(Closed) Not sure what to do about job

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Honestly I would not tell them. It’s a job. You don’t owe anyone anything. I stayed at a job I hated for almost 2 years because I felt bad leaving. (There’s a lot more to this story) After I quit I realized how stupid it was for me to have stayed as long as I did. My point is that you need to do what’s best for you and I think in this situation that means not saying anything.

Post # 5
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3709 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

If you decide to tell them, be prepared to be asked to leave the same day. Not that it will happen, but be prepared if it does. If you actually “need” the money that you will be earning between now and December, then you may not want to risk telling your boss in advance. If the extra paychecks don’t really matter, then go ahead and tell them.

Post # 6
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1254 posts
Bumble bee

Umm yeah. Don’t tell them. I worked at a small company whose employees never got fired (regardless of performance). A good friend of mine who was a performer at the company mentioned to her boss that after finishing graduate school, she was looking to expand her skills (alluding to leaving the company) and she was fired the next day. She had another year to go for school.

She was really good friends with her boss so she was blind-sided by his decision, but in retrospect she understands his reaction. I happen to be in graduate school too when she got fired. We became fast friends while going through the program together. I left the company after I graduated but I had to reassure my boss (we didn’t have the same one) that I wasn’t leaving after graduation. I lied in efforts to keep my job.

It is hard for employers to work with employees knowing they have no loyalty. So they would rather cut their losses now and mitigate the situation than let it prolong. With that said, if you want to keep your job through November, don’t say a word.

Post # 7
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119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I see why you want to say something, but I wouldn’t. Anything can happen in the next 3 months and you might actually decide to stay. You didn’t ask for the extra responsibility so it’s not like you’re stabbing them in the back by going through the training then immediately leaving. And honestly it’s a risk that companies take by training people.. if they don’t engage them enough or pay enough to make it worth someone’s while to stick around, they’re only shooting themselves in the foot.

Post # 8
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119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

*Also, to my point, my first employer out of college spent all this money training me and kept piling on the responsbilities and even expanded my territory to about triple what it was supposed to be. When I asked for a raise (I had been doing a good job!) they said “No, absolutely not no way! We are doing this for you so you get the benefit of experience not $” I resigned 2 weeks later (for a much higher paying job doing less) adn wouldn’t you know my manager begged me to stay, offering me way more of a pay increase than I was even originally asking for!

Post # 11
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2867 posts
Sugar bee

Do not say anything.  I’m sorry but you do not owe them.  I could see how they would terminate your employment…if you want to give them notice, give them a month.  Not 3.

Post # 12
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1487 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Another vote for not telling them:

At FI’s job, if someone puts in two weeks notice, they are asked to leave and escorted from the building that same day.  There is no such thing as two weeks there.  (It’s due to sensitive materials, and competition and whatnot)

If you can’t live without the income you would earn before you plan to leave, best to just keep quiet.

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