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A company decides to break up with you, and at the same time, they expect you to maintain relationship with their teams to provide support when needed. What would you do?
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A company decides to break up with you, and at the same time, they expect you to maintain relationship with their teams to provide support when needed.

What would you do?

1) Maintain the relationship
2) Cut ties
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Could you be a bit more specific, please? when you say "break up", do you mean the employee is not employed by the company any more which has effectively terminated any contractual obligation between the two?

/sd
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1 reply by Moudar Ali
Jan 29, 2018 12:40 AM
Moudar Ali
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Correct.
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It depends - you will have to balance remaining professional and looking out for your best interests.TBH though, this is an odd situation. This scenario brings with it significant risks.
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After the break up, if it's in both interests, then maintain the relationship, and if it's only in one party's interests, cut ties.
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Case by case, it depends.
However, there is no harm in sharing knowledge, its good for your in a longer run.

Ali
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1 reply by Moudar Ali
Jan 29, 2018 12:45 AM
Moudar Ali
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I do believe that knowledge share should be conducted and completed during your endeavor, and not following to that
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Moudar -

I'd agree with Andrew that this is an odd situation. In North America, there are often policies in large companies which prevent a former employee from working at the same company again for a cooling down period regardless of whether they resigned or were let go.

I could see a situation like this where the employee leaves but due to their possessing very special skills they are contracted back in to support things till a proper transition occurs but if someone has been let go, I've never seen that happen.

I guess it really comes down to the situation - if the termination was for downsizing/organizational restructuring reasons and the employee has a good relationship with the company otherwise, then unless they have something to go to right away, there's no harm in making some money helping them out.

If it was not an amicable breakup, I can't think of why someone would want to help the company out as they have nothing to gain and only more pain to earn...

Kiron
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1 reply by Moudar Ali
Jan 29, 2018 12:44 AM
Moudar Ali
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I'm talking about charged consultancy service, but a free support.
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There can be a situation that you resigned (for any personal reason) but the project team require your guidance from time to time.
But if you have been part of downsizing or let go, I don't think anyone would go back.
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I agree with the comments here. It really depends on the situation whether you want to cut ties or not.
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The scenario is vague, and while the comments contain very good advice, it may be too early in the scenario to make the next moves. In order to flush out the employer’s real intentions, I suggest you offer to prepare a transition plan for the “break up” with deliverables and dates leading up to you leaving the employer’s property, and concurrently ask for a personal recommendation for use in your new employment campaign. If this does not generate prompt feedback, there is no need to extend any support beyond the standard 2 weeks notice.
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1 reply by Moudar Ali
Jan 29, 2018 12:43 AM
Moudar Ali
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Actually the employer expects you to provide support following to all what you have mentioned, and subsequent to the termination of the contractual obligation.
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Cost / Benefit estimation. That´s all you need to estimate.
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Jan 28, 2018 7:22 AM
Replying to Sromon Das
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Could you be a bit more specific, please? when you say "break up", do you mean the employee is not employed by the company any more which has effectively terminated any contractual obligation between the two?

/sd
Correct.
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