I will be starting a new job mid January, and to meet the two-week notice period, I would need to put in my notice on the 27th. However due to other circumstances (finalizing a home mortgage), I cannot officially change jobs (accept offer / put in notice) until after the paper work's cleared (so no 3 week notice).
The issue is it is currently the holidays in the US, and my boss, his boss, his boss's boss, etc. Are all out of office untill the first of the new year. I'm not sure how many people from HR would be available either, though I know my main contact will be out as well. So, I'm at a bit of a loss of how to provide notice.
I could blast out an email, but I'd rather not bother people on vacation, nor could I guarantee that they have received it. I would also prefer to give them fair notice (10 business days as opposed to the 8 if I give notice on the first), since I foresee a lot of tasks to hand off.
So, how can I give notice on a particular date when (presumably) no one is around to receive it?