how important is 2 weeks notice?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Honey bee

I would NOT give your notice until your FI has an actual offer.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I think its pretty important. All of my bosses have told me that if I give a notice and then need my job back, they can hire me again. But if I just up and quit without giving a 2 weeks notice I wont be rehirable.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

It depends.

a) If you needed a job in the future, would you want to be hired back there? If yes, give them a notice.

b) Will you need/want to use them as a future reference? If yes, give them a notice.

Also, do not put your notice in until AFTER your FI has a formal offer.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Definitey don’t quit your job until you find out that your DH got one of those jobs for sure!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I wouldn’t give my notice until he had an offer, even if it meant less than two weeks notice.

 

Giving two weeks is a courtsey to the company you work for, not a requirement, I’d only worry about it if you needed to use them as a reference or planned to move back at some point and be rehired. If you’re worried about your work load being covered they can always hire a temp to get them through until they find a suitable replacement.

 

Best of luck with the move and the job offers!

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@mattsgirl813:  Depends how important the reference is to you. Two weeks notice is standard and expected. I am not going to give a good reference to someone who leaves me hanging.

But in your specific case, do not give notice until your partner has a written offer – don’t give up a job for (potentially) no reason.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@mattsgirl813:  How early Monday would he recieve the offer? Could you still have time to give your two weeks after he does? Even if you give your two weeks Tuesday, and explain the situation, I’m sure you’ll be fine with a technically 13 day notice. Lol.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think 2 weeks notice is very important, especially if you ever want to use them for a reference.  It is never a good idea to burn bridges because you never know where you’ll run into someone again down the line.

But I also wouldn’t give notice until your FI has a formal offer.  Honestly, I would crash on a friend’s sofa or rent a hotel for a couple of days so that I could actually complete a two weeks notice.  Why would your FI have to be starting/transitioning/moving so quickly?

Post # 11
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Helper bee

I think it depends on your boss. If you’re on good terms with him or her, it might be polite to let them know that your FI is potentially getting a firm offer early next week and that you will have to leave if he does. If you’re not that close then give notice once he gets the offer and accepts, and it doesn’t really matter if it’s 13 or 14 days. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

If you like your boss or would want to work there if you ever moved back, have a chat with him/her “off the record” and let them know that you *think* your husband is going to get an offer and you *might* not be able to give them a full two weeks’ notice, but could you start training someone on the DL?

If you don’t like your boss/job, make a scene on your last day, or lie and say you’re so sorry and you had to leave rightnowsorrybye.

(Jaded: I hate my job, am hoping to get an offer soon and plan to make a scene and walk out to the airport and move cross country)

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