I need to give one month's notice before I can leave my current job. A potential employer is in a hurry for me to join asap. He has asked if I can work part time before I join full time so I can get up to speed. Is this a good idea to do and how should compensation be?
Is this a good idea to do and how should compensation be?
If you have the time, it can be a great idea.
Your new employer can get a bit of help during a crunch time and you can hit the ground running when you join full time. You can make a bit of extra money, and gather a lot of goodwill by showing you are willing to put in extra effort.
I've done this before. I was hired into an IT management position. During my 2-week notice period, I spent nights and weekends and designed the layout of a new mainframe computer room. In my case, I asked for no compensation.
In your case, assuming you aren't going into upper management, you should ask for your normal new salary, prorated to match the hours you actually work.
Be sure that this is all laid out in writing beforehand, and not just as an informal promise. Make sure taxes are withheld, etc. Make sure the expectations as to your time commitment are clear - that both sides know how much of your free time you can spend.