I have recently had this issue. I myself was not sure but gave one week of notice. I think I did the right thing. By giving a two week notice, I would created uncertain environment for two weeks instead of one week. I am looking for a better answer, from which I can learn. What the appropriate notice is when it is not defined in the contract and why is that appropriate over a longer or shorter notice period? What impact it may have on my work environment. My focus is on contract job only. If you would like to add about perm job, that are welcome as well. Thanks
In my last contract position I was given 2 weeks notice. If you are terminating under good terms, it is better to have a couple of weeks to make sure tasks are either wrapped up, hand offs are done and other basic things are handled.
By giving a two week notice, I would created uncertain environment for two weeks instead of one week.
No, in giving notice you secure the end point and then work toward it. I'm not sure I see how this is an uncertain environment for two weeks instead of one unless you have some condition that makes you not regularly come to work or something. If a person regularly goes to work and works their time then this gives clarity as to how long is that person around and what is needed before that person moves on to the next contract. What is uncertain during that final week or two?
Notice is usually specified in contracts, usually when I'm a team lead, I would like to receive notice as soon as possible since depending on role, location and company it can take weeks if not months to interview and hire new person.