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How to Handle Giving Four Weeks Notice & Then Leaving After Two

When we read this piece in today’s New York Post, we couldn’t nod our heads more in agreement. Not that we agree with the scenario but that we’ve seen it happen time and time again.

Loyal employee decides to give four weeks notice to a current employer before jumping ship — ample time, right? Out of respect, the employee wants to wrap things up and leave things on a really good note.

Screeeeeeech! Yes, that would be the sound of fingernails on a chalkboard.

Lo and behold, the employer turns around to tell you they only need you for two weeks and after that, you’re free to leave. And they’re free to stop paying you.  Read more

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The Case For Not Giving Two Weeks Notice

Have you ever wanted to march right into your boss’ office without a contingency plan and simply burst out by saying you’re quitting?

Well, we’ve all been there but at this point we pretty much know it’s not a prudent thing to do.

Sure, you should line up another job and give at least two weeks notice in order to not burn any bridges. Plus, it’s courteous to your colleagues in addition to your employer to not bail all of the sudden. In fact, some people may give three or even four weeks if they’re in the middle of major deadlines.

But alas, there’s always a situation or two where you want out and you want out now. Or maybe your new employer has an aggresive start date in mind and you can’t wait to move forward and not look back. Read more