(Closed) Giving notice…

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Sometimes jobs require a 2 week notice or you will technically have to be under “fired” status. At least this was how my last job worked. Or if you leave in less than two weeks (or whenever their cut off time is) then you can’t go back with the company. I would check out the company’s rule on that.

Otherwise, if this is a good career move for you, you should just do it. I know it sucks and it is shorter notice than one would probably like, but the new job is going to give you a more solid future.

Good luck!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

beware of being told when a hiring decision will be made. probly wont be anywhere near a week, then u dont have to worry about the short notice thing at all

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Most employers understand that even though they need someone asap, new hires need to treat their soon to be ex-employer with respect. I would tell them that I would never leave an employer in a bind and will be giving two weeks notice. I think they will respect you for that.

I would then ask if there was anything I could do to speed up my transition into the new job-orienting on evenings or weekends?  Reading policy manuals at home etc.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@julies1949:  This.  You can tell them, “I would like to extend the courtesy of two weeks notice to my current employer.  I’m sure you can understand the need to do this, as you would like your employees to do the same for you!”

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@julies1949:  THIS. +1

Even if you hate your current employer, not giving two weeks notice will damage your needing a future reference from them.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@julies1949:  good point

 

i have never given less than two weeks, sometimes three, unless i was just quitting straight out and then i didnt give any notice lol

the new employer should really respect that you need to give two weeks to ur current one, they would appreciate it if the tables were turned

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’ve been interviewing a lot lately and when they ask me if I have any questions I say, “When are you looking for someone to start? I would like to give my current employer two weeks notice.” Sometimes they plan on a series of interviews so I just let them know that once the decision is made I can start two weeks after that. If you can train during that time period  then certainly let them know that.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Definitely ask for two weeks.  Around here “one week is the new two weeks” and they walk you out after a few days.  But we’re dealing with industry trade secrets and people going to work for competitors, etc.  My mom was furious when one of her (3) employees quit with 4 days’ notice, she agreed to stay for 2 weeks, then let her go after 3 days – turns out she didn’t do much after all and didn’t need to train everyone on much.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Definitely give 2 weeks notice.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

2 weeks notice is the way to go.  I just put mine in and while I could start my new job today (and I can’t wait to!)  it will be better to leave amicably.  My current employer would automatically deem me non-rehirable if I left with less than 2 weeks notice.  I’m certainly not planning to go back to them, but if future employers were to call for a reference, that would be something they would mention.  Also not completely sure because my manager seems a bit confused, but I think I can’t cash out my vacation hours unless I give proper notice.  (definitely worth $600 to me to wait).  My current employer also works very closely with my new employer, so I don’t want to burn any bridges.  Long story short, just so there’s no chance at backlash, I would give 2 weeks notice.  I’m sure your new employer would be understanding and glad that you’re being professional.

 

P.S. GOOD LUCK! and keep us updated 🙂

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