I find myself in an odd, but lucky situation:
The company I currently work for looks like it's going down, we'll know in a week whether we'll have a job or not. I handed in my resignation notice the day before we found this out and have a new job lined up in a months time.
We may or may not get paid for the next week and if we don't have a job then that's one month with no pay.
I'm considering telling the new company about my situation to see if they can start me earlier, but on the other hand this might affect my reference with the current company.
Do you think it is reasonable to do this and just leave without working my notice period, even though the company might not be around for my full notice period anyway?