Post # 1
I’m kind of counting my chickens before they hatch but I was wondering what the opinion would be on this.
I have an interview tomorrow for a position that I feel I’m super qualified for and I have a recommendation from the person they are replacing. From talking to my friend about it, she says that they are looking to hire someone pretty quickly as in like the next week.
My current job is great, it’s super flexible and my boss has been very generous with time off, raises, etc.
I’m feeling terrible about the potential very short notice I would be giving but the new job is far better for me in terms of advancement and future potential.
What do you bees think? Have you ever given a really short notice?
Post # 3
Sometimes jobs require a 2 week notice or you will technically have to be under “fired” status. At least this was how my last job worked. Or if you leave in less than two weeks (or whenever their cut off time is) then you can’t go back with the company. I would check out the company’s rule on that.
Otherwise, if this is a good career move for you, you should just do it. I know it sucks and it is shorter notice than one would probably like, but the new job is going to give you a more solid future.
Post # 4
beware of being told when a hiring decision will be made. probly wont be anywhere near a week, then u dont have to worry about the short notice thing at all
Post # 5
Most employers understand that even though they need someone asap, new hires need to treat their soon to be ex-employer with respect. I would tell them that I would never leave an employer in a bind and will be giving two weeks notice. I think they will respect you for that.
I would then ask if there was anything I could do to speed up my transition into the new job-orienting on evenings or weekends? Reading policy manuals at home etc.
Post # 6
@julies1949: This. You can tell them, “I would like to extend the courtesy of two weeks notice to my current employer. I’m sure you can understand the need to do this, as you would like your employees to do the same for you!”
Post # 7
@julies1949: THIS. +1
Even if you hate your current employer, not giving two weeks notice will damage your needing a future reference from them.
Post # 8
@julies1949: good point
i have never given less than two weeks, sometimes three, unless i was just quitting straight out and then i didnt give any notice lol
the new employer should really respect that you need to give two weeks to ur current one, they would appreciate it if the tables were turned
Post # 9
@julies1949: You totally read my mind! I was already planning a talk track that basically said exactly what you did. If it does happen I think that I could squeeze some training in in the evening. The new job’s shift is quite different than mine so I could leave from my current job and do an hour or so’s worth of training at the new job.
Post # 10
I’ve been interviewing a lot lately and when they ask me if I have any questions I say, “When are you looking for someone to start? I would like to give my current employer two weeks notice.” Sometimes they plan on a series of interviews so I just let them know that once the decision is made I can start two weeks after that. If you can train during that time period then certainly let them know that.
Post # 11
Definitely ask for two weeks. Around here “one week is the new two weeks” and they walk you out after a few days. But we’re dealing with industry trade secrets and people going to work for competitors, etc. My mom was furious when one of her (3) employees quit with 4 days’ notice, she agreed to stay for 2 weeks, then let her go after 3 days – turns out she didn’t do much after all and didn’t need to train everyone on much.
Post # 12
Definitely give 2 weeks notice.
Post # 13
2 weeks notice is the way to go. I just put mine in and while I could start my new job today (and I can’t wait to!) it will be better to leave amicably. My current employer would automatically deem me non-rehirable if I left with less than 2 weeks notice. I’m certainly not planning to go back to them, but if future employers were to call for a reference, that would be something they would mention. Also not completely sure because my manager seems a bit confused, but I think I can’t cash out my vacation hours unless I give proper notice. (definitely worth $600 to me to wait). My current employer also works very closely with my new employer, so I don’t want to burn any bridges. Long story short, just so there’s no chance at backlash, I would give 2 weeks notice. I’m sure your new employer would be understanding and glad that you’re being professional.
P.S. GOOD LUCK! and keep us updated 🙂