Mott MacDonald – The End of the Line

Today I handed my notice in. My final day will be 12th October.

It’s all a bit sudden really but it’s tied in with the death of my mother.

She died in the early hours of the 18th August. It was a Saturday. I had a meeting on the Monday with a chap coming down from London so I text my manager to get him to cancel the meeting, and to let him know I would be needing the following week off.

A quick text back told me that the company would only give 2 days compassionate leave. I went back to work on the Wednesday. When my mother’s funeral was arranged, I said I would need the day off. OK they said, I’d have to take leave for that, paid or unpaid. I can take a hint. I decided there and then I’d be leaving as soon as I could. I have since been told that I could have negotiated…haha, there are times when negotiation is not appropriate – this is one. I read the situation as not being valued, so time to leave.

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