(Closed) If you were planning to quit your job, how much notice would you give?

posted 7 years ago in Career
  • poll: If you were planning to quit your job, how much notice would you give?
    2 weeks : (38 votes)
    46 %
    1 month : (35 votes)
    42 %
    2 months : (5 votes)
    6 %
    3 months : (1 votes)
    1 %
    6 months : (2 votes)
    2 %
    1 year : (0 votes)
    other...(please explain) : (2 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    5148 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’m not planning on quitting any time soon, but if I was going to be moving or something, I would tell my boss a 1-2 months in advance. I like my boss and my team at work; I would want things to be as smooth as possible for them. And my company only has orientation twice a month.

    If my boss was an a$$hole, I’d give the standard 2 weeks.

    Post # 4
    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    If I were to leave my job now, it would be because I found a better job with better compensation.

    I’m currently underpaid by 20% and my company is not willing to pay me more.

    I’m an at will employee, so I’d give 2 weeks notice and if they offered me more money, then I’d leave that day.

    I’m probably in a weird situation since I know I’m underpaid and getting the money only because I’m leaving would be a huge slap in the face. (Kind of a “we had the money all along, we just weren’t going to give it to you until you threatened to leave).

    Post # 5
    170 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    The last job I left I gave two weeks. I did not care about how long it would take for them to find a replacement. IMO that was their problem, and in this economy is should not be hard to fill a position. Also it minimizes that awkward period where everyone knows you are leaving but you are still there. 

    Post # 6
    3126 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    I love my work. I would give as long as they need for me to train someone in how to do my job…probably about 2 months

    Post # 7
    572 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I’ve always given at least 2 weeks.  To my current job, I would really like to flip the bird and walk out.  Only in my dreams!!

    Post # 9
    505 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I gave my company a year’s notice when I was moving out to CA.  My boyfriend moved out first (who worked for the same company) and I told them I was going to save money and move out there with him.  I LOVED my job so I made sure that I documented everything that I did so when the new person came on board they would be able to step right into my shoes.  

    Since I had made it easy by documenting everything they hired someone 2 weeks before I was suppose to leave and they sat with me to learn everything. 

    If I hated my job I would probably give them 2 weeks but if I loved my job I would give them more notice.  But like a PP said with the economy there should be no reason to find a replacement asap.

    Post # 10
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    If I were leaving my current job, definitely just the two weeks notice. I’m temping, so it’s not like I have a really strong relationship with the firm or anything. In fact, I could give them less than 2 weeks notice and it wouldn’t be a problem!

    My old job though, which I loved and where I felt really at home, etc., I think I gave like 2 months. It gave me time to cross train some coworkers on stuff only I knew how to do, write a job performance manual, and gave them time to find someone to replace me.

    Post # 11
    166 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    The last two jobs I’ve left, I gave four weeks notice.  The nature of the work that I was doing meant that there were projects for which I was personally responsible that could not be wrapped up in two weeks.  I didn’t want to foist those things upon my co-workers.  A well-spoken monkey could do my current job so I’d only give two weeks if I were to leave it.

    Post # 12
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’m in a job I hate (but with a good company and good people – the job just sucks) so I gave notice during our 2011 planning that I was looking into other opportunities within the company.  My boss was really supportive of helping me in any way to find a new position that would better suit me.  I’ll likely switch jobs (assuming it works out) between March and June so I basically gave 3-6 months notice.

    Post # 13
    1091 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor

    I just gave two tweeks notice, in fact, I gave 2 weeks minus one day. They wouldn’t even be able to hire someone if I gave them a month (it took them 2 months to originally fill that position). I have received a bunch of guilt trips from my boss.  My new place of employment really wanted me to start within 2 weeks, and I’m not burning bridges with my references or within my industry by giving 2 weeks.

    I have seen others who have given more notice and they have been treated differently by senior staff (including senior staff that were leaving!). 

    My fear would be, if you aren’t starting another position right away (within that 2 week mark) then your future employment could rescind their offer and you could be left without a job.


    ETA: For previous positions where I loved my job/coworkers/employers I gave a month! Supportive work situation vs crazy boss… I think it depends on the situation. 

    Post # 14
    338 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I put a month because that would be ideal (I really like my boss!), though if it was a situation where I had to move soon for the new job, I would at least give 2 weeks.

    Post # 15
    1729 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’m planning on quitting my job soon, hopefully by the end of next month as we are hopefully moving, and I think I am going to give them 2-3 weeks. 

    But I’m tempted to give less. My good friend quit the same agency I work for and they were incredibly rude to her. They shorted her her last week’s worth of hours (and therefore a week of pay) just because they were upset she was leaving. Just told her to not come in after that week. Ridiculous!

    Post # 16
    130 posts
    Blushing bee

    I am planning to leave my job (giving my notice tomorrow because I am moving to be with my SO) and I will be giving one months notice as that’s what’s required in my contract.

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