how many weeks notice for a full time job?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

2.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

2 weeks is standard for any job.

 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@bella731:  2 weeks is the standard unless your current employer asks for something longer.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

Legally in most places it’s 2 weeks, but if you want to leave with goodwill, shoot for 4 so they will have time to find someone to replace you.  But 4 weeks is a courtesy and not an obligation.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Two weeks is standard, but if you know your current employer will really be in a bind when you resign, you could give three.  This can go a long way if you’re staying in the same line of business and know you may work with your current manager again someday.  

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Unless you have an agreement that says otherwise or your industry has a different standard, 2 weeks is sufficient. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

What does your current contract of employment state?

Over here, different jobs carry different periods of notice. I used to be required to give two months notice which is standard at senior management level. My son also works in an industry where 2 months is common. Amongst my family and friends, anything from 2 months to 2 weeks is required.

So I advise you find out what your particular employer requires.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Steampunkbride:  Good advice, though I would specify to also be sure the employer’s requirements are ones that it is entitled to make.  That means you would have had to agree to it at some point, most likely in your employment agreement, which would include a CBA, if your employment is governed by one.  Your employer cannot, arbitrarily, say 2 months, or 6 months, or whatever, without you having entered into such an agreement.  Leaving amicably is certainly a good practice, but after only six months working there, you really don’t owe them anything – nor they you.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

2 weeks is standard is most fields unless something was previously agreed too.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@bella731:  Why dont you go have a chat with your boss, explain you are leaving but that you dont want to leave them stranded and ask if 2 weeks will give them enough time to replace you etc. You can always go up to 3 or 4 weeks depending on whats needed – start at 2 weeks though.

ETA * I think approaching it as more of a discussion and letting her give her opinion will make you look better in your bosses eyes in the long run and not burn bridges

 

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

2 weeks unless your office has a contract or policy that requires more. My previous job required 4 weeks because they needed additional time to replace my position and I was required to review and prepare all of my files for the person taking over my position.

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