On last Friday, under extreme duress, I resigned from my position to the VP of Finance. I did this immediately after receiving an email reprimanding me by my former manager, including on the distribution my new manager of two weeks, his manager, the controller of the company, my direct report, and IT support who I have been working with on a project. In addition of reprimanding me, he went on to say that after the past weekend, that IT support would no longer be able to provide support to me. In addition to the above, I have had a very overwhelming, disrespectful, and hostile environment to contend with over the last two years. When I have reached out to management and HR for help, nothing was ever done to support me or help to resolve my problems. It has always felt as if everyone would gang up against me and try to intimidate me until I get back in my box. My words to the VP were, "management has won, I've broken down, game over, I now realize that no matter what I do this relationship is irreparable. I can no longer work for a management who clearly disrespects me, and makes conscious efforts to make my life miserable. I informed him before my manager sent his crude and disrespectful reprimand I had called and left him a voicemail to call me directly to discuss our problem and also sent him a text to please call me. My pleas went unheard, I was not worthy of a phone call before or after he sent out his email, but somehow I was worthy of his reprimand in front of a large audience, nonetheless, my direct report and my new manager who I felt he was already trying to poison against me. I explained I could not handle a new tier (referring to my new manager) that I would now have against me. I went on to say how I didn't understand how the Controller who I have worked with for 6 years didn't chime in and correct him or somehow come to my defense, but was quick to defend him. I closed with saying how it was very sad, unfair, and disappointing that no one could come forth and tell me what my offense was and to give me an opportunity to correct the problem; however, I have been continually punished over the years and it is clear that they want me gone, but no one has the courage to tell me to go so I guess I have no other choice but to resign from my post if I intend to ever have a life of peace or work with people who respect me and appreciate the value I bring to the table as I have done for my current company over the last 7 years. The VP's response to me was, "are you near a computer so you can put that in writing." When I heard this, I was somehow both relieved and angered to know that I was right and that management had made a conscious effort to make my life miserable and wanted me gone. I have yet to send him a letter. At midnight, I received an email from him copying the HR VP to acknowledge our conversation and that I resigned to him over the phone on Friday. One hour later, I received a company wide email from CEO announcing that our company would be merging with a competitor and that he would no longer be CEO and the CEO of the company we are merging with would be the new CEO of the combined companies. I write this long, lengthy, email to ask for help on how I should respond to my VP of Finance and HR. By resigning, after 7 years I walk away with nothing. I didn't plan to resign and really felt I had no choice if they were going to be as ridiculous as state I no longer have IT support...what is the precedence for this. I'm an accountant, not a technical system IT person. Also, now learning of this merger, if there is a potential layoff with severance, I don't want to miss out on this either. What do I do?
Also, I'm located in Texas.
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