I have an offer in hand which needs a response on Tuesday. I am leaning toward leaving my current employer. I've also had a multi-week vacation planned, and has been on the calendar for months, reservations are in place and the office is prepared for my absence. It starts on Tuesday. I have a customer whom I've told (before I'd made up my mind) That I would be unavailable to assist until the middle of next month. Now that is looking more like never.
I have not completed the negotiation for the new position, this will probably happen on the last pre-vacation work day.
The most comfortable option would be if I can negotiate a start date which would give me enough time to tender my resignation after I return from Vacation, but we're talking about a month in the future. Naturally, the new company wants me to start ASAP.
I suppose it would be bad form to announce resignation from a hotel room. What other strategies might work here?