I quit my job…

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
Member
940 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@MrsD41503:  Well it’s with the same company so your boss will just have to deal with it because someone at the company thought you were worth the promotion.

I doubt 2 weeks is enough time to train someone new but….2 weeks is standard unless otherwise stated in writing when you sign on for the job so he really can’t say shit.

Post # 5
Member
2538 posts
Sugar bee

@MrsD41503:  I think 2 weeks is the minimum requirement to show respect though some people leave without any notice. Sometimes it’s nice to give more notice based on how long it’ll take to find/train someone for your position, but like you said you can’t control that.

Also giving TOO MUCH notice can jeapordize your job and give them time to get rid of you first…

Post # 6
Member
2538 posts
Sugar bee

@MrsD41503:  

Oh and if it’s a busy season, your employer is probably just stressed. But they should understand that it’s not personal, it’s just business.

Post # 7
Member
3768 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

You have to do what’s right for you, you did the right thing by giving notice, congratulations on your promotion!!

Post # 8
Member
2576 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@MrsD41503:  Did you sign an employment agreement when you got hired at the job you just quit? Usually those state how much notice you need to give. My place requires a month’s notice, and I had to sign that it was cool accordingly.

Post # 9
Member
767 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@MrsD41503:  I think it’s hard to post a job, interview quality candidates, and train someone even over the course of a month. So while I can understand why your previous job is frustrated, I don’t think you’ve done anything wrong at all! I think more notice is always better, but like you said- you can’t always choose when a great opportunity presents itself. Congratulations!

Post # 11
Member
2538 posts
Sugar bee

@MrsD41503:  I think if they absolutely couldn’t do without you they probably should’ve been paying you more lol

Post # 13
Member
3772 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@MrsD41503:  Two weeks isn’t enough time for most positions but if that’s their policy and you cannot give them anymore time to find a replacement, I guess everyone is out of luck.

Post # 14
Member
44597 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you are accepting a position within the same company, I wouldn’t even call it “quitting your job”. To me it is either a lateral transfer or a promotion.

Two weeks is ample. It’s not like you are disappearing off the face of the earth. You will stil be reachable if your replacement has a problem.

Congratulations!

Post # 15
Member
196 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I gave two weeks at a job once and they didn’t feel that it was enough time and since I was also going to a different department in the same building my old boss contacted my new boss and “negotiated” for me to stay at the old job for a month. WITHOUT telling me!  I was so irritated! I mean by the time you give in your notice I just feel youre ready to go and then you gotta stay another two weeks? But oh well it was fine in the end. 

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