(Closed) When to tell boss I'm moving/leaving the company?

posted 5 years ago in Career
  • poll: When do I tell my boss about my intent to leave the company?
    Right away. He deserves a lot of notice. : (2 votes)
    7 %
    Wait until late May when your DH gets home and you start looking for houses. : (14 votes)
    52 %
    Wait until you have a closing date on a house in Flordia : (11 votes)
    41 %
    Obligatory other. : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    3170 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    If you are moving at the end of July I would sugest late may or early June. Gives him enough time to find someone and then for you to start training.

    Post # 4
    Hostess
    2556 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’m conflicted.  I’m torn between waiting until you start shopping for a home and waiting until you’re closing on a home.  I’d probably wait until I closed on a home, because that’s just my panicky side.  On the other hand, if I were close with my co-workers, I feel like it would be a hard secret to keep.  

    Post # 5
    Bee
    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

    I am in a similar predicament. I know I will be relocating (probably in the fall), but I’ve decided to give my company 4 weeks notice.

    Post # 6
    Member
    6015 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    What happens if you don’t sell your house where you live?   I’m asking because will you have to stay in the house while it’s on the market, and DH is already in FL?   

    Just something to think about, if it doesn’t sell will you need your income for the current house? 

    Post # 7
    Member
    1177 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Given that you’re relocating and have a general timeframe, I would go ahead and tell him, and give him an estimate on when you think you’ll be leaving. Then keep him updated as you go.

    Post # 8
    Member
    11 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @MrsCarnival:  At least two weeks before you plan to move.  Four weeks would be better since it’s a small company and it would take some time for him to hire a replacement and allow you some time to train them.  Much more than that and he may retaliate and fire you or make your job really uncomfortable until you leave.

    Post # 10
    Member
    2902 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    1 month. No more and no less. It gives them enough time to find someone else while not risking your own employment record.

    You don’t want to put your self in the position of being unemployed just to benefit your company, no matter how nice and great they are. The second you resign you become a lesser priority. 

    God that sounds so harsh but I have seen too many people try to do the right thing and get screwed over in the past 🙁

     

     

     

    Post # 11
    Member
    6015 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    @MrsCarnival:  I’d tell them after you got the first  bid on your house.  It will take a few weeks for the deal to go thru and you’re still making money so you can buy new things for the new house. 

    good luck with it all 

    Post # 12
    Member
    8042 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @MrsCarnival:  I’m thinking late May. That way it’s unlikely that he’d get rid of you before you manage to buy a new house.

    Unless you know for sure that you wouldn’t be replaced earlier, I would wait until then.

    In the meantime, I would suggest putting together some nice tip sheets/guides for whoever does take over your job. It could also help your boss feel a bit better if you show him what you’ve done when you announce that you’ll be leaving.

    Post # 13
    Bee
    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

    @MrsCarnival:  I didn’t want to give them SO much notice that they could quickly push me out for a new employee. Sure, I could tell them now that I am leaving in August, but I am worried they will turn around and hire someone new, and we might not have the housing situation settled until September or October. On the other hand, I feel that 4 weeks is enough time for them to hire someone new and possibly start training before I leave.

    I am also flexible with my leave date. I don’t know if that is an option for you. DH and I agreed that if the company should ask me to stay on for a few more weeks to finish up a project or to train someone new I would stay with a friend or family member while DH moves down and waits for me to join him. 😀

    Post # 16
    Bee
    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

    @MrsCarnival:  I totally understand. We are moving from NY to NC. (Which is obviously not as far as MN to FL, but still quite a distance for us!) I really want to leave this job on good terms so if it means spending a bit more on movers and having DH live out of boxes for a while until I can get down there and help him unpack so be it. BUT! DH and I made that decision together after lots of discussion and we’ve decided that’s what’s best for us and our careers. Our situation is a bit unique and obviously, that doesn’t work for everyone! Good luck and I totally agree with what @canarydiamond: suggested; I will be doing the same!

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