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Old 07-04-2011, 08:33 AM
 
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I've been working for a small place about a month. I get pay like below minimum wage and i'm the only worker there at the company. I get another offer from another company. What are the good excuses to leave the company ? The new company wants me to start asap. Do I give the current employer one week notice or two ? How do I approach this situation ?
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Old 07-04-2011, 08:43 AM
 
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"I've received a more lucrative offer of employment and I am submitting my resignation as of today"

That oughta work for ya.
Koale
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Old 07-04-2011, 08:50 AM
 
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"I've received a more lucrative offer of employment and I am submitting my resignation as of today"

That oughta work for ya.
Koale
Would that sound harsh ? I mean I don't want him to know that I find another company because I might need future reference from him.
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:01 AM
 
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I've been working for a small place about a month. I get pay like below minimum wage and i'm the only worker there at the company. I get another offer from another company. What are the good excuses to leave the company ? The new company wants me to start asap. Do I give the current employer one week notice or two ? How do I approach this situation ?
If you're getting paid below minimum, you should quit asap, since being paid below minimun is against the law.
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:21 AM
 
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I've been working for a small place about a month. I get pay like below minimum wage and i'm the only worker there at the company. I get another offer from another company. What are the good excuses to leave the company ? The new company wants me to start asap. Do I give the current employer one week notice or two ? How do I approach this situation ?
REALLY? You are really being paid less than the legal MINIMUM WAGE in the US? That IS the BASE pay rate for most hourly employment--that's why it is called the MINIMUM wage.

Are you working 40 hours per week in an actual physical (brick and mortar) workplace or are you working for an online company or a commissioned sales position?

Your employer cannot legally employ you for less than this UNLESS you are an UNDOCUMENTED employee who is being paid UNDER THE TABLE. Are you mowing lawns or babysitting?

Normally, I would say that you SHOULD give two weeks notice, but your employer SHOULD also pay you the LEGAL MINIMUM wage. If this employer is NOT paying you a legal wage, then just give verbal notice saying that you cannot continue to work there OR that you have a new job offer, which actually pays MINIMUM WAGE!

P.S. Find an honest reference.
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Old 07-04-2011, 01:25 PM
 
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I get pay like below minimum wage and i'm the only worker there at the company
So how much are you making? If its below state min report them. The days of giving 2 weeks notice are long gone. Just quit if you have a better job offer. You have 2 college degrees?
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Old 07-04-2011, 01:38 PM
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If they are really paying you below minimum wage, then it is not a legitimate job and you could just stop showing up for all anyone cares. I wouldn't even bother giving them a notice, just pack your stuff if you have any and walk out, let them do the math.
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Old 07-04-2011, 05:05 PM
 
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I've been working for a small place about a month. I get pay like below minimum wage and i'm the only worker there at the company. I get another offer from another company. What are the good excuses to leave the company ? The new company wants me to start asap. Do I give the current employer one week notice or two ? How do I approach this situation ?
Under a month? Unless you are 16 and this was your first and only job, I wouldnt worry about the reference.
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Old 07-05-2011, 12:49 AM
 
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Under a month? Unless you are 16 and this was your first and only job, I wouldnt worry about the reference.
This job is not even related to my major. I take it because I need the money while finding work because finding work you have to have money.
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Old 07-05-2011, 05:31 AM
 
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i would just leave for the other job..for one, if they paid you under minimum wage. why would you even want that on your resume? also if you were there for only one month, it's not that big of a gap on your resume so don't worry about it if the other job wants you. you should always give 2 weeks notice,...but it's your choice. i would leave immediately in your position unless i liked the boss and felt bad about it. you don't need him as a reference for only one month..besides, other employers looking at that in a resume would think you don't stick to jobs very long so leave it off your resume altogether
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