My probation period at my place of work is six months, and I am still under probation. My contract states that during probation, the company has the option of terminating my contract with one week's notice, but that my notice period is one full month.
After coming to the conclusion that the job wasn't for me, I handed in my resignation in-person to the director a week ago. I requested that my notice period be reduced to one week or whatever time period is convenient for them because I don't want them to feel like they have to keep paying a barely-trained, unproductive staff member for any longer than they had to. This suggestion seems to have been greeted with incredulity and offence. They want to insist on a full month's notice.
As I said, I am under legal obligation to work a full month's notice, but am I being unreasonable here? I would have assumed that they would have jumped at the chance to have a legal way of getting rid of someone ASAP.