When should I put in my notice?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

standard two weeks notice. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

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ExcitedScaredBee :  They are not making an exception for you- no need to make an exception for them!

Post # 5
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Helper bee

Standard two weeks after you come back for sure

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

I agree with PPs, you should only give them the standard two weeks.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I wouldn’t give notice until I found another job.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I’d tell them earlier because why not, I’m peacing out anyway. But I also wouldn’t take offense to them not making a special exception for me when implementing a new company-wide policy and even if I was pissed at management, I’m close with all my team members and care about them, so wouldn’t want to eff them over if I could help it. But hey, clearly I’m in the minority!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

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ExcitedScaredBee :  So my thing is if you ever think you’re going to be in a similiar industry again I would not just leave them in a lurch.  Yes what they didn’t wasn’t right, but how doyou know your management didn’t fight for you?  Did your direct supervisor tell you this?  They’re implementing a new policy at my work as well and some of us are affected, some of us are not it really isn’t something that a manager can fight.  It’s workplace wide.

I would be polite and let them know that you are leaving them.  Or are you waiting to say until you have another job?  I wouldn’t give two weeks notice unless I had another job lined up.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I always say a 2 week notice is adequate as that is the standard. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: NJ

Two week notice! That is all you should do. I have heard stories of people giving a month, 3 months, whose hours got cut, or got extra work piled on; all unexpected. 

It has nothing to do with how nice you or they are or used to be. Stick with protocol. Keep it cordial but businesslike.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

Did they say that there was no room to negotiate your needs?  If they know it won’t be possible for you to get things in order and make it work, maybe they’d be willing to come up with a more flexible plan to keep you.  A blanket, you all have one month, would be different than if your manager said we spoke about your situation and are only able to give you one month to figure out if you can make this work or want to pursue something else.  I often assume the worst about my agency, but when I push back for my needs, I have always been accomodated.  I spend way more time worrying than I need to.  But it has always been in my favor to self-advocate.

Otherwise, 2 weeks is the way I would go.  I have seen soooo many people give 1-2/open ended notices.  At my agency, these people become so dispensible that they get overworked, separated from the team to do constant work.  I wouldn’t want to be doing my job if it weren’t for all the supportive stuff that comes along with it.  

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Two weeks is all they require and all I would give. Way too many employees have found themselves walking out with one cardboard carton of personal items the minute they give their notice. If you give it now, you could find yourself without salary or benefits for two weeks.

Post # 14
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Helper bee

Two weeks is standard, and I wouldn’t give anymore than that unless you have a contract or a policy stating otherwise. As some PP said, some companies or bosses can be vindictive and may either tell you to just leave now or totally make your life miserable for the next month otherwise. 

Post # 15
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Worker bee

The sooner the better because it’ll give them time to figure out staffing and how to fill the void, just let them know you want to work until a certain date so you’re not without a job.

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