Office Escape: Technician Plans to Cut Ties with 'Family' Company After Resignation 😱🏃‍♂️

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Imagine working for a company that insists on treating you like family, but the love only goes one way. One brave technician has decided to break free from this toxic work culture, where unpaid overtime is the norm and personal boundaries are constantly overstepped. He's handed in his notice and plans to cut all ties after his last day. But will he be able to escape the company's clutches? Let's delve into his story. 🕵️‍♀️

The Great Escape Begins 🚪

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Work from Home vs. Office Politics 🏠 vs. 🏢

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Personal Reasons Ignored 😒

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The Ghosts of Employees Past 👻

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Preparation for the Inevitable 📝

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Unpaid Overtime Culture ⏰

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The Last Straw 🥀

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A Technical Dilemma 🤔

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The Price of Free Work 💸

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The Client Conundrum 🙇‍♂️

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Consulting: A Double-Edged Sword 🗡️

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The Unpaid Meeting Trap 🕸️

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Investment or Exploitation? 🤷‍♂️

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The No-Contact Route 🚫

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The Technician's Dilemma: To Help or Not to Help? 🤔

Our brave technician is ready to leave his 'family' company behind, but not without a few concerns. He's seen the company's habit of exploiting former employees, and he's not keen on joining the ranks. Despite his efforts to prepare his colleagues for his departure, the company seems more interested in other 'important' things. With a culture of unpaid overtime and dwindling staff, he fears for the company's clients. But should he sacrifice his peace for a company that values profits over people? He's leaning towards a clean break, but it's a decision that's easier said than done. Let's see what the internet has to say about this... 🍿

"Not the a**hole." They want free services, not 'family' support! 😱

tequilitas | tequilitas

NTA: Consider options, offer consultant rate, get it in writing.

IBeTrippin | IBeTrippin

NTA: Demand what you're worth and cut ties if necessary 👍

Stabbmaster | Stabbmaster

"NTA! Don't work for free after resigning. Terrible management. 💯"

snowe87 | snowe87

Demand fair pay as an outside contractor and secure a side gig 💰

The__Riker__Maneuver | The__Riker__Maneuver

Resigning? You owe them nothing! Stand up for yourself! 💪

macladybulldog | macladybulldog

Leaving a toxic workplace? Don't let them guilt trip you! 🙌

blanktom9 | blanktom9

Cutting ties with a toxic company? NTA, you owe them nothing 🙌

TheBreakUp2013 | TheBreakUp2013

"Am I the a**hole for not working for free?" 💼💔

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Don't give free advice after leaving a company. You're not obligated! 🙌

ForwardPlenty | ForwardPlenty

NTA. Cut ties and leave the drama behind! 👊

CyberAceKina | CyberAceKina

NTA- Stand your ground, cut ties, and move on! 👊

One_Hawk8396 | One_Hawk8396

Get paid for your skills! Don't work without getting paid 💵

SirWinstontheCat | SirWinstontheCat

Stand up for yourself! Don't work for free! 💪🏼👏

JuggleMyBawls | JuggleMyBawls

NTA. Demand upfront payment for your time after quitting. 💰

caz__z | caz__z

"NTA. OP, seriously. You need to spend some time looking in a mirror and repeating 'I am a person. I am not an object. No one owns me.' Try it a few times a day for the next few days. 'We're a family' is what companies say to groom their employees to put up with abuse. Do you really believe that if, say, you got sick and couldn't work, they'd be there for you, like a family? Good companies, let alone good families, don't drive away people they need by treating them like crap and refusing to accommodate them. It's very very obvious why the company is losing people. A company that relies on begging ex-employees for free work is not long for this world. Why do you want to take time away from yourself and your loved ones to help prop up a s****y company that takes advantage of people? People are entitled to get paid for their work. What they're doing is extremely illegal, but rarely prosecuted. The notice period exists to smooth the transition from you leaving the company. If there's a whole bunch of stuff you manage that no one else can do, too bad, the company screwed up! It's obvious that they're extremely disorganized. Maybe they shouldn't have told their most valuable technicians 'Do as we say, f**k you. By the way, we're a family.' I don't know why I have to explain this, but when you don't work for a company anymore, YOU DON'T WORK FOR THEM ANYMORE. You're not obligated to keep working for them, and you shouldn't. It's totally normal to call ex-employees to ask for copies of documents, passwords, and little things like that, but not for free work. Again, it's illegal! You should absolutely cut contact. As for those clients, who are great people to work with, too bad. It's just business, and they're not your problem. Again, would these people be lined up outside your door to help you if you broke your back tomorrow?"

JucheThot | JucheThot

NTA - Leave with solid paperwork and cut ties with 'family' 😱

No-Policy-4095 | No-Policy-4095

NTA. 'Family' company is a myth. Block them and move on. 🙌

Stace34 | Stace34

Resigned technician cuts ties with 'family' company. Not the a**hole. 🙌

pocoschick | pocoschick

Seize the moment! Build your own company or charge consulting fees! 💪

Nervous-Internal-610 | Nervous-Internal-610

Cutting ties with toxic 'family' company? Definitely not the a**hole! 🙌

Quantum_Pussy | Quantum_Pussy

NTA: Company's internal issues driving employees to mass resignation 😱

CebollasSaltado | CebollasSaltado

Escape the toxic work environment! You're not the a**hole! 😱

KoiMoi888 | KoiMoi888

NTA. Don't ghost your old company, it could backfire! 🤔

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"Absolutely NTA. Charge a consulting rate after you leave. Smart move! 👏"

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"* you. Pay me" - The perfect exit interview response! 😱

MidwestMSW | MidwestMSW

Taking responsibility and cutting ties for a fresh start. NTA

Sydneyfire | Sydneyfire

Escape the office drama and cut ties with family company! 😱

Alert_Sorbet4016 | Alert_Sorbet4016

NTA. Set clear terms for consulting to avoid future issues 👍

surpassing_disasters | surpassing_disasters

"NTA. Become a consultant and make them pay for everything! 💰📞"

Sparky_Zell | Sparky_Zell

Don't work for free. You don't owe them crap 😱

Remarkable_Inchworm | Remarkable_Inchworm

"Family" companies are BS. We work for the paycheck 💰

bucksncowboys513 | bucksncowboys513

NTA for leaving, but report them for unpaid overtime 🚨

cadmium2093 | cadmium2093

NTA. Leaving the company? Not your problem 🙌

NumbSurprise | NumbSurprise

Commenter regrets giving notice at 'family' company after reading comments

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"NTA. Demand your pay and overtime. They can't exploit you!"

NotHereRightNow2000 | NotHereRightNow2000

Cut ties and block numbers. Bestie, don't be shy! NTA 🙌

MxXylda | MxXylda

Clever move! Show them you mean business 🤝👋

twogunrosie | twogunrosie

Escape the toxic 'family' company! You're not the a**hole! 👏

rmric0 | rmric0

Charge them your 'f**k-you' price! 💸💥

ddl_smurf | ddl_smurf

Stand up for yourself! Demand fair compensation for your work. 💪🏻

amazonpixie81 | amazonpixie81

Avoiding financial disaster: NTA for cutting ties with 'family' company

Traveling-Techie | Traveling-Techie

NTA. Horrible company refusing to pay freelancers for meetings 😱

Interesting_You_2315 | Interesting_You_2315

Not the a**hole for leaving the 'family' company 🙌

biscuitlollipop | biscuitlollipop

No obligation to the company, they made their bed 👍

Adventurous-Weird-61 | Adventurous-Weird-61

Take control of your worth and leave the toxic environment! 💪

stiiii | stiiii

NTA: A satisfying revenge on a terrible employer 👊👊

dasbarr | dasbarr

Cut ties, no contact. You owe them nothing. NTA 👍

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Clever revenge: Give them wrong answers to stop their calls 😂

goodrevtim | goodrevtim

NTA - Set boundaries and demand fair compensation for your time 💪

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Paid $550/hour for anything, even navel gazing? That's the dream! 😍

lapsteelguitar | lapsteelguitar

Cutting ties with 'family' company? Block their number/email! 😱

LucyDominique2 | LucyDominique2

Charging $100/hr? Not the a**hole for not working for free!

SWG_138 | SWG_138

Cut ties, be free! NTA's escape plan from 'family' company 🙌

unjessicabiel_evable | unjessicabiel_evable

Commenter criticizes company, hopes for its downfall. 😱

Starrose999 | Starrose999

Offer your services as a consultant and set your own rate 💼

randomrants | randomrants

"We're like a family" is a guilt trip, not reality 😱

Paige77777 | Paige77777

"Demand what you're worth! 💪💰"

loudent2 | loudent2

Cut ties with 'family' company, give fake contact info. NTA! 😱

LiveOnFive | LiveOnFive

Take control of your worth 💰💪

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Underpaid and overworked? NTA exposes salary secrets of 'family' company

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Toxic company? Definitely not a "family" in a positive way! NTA 😱

TriumphAnt462X0 | TriumphAnt462X0

NTA. Cut ties with awful company, but protect yourself with contracts 👍

Unhappy-Ninja-7684 | Unhappy-Ninja-7684

Charge upfront for consultation and make them pay for time ⏰

Caedo14 | Caedo14

"Family" company forces employees to be in office. Resignation victory! 👏

slendermanismydad | slendermanismydad

NTA. Charge them for every call and question. 💰

Sea_Marble | Sea_Marble

"Toxic 'family' environment? Cut ties. They owe you! NTA 🙌"

joemofo214 | joemofo214

Employee takes revenge on toxic workplace. 👊

MixedPandaBear | MixedPandaBear

NTA. Cutting ties with 'family' company after resignation 😱

TraceyR53 | TraceyR53

Consultant takes charge and sets rules for their own benefit

alfreadadams | alfreadadams

Unpaid for meetings? Time to cut ties with this company! 😱

DontNeedThePoints | DontNeedThePoints

Demand your worth! NTA for setting your consulting rate high!

weakbecomeheroes | weakbecomeheroes

Sys admin advises OP to cut ties with former employer. NTA 👍

Ashendarei | Ashendarei

Unpaid overtime? 🤔 Cut ties and protect your mental health!

CoCoaCreate | CoCoaCreate

NTA: Charge for all time on the job, make it count! 💪💰

Algebralovr | Algebralovr

Cut ties and teach them a lesson! 💪🏻

SuperLoris | SuperLoris

NTA. Becoming a consultant means cutting ties and working for yourself! 👏

jimmap | jimmap

Retired technician's clever billing strategy leaves company speechless 😂

jimmap | jimmap

NTA. Charge them for every contact. Secure the bag 💰


Setting clear boundaries and expectations can protect freelancers' time ⏰

Helpyjoe88 | Helpyjoe88

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