Need some answers /g/ got caught trying to leave work with an SSD and was going to be fired until one of my cowrokers told me i could resign and leave a letter saying i'm basically quitting to find work elsewhere. I told my manager and he seemed to be okay with the idea, so basically i had two options either i quit on good terms or let them fire me with bad letter.I filled the letter of resignation and everything seems to be okay while i start looking for work elsewhere, will this bite me in the ass when using previous job as reference? I hear they can't give out any of that information since i went with the quit option instead of being fired. I was pretty cool with my manager and supervisors i left on good terms with them, thoughts? I know I'm a piece of shit for it and will never do such a thing again after leaving warehouse with everyone knowing what I have done very embarrassing, never again
In the US, yes. If they bad talk you, then you can sue them for defamation.
You should have just let them fire you. You get that sweet, sweet unemployment. If you resign, you don't get to claim it.
this law doesnt really work the way people thinks
>potential employer calls back reference
>previous employer tells about what happened
>potential employer says okay thanks, and then says youre not right for the job/they found someone better qualified without ever mentioning the incident.
does it happen?
does it happen often?
chances are, unless youre working for some fancy place they wont even check your references.
chances are IF they call your references some no-name answers and says you worked there and was average.
chances are in your favor. but sometimes it DOES happen
It's technically true. Some employers will ignore this, and there's very little that you can do about it. It's your word against theirs, unless the third party they talked to will testify on your behalf, but it's not like they would typically have any incentive to. Most of the time they wouldn't even bother to tell you why you were not hired in the first place, or at best tell you that they filled the position with someone more qualified, which would cover their own asses legally.
With that sort of attitude it sounds like you would happily steal if you thought you could get away with it.
Of course this is obvious by the fact you tried it to begin with.
Whatever happened to integrity?