Ugh in such a rock and hard place – please help!

posted 3 years ago in Career
  • poll: What should I do?
    1 : (4 votes)
    9 %
    2 : (11 votes)
    26 %
    3 : (28 votes)
    65 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1248 posts
    Bumble bee

    @kimmo416:  oooo sticky icky!! I’d go for choice 2 or 3. I guess it depends on how good of a relationship you have with your supervisor. I know mine is very “by the book” so I wouldn’t risk telling her the absolute truth & losing that break. But I think giving a heads up that it “might happen” isnt a bad thing. Is she expecting you to leave? That would make it even easier

    Post # 4
    Member
    965 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I would start getting everything ready to hand off now by creating documents and organizing everything you can. Make it as smooth as possible and put your notice in on the 27th. You have two days to tie things up.  

    ETA: Option three is my official vote.

     

    Post # 5
    Member
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I like option 3 the best!

    Post # 6
    Member
    279 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @kimmo416:  Tough one!!! I’m not sure it will be popular advice, but based on your three ideas, I’d go with option #3.  You said you can’t afford not to be paid for winter closing week, and unfortunately option 2 opens that door for you. Option 1 is, like you said, VERY short notice and is more likely to burn a bridge than option 3.  Lesser of all the evils.

    Then again, maybe there are some more creative bees around here that can come up with a better idea all together!

     

    Post # 8
    Member
    1248 posts
    Bumble bee

    @kimmo416:  Yup, i’d go with option 3. As long as you’re a good actress 😉

    Post # 9
    Member
    288 posts
    Helper bee

    If you’re a good fibber, I’d go with #3. #2 seems shady and if it went wrong, could still damage your credibility and you might not get an offer back from the company in the future anyway. #1 seems too iffy as well.

    Is missing a week’s pay something that will absolutely make or break you finanically, or is it just because you don’t want to miss out on it?

    Also, did you already let your boss know that you had been interviewing for a new position?

    Post # 11
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    582 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    @kimmo416:  I think you still technically with any of the options risk losing out on that pay depending on your company culture.   I know some bosses who wouldn’t take the news you were job searching well at all.

    Post # 12
    Member
    288 posts
    Helper bee

    Hmmm….if your boss doesn’t already know that you’ve been looking, then you will probably have damaged the relationship a little bit already once you tell them you’re leaving. In that case, I’d just go with 1. Unfortunately, sometimes you just need to move on and not worry about “what if I want to go back?”

    Post # 13
    Member
    968 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I would suggest you not be sneaky or deceitful at all. The risk to your reputation is too great, especially if you are staying in the area – both geographically and career-wise. Sometimes things just work out in a seemingly crappy way but if you handle them gracefully, you will benefit in the long run. Just my two cents.

    Post # 15
    Member
    679 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Option 3 sounds tempting and makes it a win-win for you.

    But Fluffmallow makes a strong argument to just be straightforward and deal with the consequences. I know I’d feel so guilty about stretching the truth, I wouldn’t want to live with that.

    Congrats on the new job BTW!

    Post # 16
    Member
    968 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    That is what I would do but obviously you know your situation best. Is a brief period with no pay worth possible lost opportunities in the future?

    I have hired a number of people in the past few years and honestly, with the economy sucking as it does, I had plenty of candidates to choose from. If my top pick had any sketchiness surrounding a previous job, I’d probably move on to the next pick. 

    I sympathize with you though. It’s a tough situation to be in!

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