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Old 11-11-2013, 09:06 AM
 
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Due to a personal situation, I need to give notice after only 3 months at a large company. I know people do this all the time but I'm an old-timer and have never left a company without at least working there a couple of years.

I am dealing with huge guilt knowing that my boss, who I really like, will have to go through the hiring process again. However, the job was open for over 6 months before I even applied.

Should I give 2 weeks notice or longer? Does it make any difference?

Arggh I hate this!
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:15 AM
 
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It's really up to you. The good thing is that they should still have some candidates from the last time the filled the job.
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:50 AM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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2 weeks is standard protocol.
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:01 AM
 
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Why wouldn't you give two weeks? Explain to your boss that you would love to stay but due to personal circumstances you must leave.
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:02 AM
 
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Just give the normal two week notice.

Look at this way, while it is a little awkward, most likely your boss will hire one of the other candidates who are probably still looking for work.
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Old 11-11-2013, 03:45 PM
 
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Since it sounds like you have to leave as opposed to wanting to leave, why don't you give them as much time as you can/want? If you want to work 4 more weeks, then give them that or negotiate something with them. They can always release you at any time including immediately when they receive your resignation. Depending on how entrenched you are on your project and the ease of transitioning and absorbing your workload it could go either way. Don't let guilt be the factor; people understand that life happens.
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Old 11-11-2013, 06:05 PM
 
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Due to a personal situation, I need to give notice after only 3 months at a large company. I know people do this all the time but I'm an old-timer and have never left a company without at least working there a couple of years.

I am dealing with huge guilt knowing that my boss, who I really like, will have to go through the hiring process again. However, the job was open for over 6 months before I even applied.

Should I give 2 weeks notice or longer? Does it make any difference?

Arggh I hate this!
Just give him as much notice as possible. Explain things to him and he should understand.
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Old 11-11-2013, 07:37 PM
 
Location: East Bay, San Francisco Bay Area
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2 weeks is fine. Leave on good terms, with a good explanation and you should be fine.
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Old 02-21-2016, 01:22 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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2 weeks is fine. Leave on good terms, with a good explanation and you should be fine.
This here but minus the explanation.
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Old 02-21-2016, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Yakima yes, an apartment!
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Due to a personal situation, I need to give notice after only 3 months at a large company. I know people do this all the time but I'm an old-timer and have never left a company without at least working there a couple of years.

I am dealing with huge guilt knowing that my boss, who I really like, will have to go through the hiring process again. However, the job was open for over 6 months before I even applied.

Should I give 2 weeks notice or longer? Does it make any difference?

Arggh I hate this!
Hey, I feel your pain. I have seen a job that I could easily do and it's...$14 an hour TO START...But I have agreed to go with this employer and WILL stay as I am curious as to the pluses/minuses of it.

Maybe I'll hate it, maybe love it.

In your position I WOULD give 2 weeks and apologize for this disruption, but let them know it's the best I can give them...

Or could you say "I have this personal situation and can you forgive me but let me take XX time? then return?"

Could be they already like you and may bend over backward to keep you.
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