(Closed) I need help fast! I'm so torn!

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
1460 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Go with Jan 2 and work a longer notice. 

Post # 4
1583 posts
Bumble bee

I their anyway you can sort of work one more full week and then a half week in your current jobs so that you can start the paperwork process in you new job half time too?

Post # 5
90 posts
Worker bee

If the new company doesn’t have an issue with the Jan 2 start date, I think that’s the easy solution… 

Post # 6
688 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

if I were you I would honor my commitments and start the new job on the 2nd. You never want to burn bridges!! 

Post # 7
2905 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

One week’s notice isn’t much, especially if you’re in the middle of a project that’s ending soon! I think it’s always better to leave on a good note. I’d go with the Jan. 2nd start date. You never know when you’ll need a reference or a connection from your old employer!

Post # 8
9955 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@givemecouture:   If I were your new employer I would respect you more if you started at the later date to give a longer notice at your current job.  It’s never a good idea to burn professional bridges.  I’ve given as long as a month’s notice in the past and was respected by both sides for it.

Post # 9
2087 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I would go with January 2. New employer seems fine with it, and it’s more respectful to your current employer.  Finish the year with your old one.  Enjoy the holiday, and start the new year with a new job!

Post # 10
1659 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Definitely go with January 2nd.  The other option to explore would be if you have a week’s worth of PTO at your current job, would be to physically be at your job until December 7th, then “on PTO” for the last week but actually starting on December 10th with the new position.  If your boss/HR will let you do that, it’s an option.


Post # 11
13294 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think it depends on how much you want the new job, honestly.  We’re in a similar situation in my current job, and they really want the person to start on an earlier date because there’s always a chance the spot won’t be there come January, but if it’s filled before that, it won’t get cut (damn budgets!). 

I wouldn’t give less than 2 weeks notice to a job/company I’d likely return to at any point in the future.  On the other hand, you could go to give your notice, tell your current employer they’d like you to start on December 10, but you understand if they’d like you for the full 2 weeks before the holidays and can make the new job start after the holidays. 

Post # 12
5428 posts
Bee Keeper

One week is not much notice to leave a position, I would go with the January 2 date since they gave you a choice. They will respect you more if you give a longer notice to your present employer. It’s more professional and mature.

Post # 14
246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I had a VERY similar situation happen to me. My new job called 11/21/12 (day before Thanksgiving and offered me the job)…so I accepted. However, I was off 11/21-11/26 (returned to wk on 11/26) and so was my boss. They told me they wanted me to start on 12/10 as well. I felt like it wasnt enough notice as when I came back and gave notice it would start as day one.

Its a hard decision to make. Have you verified they will wait unti 1/2/13 for you or is it a MUST that you start 12/10/12?

Post # 16
1427 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Definitely go with the Jan 2 date!

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