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    #11

    Re: I have been observing him since I wasn't on resign.

    What company do you and your team leader work for now?
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    #12

    Re: I have been observing him since I wasn't on resign.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Is it correct? I was trying to know whether a negative sentence can be written after "since" or not in these kinds of sentences?
    Probably not. The real problem here is that you have, as so often, come up with a strange situation that we have to try to work out before we can look properly at the language point you are asking about. Let's look at a slightly more transparent situation:

    1. I have found my work more satisfying since I didn't resign.
    2. I have found my work more satisfying since I decided not to resign.

    The second is tolerably natural - the speaker has given us a clear time point for the beginning of their increasing satisfaction - the moment at which they decided not to resign.
    The first is far less clear - not-resigning is something that most of us do often. In the forty-five years of my working life, I didn't resign on all but a dozen or so of more than 9,000 working days. The same is true of most negative actions, and this is why they are rare with temporal 'since'.

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    #13

    Re: I have been observing him since I wasn't on resign.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    My team leader has been treating me in a harsh way since I resigned from AMX. Is it correct? I was trying to know whether a negative sentence can be written after "since" or not in these kinds of sentences?
    You resigned from that company, but you still have the same team leader? That seems very unlikely. What is more likely is that his harsh treatment of you was a reason that you resigned.

    How are things going?
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    #14

    Re: I have been observing him since I wasn't on resign.

    Tufguy, I have a feeling you're talking about your former team leader. Have I guessed right?
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    #15

    Re: I have been observing him since I wasn't on resign.

    Another possible interpretation is that you have resigned (handed in your notice) but you have not yet left the company and that since you handed in your notice, your team leader has been treating you harshly.
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    #16

    Re: I have been observing him since I wasn't on resign.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Another possible interpretation is that you have resigned (handed in your notice) but you have not yet left the company and that since you handed in your notice, your team leader has been treating you harshly.

    Yes, because right after resigning from a company you can't just walk away. You have to serve the notice period as well. I am not working at the moment (looking for a job) but he still works for the same company.

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    #17

    Re: I have been observing him since I wasn't on resign.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    You resigned from that company, but you still have the same team leader? That seems very unlikely. What is more likely is that his harsh treatment of you was a reason that you resigned.

    How are things going?

    Not good. I feel like killing myself.

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    #18

    Re: I have been observing him since I wasn't on resign.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    ... after resigning from a company you can't just walk away. You have to serve the notice period as well.
    Then instead of 'I was on resign', say 'I was serving my notice'.

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    #19

    Re: I have been observing him since I wasn't on resign.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Yes, because right after resigning from a company you can't just walk away. You have to serve the notice period as well. I am not working at the moment (looking for a job) but he still works for the same company.
    OK, let's get this straight:
    1. You used to work with this man (he was your team leader).
    2. You handed in your notice but you had to work out your notice period.
    3. While you were working out your notice period, he treated you harshly.
    4. You have now finished working there so you no longer have anything to do with that man.

    If I'm right with all of the above, you would have to say "My team leader at [name of company] treated me very badly after I handed in my notice". You can't use "has treated me" because you no longer work there.

    Can you explain what all of this has to do with the content of post #1, in which you said you had been "observing" someone since you "didn't resign"?
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    #20

    Re: I have been observing him since I wasn't on resign.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Not good. I feel like killing myself.
    Keep in mind that it's a temporary situation. Things will change. (They always do.)
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