When Do You Tell Your Job?

posted 2 years ago in Career
Post # 2
9926 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

I would tell them you’re getting married and nothing else.

When the time comes for you to leave give notice like a regular job. I WOULD NOT tell them your plans early.

Post # 4
1130 posts
Bumble bee

Yeah, I would only give them two weeks notice. Maybe three if you want an extra week off before your wedding or if you think you’ll need three weeks to get organized for your replacement. 

Post # 5
514 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I would definantly not say anything until you plan on giving them notice. I think that you will find that you loose responsibility and trust in your organization if you tell them early that you plan on leaving after you marry. 


Post # 6
9189 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

why do you need to say anything and who cares what the reasons are.  people leave and start new jobs all the time. just give your 2 week notice when the time comes.  or 3 weeks, if you want.

Post # 7
1060 posts
Bumble bee

Yeah, I won’t say jack either. I’d give them the standard 2 weeks and that’s it!! 

Post # 8
7030 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would tell them 2 weeks prior to your last day, with an offical letter of resignation with the appropriate 2 week notice. No need to tell them anything any earlier.

Post # 9
475 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

You’ve been at the job for 6 months, which really isn’t that long.  If for some reason your company was letting you go (depending on where you are located) they could probably get away with 2 weeks severence.  I’ve always understood that the amount of time given when quitting should be at minimum the equivalent of the severence that would have been earned.

If you’re planning on transitioning out of the field you don’t need to worry too much about keeping things smooth, so honestly I’d give 2, maybe 3 weeks notice, work out your time, work hard and there shouldn’t be any issues with a reference.

Post # 11
1257 posts
Bumble bee

I would just give whatever your notice period is – maybe allow yourself 2-4 weeks beforehand if you want/can afford to for relocation and wedding prep so it’s not quite all at once.

Post # 13
364 posts
Helper bee

I agree with 2 weeks notice. And make sure you find another job first! It’s easier to find a new job while you’re still employed. 

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