Post # 1
I have to put in my 2 weeks notice at work today/tomorrow.
I’m a big chicken. I’ve only done it once before and I get so anxious beforehand. Last time I HATED my job and I was still nervous! This time I actually like my job and I LOVE my coworkers!
I’m just transferring because I live out of town and my new job is much closer to home! Same line of work and technically I still work for the state…just transferring basically. Will save me so much in commute time and gas $$. Plus I get a slight raise. I saw the opening and knew I’d hate myself if I didn’t apply.
They are sending my supervisor a fax tomorrow to verify employment. I’ve already gone through the background/reference check (passed there) and my offer letter is in the mail.
Would you put in your 2 weeks late this afternoon (4:30pm)…or 8am sharp tomorrow morning? Technically my two weeks + a few days.
The only problem is my supervisor has a guest in her office! Like, someone from a consulting firm our company hired is temporarily sharing her office. How do you get any privacy for that?
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@kes18: Do ASAP because it will be even more awkward if they receive the notice from someone else first. I wrote a very polite resignation letter thanking them for hiring me and letting them know that I appreciated that time that I spent working for them. Make sure to include your last day in the letter. Then I emailed my boss (she is never in the office) to set up an appointment to chat with her. I met with her and gave her the letter then told her that I was putting in my two weeks notice. It actually went better than I thought. She was happy for me since I was moving up into a better position.
Post # 4
@beachbride1216: Yes, I definitely would before they received the notice! I’ve spoke with their HR person quite a few times and she told me just to let her know if I wanted them to send it out Thursday or Friday instead of tomorrow.
Problem is I don’t know how to do it when there is someone in the office with her. I’m thinking of sending her an email and asking if she has time to meet tomorrow. I actually have a higher supervisor who is in her own office so I’m not sure if it would be better to ask to speak with her and then ask if she can call my other supervisor in?
Post # 6
I think you can email your supervisor to tell her. Then she can have time to prepare for an exit meeting if she needs it.
Good luck, so exciting! Giving notice makes me SO nervous too. However I had an easier time with it at the job I liked vs. the one I hated, because the people were sane and didn’t try to pressure me to stay.
Sounds like a great new opportunity – enjoy! 🙂
Post # 7
Ask to meet with her privately. Either in her office and the other person steps out or in a conference room or somewhere else. No biggie.
Post # 8
Always put your notice in writing so there is record of it. You can do a google search and find some nice resignation templates to start with. Make sure you write in the letter how much you have enjoyed working with everyone. If you are worried about hurting their feeling or would like to share your reasons, you can tell your boss verbally that you are only switching job because of the commute. since your boss is in a meeting you can do it through email and cc human resources at the same time.