I have been at my corporate job for almost 6 years and I have enjoyed it and learned so much, but for the last year I have felt ready for a change. So about a year ago, my partner and I started planning a trip around the world. We’re going to quit our jobs, sell all of our belongings and live out of a backpack for year.
After a year of waiting, the time is almost here. We will receive our annual bonus at the end of the month (about two weeks from now) and once we have that, we will be resigning from our jobs and giving our employer 3-weeks notice- I forgot to mention, we both work for the same company, and even in the same building.
Everything was going as planned until I was suddenly offered a promotion. I think I would truly enjoy the new role, however, I have made up my mind that it will not stop me from taking this trip I’ve spent a year planning. At this point I’m in damage control mode and I just don’t want to waste anyone’s time putting this promotion into place. I would be open to giving my notice earlier than planned, however, because my partner works for the same company, I would also be indirectly outing him, and he is not ready to share the news with his boss.
It’s also worth noting that the process is already moving faster than I expected and any hopes of stalling are fading. (my boss said she’s ‘really pushing this through’ and the ‘HR Director and CFO are really excited’ for my promotion). I fear the promotion will be enacted a week or less before I planned to give notice.
My questions are: - should I keep my mouth shut and let the promotion happen, only to quit shortly after? Maybe even a week later? -should I talk to my HR department and tell them what’s going on and suggest they stall on making the promotion official while keeping the information confidential from my boss and my partners boss? -should I just tell my boss that I’m quitting so I can’t take the promotion but ask her to keep this info confidential until my partner gives notice in 1-2 weeks?