(Closed) What did he expect?!

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@misspeanut:  Maybe he thought you weren’t really going to leave?

He’s being unprofessional, 2 weeks is standard notice and you’re giving double that.  I would just reassure him that you’ll work with your replacement to get that person up to speed.

Hopefully when you’ve wonderfully trained the newbie he’ll be thankful to you and no bridges need be burnt.

Post # 4
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2023 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@misspeanut:  Congrats on passing the CPA exam!  Thats awesome!!! Ive been battling that stupid test for too long!

Sorry that your boss is being mean.  He shouldve been looking for your replacement once you passed.  You were more than generous to give him so much notice!

Are you looking to get into public accounting?

Post # 5
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388 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Congratulations! I wouldn’t worry about your boss, no matter how much u get along with managers, if they needed to sack u, they would. It’s business. Just like u leaving. He is being unreasonable 

Post # 6
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1010 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@misspeanut:  He is being unreasonable. I would strongly recommend giving him your notice in writing, so that he doesn’t try to pull anything. Maybe if you offer to start training a new person, he may adjust to the idea more? Honestly, he should’ve started preparing before now, and has no right to take it out on you, when you were kind enough to let him know WAY beforehand.

Post # 7
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9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

You are giving him ample time to interview, hire, and train a replacement.  Give him a day or two to calm down and digest the information.  He probably didn’t think you would find something so quickly and assumed he had more time.  You are giving him five weeks to do what he needs to do when you could have just given the standard two weeks.  When he talks about it to other people they will most likely tell him to be happy you gave him so much time.

Post # 9
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1177 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Congrats on passing your exam. That’s a boatload of work!

He’s just panicking because he relies on you. Be calm and stand your ground. A month is plenty of notice; you’re being more than fair.

Post # 10
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1448 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Let him freak out.  Enjoy your new job!

When I applied for and was offered an internal job at my company (albeit at a different location), my manager was whiny and complained, “But we have so much work for you to do here!  You should stay here even though they are offering you better work, a promotion and a raise”.

If your boss can’t counter-offer with something better to make you stay, then he is incapable of keeping you around and deserves to lose you.  But in my experience it’s usually better to take something new, as it will most likely fit you better and be something you can grow into for a while.

Post # 11
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3357 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

uh what? two weeks notice is standard and you’ve giving him five weeks. what’s the issue he’s having? I think he didn’t take you seriously when you were discussing the whole time about you leaving.

congratulations on the new job!!

Post # 13
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2023 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@misspeanut:  Okay, good.  I was about to tell you NO Big 4… unless you dont want a life.  I worked for one for a little over a year and a half.  It was great experience, but seriously, I worked and traveled ALL THE TIME.  I moved to a “big 10” firm and I’m still working a lot… so hopefully a local firm will be good to you!  I’m currently 0-4 with that stupid test.

Seriously though, hes had plenty of notice.  Do NOT feel guilty for leaving.  He will find someone.

Post # 14
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2389 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

As everyone else has said, you’re totally fine – you gave PLENTY of notice.

I will caution you about going in to help once you leave – I think it’s fine to do that, but sign a contract stating that you’ll be paid on a per diem/per hour basis as a consultant.  You should certainly be paid for your time and expertise, and you devalue yourself (and put yourself in a bad situation) by working for free.

Post # 16
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7520 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

We recently had an employee give 4 weeks notice- like you- and we were SUPER happy.  We all thought she was very considerate. Her thinking was 2 weeks to find a replacement and 2 weeks to train.  You did nothing wrong!

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