First, Please go through this probation period clause in my current company's offer letter. Location - India (If that matters)
Probation Period: You will be on probation for a period of 12 months from the DOJ. If your performance is found satisfactory, your employment will be confirmed upon the successful completion of the probation period. Without prejudice to clause I(b) below (This clause basically says that the normal notice period is 2 months for both sides), at any time during the probation period, the Company reserves the right to terminate your employment with 1 month notice or salary in lieu of notice period in case your performance does not meet the desired expectations of the Company, as per its policies. The performance criteria is not included in this letter but you will be taken through the same as part of your induction.
I just joined this company 1 month ago and I am a new grad and I now have a better job opportunity with better pay. I want to join that company. But as you see, they have not mentioned about the notice period I would have to serve if I resign during probation period. Now I have to join my next company in 12 days, I am gonna tell my manager tomorrow about my resignation.
- Would I need to serve the notice period in this case then? And if I have to serve notice period, this would clash with the joining date of my next company. How can I handle this situation?
- Is this the unwritten rule that I can bypass notice period in any company by paying that month's salary or does it depend from company to company?
Please help me with these questions of mine. Thank you!