I just got a new job offer, and they want me to start in two days because there's an event they'd like me to be at. I think this event would be beneficial and would like to go, but I want to give my current employer two weeks' notice. As I see it, my options are:
- Leave my job tomorrow and start the new job in two days (no two weeks' notice).
- Give two weeks' notice at my current job and don't go to the event at my new job.
- Give two weeks' notice and ask for the day off from my current job to go to the event at my new job (time off requests usually need to be approved further in advance).
Out of respect to my current employer, I'd like to give two weeks' notice, so option 1 seems like a bad choice.
Option 2 seems fine, but I'd really like to go to the event if possible because I think it would help with my on-boarding process.
Option 3 seems like my best option in terms of balancing my current and future employment. But, I'm not sure how or if I should approach my new employer about being compensated for my time at the event before my start date following the two week notice period. It's a part time (18.5 hr/week) job.
Which option is best, and if I go with option 3, what would be the best way to communicate with both employers?