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I am currently employed by a large company in a German speaking country in Europe. From May until the end of November I worked for a work agency and was allocated to that company. Since 1st of December I am employed direct to that company. I was given their standard contract so I have 30 days probation.
Truth to tell I hate my job and since I was bound to my contract until the end of November I started interviewing for job the last two weeks. I now got an offer I am going to accept. My new company wants me to start at the beginning of January
So now is my question when should I tell my bosses I quit? Since I worked there for 8 months I have some knowledge to pass on.
I basically see three options:
Send my resignation on the 30 of December to receive full payment for December. Offer to be available for Questions and the handover (as a freelancer next to my new job)
Tell my boss right away and hand over my stuff properly. That will get me most certainly terminated before the holidays (starting on December 24th) and so I want receive not the full payment for December.
Tell my boss right away. But tell him I will only handover my stuff properly if I am employed through December or I will quit on the spot. Does this qualify as blackmailing?
Are there any better options and are there any reasons I should choose on over the others?
My contract specifies that in the first month both parties are allowed to quit without giving any reasons and without any notice period.