A recent problem that has happened to me twice.. people quitting without notice.
My lead animator and a senior Flash animator both quit (she 2 months ago) and he just this morning. Without notice. Even though they have been specifically asked to give one months notice.
this is a general malaise prevalent in the Indian animation industry, people get poached (which is fine) but the poacher or nor the employees care about things like contracts or notices. Since no one around is willing to enforce rules people continue to break them.
i for one have always insisted someone quitting to join me to give atleast 3 weeks notice to their employer before joining me.
The quitting caused me no problem becuase for the Flash animator, i was already considering moving her onto something less intense.
The lead animator was a bit of a shock, but it was a blessing anyway as it frees me up to hire someone who can work the pencil and the mouse for the same salary. He came in and said he had an offer he had consented to and was starting next week. He had the offer for a week now.
i could have done some interviews in the meantime. not a problem, i know a lot of people here, enough to get people on a dime freelancing so work does not suffer.
Just dissapointing, when you treat people like family and give them all you can, allow them days off, pay them ON TIME every time and they in turn go mercenary on you...
makes me cynical.