What does "resignation effective May 10th" mean?

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What does "resignation effective May 10th" mean?

Postby reddoll » 17 Apr 2007, 22:47

Hi,

I am wondering what that sentence means: does it mean the person will not come on May 10th (and finish on the 9th of May), or May 10th is their last day that they will work.

Thanks!!
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Postby maoman » 17 Apr 2007, 23:16

May 9th is the last day of work.
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Postby Dragonbones » 17 Apr 2007, 23:26

It's ambiguous; that's why many careful writers will state that their 'last working day is xx'.
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Postby Lord Lucan » 17 Apr 2007, 23:36

It could mean the resignation is effective from that date and that the last day of work would be whatever the contract sets out in terms of notice of termination. Some contracts provide that upon notice of termination by the employee, the employee does not work again nor enter the premises. For example, the securities industry. Of course in Taiwan it could mean anything. Try adding "subject to contract" to the end of that, just to fuck with the lawyers. Unless you're paying costs. My these Heinekens are lasting rightly.
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Postby Mother Theresa » 18 Apr 2007, 06:43

I'm with maoman, but I agree it could be interpreted differently, especially if it's in a chabuduo Chinglish contract.
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Postby TainanCowboy » 18 Apr 2007, 08:26

It means if their coffee mug is still in the lunchroom on 10 May its up for grabs.
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