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Old 08-06-2010, 12:37 PM
 
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Default Can you renege on a 2 weeks notice?

I'm sure it varies company to company, and even with supervisor to supervisor. But I'm just generally wondering if you can give a 2 weeks notice and then possibly take it back maybe a day or two later? I'm looking for another job out of state, and depending on how the coming interview for the job out-of-state goes, I'm going want to quit my current job for that one if I get it. At the same time, I'm trying to time my two weeks right, so I can move out the day after. If I don't get the job, I plan on staying in this state for another month, and thus will need to keep my current job.

So, if it possibly that you can give a two weeks notice, and then, given the circumstances, take it back, if necessary? Thanks a lot.
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Old 08-06-2010, 12:47 PM
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Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Spelling is renege.

If you pull back your resignation you'll still be a marked man so you need to keep looking.
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Old 08-06-2010, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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also don't just assume that because you give 2 weeks notice they will allow you to work out the full 2 weeks. A lot of companies will let you go the same day you give notice.
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Old 08-06-2010, 01:51 PM
 
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There is absolutely no rule of thumb, it just depends on the company and your boss. It's employment at will, so the employer can do whatever it wants to do in this situation. But if you're planning on giving two weeks notice, changing your mind, and then leaving a month later, you should probably say goodbye to any hope of ever getting a reference from this company. The better idea would be to just ask if you could push your last day back by a few weeks.
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Old 08-06-2010, 03:06 PM
 
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I'm sure it varies company to company, and even with supervisor to supervisor. But I'm just generally wondering if you can give a 2 weeks notice and then possibly take it back maybe a day or two later? I'm looking for another job out of state, and depending on how the coming interview for the job out-of-state goes, I'm going want to quit my current job for that one if I get it. At the same time, I'm trying to time my two weeks right, so I can move out the day after. If I don't get the job, I plan on staying in this state for another month, and thus will need to keep my current job.

So, if it possibly that you can give a two weeks notice, and then, given the circumstances, take it back, if necessary? Thanks a lot.

If I was you, I wouldn't say anything to anyone in your present job. Wait to see how your interview goes and then make the decision to tell anyone. If you don't get the new job then keep looking and keep that to yourself. If and when you do secure a new position then you can tell your employer that you are leaving the company. The old idea of giving 2 weeks notice is gone,in my opinion. The company will probably let you go as soon as you tell them that you're leaving. I may sound bitter but my company didn't give me, and my co-workers, any notice when they let us go after I worked for them for 21 years. Times have changed, now you are only a number to these companies ,so, start thinking about yourself and forget about the big business'
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Old 08-06-2010, 03:27 PM
 
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I'm sure it varies company to company, and even with supervisor to supervisor. But I'm just generally wondering if you can give a 2 weeks notice and then possibly take it back maybe a day or two later? I'm looking for another job out of state, and depending on how the coming interview for the job out-of-state goes, I'm going want to quit my current job for that one if I get it. At the same time, I'm trying to time my two weeks right, so I can move out the day after. If I don't get the job, I plan on staying in this state for another month, and thus will need to keep my current job.

So, if it possibly that you can give a two weeks notice, and then, given the circumstances, take it back, if necessary? Thanks a lot.
I only know two people who did this successfully. One was a woman who was moving out of state to get married. The other was moving back to her hometown due to an ailing parent.

She provided two weeks notice, and was allowed to work it.

She had to break off the engagement and her boss reversed the termination.

The other, her parent died unexpectedly earlier than really expected-- so they reversed the termination in that case as well.

Now, if it is for just another job and not some kind of life change like that-- then your boss may decide to not take you back.
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Old 08-06-2010, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Bird in hand first.

And, yes. If you give notice, very good chance they'll walk you right out the door immediately.

There are no second chances these days unless extenuating circumstances as listed in post above.

Never saw renege spelled that way before. You may want to invest in a dictionary. Only reason I'm commenting is because the spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, etc. I'm seeing on this board is godawful. It's no wonder we can't compete with foreign workers who actually read on a regular basis and thereby through osmosis learn how to spell, and study instead of watching TV, and whose mastery of English vocabulary, grammar and spelling far exceeds that of many native born citizens.

Sorry, OP, but this is a pretty blatant error.

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Old 08-06-2010, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Andersonville, Chicago
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As Weedman was saying. Don't tell your currebt employer anything until you get offered the other job. If you have to I would call out sick those days I had another interview, if you have any personal days or sick days, use them.
And even if you do get hired somewhere else and they should allowed you to give 2 weeks to your old employer. If they don't, then just don't worry about it. Just leave when you have to.
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Old 08-07-2010, 12:41 AM
 
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I'm sure it varies company to company, and even with supervisor to supervisor. But I'm just generally wondering if you can give a 2 weeks notice and then possibly take it back maybe a day or two later? I'm looking for another job out of state, and depending on how the coming interview for the job out-of-state goes, I'm going want to quit my current job for that one if I get it. At the same time, I'm trying to time my two weeks right, so I can move out the day after. If I don't get the job, I plan on staying in this state for another month, and thus will need to keep my current job.

So, if it possibly that you can give a two weeks notice, and then, given the circumstances, take it back, if necessary? Thanks a lot.
Even in a good economy this would be very tricky.

As others have said you may find yourself escorted out the door that day or the next day.

Once you give notice all bets are off.
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Old 08-07-2010, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Stuck in NE GA right now
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Don't give notice until you've gotten and accepted your new position. Any new employer is going to understand that you need to give 2 weeks.

If you don't give your 2 weeks and then want a reference...you'll be out of luck. It's unprofessional to boot. On many of the online apps now they ASK if you gave notice - meaning did you give 2 weeks notice? Your work history will follow you around for decades.
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