33 thoughts on “May 2, 2017

  1. He’s not just burning bridges behind him, he’s actively looking for new ones and burning those.

    Not that Brice was on good terms with anyone under him (except maybe the credit card sella-fella), but going all passive-aggressive rather than trying to leave with, if not a clean slate, then at least lessened hard feelings … well, “classic Brice.”

    • Nope. Josh gave his two week notice, made some poorly considered comments that riled Marla up, and then got fired (for insubordination if they categorized it). He even tried to build bridges before he lied to get a pay raise (sucking up to Marla).

    • Cooper was doing things his way, yes – but his way (at least since his promotion/raise) has been efficient, methodical, and responsible. Brice didn’t like it because he perceived flaws in Cooper’s methods, and often got blown up when he tried to interfere. So Brice harbors resentment toward Cooper, even though Cooper hasn’t technically done anything wrong. Cooper, on the other hand, simply regards Brice as an annoyance – much the same as he regards Stuart.

  2. Brice is just not burning bridges he is doing to Grumbel’s what the Romans did to the Carthagians and salting the Earth leaving no chance to foster a new relationship with Grumbel’s.

  3. Last time I gave my two weeks, I tried even harder to do a good job so they would regret losing me.

    After one day of that they told me not to come back.

    • lol

      I would love to give my notice just to see if they would beg me to stay, just to know how they feel. I guess that’s a selfish fantasy but I guess we all want to feel wanted.

      • I remember feeling that way on one job I left, I was so sure they’d be calling to ask me to come back because they needed me. What a joke!

        • There was one job I literally just walked out on. Never gave my two weeks. Found a new job within hours of that. But, I had to go back to get my final paycheck and the manager just told me she put me on medical leave and I could come back at any time. I laughed.

          • At one job I told my manager I quit and he high-fived me. It was that kind of place. (I served out my two weeks’ notice because they were desperate and I was moving, so I could use the money. I flipped off the security cameras as I left.)

    • I gave my two weeks notice, and the manager didn’t believe me. She even got into an argument with me that if I didn’t show up to work my schedule, she’d have to fire me.

      I yelled ‘That’s cool. Schedule me all you want! I won’t BE here for it, but whatever!’

      I then clocked out 90 minutes early, walked out, and never looked back.

  4. Ah, ‘Short Term Syndrome’, I know it well. I watched it afflict several of my fellow sailors during my stint in the Navy. Characterized by sudden onset of persistent ‘zero f*cks given’ and open hostility toward coworkers and authority – even to the point of the afflicted’s own best interests.

    In many companies, the ‘two week notice’ don’t mean squat. Once you’ve submitted your notice, you’re effectively dead to the the company, and in many cases, you’ll be told to hit the road by the end of the day. The company feels it’s better to just get rid of a bad attitude than it is to deal with the potential damage such an attitude can cause for two more weeks.

    I still want to see the confrontation between Brice and Stuart. I have a feeling it won’t be pretty, especially with Brice’s current mindset.

    • Rats you beat me to it.

      When I turned in my notice at my last job, things were a bit different. I work in health care and replacing a good nurse is not quick or easy, so I don’t recall ever not finishing out my notice except the one job where I didn’t give it (long story, but it was to protect my license).

      I’m in academia now; it takes MONTHS to hire new faculty. So when I turned in my notice, I gave four weeks instead of two, and made sure everything was ready to go in the course I would have taught (I was team leader) because the gal taking over for me didn’t teach in summer.

      My chair was like Stuart; acted like I’d betrayed her, in spite of my efforts. By my coworkers appreciated the effort and we’re still on good terms.

      It’s worth it to try and keep some goodwill when you leave a job. After all, you might need a reference some day.

      • Yes and why not try to maintain some friendships you may have made? I know Brice never made any friends at Grumbel’s but since he’s moving over to another store in the same mall, he’ll still run into Cooper, Val, Amber and Marla amongst others from Grumbel’s. Why have them looking at you and laughing at you (knowing the misery you’re suffering working for Mina) rather than saying, “Hey, Brice, how ya doing?”

      • A very wise person advised me years ago never to burn your bridges with a company. He knew what he was talking about as he was on his THIRD tour of duty with the company.
        I agree with Mark; Brice’s is definitely a “short-timer’s altitude”.

  5. Cooper won’t give Brice the satisfaction of making him ask “What do you mean by that?” Brice wants everyone to say “You’re leaving? Oh no! How will the place survive without you? Oh, please don’t go!”

    • Yeah, no one is going to say that. Not even Stuart now.

      They’re going to say, “Don’t let the door hit you in the a** on the way out.”

  6. As soon as HR processes his paperwork, Brick is going to get a check and a security guard to make sure he’s not stealing anything.

    • Well, a check anyway. Mall security only shows up to warn that there are thieves or if their Segwey is missing.

  7. Cooper should report to Marla that Brice just said he intends to slack on his remaining two weeks on the job.

  8. Brice is fishing for someone to ask him what’s going on.
    Once he can give his ‘big news’, he’ll be shocked when no one begs him to stay.
    “Brice, we’ll MISS you!” said no one ever.

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