When to tell work I'm leaving?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

i’d say maybe a month to 6 weeks notice? not sure. or maybe it’s better to tell them early and offer to interview/train a replacement if they want?  hopefully someone else can give better advice

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

In this situation I’d give at least 2 months notice.  That will give you time to be a part of the process of finding and training a replacement.

Post # 6
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5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I agree with the 6-8 weeks timeline. 

Post # 7
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11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I also agree with 6-8 weeks! DH works in insurance, and there’s a 6 week minimum turn around time between the posting of a job and when the next employee can fill it!

Post # 8
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3077 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

wow I’m glad other bees chimed in here! I was gonna say 4 weeks lol

Post # 10
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9949 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

How hard will it be for them to find and train a replacement?

Post # 11
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5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@emsy3110:  probably not? I mean it gives them that much more time to prepare. Especially if you trust your company to continue employing you through your chosen term date. 

Post # 14
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2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Is there anyone internally that would be an obvious choice for your job? If so I think you can get away with giving less notice….

Post # 15
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6741 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I recently quit and gave a months notice. As I suspected, they gave the job to someone internally who already was familiar with it. I was relieved, because if they had hired someone from the outside it would not have been as smooth and I didn’t want to give more notice and have it drag out.

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