My company has two offices, one on the East Coast and one on the West Coast. I recently decided to move to the West Coast city, for personal reasons. I am moving in four months.
Each office has different departments and at one point, I had not decided whether I would plan on transferring, applying to a different department or resign altogether. However, recently an upper manager, from the West Coast office, got wind of the move and approached me to offer a position in a different department, which is available now.
I spoke with my current supervisor and gave her all the details and accepted the new position. It was then up to both managers to discuss the transition timeline. I expressed my desire to have an equal compromise and to spend the next two months training and preparing my successor here on the East Coast and the last two months spending that time training and working remotely until I move to the West Coast for the new role.
Did I mention I am taking a pay cut for this new position? It is a compromise for me on a personal level as well.
My new supervisor agreed the compromise timeline, would work well for the new department, they could cover something temporarily until I can start completely. Well my current manager does not agree with this compromise and plans to have me continue in my current role for the next four months. Actually, more work will be put on my plate and thus resulting in the reason why I cannot leave any earlier.
It has not yet been officially determined, I half agreed to this four month business, during a meeting last week with my current supervisor and I have another meeting with my new supervisor on Monday. Part of me wants to give two weeks and just move on because I am angry that my current supervisor does not have my interests at heart, but I also don’t want to burn bridges either.
Can I force the two month notice without jeopardizing my next steps with the company?