Dave:'I've just found out that Jason Smith from the engineering department has handed in his letter of resignation. He's going to work for Belbus in Germany.'
Geoff:'It's not a surprise he's quitting his job here. He does know that he has to give 4 weeks of notice before he can leave?'
Dave:'He's given 1 week of notice!'
Geoff:'He can't do that. Does he want to burn his bridges with us. OK, go and tell him that such an unreasonable request will have a consequence on what we write in any reference we'll give him in the future. If that doesn't work, tell him that in the contract that he signed when he started here, it stipulated that any employee has to work a minimum of 4 weeks notice after handing in a letter of resignation.
Also tell him that he needs to do an exit interview, so we can find out exactly why he's leaving us. We'll do it in the human resources meeting room this Friday afternoon.
Also, speak to his manager to see if they are wanting to find a replacement for him.'
Dave:'Will do. And also we need to process the paperwork for Simon Ward's retirement. He'll be 65 in November, but he's requested to retire in June.'
Geoff:'Can you make sure that he fills in all the retirement forms, and then get him to sign them.'
Dave:'His department want a replacement for him, so I think we should advertise his position next month. That should give us time to hire someone for his position before he leaves, so he can do a handover and show the person his job.'
Geoff:'I would appreciate it if you could take care of it. It never stops in human resources.'