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Old 09-03-2018, 08:57 AM
 
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Hello!

I am in a dilemma that I have never been in before. I am at employed full-time at my current position. I hate the position I was put in, but there is nothing the boss will do to help me. I have been here for 4 years, and itís timetime to move on.

As a result, I have been applying for other positions like crazy. I have asked in the applications if they could please contact me via email if interested vs phone because I work at a place where I always have co-workers around me, and I donít want them to hear my conversation. Is this acceptable?

Also, since I have been there for a few years, do I just take a sick day If offered an interview? I work normal business hours far away, and donít have a chance to go during lunch, or after work unless theyíre willing to stay. How do I handle this with my current job? I have a lot of sick days, but I can only use so many before itís obvious.

The current field I am in may require immediate start. If so, is it ok to resign without a 2 week notice? How would you all handle that?

I really could use some advice!
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Old 09-03-2018, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Western Washington
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Hello!

I am in a dilemma that I have never been in before. I am at employed full-time at my current position. I hate the position I was put in, but there is nothing the boss will do to help me. I have been here for 4 years, and itís timetime to move on.

As a result, I have been applying for other positions like crazy. I have asked in the applications if they could please contact me via email if interested vs phone because I work at a place where I always have co-workers around me, and I donít want them to hear my conversation. Is this acceptable?
Maybe. It really depends on the HR or HM at the company you are applying for. Some will want to talk to you in order to ask a few questions and not view email as an acceptable alternative. You may lose out to othe4 applicants who are available by phone. Other places may be fine with it. All things considered, it is better to be available by phone than to be unavailable.

Can you let it go to voicemail and call back shortly after receiving a message? Make sure your voicemail is set up.

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Also, since I have been there for a few years, do I just take a sick day If offered an interview? I work normal business hours far away, and donít have a chance to go during lunch, or after work unless theyíre willing to stay. How do I handle this with my current job? I have a lot of sick days, but I can only use so many before itís obvious.
That is what most people do. Hopefully you wonít have to go on so many interviews that it becomes a problem.

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The current field I am in may require immediate start. If so, is it ok to resign without a 2 week notice? How would you all handle that?
Itís not ideal, particularly if you want to maintain good relations with your current employer and use them as a reference in the future. The higher you rise on the corporate ladder, the higher the expectation you will give appropriate notice. This varies by industry though.
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Old 09-03-2018, 09:47 AM
 
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Do employers even care if you’re a good employee and quit?
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Old 09-03-2018, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Western Washington
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Do employers even care if youíre a good employee and quit?
Again, depends on the level of the job and type of industry.

If you are a school teacher who bails in the middle of the academic year, you will probably never get another job as a teacher. When references are checked and your previous employer says you left in November, no principal will hire you.

One of my previous jobs required 4 weeks of notice. With less they would not pay out accrued vacation, and I would be noted as ďnot eligible for rehireĒ. I gave appropriate notice and used my previous boss as a reference for a couple of jobs.

If you are cashier, nobody will care much.

There are a 1000 other variations, and the only truthful answer is maybe.
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Old 09-03-2018, 10:34 AM
 
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What about a teacher paraprofessional? Not a contract full-blown teacher? I would be leaving to go to a closer school.

Again, I have no contract - 10 month employee.
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Old 09-03-2018, 10:40 AM
 
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Reasons Not to Give Two Weeks Notice

The right—and wrong—ways to sneak out for a job interview
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Old 09-03-2018, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Western Washington
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What about a teacher paraprofessional? Not a contract full-blown teacher? I would be leaving to go to a closer school.

Again, I have no contract - 10 month employee.
I didnít realize I was hitting close to home on this one.

I donít know enough about that field to give you a definitive answer. If the place you are applying to hires you, the reference wonít matter, at least for now. In the future when you want to change, it will be a negative.

I work in higher ed, and my ex-wife was a teacher. In higher ed we expect academic and senior management systems to change over only between semesters. In K12, there are very few teacher positions advertised through the year. Paras may be different enough to be viewed as relatively interchangeable support staff rather than as key personnel.
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Old 09-03-2018, 11:20 AM
 
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I didnít realize I was hitting close to home on this one.

I donít know enough about that field to give you a definitive answer. If the place you are applying to hires you, the reference wonít matter, at least for now. In the future when you want to change, it will be a negative.

I work in higher ed, and my ex-wife was a teacher. In higher ed we expect academic and senior management systems to change over only between semesters. In K12, there are very few teacher positions advertised through the year. Paras may be different enough to be viewed as relatively interchangeable support staff rather than as key personnel.
Well, I figure if I get hired, then it will be ok

Like you all said, I guess it depends upon what theyíre looking for.
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Old 09-03-2018, 01:49 PM
 
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Be selective in where you send resumes in order to cut down on the sick days that you take.
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Old 09-03-2018, 02:21 PM
 
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Be selective in where you send resumes in order to cut down on the sick days that you take.
For sure! I am only putting apps in where I would for sure want to work at.

The problem is that my work hours conflict with another job Iím that field. Iíll take a sick day if need be.
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