Questions tagged [notice-period]

Time between when a letter of resignation is submitted and the final day of work. Varies among cultures where in North America this will usually be 2 weeks but can be longer in Europe and other parts of the world.

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Why shouldn't I resign when I haven't secured another job?

Most conventional wisdom states that, when switching jobs, you should keep your current job until you have a new job offer. However, I find that I would really like to leave sooner rather than later, ...
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How can I negotiate a reduced notice period?

I have a written contract. It states that I have a 3 month notice period. It looks like I may be offered another job but they would like me to start sooner rather than later. How can I negotiate down ...
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Should I give a bigger notice period than what is required of me?

I am a contractor and my current contract ends on May 29. I have been in this position for a total of 3 contracts (including the current one), in contract lengths of 3 months, 3 months, and 6 months, ...
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Should I give additional notice period? [duplicate]

I'm a consultant who's in the middle of a very significant project that would be nearly impossible to handover to another team member without putting the deadline at significant risk. On Monday, I"m ...
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How to handle being given new tasks during my notice period, and not yet having received a relieving letter (India)?

I have resigned recently from my present company. Since it's MNC and have specified that I have to complete my two months notice period. Now since I am on verge of completing my notice period my ...
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How should I give notice if my boss is on a long vacation and there is no HR dept?

I have a job interview in about 3 hours from now. If all goes well I'm really hoping they make me an offer on the spot as it's another somewhat small company but at the very least the topic of ...
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Two Weeks Notice During Holiday Vacation

I may be getting a new job, but I'm concerned about when exactly to put in my two weeks notice. Here's how the vacation works for both companies: Current job Holiday Vacation: December 23 - January ...
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Can a company force you not to take annual leave during a notice period?

I have just resigned in my current company and I briefly mentioned I have unused annual leave left to take. They have told me that it is company policy to pay leaving employees for unused annual ...
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What is expected of me during two weeks notice?

I am considering quitting my job tomorrow because my boss is once again asking me to travel for twelve days straight and it's simply turned into too much for me. I'm set to fly out this coming Friday ...
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Refusing increase of the notice period politely

The usual notice period (granted by law) in my country is one month. My employer wants to increase that to three months. (It's possible with mutual agreement.) They said that this is fair since both ...
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Can I join without release letter as I was sick to serve notice period?

I resigned from my job recently after working for 3 years, prior to that I worked for nearly 3 years but in that span I worked for 4 companies. In this company I had to resign due to my bad health ...
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New job starts before end of current job's notice period

My current job has a notice period of 3 months, but I can negotiate this if my boss agrees to it. I have a job offer, and they want me to start in one month. What is the best approach to handle this ...
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When you change jobs, is it safe to reveal where you are going?

I've noticed that many people don't reveal where they are going until their last day at work. Some of them don't reveal it until they actually join the new place. What is the reason people don't ...
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My new employer is asking to join before the end of notice period despite already agreeing on a start date

I've been working in a firm for the last 3 years. Two weeks ago, I interviewed for a position in a new company and was selected. My current employers notice period policy is either 2 months notice ...
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Should I still give two weeks' notice if I know my company won't honor a notice period?

In the US it's customary to give two weeks' notice when you resign and it would be considered very unprofessional to resign immediately, even if you're legally allowed to. At the same time, it's often ...
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How learn company policies relevant to quitting without revealing that I'm leaving?

I work in the US. I've accepted a position at another firm. The start date is about six weeks out, in the new calendar year. I have questions for HR about their policies about departing employees, ...
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Can I shorten my notice period after giving longer notice?

I have been employed by my present employer for 2 years. i initially gave 1 months notice but was persuaded by my manager to give 2 months so they could train a new employee. The company has since ...
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How should I deal with new job starting during the notice period of current job?

I attended an interview on 13th October 2016, and got confirmation of selection the next Monday (17th). A week later, the HR confirmed that she would be releasing the offer letter within 2 days. I ...
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Reveal to organisation regarding notice period while candidature in progress

I have 7 days left to join an organisation meanwhile I am being interviewed by a second organisation and which might pay well. Should I tell the second organisation that I have 6-7 days left so they ...
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What if the last day of a two weeks notice lands on a holiday? [duplicate]

I was offered a position at another company and have limited time to give my two week notice for my current job. However, I see that if I give my notice today (Monday 5/16) then exactly two weeks from ...
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Is it unprofessional to put in a two-weeks notice when it's not a Friday?

Currently I'm in late stages of interviewing with a company and I'm fairly confident that they'll extend an offer that I'll accept. That being said, I'm trying to plan out when to give my two weeks ...
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Give notice or resign before starting?

I have signed a contract with a company and am due to start next week. However, recent events made me reconsider starting this new role. The contract mentions that I need to give a week's notice to ...
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Relieving date of Current employer overlaps with joining date of future employer

I work in the Indian IT sector. My last working date with my current employer falls on October 1st. Since the other company's annual cycle closes at the end of September and I was asked to join during ...
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How to benefit from being able to save my company from a disaster while being laid off cruelly [closed]

I'm seeking advice on how to handle a high risk opportunity. My employer recently had to do some layoffs due to changing the underlying technologies used for its products (ie: moving from C to C++, ...
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My notice period is much longer than the time prospective employers are willing to wait

I work in the software industry in India. I am planning on looking for new jobs after April. The notice period at my current job is 2 months. However, from my experience, most employers wait for a ...
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Should I tell the interviewee I'll be leaving the company?

As part of my job, I interview several candidates for various positions every week. I've already handed in my notice and I'm currently working my notice period. One big factor for people when ...
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My manager is not relieving me after my resignation. How can I get relieved properly? [duplicate]

I work for a service based company in India and I am in probation still. Now I have got a very good opportunity to work for a renowned MNC. So I put down my papers, and I am ready to serve my notice ...
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Can you leave a job without giving notice?

I applied for a position a while back (in the United Kingdom) and was given it, my employer at the time told me that: 1) I will be a Junior and will be working within a team of people who would be ...
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Resignation when manager is on leave [duplicate]

I have recently found a new job and I need to start in a month in a half. I need to give 30 days notice to resign, which would be in the next week (I planned it all out so that I have enough time to ...
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When to give notice if I'm leaving the country in a few months? [duplicate]

I started working at a small company (less than 10 employees) in early January. My fiancée is finishing teacher's college and is graduating this summer. During the interview (mid December), I ...
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Quitting job on short term notice

My situation is a rather easy one. For the last two years I have been working for a company, and they have been giving me short term contracts. Anything from one week to one month. At the end of my ...
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When to inform colleagues I'm likely to leave

I feel like I've outgrown my current job and want to make a diagonal move into a different sector of my industry. I'm actively looking for jobs and interviewing. I'm currently a single-point failure ...
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Take Training Business Trip When You Might Be Quitting?

I am scheduled to take a business trip at the end of the month for some corporate training being paid for by my current employer. Since signing up for the trip, I got recruited to go and work for ...
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Will I be terminated if I give notice? [closed]

I recently received a new job offer, which I would like to accept. However, I feel pretty confident that if I give my two weeks' notice, my current employer will let me go on the spot. I can't ...
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How to get through a notice period in good health?

I found a new job with nice and talented colleagues. My salary got a huge increase. I can't wait to start the new job. However, my notice period is of several months and I completely lost any and all ...
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Relieving letter in lieu of 2 months salary

I worked in a PSU bank for 4 months and resigned in 2011. I served 1 month notice period out of 3 months notice period. Since then I haven't worked anywhere. Now that I will be joining another ...
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Does a customary two week notice period include or exclude holidays like Christmas? [duplicate]

I work in the United States and I'm considering giving notice with my current employer shortly before the year-end holidays. Would my customary 2-week notice include or exclude holidays like ...
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Who to give notice to? [closed]

Basically, I just was offered a new job and am planning to give my notice at the current one. The confusing part is that I just got word that I am going to be transferred to a new office and will have ...
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Resign or stay? Resign during probation or wait and give 3 months notice [closed]

I am an iOS developer in London. Probation review: for them I successfully passed the probation. I asked for a raise, as for the market I deserve more, and the answer was You are really good and ...
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How can HR speed up recruitment and create a contingency plan in a company with severe attrition? [closed]

I work at a company with a software team of a little more than a hundred people, and the company is seeing at least three to four resignations every month from the software team alone. It takes HR ...
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Fired from my job given two weeks notice but still expected to come to work not sure what is expected of me? [closed]

Hello am 22 years old and have just been given two weeks notice (in lack of a better word fired) from my job as a manual QA but am still expected to come to work, for these two weeks under the ...
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New job starts before the end of notice period at my present job

Two weeks ago, I started looking for a better job. I got a job offer from another company. They know that I am currently employed, and have to give 30 days notice. Now they want me to start early in ...