Some bosses demonstrate a sense of entitlement beyond an employee’s tenure, which becomes particularly daunting when this behavior persists even after an individual has resigned.
It is unfortunate to see cases where bosses continue to exercise control and display rights over former employees, without acknowledging their decision to move on.
A Twitter user with the username ‘Gina’ recently shared her experience on the microblogging site, recounting how her former employer requested her help during a work call even though she had already resigned from the company.
Gina provided evidence of the conversation by posting a screenshot.
My previous employer won’t ask me to join a client’s call because they need my help… AFTER I have resigned and served my notice period pic.twitter.com/CIH7k08FIf
— gina haram⁷ (@ginandt0nic) June 26, 2023
In the picture, Gina clearly says that she couldn’t participate in the call because she had already started her new job.
Surprisingly, the person on the other end of the line insisted on speaking to someone named Saxena.
“My previous employer didn’t ask me to join a customer call because they need my help… AFTER I’ve resigned and served my notice period.”
The incident shared by Gina on Twitter regarding her request for assistance from her former employer even after her resignation resonated with other users on the platform.
What a toxic work culture! https://t.co/kuZc9HAuCs
— yashwanth somayajula (@yashone7) June 27, 2023
id charge them by the minute https://t.co/mYTRvKMbKk
— xë (@glockenthu) June 27, 2023
That is very unprofessional and unethical for the company to expect people to have given up to continue helping after the notice period ends. https://t.co/07XrnwqslB
— Roll with the punches (@ashwinsmr) June 28, 2023
2 years ago I worked at the company as an intern, I got a call after 6 months of leaving the company to help the new intern understand the code base. Yes, these issues are wild at times. https://t.co/r3itS3UjcN
—Akshay Jain (@i_rebel_aj) June 28, 2023
I would have asked if I would get paid for that but it would also have inflated my ego massively https://t.co/9XF8er1zot
—ananya (@wtfananya) June 27, 2023
A Twitter user shared a similar experience, stating that his friend jumped in and helped resolve the issue when he faced a similar situation.
Another individual humorously commented that he would have asked about compensation for his help, although he acknowledged that it would have boosted his ego significantly.
The conversation continued when another person mentioned their encounter with such a request and shared that they had received a call six months after leaving a company to help the new intern understand the codebase.
This exchange highlighted the widespread occurrence of these unexpected requests and their challenges.
These shared anecdotes serve as a reminder of the unconventional situations that can arise even after leaving a job, and emphasize the importance of clear boundaries and respectful communication between employers and former employees.
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