Hi Smiley, it happened to my colleage before. Sometimes is really depends on the company maybe is safety issue. My company is a design company thats why they will release the resigned staff earlier if they got someone new to come in. they will try not to let the new people to interact with those leaving to prevent negative thought. well did you company cut your pay? otherwise take it positively that you can leave earlier!! Cheer up ya! So you found your new job already?