I have just started a new job 1, but really wanted this other position at Job 2.
Since 3 weeks into Job 1, Job 2 gave me an offer that pays almost 25% more and has great benefits (Job 1 does not even have a 401k, job 2 does and matching). So job 2 has:
- better pay
- better benefits
- more relaxed environment/better work culture
All in all, I would have never ever thought about accepting Job 1, if Job 2 came along first...a no-brainer.
My manager in Job 1 is very stressful and even calls me about work on Friday and Saturday nights before I was even hired!
I know its normal for a 2-week notice but I am genuinely nervous about coming back to Job 1 after the notice, given my manager's temper and manners. Is it okay in this case to just provide an email about it and not come in? How do I approach this dilemma?
I had another thought, what if I volunteer at no pay, after hours for a week to basically transfer/unload my work instead of the 2 weeks?
My industry is HUGE and I rarely meet the same people so I am not worried at all about burning bridges Indiana Jones style... cue theme song
Notes: *It is at-will *I have a 1 month "contract" period whereafter the benefits will kick in (I assume this is a probation period) *Manager is high strung and makes me nervous to talk to him on this