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Old 08-20-2016, 10:44 PM
 
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I rarely ever tell anyone I'm looking for another job. But I did teach high school for two years and my last year teaching, I made it clear to my administrator and department chair that I was looking elsewhere for a job. I only did this because I needed them for references.
It's so obvious the idiots at my job are looking for a job at work because they are in the computer room. With the internet on your phone who needs to go to the computer room? lol Looks like they have no computer or laptop at home.
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Old 08-21-2016, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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It's never a good idea to tell your current employer that you're looking for a new job. Once they know for sure you are looking, it makes it harder for them to invest in you because they know you could leave at any time. In the worst case scenario where they know you're looking, and you can't end up finding another position, you're almost like a lame duck. Depending on the relationship/personality of your supervisor, he/she may start to scrutinize you and just cut ties when they are able to. The only people I've known who have openly/publicly applied for new positions while they have a current position, are faculty members with tenure. Having the tenure status gives someone the ability to do that.
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Old 08-21-2016, 02:38 PM
 
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Depending on the job/company/industry, obviously, there could be different outcomes. But, generally, I would not tell any higher up, absolutely not. Besides, unless you are really making a lot of money, they don't care. You leave, you'll just be replaced with someone cheaper, or, they will not fill your position at all. Sadly, for many companies/industries, workers have become undervalued and easily replaceable.
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Old 08-25-2016, 02:31 AM
 
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I think it depends on the company and what is going on. If its looking like the place is going under can they really blame people for looking?
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Old 08-25-2016, 02:36 AM
 
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It's never a good idea to tell your current employer that you're looking for a new job. Once they know for sure you are looking, it makes it harder for them to invest in you because they know you could leave at any time. In the worst case scenario where they know you're looking, and you can't end up finding another position, you're almost like a lame duck. Depending on the relationship/personality of your supervisor, he/she may start to scrutinize you and just cut ties when they are able to. The only people I've known who have openly/publicly applied for new positions while they have a current position, are faculty members with tenure. Having the tenure status gives someone the ability to do that.
Yea and if you have tenure why on earth would you ever leave.
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Old 08-25-2016, 01:58 PM
 
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Yea and if you have tenure why on earth would you ever leave.
In all cases I know of, they were interviewing for more advanced academic positions (Associate Dean positions). When you move to a new academic institution you always keep your tenure, so losing tenure isn't an issue. People with tenure are usually always open to the opportunity of higher paying, more senior tenure positions.
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Old 08-25-2016, 02:31 PM
 
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In all cases I know of, they were interviewing for more advanced academic positions (Associate Dean positions). When you move to a new academic institution you always keep your tenure, so losing tenure isn't an issue. People with tenure are usually always open to the opportunity of higher paying, more senior tenure positions.
I don't know why the private sector does not do long term individual contracts for people that have vetted for a few years to in effect give certain A team players tenure. This is why people flock to govt positions because private sector refuses to give tenure in the form of say a 10 years contract with graduate wage increase etc.
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Old 08-25-2016, 08:41 PM
 
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After you get a certain age, you are not supposed to jobs anymore. You are supposed to do one of the things below

1. Put yourself in position to be found

2. Establishing a solid networking circle
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