Just started a job & interviewing for another

posted 1 year ago in Career
Post # 2
1259 posts
Bumble bee

Worry about it when you get offered the new job.

As for what to tell your current boss, explain that you unexpectedly heard back on a role that is better fit for you, and that you wish them all the best.

Post # 4
146 posts
Blushing bee

…Why would you be blacklisted from an entire industry just for accepting a better job offer? Lol that’s a little extreme, business is business, these things literally happen all the time. Just be gracious and give proper notice, you’ll be fine.

Post # 5
2857 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

Maybe I’m cold hearted but I do what is best for me and worry about everyone else later (career wise lol). Your situation is what notices were created for. If you are offered the new position, take it. Give your employer a 2 week notice (can even be longer if you are feeling generous) and do what is best for you. 

Post # 6
1236 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

missviolet92 :  Why would it blacklist you from the industry? People’s plans change all the time. You are allowed to leave a job for a better opportunity, and you should do what is best for you.

If you want to be very courteous about it, I’d say give them enough advance notice to be able to hire someone else to replace you. I know that lots of people will say “give 2 weeks notice” and that may be fine, but I think it’s more courteous to give enough notice to tie up your affairs before you go.

My job is complicated and I know that my boss would want me to spend some time training whoever was replacing me, so ideally I’d give about 2 months notice, if that was possible. Most people would probably think it’s awkward to give so much notice, but I know that this would allow me to leave my job in a respectful fashion.  I’m definitely NOT saying that you should give such a long notice–just that this seems to be ideal in my lab.

Essentially, if you want to leave on a good note and are able to, give enough notice so you can tie everything up before you go. I assume that this would be 2-4 weeks for most jobs.

Post # 7
662 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Girl, $20K is $20K. If they want to keep employees they should pay better. At the end of the day you have to do what’s best for your family, which probably includes making more money. Anyone who blames you for that is crazy. Your boss would probably do the same thing in your position. 

Post # 8
484 posts
Helper bee

Just go on any second interviews and if you get offered the position you have to do what’s best for you. 20,000 more is a big difference. When it comes to jobs, you have to look out for yourself honestly. 

Post # 9
462 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I am in the same exact situation….but my ultimate worry is what “excuse” to give my new job when going on the second interview….just so awkward! 

Post # 12
735 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

In a way it’s better now than if it had happened in a couple of months. You were job hunting, you apply for a bunch of roles and hear back from them all at different times. It’s not like you were still job hunting, or had started the job hunt again months into a new role. The first few weeks are typically probationary anyway, where the company is deciding if you’re the right fit for them, and you should be deciding if the company is the right fit for you.

Good luck!

Post # 13
2019 posts
Buzzing bee

I accepted a job once and resigned very shortly after starting because another company I had interviewed with made me a significantly better offer. I work with the first company now sometimes in my current role and it’s never been awkward or an issue. 

Things happen, and if the role pays $20k more and is a better opportunity career wise, you’d be nuts not to take it because you feel loyalty to your company of a few weeks. 

It’s business, not a friendship and theres no reason to feel bad or disloyal for switching roles. Resigning is always a little sad/awkward, but they will replace you and keep doing business. In a few weeks/months after you leave no one will care or remember. 

Post # 14
2744 posts
Sugar bee

I get the loyalty aspect; I’ve felt that way before. But in the professional world you HAVE to look out for yourself. 

Right now you haven’t been offered the job, so don’t stress too much. If that time comes, weigh the pros & cons.

Post # 15
16 posts
  • Wedding: April 2018

choose what’s best for you. second chances won’t come too often in this working industry


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