Post # 1
I am hoping to leave my horrendous job soon, I’ve put in many applications and will likely receive an offer next based on a phone conversation with the manager. It’s not as high paying as my current job, but I am desparate to get out of of my current work environment. Plus, it’d be builidng skills I wish to obtain for the future.
My Fiance still hasn’t gotten word from his gov’t job when he is to start training. When he does start, he’ll be gone for 3 months while I am still in the area. So, I could be living here for anywhere from 3/4 months to almost a year. We just don’t know right now how long it will be.
I am torn whether or not to tell the potential new employer. I just don’t KNOW what my timeline is yet, until the job contacts my Fiance. Then I will still be around for a while. What’s your best advice???
Post # 2
Don’t tell them anything until you have something else locked down and ready to go.
Post # 3
sheslovely: Let me clarify – if I do receive the offer, should I tell the new employer I may be leaving within 3 to 9 months or so?
Post # 4
personally i wouldnt tell them, if you really want this job why would you tell them your leaving after only a few months… it costs them time and money to train you, so by telling them they will more then likely pass you up for someone else.
Post # 5
jkat84: I just went through a move witn the government. It’s stressful AF to try and give your job notice before all the contracts are worked out, and I would honestly say not worth it. When you have the official offer/move date in your hand, then you can give notice.
Post # 6
jkat84: No! They may rescind the offer. Don’t tell them anything until you need to give your 2 week notice, and if you like them you can give 1 months notice.
Post # 7
jkat84: No. You have no idea what the future might bring or what might change between now and then. Two weeks notice is customary and perfectly acceptable. If you HAVE more notice than that and feel comfortable giving it, that’s more than generous of you. If something happens at the new company and THEY have to leave town suddenly, they aren’t going to lose sleep over giving you notice. You’re under no obligation to jeapardize the new job by giving them several month’s notice, which could change. “My husband was transferred” or “my husband took a new job that we have to move for” is a valid reason for leaving when the time comes.
Post # 8
jkat84: Never tell an employer how temporary you’re going to be until you’re 2 weeks away from being gone. This includes coworkers or anyone work-related.
Source: I have witnessed the opposite(giving more than a two week notice) backfire literally every time.
Post # 9
If you do, you won’t get the job. So I suppose that’s something for you to work out using your own set of ethics.
Post # 10
No. Don’t tell them until 2 weeks – 1 month out when your decision is final to move. Life can change in both directions. If you end up not moving for whatever reason, you don’t want to be out a job.
Post # 11
As long as you wouldn’t be breaking a contract or something like that, no, don’t tell them. It’s none of their business. Don’t leave until you leave. If you’re based in the US, the market has put so much power into employers’ hands, I would never feel bad about leaving a job early.