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Old 06-01-2011, 09:49 PM
 
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Found a new job thats scheduled to start in two weeks. However a vacation was planned already for 3 days out of those two weeks. That would only give the current employer a week and two days (7 business days). Is short notice better than no notice or will an employer still feel slighted or cheated at not receiving the full two weeks? Want to give enough notice but don't want to have to deal with 7 days of attitudes and bitterness b/c a full two weeks wasn't given. So is short notice any better than no notice in the eyes of an employer?
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:02 PM
 
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Why can't you give written as well as verbal notice tomorrow and make it an official two weeks?

The fact that you have 3 days vacation shouldn't matter, as that was scheduled in advance.

I think you're employer would appreciate the heads up as opposed to you giving them a short notice.

Besides if you want a good reference down the road I wouldn't leave them hanging like that.
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Old 06-02-2011, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Western NY
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What sucks is they can fire you anytime they want but expect a notice when leaving the job. Double standard to me .
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Old 06-02-2011, 03:19 PM
 
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What sucks is they can fire you anytime they want but expect a notice when leaving the job. Double standard to me .
You can quit anytime without notice if you want, what's the big deal?
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Old 06-02-2011, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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You can quit anytime without notice if you want, what's the big deal?
Yeah take it from me I've quit all of my jobs without calling and without showing up. Works just fine for me.
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Old 06-02-2011, 03:48 PM
 
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Why bother with any notice at this point?

My personal philosophy is that if you're not planning on returning to a previous employer, don't bother giving them any notice. Just leave.
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Old 06-02-2011, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Yes, it is better. Be honest and thank your ex-employer for the opportunity.
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Old 06-02-2011, 04:36 PM
 
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Because most new applications require professional references and your throwing that away with no notice or just walking out.
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Old 06-02-2011, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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Just up and quitting can burn some bridges that may be useful in later years. Also, some companies have a policy by which you will may not be paid for unused vacation time or other benefits without providing a specified amount of notice. I have employees who have worked for me leave before - no biggie - it happens. I have even served as a reference for a few of these people later in life. But if one was to up and quit with no notice - that would leave me doing a lot more work without a transition period...and they can forget ever asking me for a reference down the line.

Not sure how the vacation plays into it, but if it does in regards to benefits - you have to think about what's best for you. I was at a company from 2005-2007 that was going down the tubes at the end (the closed their doors 3 months after I left). At that place, their policy was three weeks notice for people at my level. I gave notice but had a week-long vacation in the middle. They told me that I was no longer "allowed" to take that vacation under their policy as I had given notice. I thought about this for two seconds, realized that losing a week of unused vacation was worth a lot less than losing a job with a company not sinking like the titanic and told them I was taking my vacation and it was their choice to have me come back for a final week after vacation to tie up loose ends or I could terminate my employment on the spot (they kept me around, and gave me my unused vacation to boot).
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:01 PM
 
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Why bother with any notice at this point?

My personal philosophy is that if you're not planning on returning to a previous employer, don't bother giving them any notice. Just leave.
And whom do you use as references? Because doing that is going to get the "not eligible for rehire" reply when the possible new employer calls for a reference from your old job.

Which means no new job.
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