Posted: 03/03/2014 at 10:26
CM - I really feel for you. It sounds like he is being as difficult as possible, whilst playing by the official rules. All you can do is stick to your side of the bargain and work strict 9-5 or whatever you need to work and no more. Tell as many clients as possible that you have resigned as they will probably not enjoy that. Also can you ask HR what kind of reference info they give. I work in Banking and we only give out standard info such as name, job title and dates and nothing else, no matter what is asked for. We would give that reference to someone who has been fired/the worst sickie offender or the best employee in the world. The only time (I believe) they would mention anything was if someone was front office (ie a trader) and had violated the Financial conduct rules. If yours just give a standard reference and no more info, then pull some sickies. It does feel very unfair though.
Brookie - awesome time, really well done. You should be so pleased with yourself.
Carovet - great running. Looks like you are in good shape for the half.
The 'any news/how are you feeling' stalking is getting worse. I am not answering phone calls and texts from the worst offenders. I am v close to a FB status that says 'to all those asking, i am fine but the baby is not here yet' but I guess that sounds quite arsey.
That TED talk was very good. All so true about the fact that we need to take responsibility for our own work/life balance (I know, I know, it's so much easier said than done) as the companies that we work for are designed to get the most out of us.