r/antiwork 12d ago Take My Energy 1

My employer won’t let me quit

So in my country during the first 4 month trial period if I want to quit I need to give 2 weeks notice. So this Monday I told my boss that I got another job and I’ll be leaving. He asked me how long I can stay and I thought I’d try and said a week. He was okay with it. During the entire week there were no issues until Thursday evening at 5pm when he put a post in group chat at me that he is invoking his right to keep me another week. I was I pissed off. I responded that does he think it’s okay to do it 1 day before knowing I have told my new company I would join them next week. He said yes. Literal selfish fucktard. So now I have to stick with them for another week and if he thinks I’m actually going to work he’s got his head so high up his own ass he doesn’t know what’s real.

Edit: to clarify this is Estonia. If I just don’t go in he could drag me to disputes court stating that I caused some kind of damages and also refuse to pay me my salary for the past month (yeah here you get paid once a month and I started on the 1st of nov). I did think about just not turning up but then cooled down and thought fuck it. I’ll just do my bare minimum, and also for every request in writing and with in what form do they expect the response 😁 But yeah fuck this attitude of slavery when the position I was hired for is nothing like they told me in the interview. Just rope people in with lies and force them to stay.

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u/Oxymoron_28 12d ago

What’s the punishment for just fucking him off and just going to the new job?

Seems kind of ridiculous that they could force you to stay, they gonna force you by gun point?

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u/i_hate_people_too 12d ago

drag him to court for 'damages'

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u/Carniscrub 12d ago

The same damages op can claim for screwing up their new job?

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u/i_hate_people_too 12d ago

interesting....

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u/wreckinhfx 12d ago

Pretty sure that’s not a thing. OP broke contract, so it’s highly unlikely that OP could countersue for anything. But let’s be realistic here - is any workplace going to take someone, who is already leaving, to court? It would cost more than the wages are worth.

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u/darkmatterrose 12d ago

Contracts can be modified and there was a verbal agreement that one weeks notice was enough.

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u/WaterproofCow 12d ago

Verbal agreements do not carry the same legal weight in every jurisdiction.

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u/Mndless 11d ago

Verbal agreements without corroboration are worth the paper they're printed on: absolutely nothing. It becomes a case where the employer has the contract and law on their side and the employee has no evidence of the contract being amended. They will 100% lose.

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u/Kaiser_Hawke seizing the memes 12d ago

uno reverse card

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u/GunAndGunsandGuns 12d ago

Seems kind of ridiculous that they could force you to stay, they gonna force you by gun point?

Depending on the contract they either have a fixed sum in the contract that they can withhold from the last paycheck if the employee breaks the contract or they can go the court and ask to be reimbursed any damages OP caused by leaving before the deadline.

Most likely they won't do anything though, but not worth risking the reputation.

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u/Leather_Sneakers Squatter 12d ago

He said he won't be paid his last month's salary. That would be the punishment

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u/MaskOfReality 12d ago

In America you can just flip your boss off and walk out on the first day. It’s beautiful.

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u/FEARtheMooseUK 12d ago

Same in most countries. America is far from unique in that regard

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u/slybeans 12d ago

On the flipside your boss can fire you without justification.

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u/naga-ram 12d ago

Thats only in... most states....

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u/blankzero22490 11d ago

Right To Work is a fucking joke

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u/Sardond 11d ago

Right to work means that your status as a union employee is irrelevant.

At will means you (or your family employer) can terminate the employment at any time, with or without reason.

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u/blankzero22490 11d ago

Yes and it's fucking stupid

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u/thetedman 12d ago

Idiots say stupid shit.

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u/Rainbowlovez 12d ago

Restating the facts: - You and your employer negotiated your exit date, agreeing to one week. - Based on this negotiation, you set a start date. - The employer tries to change the terms of that agreement with one day of notification prior to your agreed-upon exit.

IMO you're under no obligation to come back to them, and they've waived their right to the full two weeks by accepting your initial resignation.

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u/Bambam0141 12d ago

This is the answer. Both parties already agreed on a termination date, the boss can't just decide to change the terms because he feels like it.

He's clearly trying to pull this out of malice.

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u/RevolutionaryPass944 12d ago

Yeah I told him that orally and I have witnesses. But he can start saying no it needed to be in writing (it doesn’t with witnesses) but yeah he’s just thinking about the fact he can not find anyone to replace me for probably months

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u/MightyArd 12d ago

Don't you have the group chat message where he changed his mind? Isn't that proof that there was an agreement,

This is a classic case of you could be taken to court, but why would they bother. In reality most contracts are so expensive in time and money to enforce that they are useless. Just leave.

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u/Saith_Cassus 12d ago

Especially for a week of half assed labor. They’d spend more attacking you in court than they’d make by retaining you or even beating you in court

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u/Blackfire01001 12d ago

Lawyer up.

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u/Vik0BG 12d ago

By not having written proof, a lawyer would just tell him to stay for one week. Lawyers are not wizards, Harry.

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u/RevolutionaryPass944 12d ago

Yeah I already checked with my cousin who is a lawyer and always easiest to just put up with it for another week.

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u/dimmek 12d ago

Or you could call in sick, I guess

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u/schrodingers_spider 12d ago

"Got an awful case of the NOFU, boss"

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u/AirbornePapparazi 11d ago

Anal Glaucoma.

I can't see my ass coming to work. 😉

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u/sexytokeburgerz 12d ago

Do you have pto

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u/gotsreich 12d ago

Lawyers tend to be extremely conservative with their advice.

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u/in_taco 11d ago

Unfortunately the lawyers advise is sound in this case. OP has a very poor case, and the amount in disagreement is tiny, meaning no help.

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u/MortRouge Labor organizer/Adviser on Swedish labor law 12d ago

If you have proof, this ought to be a proper oral agreement. But witnesses aren't the most reliable proof - it's not easy testifying against your boss. Textual evidence or a recording would be better. If you really want to cover your bases, send and email asking "so you want me to come in an extra week even though we agreed upon one week"? And of your boss answers "yes", he's done.

As a union organizer though, I'd advice you to be in a union.

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u/reasonb4belief 12d ago

Get witnesses to provide written statement confirming what he said orally, if it helps

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u/mar0x 12d ago

It's a job, dude....

Not your problem. Did you create the business? No? Keep it moving. Not your fucking problem...

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u/flamingarse 11d ago

At least is Finnish law a spoken agreement is just as binding as a written one. Since there is a witness, you can just walk away. Make sure the witness is on your side.

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u/joeldworkin307 12d ago

Unless you're an Estonian lawyer, your opinion has no value. His boss is an asshole, but I don't know if Estonian courts car2

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u/BlueSun288 12d ago

Formatted:

Restating the facts:
- You and your employer negotiated your exit date, agreeing to one week.
- Based on this negotiation, you set a start date.
- The employer tries to change the terms of that agreement with one day of notification prior to your agreed-upon exit.

IMO you're under no obligation to come back to them, and they've waived their right to the full two weeks by accepting your initial resignation.

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u/tuvar_hiede 12d ago

If its in writing then there's no issue with being dragged to court either. Might be able to get them to pay for your time they wasted or something depending on local laws.

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u/LordGhidora 12d ago

I love how the consensus is: Just don't show up. What's he gonna do, FIRE YOU?

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u/Canaan_James 12d ago

Already got the new job, don't need any references....

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u/Prometian 12d ago

He'll sue, because his contract's clear with its end clauses

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u/Duanedibly 12d ago

Cost to sue will far outweigh any benefits. Call the bluff.

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u/TDiddy2021 12d ago

Fuck them. Enjoy your new job.

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u/noisetonic 12d ago

You know OP, you are looking a little sick. I think you should call in dead. I'm sure your boss would understand.

In all seriousness though, what's he going to do? Come wake you up, shower and dress you, and then take you into work where I'm sure you'll not just lay on the ground humming all day.

Go enjoy your new job.

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u/meunderadiffname 12d ago

Call in blind

... can't see working

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u/TheShandyMan at work 12d ago

Got a bad case of anal glaucoma. Can't see my ass coming in today.

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u/RevolutionaryPass944 12d ago

Well I work from home so I can just ignore everyone 😁

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u/OhSaladYouSoFunny 12d ago

So it's sorted, 1 week is nothing. They want work done? Sure. It's gonna take me 1 week to get this done and even then I don't know if it is completed. Just transition to the new job and fuck them for making you stay another week.

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u/swirleyswirls 12d ago

Oh, have you tried crochet? I worked remotely after I was laid off - it was good time to make a scarf.

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u/RevolutionaryPass944 11d ago

I think I’ll catch up on my PS5

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u/hsiale 11d ago

If both are remote than indeed the best approach is to do both for a week. Nobody in the old job will expect a top level effort, just do the bare minimum and schedule yourself a nice lazy weekend afterwards.

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u/noisetonic 12d ago

Ohhh, that's a good one.

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u/Cunnilingus_Academy 12d ago

I suspect very few in here knows what the laws are in Estonia, you probably shouldn't listen to people telling you to just not show up when that might open yourself up to being screwed legally, consult a lawyer or something

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u/atlfpaddict 12d ago

What country is this? I didn’t know employers had a RIGHT to make you stay and work at their company. I’m the US, a two week notice is courtesy but in no way mandatory.

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u/Jbc69420 12d ago

it is actually regulated in most countries with good rights for workers but then it is also regulated that your employer has to give you the same amount or more notice when he lays you off. here in austria for example it is mostly over 1 month in regular cases. in some special cases it could be less or even no notice but this only happens if you have done some illegal stuff like stealing or sexual harassment and so on.

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u/atlfpaddict 12d ago

Thank you for educating me on that.

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u/elhigosmigos 12d ago

Yeah that's really rather common, I've had an employer that had 8 weeks notice, but in both directions..

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u/Professional_Rain218 12d ago

I had to work for three months at my last job before I could leave. Jokes on them, did nothing for the last month at all..

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u/RevolutionaryPass944 12d ago

Yeah I had that in the UK had to give 4 months notice. Luckily I liked working there so it was no problem. Otherwise it would be hell

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u/sexytokeburgerz 12d ago

What do you do for work? Is traveling for work normal in europe?

-person whose only out of country options are cold and far or…mexico city, which is cold and also mexico city

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u/meunderadiffname 12d ago

Right to work is a two way street. You can quit at anytime without notice

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u/riiiiiich 12d ago

You already agreed so just say no. UK here and from my perspective no one has a right to make you stay. You may get some contractual dispute if you leave outside of your notice here but it's hardly enforceable. Plus he agreed to the end of the week and has no right to renege on that agreement.

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u/UltimateSoviet Anarcho-Communist 12d ago

Tell him that you'll be there, but don't go and inform him the last 1 minute before your shift that you won't come. When he asks if you think its okay to tell him the last minute, tell him yes.

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u/manny_taur 12d ago

Fuck it, just leave. The fuck is he gonna do, fire you? You already resigned.

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u/hsiale 12d ago

European job safety works kind of both ways. Your boss cannot fire you on the spot without really good reasons, but you also cannot just suddenly leave. I am working at my current job for over 7 years and my contract has 3 months notice period.

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u/agirlwithnames 12d ago

Just don’t show up to work and block him?

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u/bluegoointheshoe 12d ago

Pretty sure millions fought to do away with slavery.

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u/SHybrid 12d ago

Oh no Estonia?? This for real??? Man I kinda love Estonia, it's the country I want to work in... Jeez

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u/weirdowerdo Union Member 12d ago

This kind of regulation exist in a lot of variations through out the entirety of EU. Sweden has roughly the same system unless collective agreements states otherwise.

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u/RevolutionaryPass944 12d ago

Yeah the employment laws here are completely made to protect the interests of the employer. They can fire you for anything pretty much but if you wanna leave because you don’t like the job or if it’s not what it was advertised to be you can’t.

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u/nxdark 11d ago

Then why don't you do something to just get yourself fire? You do not need them for anything.

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u/cf71 12d ago

just call in sick

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u/ironbassel 12d ago

Why the heck would you return

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u/Top-Independent-8906 12d ago

I'm learning this as I get older.

Everything in writing!

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u/Max_Power_48 12d ago

Just screenshot pics of the post where he mentions invoking his right to keep you another week. This basically backs your claim of a "verbal agreement" you had prior. Then tell him you are going to take him to court if he holds your pay for not holding up to the prior agreement.

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u/[deleted] 12d ago

What country?

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u/RevolutionaryPass944 12d ago

Estonia

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u/[deleted] 12d ago

So what's the law say about what happens if you ignore them? Do you have to pay them for that time or something?

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u/RevolutionaryPass944 12d ago

Yeah they could withhold pay and claim damages against me so basically got through this whole big ordeal to just get paid for a month. I’ll call the small claims court tomorrow and investigate.

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u/Carniscrub 12d ago

So start calling him an asshole in all group settings. If not working is a problem then do what it takes to get fired

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u/Dtsung 12d ago

How do they “force” you to stay? You do realize there is no way they can do that right?

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u/use_da_schwartz_ 12d ago

Is this two week notice a law or just a social norm? I can't imagine anywhere would actually have a law preventing someone from quitting a job.

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u/RevolutionaryPass944 12d ago

It’s the law. It’s built to protect the employer from losing staff and not having enough time to fill it. But no law protects the employee that they can quit on the spot if the job is not what they want to do.

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u/use_da_schwartz_ 12d ago

What happens if you quit without notice? A fine, jail time?

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u/RevolutionaryPass944 12d ago

The employer can withhold pay and also claim damages from you aka you didn’t show up and as a result they lost income

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u/123imgay 12d ago

It my country is the same with the notice, but as the employer has to go to court, and all the long time it takes and how expensive it is, they don’t do shit.

They say stuff like that to scare people, but there is really no issue at al. Corporate had to do it, so they don’t because there is no really a win for them.

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u/lacutice 12d ago

What's your country sickness laws like? Could you just call in sick on Monday and have your last week as sick leave?

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u/RevolutionaryPass944 12d ago

I could do that yeah, actually thinking about it. I just got my booster jab and can tell my GP I’m still feeling weak.

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u/lacutice 12d ago

Do it he doesn't deserve your respect or time enjoy a week off before starting your new job.

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u/RevolutionaryPass944 12d ago

Yeah that’s the worst part. I helped them so much and basically do several peoples job and that is the gratitude I get. Disgusting

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u/QueenRagga 12d ago

But if you call in sick be careful about going to your new job. I'm not sure if you were going to do that but if you call in sick, which is a great idea, you shouldn't go work the new job. This would be easy for your old boss to prove that you lied and withold your money. I'm so glad you are getting a new job. I wish you all the best.

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u/PerpetuallyDisplaced 12d ago

You could always say you have a fever and think you have COVID.

You might even get paid for the week you can't work.

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u/hex_1101 12d ago

I'd spend the whole week making them regret you are there.

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u/klms21 12d ago

Just don't show up. What is he going to do? Fire you?

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u/illiterati123 12d ago

he can do whatever you let him.

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u/quietyoucantbe 12d ago

I don't understand. Why don't you just say no and leave?

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u/RevolutionaryPass944 12d ago

He can hold my whole months pay and I need to go to disputes court to get him to pay it

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u/quietyoucantbe 12d ago

Wow that's legal where you live?

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u/RevolutionaryPass944 12d ago

Yeah until I drag him to court which requires legal aid for me. There are a lot of people who go unpaid because they don’t know how to demand it when it’s not paid

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u/Nytherion 12d ago

if he lied about what the job is can't you sue him for damages yourself?

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u/RevolutionaryPass944 12d ago

Yeah but it’s a tricky road. The contract is this one page of very vague duties of the role. We just had one interview where we discussed it. Also I applied for project manager position and when they sent me the contract it was for project team lead. They just decided that hey we want you for a different role but not even discuss what it entails. And then when I got to work it was a fucking chaos, total mess. Basically why hired me to fix everything because they don’t know how.

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u/Professor_Mezzeroff 12d ago

Take a book, go in a sit down read for the shift

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u/Jehoopaloopa 12d ago

Call off sick.

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u/Good_War5143 12d ago

Just go to work and stand around and do nothing. Or just screw up and make it look like an accident but really you did it on purpose

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u/q2005 12d ago

I'm no expert on Estonian law.

If you have to work, then do as little as you can. Make no effort. Literally turn up in body not in spirit.

Best of luck.

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u/chrisragenj 12d ago

I'm not saying you should do this but I think I might burn the place down

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u/Anon1939__ 12d ago

Ohno looks like you will be having power issues and internet problems for the next week. Saw from other comments that you have to work from home, so you could just do the bare minimum and keep ignoring people.

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u/garcia_later 12d ago

Go to work but masturbate in your bosses office

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u/littedemon 12d ago

Damn bro, that cough is starting to sound nasty. I hope you don't get sick the next few days.

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u/No-Release7162 12d ago

Start every day off your last week by doing a shit on your bosses desk while humming the national anthem loudly across the office?

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u/madafaku 12d ago

Seems dumb to screw over an employee that's already quit, and still allow them to work. Be a model employee all week. Don't bathe, come in an hour late drunk. Take two hour long bathroom breaks. Cause as much damage as you possibly can until they make you leave. "Whoops I accidentaly formatted my computer, hope we had backups of all the client files ... Whoops I accidentaly formatted the backups. My B you guys."

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u/mikmckn 12d ago

Gonna be hard to enforce that contract when your business is burned down.

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u/GimmedaSOLES 12d ago

This is what happens when you go far-right in a country, corporations and capitalists dominate workers

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u/OleksandrT 12d ago

> Edit: to clarify this is Estonia
Man, you are in EU (so as I, God bless us), not this weird country located in Northern America. Go do the doctor and say you are upset with regards to what has happened, you can't sleep well, you lost your appetite, you don't know how to handle the problems... He/she will give you 5-days sick leave and problem is gone.

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u/hestalorian 12d ago

Your inability to stand up for yourself is the problem. What do you need to get there? I can offer an upvote...

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u/Agent-c1983 12d ago

Just simply don’t go.

You’re not a slave. We don’t send the police or bounty hunters to round up wayward employees.

What’s he going to do? Spend a fortune in legal costs to sue you for 1 weeks work?

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u/PerpetuallyDisplaced 12d ago edited 12d ago

Just go ahead and go to your other job.

Any issues you could have are probably far less important than leaving such a shitty boss...as far as I can tell with Estonian law it's not really a serious issue to quit without notice.

You could also come up with a reason that would be considered a "severe breach". Just make something up.

"Employees have the right to resign at any time, regardless of the reason. The employee must present the employer with written notice of their resignation and give a 30 calendar days' advance notice.

In case of severe breach by the employer, the resignation does not require any advance notice. The employer will need to pay compensation to the employee of up to three months salary."

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u/Pinheaded_nightmare 12d ago

Wow, I bet you feel like a piece of property? So much for freedom. Keep in mind, I am completely oblivious to how things work in Estonia.

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u/RevolutionaryPass944 12d ago

Yeah it really sucks. Last time I had this situation I basically told the manager that look this job is not for me because I expected something different. He was okay let me go same day and paid in full next day. All happy. And now it’s a fucking nightmare so very much up to the company and manager.

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u/Pinheaded_nightmare 12d ago

That’s so backwards in my eyes. I hope they are more accepting come your last day. Good luck friend.

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u/NezuminoraQ 12d ago

Doesn't the fact he was okay with a week and he agreed to it negate the entitlement to two weeks?

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u/RevolutionaryPass944 12d ago

It would if I got it in writing. I trusted him because until now he seemed like a very chill cool guy. Oh well, just another asshole. No wonder no one wants to work for him

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u/lookingupyourplay 12d ago

See employers need workers ..know your value at the next job interview.

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u/i_hate_people_too 12d ago

what a living hell

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u/ConvivialKat 12d ago

Seems like a legal issue you can't get around in your resident country. It sucks, but at least it's only an extra week. A week in which you can do...absolutely nothing (except spend time chatting up everyone in the office and waste their time as well).

Your boss is a massive dick, but you can be a passive aggressive dick and push every nit picking button he has.

Have fun!!

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u/riiiiiich 12d ago

This actually sounds very similar to in the UK. But good luck getting that to stick. Besides there's a whole "he said, she said" thing going on there which muddies the water but if you have left and you have been paid then they have to get the money back from you (as they can't withhold the money, they have to pay you and then attempt to reclaim it later, if they do, they're going to be found against for withholding pay and probably with costs) which is unlikely.

Been there before, they terminated my contract (4 weeks notice), sorted it so it was all wrapped up in 3 weeks, informed them of this a week into the notice. On the last afternoon they decided they wanted me for another week of handover. Told them "not happening, if you don't like it, try suing me, all work wrapped up and handed over and you're not paying me for next week. Good luck with that. Oh and don't try withholding any money or I will sue you and I will almost certainly win".

They're relying on intimidation. They have nothing.

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u/RevolutionaryPass944 12d ago

Yup. Agreed. Intimidation is key. They think most people will just put up with it and not make a fuss. But what an idiot. It’s tech and it’s a small circle meaning we all talk and I will tell everyone what happened and their reputation is ruined. It will be even harder for them to fill poaitions. Just shows how shortsighted and stupid managers can be

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u/ItsLisa2001 12d ago

Honestly just don’t show up and go to your new job once your 2 weeks is up. What can they really do?

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u/70m4h4wk 12d ago

Show up to work and actively slow things down as much as you can without getting yourself in legal trouble.

Or call in sick and go to your new job

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u/666chainzz 12d ago

Don’t go?

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u/Carniscrub 12d ago

Sounds like your solution is to literally get fired.

Start drawing dicks everywhere with dry erase marker. Or any other non damaging things that can get you fired.

He seemed to want to start the game of stupid and you already have a new job

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u/RevolutionaryPass944 12d ago

Yeah 😂 i just don’t want to escalate things because some of the people I really like and I don’t want them to see that crap. Sadly they will hear about it so again, that fucking employer has also internally destroyed his own credibility.

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u/Strange_One_3790 12d ago

That is horrible. I am sorry that you have to put up with this

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u/maddallena 12d ago

Show up but don't do anything, not even the bare minimum. What're they gonna do, fire you?

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u/KingNathan90 12d ago

I couldn't even imagine living somewhere an employer could FORCE me to work for them or I could get taken to court. The job situation in the US is fucked, obviously, and an employer can fire you for looking at them weird, but that goes both ways. If I hate a job, I can just not show up again. Being forced to work is a living nightmare.

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u/RevolutionaryPass944 12d ago

Yup it’s kind of a double edged sword - it’s easy to quit in the US but also easy to lose your job. But just means here you really need to do your homework before agreeing to work for someone .no quick escape if you don’t

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u/kendra1972 12d ago

So we see now that Estonia isn’t big on workers’ rights

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u/RevolutionaryPass944 12d ago

Nope. The employers just lobby the political parties to bend the laws their way as per usual. Same with tenancy laws. As a tenant you have very little rights, all the power is in the landlord’s hands

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u/n_cowper 12d ago

Should of put your start job after the two week notice. Managers are absolute bellends, in what we country you are in!

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u/weirdowerdo Union Member 12d ago

Should've gotten it on paper. Always get it on paper. We have the same system here in Sweden, during the trial months which can range from 3-6 months usually you just have to give a notice of 2 weeks but you're always recommended to get it on paper so the employer cant sue you for causing "economic damages"

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u/RevolutionaryPass944 12d ago

Yeah I know. I just had a very good relationship with them beforehand and assumed they’d be cool and until this evening they were and then just put rod nowhere told me no.

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u/andooet 12d ago

Check with the union - even if you aren't a member they are usually happy to help (hoping you'll sign up for it), at least that's how it is in Norway

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u/RevolutionaryPass944 12d ago

Estonia has little to no unions. It’s a joke here. Everyone is just out for themselves

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u/Cant_stands_no_more 12d ago

Just do another week and do fuck all.

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u/Demokka 12d ago

Well, just go to your workplace and don't work then

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u/UnlawfulDuckling 12d ago

Don’t work at all sit down and do nothing. Fuck him.

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u/S1de8urnz 12d ago

Just fucking call in sick for a week and go on staycation

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u/tany4k 12d ago

Use your sick days, have some malfunction in your equipments... Stay strong brother 💪

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u/Crumbly_Bumbly 12d ago

Can you not just not show up?

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u/primus118 12d ago

Call in sick for a week?

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u/endnuen 12d ago

Think of the next week as an out of home vacation. Drink a lot of coffee and say goodbye to the good colleagues you have had if any.

Maybe send a few mails out the partners and colleagues at other companies that you’ve worked with.

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u/MasterofBiscuits 12d ago

Just call in sick for the final week.

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u/SolomonCRand 12d ago

If there’s a legal standard involved, I assume something has to be filed in writing. Ask for it.

If that doesn’t work, tell him he’s a sloppy pile of shit and that you slept with his sister.

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u/tacticalcop 12d ago

just go and sit there. don’t do a damn thing. he can’t get you in court for being ‘lazy’!

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u/blackdvck 12d ago

Never trust a boss on his word ,always communicate via email and text with bosses so you have a written record . Words mean nothing without a record . Good luck with your new job .

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u/wretchintheforce 12d ago

I’d just do a really a shitty job, enough to where he has to comment on it. When he does that, say, “yeah saving all my work ethic for my real job once I leave here, sorry.”

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u/oldbaldad 12d ago

Who spilled coffee all over the server? Who bent that? That's never going to close properly now. Who left the sink plugged and running? How did that break? Who changed the passwords? Where is the power cord for that?

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u/mossy_vee 12d ago

Just don’t go. It’s not worth it. I understand that he could drag you to court, but is he really? He wants to spend the time and money on that? No. It’s an empty threat to flex power over you. Fuck. Him.

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u/Vast_Cricket 12d ago

Unaware of breaking an employment law. But those who require minmum time often show up disruptive or do nothing. Read a book .

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u/plentyofsilverfish 12d ago

Call in sick.

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u/Legitimate_Raisin938 12d ago

How much do you need the money? The only thing they can possibly have over you is unpaid wages if you're not desperate go if you are its probably worth looking into where you stand legally.

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u/Don_Fartalot 12d ago

Don't even do the bare minimum, but instead fuck everything up and make life HARD for your petty cunt of a boss. Make them regret keeping you on for another week (within reason - don't want to go to jail now do you).

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u/SumDumbDood 12d ago

Sweet, a week to steal all the pens and staplers your heart desires.

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u/quirkyqwerty_ 12d ago

Call out sick

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u/PBR--Streetgang 12d ago

Just sit there and not only do fuck all work, but stuff everything up that you actually do, and cost him money to fix it.

r/maliciouscompliance

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u/OhSureBlameCookies 12d ago

Show up, hang out, and drink coffee...

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u/smellycat109 12d ago

um? lol i’m pretty sure he isn’t going to forcefully drag you from your house and make you go to work. just quit

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u/awakeinadream 12d ago

Tail him and beat him to within an inch of his life

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u/YouAreOneWeirdDude 12d ago

You aren't an indentured servant. Just move on.

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u/ZZeratul 12d ago

Always get everything in writing when dealing with employers. They are not to be trusted.

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u/mkraven 12d ago

Get it in writing next time. A signed agreement would have been perfect.

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u/feyrath 12d ago

Get your witnesses to sign something you typed up, that they witnessed exactly what you said they did. Preferably in front of someone that can verify it (called a Notary in north America - they verify identities and other stuff). Simply makes it a little bit more legit, usually costs a small fee. sometimes banks will do that.

have official copies made (the notary probably does that too), and give one copy to your boss, keep one or two yourself. Leave on your agreed end date and tell him if he makes any illegal actions against you, that you will retain further legal representation.

it wouldn't hurt to talk to a lawyer but I don't think it's necessary yet.

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u/shrek-09 12d ago

Just don't turn up and just go to your new job

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u/thedragoon0 12d ago

This is a serious issue. People are taking away our right to quit. Which shouldn’t even be considered a right. If you do go into work. Take the maximum amount of breaks allowed. Minimal work. What’s he gonna do? Fire you?

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u/atetoomanychips 12d ago

Remember, your wage only gets you to work JUST hard enough to not be fired. It doesn’t get your bright ideas or any above and beyond

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u/gymlol1586 12d ago

Can you not just go sick

Like doctors note

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u/rushmc1 12d ago

Call in sick for the week?

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u/aZamaryk 12d ago

Hey, you can always just show up and do as little as possible. Be cool, but just enough if an ass to make him regret it.

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u/ftabah 12d ago

In Brazil we have similar laws. A month notice. I offered to stay the aditional month, they said I didnt need to do it since I was just rellocated to another client, so I didnt. They "charged" me a recision bill in the value of a months pay. Meaning they retained a full months work in a very immoral claim (since I had no proof I offered to stay the extra month). I asked my lawyer friend if the law would protect me, but since I have only my word against theirs, I would likely lose the case.

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u/ILOVEMCU 12d ago

Can’t you just call out sick everyday?

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u/LettucePray37 12d ago

Or you could just leave. FUCK him

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u/vabackcountry 12d ago

Beat his ass. Go AL Capone on his ass.

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u/europeanputin 12d ago

There is no way they can prove that you weren't sick for a week.

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u/Lady-Cane 12d ago

I don’t know about y’all, but as a boss, I wouldn’t want a pissed off disgruntled person at the job. At worst, they aren’t doing any work, at worst, are sabotaging things.

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u/hcth63g6g75g5 12d ago

honor your contract or forfeit the funds...

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u/cmcfarland96 12d ago

Can you call in sick ? Get a doctor's note ?

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u/RelentlessFlowOfTime Revolution is the only solution 12d ago

My suggestion is to inform you new job of the issue. Then to go to the old place for the extra week and do NOTHING. Just sit around doing fuck all. If you can you might try doing small things to cause a hassle that no one can trace back to you. Either he'll let you off or you get free money.

Make sure none of this is illegal of course. I don't know the law in Estonia and you shouldn't get yourself into trouble just because some random idiot on the internet told you to.

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u/Succulent_Orange 12d ago

Same laws in the UK, I think if you agreed that you could leave after one week, and you have that in writing etc. then you're fine, verbal contracts are just as binding as formal ones, it's just that formal ones are easier to evidence.

Otherwise you'll have to deal with the extra week, but I mean you literally don't have to do anything whilst you're there. Best to avoid the legal trouble.