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    • pupgrum
    • By pupgrum 15th Oct 16, 3:01 PM
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    Bitter ex-coworkers
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    • 15th Oct 16, 3:01 PM
    Bitter ex-coworkers 15th Oct 16 at 3:01 PM
    Anyone ever met people you used to work with, and they give you attitude because you resigned, leaving them with more work, or perhaps having to spend months training someone new? I
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    • asajj
    • By asajj 15th Oct 16, 3:47 PM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 3:47 PM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 3:47 PM
    Not really. It wouldn't be professional if they did that anyway.
    £2015 in 2015 / £2015

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    Clearing out by selling on Ebay, donating to charity etc.
    • 74jax
    • By 74jax 15th Oct 16, 4:02 PM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 4:02 PM
    No.............
    Forty and fabulous, well that's what my cards say....
    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 15th Oct 16, 4:39 PM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 4:39 PM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 4:39 PM
    Nope...............
    You are not special. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake.
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 15th Oct 16, 4:42 PM
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    • #5
    • 15th Oct 16, 4:42 PM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 4:42 PM
    We are forced to work with people ... and we have a common interest/bond in that relationship.

    Once you've gone there's no connection whatsoever unless they actually liked you. Just last night I was at the home of a previous co-worker from some years ago - and my other friend is an ex-Director of a company I used to work for.

    If people like you then you'll keep in touch and/or be friendly when you bump into each other.

    If you find them hostile, then they might, quite simply, have never liked you and just "put up with you" as they had to do that at work.
    • Nicki
    • By Nicki 15th Oct 16, 4:57 PM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 4:57 PM
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    I could see it happening if you walked out, without working notice, when everyone was in the middle of an important and time sensitive project. Or if you rubbed their noses in the fact you were leaving for something bigger and better.

    But no, this hasn't ever happened to me and I wouldn't think it is usual.
    • lincroft1710
    • By lincroft1710 15th Oct 16, 5:29 PM
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    • #7
    • 15th Oct 16, 5:29 PM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 5:29 PM
    NO!!

    All my former work colleagues say how lucky I was to get early retirement 10 years ago and how they are looking forward to following in my footsteps. Some now have done so.
    • Predaleko1984
    • By Predaleko1984 16th Oct 16, 6:08 PM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 6:08 PM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 6:08 PM
    It's been a mixed bag for me since I've moved down here. Some including two ex-bosses have been very supportive and chatty and if I need anything, they'll listen. Some, there was biterness and I don't think they'd care if I vanished off the place of the world.

    With work, and when you leave it's "out of sight, out of mind" - same when someone is off sick for a long time too. You're friendly with them because you have to get on as a team.
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 16th Oct 16, 8:44 PM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 8:44 PM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 8:44 PM
    Not been in your situation OP but if I were Id just let it slide, not your fault they are bitter and its not like they don't have a choice and leave if they wanted too.
    Last edited by DCFC79; 16-10-2016 at 8:47 PM.
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    • YouAsked
    • By YouAsked 17th Oct 16, 9:35 AM
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    I could see it happening if you walked out, without working notice, when everyone was in the middle of an important and time sensitive project. Or if you rubbed their noses in the fact you were leaving for something bigger and better.

    But no, this hasn't ever happened to me and I wouldn't think it is usual.
    Originally posted by Nicki
    Or if you'd actually been really bad at your job and made a tonne of mistakes that were only uncovered once you'd left and your ex-colleagues had to sort your mess out. I think your chances of receiving a cold shoulder may be heightened if your mistakes had a financial impact and other colleagues had lost their jobs as a result..

    So it depends I suppose. Never happened to me though.
    • TBagpuss
    • By TBagpuss 17th Oct 16, 10:54 AM
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    Not happened to me.

    Are you talkking about people giving you attitude while you are working out your notice period, or randomly after you've left?
    • andygb
    • By andygb 17th Oct 16, 11:04 AM
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    When I left my first job after working there for ten years and getting nowhere, I found that some of my former colleagues were a bit "off" with me, but I put that down to the fact that I had moved on to better things and they were stuck in a rut.
    It didn't bother me though, because I soon made new friends.
    Life is all about looking out for yourself, not constantly worrying what others think of you.
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