you can make sales goals for yourself and mgmt yet get performance write ups for "not playing" petty games. These "games" are inversely related to making sales goals along with money.

If you guys were in my shoes would you bail now? The worse part is all this is happening before I leave for vacation and a friend's wedding.
post #2 of 18

Sounds like a sh*t company to work for. Personally I'd probably be calling my lawyer and challenging the writeup, where I am unless its against policy, industrial relations laws or I've failed to meet an expectation outlined in my contract they can't write me up for it.. That and its a way of documenting management BS in case there turns out to be an issue where you'd have  to claim unfair dismissal.

Personally, I wouldn't quit, I'd look for a job elsewhere & once I'd secured one I would be having a fairly frank chat saying that I wasn't happy with how this was handled & I simply didn't want to work there anymore. I'd be polite & professional about it (offer a decent notice period, etc) - never burn bridges. Unless you're in a bad state financially or can't get a job  elsewhere (you're in sales & you met your targets, surely you can get work elsewhere..) I wouldn't sit idly and cop a slap to the face like this.

FWIW, My main thoughts  behind leaving is it sounds like you're not happy there - if you love the other 99% of the job and just feel like this is a rare once off, I'd probably still sit down with my manager, tell them that I didn't think this was a fair writeup and ask them to provide me with more  feedback so if there is an area where i'm lacking, I can improve it.

post #3 of 18
What do you mean by not playing games?
post #4 of 18
Thread Starter 
I appreciate the thoughtful reply. Getting a lawyer won't help, because the company constantly changes it's corporate policies. Currently the situation at my company is so dejecting that meeting your sales goal and helping management get a payout ISN'T enough and you can still get written up for BS performance if you don't play the "petty game".

It just happened all of a sudden that is why it's ridiculous. On top of that false numbers are used for reporting, thus that is the "petty game"...
post #5 of 18
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Originally Posted by Joffrey View Post

What do you mean by not playing games?

+1
post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by VaderDave View Post

+1

+2.

Like video games, or sex games, or what?
post #7 of 18
Smart monkeys never let go of the vine until they have a good, firm grip on the next one.
post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

Smart monkeys never let go of the vine until they have a good, firm grip on the next one.

This is true.

Also, I have no idea what you mean by "playing games."
post #9 of 18
Since the whole premise of your op is predicated on your being written up for not "playing games" you need to be a little more specific about what that means if you want any sort of reasonable input otherwise you are just"playing games"
post #10 of 18
Thread Starter 
Playing games at work is basically creating fictions numbers aka. Cooking the books
post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by ndsleep612 View Post

Playing games at work is basically creating fictions numbers aka. Cooking the books

Jesus Christ you can go to prison for that, get the fuck out of there immediately.
post #12 of 18
Not sure what you're moaning about. Use the write up as the signal to get the fuck out of dodge
post #13 of 18
I would love to know how you would word a disciplinary write up stating that an employee refused to engage in fraud .
Personally I would tell them I was leaving for obvious reasons and I expected a glowing referral otherwise I might need to have a talk with whoever those numbers were intended to delude
post #14 of 18

Look into whistlebower protections.  Be prepared to protect yourself in case you're implicated in whatever "games" they're playing.  When (not If) you submit your resignation letter, make sure to include your concerns.  Keep copies of correspondence, reviews and letters in case you need them later. 

post #15 of 18
Situation 1: we're talking actual fraud, immediately report them to the proper authorities.

Situation 2: Situation is ambiguous but pretty bad; report them to the person they're fucking over (their superior?). Prepare to leave as he might be in on it, maybe jump one or two levels...

Don't stay with the fuckers anyway, never forget that a company is like a dysfunctional family that you want to leave for a better family first chance you get.
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