New job – work starts soon and I can only give 1.5 week notice

posted 4 months ago in Career
Post # 2
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350 posts
Helper bee

I’m a manager so coming from that perspective – just give as much as you can. It’s up to you. If the work is toxic and you don’t ever want to use them as a reference, then go for it. Technically, a future employer can only ask if you were employed there at the dates you provided. Just simply tell them it is a better opportunity to further your career and experience and part on good terms that way.

Post # 3
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6421 posts
Bee Keeper

anonagain :  if your contract says 7 days then don’t worry about it. Two weeks isn’t a hard and fast rule. Especially if it’s a toxic environment I wouldn’t worry about giving them more than your contract requires. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

anonagain :  You are only required to give seven days so notify them now if you want to give them as much time as possible. You cannot fault yourself for taking on a better opportunity. 

Post # 5
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5775 posts
Bee Keeper

If your contract says 7 days, give 7 days. For the future, it’s good to let your new workplace know your notice limitations if you do wish to give 2 weeks.

Post # 6
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237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

If your contract says seven days then there’s no real issue here, even if it’s seven business/working days that should still line up with your timeline.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

anonagain :  I don’t see the issue? If your contract states 7 days then why do you need to give them 2 weeks? Just because that’s “standard”? I seriously wouldn’t worry about it, especially if it’s a toxic environment, it’s unlikely that you would ever try to get hired on again so who cares if they’re pissed that you followed their own policy and gave less than two weeks?

Post # 8
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496 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

My job wanted me to give 3 weeks notice per the employee handbook.  I was only able to give 2.  I felt a little bad as I had worked there for 6 years, but at the end of the day you have to do you.  My old boss mentioned it, but it certainly did not burn any bridges or cause them more stress than it would have would I have stayed one more week.  Don’t feel bad!

Post # 9
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6121 posts
Bee Keeper

You only have to provide 7 days, giving them a week and a half is more than that, I think they will understand.

Post # 11
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3259 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

It’s just common courtesy and only important if you need a reference. And since they require 7 days, clearly they didn’t expect 2 weeks! You’re fine!

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