I have recently handed in my resignation. My contract states that I have a two month notice period, however, my manager has agreed we can determine a suitable date and that he will not hold me to the two months and that I should just work as long as it takes to hand over my work.
I have know that I would be leaving for some time (I have been waiting for background checks to be completed) so almost all of my work is documented and ready to hand over. As my work is very project based I don't have any day to day work to complete either.
All this is great, the perfect situation. However, I still need to set a start date at my new work. Currently they have said the end of September as they believed I had two months notice to work, there is a possibility this could be brought forward but it is not certain.
So my question is, if I have finished hand over and have no work to do but don't want to leave immediately due to the financial implications of not being paid for a several weeks before I start my new job what can I do? I realise the company can't force me to finish before my notice period is up, however, I don't want to be sat around with nothing to do.