Post # 1
Well I tried to take some time off from the ‘bee but I really need to hear some good advice.
I just recently accepted a position and I feel like I jumped the gun just a little bit. I took the job without really scrutinizing all the aspects because I really liked what they do and I just got excited. Now I’ve found out how little vacation time I get, and I wish I had asked for more money.
And I put my notice in at my current job, which is sad. I love my boss here. We were both crying a little over that conversation. So now I have 3 more weeks here knowing I’m going to leave, but nervous about where I am going.
Post # 3
Are you taking any time off between your old job and new job? Maybe if you took a week (or two) break between the two jobs you’d feel a bit better about the lack of vacation time.
It is awkward being there when you know (and everyone else knows) you are going to leave.
Just make sure to continue doing your job and transfer all the knowledge/work you can sooner rather than later so that those taking over can ask questions if necessary.
All the best to you.
Post # 4
@KatNYC2011: Thanks. I’m not taking time off in between, but maybe I will try to do so. I have only told my boss but I am trying to tell people only on a need-to-know basis. I feel like I am lying by hiding it.