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By faulty number / Monday 28 January 2013 23:25 / United States
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Betrayal? OP is under no obligation to inform their boss that they're seeking a job - only when they get it, then they have to tell them as they hand in their resignation. There are laws in place to enforce this.

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I was using betrayal sarcastically. As it's not the type of word you usually use to describe job hunting while employed, because it's dramatic and inaccurate.

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I understand that betrayal was sarcastic after you stated it was a sarcastic statement, its just not obvious enough to stick out as sarcasm which sarcasm is suppised to do. if it isnt obviously sarcastic, its poor sarcasm

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I disagree, 33. Sometimes (not always!) very subtle sarcasm is the best way to go. If you can make a sarcastic comment (properly) that goes over people's heads, that just shows how skilled you are at it. Because not just anyone can come up with something really obviously sarcastic.

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In normal countries you can't just immediately fire somebody for no reason (assuming this is a proper job - with contract and all), otherwise you may get a lawsuit.

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Please tell me evilundead, what is a normal country? I'll tell you what I think a normal boss is. It's a boss who would most likely terminate an employee after finding out that they are actively seeking employment elsewhere.

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21 - If by normal you mean "sane and reasonable." Unfortunately, OP is in neither, being from the state of Florida in the United States. (Hope you still have a job, OP.)

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#35, "normal" means civilized country that it has laws that regulate employment. Firing on the spot is most likely unlawful and can result in lawsuit. Whether you'll quickly win the lawsuit depends on level of corruption of your country and is another story. Normal laws also mean that that you can't refuse to hire somebody that meets qualifications, and you can't fire that person for no reason, plus you can't fire people immediately - normally there's a cooloff period before employee

Your boss sounds like a great person. Looks like he doesn't mix business with his personal feelings. He could've not told you about it and fired you.

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Not where I live. You don't have to tell anyone that you're looking for work; it's none of their business. You have to tell them if you get the job, obviously, but just applying is irrelevant. Personally, I told my boss when I got an interview so she'd have warning that I might get hired, but I certainly didn't tell her about every job I applied for.

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That's what I was thinking! How do you mess up your own phone number? It's like when I'm at work and ask for their phone number and they tell me they don't know, they don't call themselves. Really?

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#13 - Some of us are just idiots with phone numbers and don't know it. I'm one of those, so I always keep my phone number as one of my contacts to I can check! It's rather helpful

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