I am currently living in the Netherlands but from the US, just found a new job and well found out I hate every thing about it. My apologies in advance if the site is more US centric and overseas questions are out of scope.
I started work with a large multinational about 2 months ago. I hate it. I want to quit and well one of my colleagues told me that I have to give three months notice. What!? Anyways I went back to my CLA (Collective labor agreement, Union ) and noticed that it does say that at someone at my level needs to give 3 months.
"Terminating the contract of employment b. three months for other employees; applies to both employer and employee."
Also I noticed the following: "1. This CLA has been entered into for the period 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2016. It will end automatically on the expiry date without requiring notice."
Ok, so I got this about 2 months ago and never encountered 3 months before in my other jobs, I guess I glossed that over when I read it since it is crazy to me. I normally voluntary give 2 weeks notice, not mandatory.
Can I use the argument that the CLA is not valid to me since I received an old expired agreement? I really want to get out of this job. I now know in the future never to sign these again or leave before the probationary period.
Thanks for your feedback and help!