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Sure, nothing prevents that. However... your new employer may have a policy about starting new folks only on the first day of a pay period, or on the first day of the first pay period of a month, etc. So they may not be ready for you. Additionally, since you are being paid to not work by your former company, I would recommend some down time between ending ...


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If things happen in that order, could I start at my new employer during that two week window? Yes, you can. Pennsylvania is a at will state, meaning that you can leave a company at any time and they can let you go for any reason. This works in your favor in that you don't have to wait X number of days before starting to work for another company if ...


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If you're already considering a move from C in a year or less then even that is going to raise eyebrows. You will probably not be called out on your day at B, but people do talk amongst their network, and if anyone joins the dots you will get a bad reputation as a job-hopper. You would do well to understand why you're already looking for job D - are you not ...


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My instinct is to say it shouldn't matter, but... I would have to say it's dependent on turnover and resources invested in new employees/candidates by the hiring company. If you're talking about low paying, high turnover jobs such as food services, delivery and so on, companies tend to spend less resources on new employees, as the employer can (...


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but can I not get out of this somehow if the period impacts on my career prospects? In many cases you can, but you have to be smart and constructive about it. If both parties agree to separate, than it doesn't matter what the contract says. In this case, your career impact doesn't matter: you need a concession from the company so you need to understand ...


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do I really have to work this? Unless you can negotiate a variation in your contract with your employer, yes, you do. It's a contract. Surely this is excessive Define "excessive". Putting it bluntly, if you thought it was excessive, why did you sign the contract? For what it's worth, three months notice is rapidly becoming the standard for knowledge ...


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