Post # 1
Hi bees, i dont want to get ahead of myself bur i have an interview with one of the top hosputals in my area on monday, and if offered the job would take it. I juat recently started workkng in june full time. When im askes when can i start in tbe interview what should i say? Do i give 2 weeks nofice at my current jpb? 4 weeks? 3?
Post # 4
2 weeks is standard for any job.
Post # 5
@bella731: 2 weeks is the standard unless your current employer asks for something longer.
Post # 6
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
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
- 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
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
@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
2 weeks is standard is most fields unless something was previously agreed too.
Post # 13
Thank you for all the responces. It seems to be the common to give 2 weeks. The job I would be leaving isnt someone I would want to leave on bad terms, only because my field is small and everyone know everyone not that I would want to work for her again. Now my mom and my internship director (she was the one who told me about this new job) both say that I am supposed to give the amount of weeks that I get for vacation. Which if I remember correctly is 15 paid vacation, 5 paid sick, and 10 holiday (6major 4 personal) does this mean that I have to give 4 weeks? or do you just go by the “15 vacation days” and do 2 weeks.
Also wanted to add that I started this job in June, and got married in September and went on our honeymoon in october, and I had a total of 9 paid days off, in addition to the holidays that have occuried.
What makes this even harder is that we are in the process of buying a home and to get the morgage we need to show me at a stable job for 1 whole month.
Post # 14
@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
- 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.
Post # 16
@SupermansSweetheart: Well I could do that if I am offered the position and the start date is 4 weeks+ out. But the reason I am asking this now, is because my interview is tomorrow and if they ask me how soon can I start I want to have an answer for them. Should I say 2 weeks or 4 to be sure?