Should I quit my job?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 4
163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Usually when places say “Start Immediately” they don’t mean the next day.  I would assume they know that most people have other jobs and would need to give two weeks’ notice.  Its a pretty standard thing.  I say, start looking for new jobs and keep your current job while you’re looking 🙂


I used to hostess when I was in college too, I know what you mean about staying “untill the last customer leaves” .. good luck!

Post # 6
4041 posts
Honey bee

@CactusFlower:  + 1 


@MangoLover4Life:  Very few jobs would want you to start the next day. It’s pretty standard practice to give 2 weeks notice when leaving and 2 weeks heads up when starting.

Also, most employers like to see that the new employee has enough courtesy to give their last place of employment the 2 weeks notice because if/when you leave their company, you are more likely to do the same thing.

Post # 7
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

If you have money set aside to carry you until you find another job, then I don’t see the problem with quitting now. Just know that it may take you months to get hired in your field. Also, unless you have a contract that says you must give notice two weeks ahead of time, you don’t have to give any notice. You might burn a bridge and it may affect your reference, but if you get hired for a great job that needs you to start tomorrow, you can.

Post # 9
10384 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Get clarification on what start immediately means.

Also, places that are only paying $5/hr plus commission don’t pay enough to demand the respect of a 2 week notice, IMO. Do what you have to do to stay sane!

Post # 10
301 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Don’t quit until you have officially accepted the offer for a new job.  When you have a new job offer, negotiate that you can start in two weeks so that you can give notice.  Also, do you *have* to give 2 weeks notice?  You certainly should if you can (don’t burn bridges), but if there are no financial repercussions and your new employer wants you to start the next day, then give less notice.

Post # 13
9525 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would never quit a job until I had another lined up. You simply don’t know how long it will take to get a new job. And even if they say “start immediately” they will almost certainly give you 2 weeks to finish things out with your old job. 

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