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Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:17:30 PM EST
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Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:18:13 PM EST
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Depends on the relationship you have with your current employer. No sense in burning bridges if the relationship is good. If they walk you out sooner most would give you the two weeks pay.

If the company is "known" for letting people go without notice then you owe them nothing but a "imma outta here".
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:18:19 PM EST
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2 weeks notice is standard. If they walk you out right then or the next day, they better be paying you for 2 weeks.
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They dont, that why most Engineers never give it anymore

Most engineers like getting paid
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:20:25 PM EST
[#4]
My last place, I gave a months notice, because I really respected the owner, she just couldn't afford to keep me any longer.

Now, we got bought by a corporation last March, I'd be gone right away.  When we were private, I would have done the two weeks thing.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:20:35 PM EST
[#5]
I've given two weeks notice at places I respected and it never worked out.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:21:25 PM EST
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I usually put in notice. Sometimes they want me to stay on for longer than 2 weeks, sometimes they want you out right then and there. But most jobs are good with the standard 2 weeks. I think it depends more if you are leaving on good terms or bad terms. If bad terms, then yeah they are gonna want you gone right then and there. But if they really need you and don't want you to leave, then give them at least 2 weeks to replace ya. Maybe even longer, like finish out the month or something. But yeah if you give no notice and just bail on them, then they are probably not going to re-hire you if you decide to go back, don't burn bridges. And also they will probably give you a bad review instead of a good review when you are applying to new jobs they are going to check old jobs for references.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:21:31 PM EST
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I won't hire somebody that isn't planning on giving their current employer a two week notice.
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Likewise, I don't want to work for a company who can't give me a two weeks notice, but it doesn't work out that way.

At my current company my boss and I discussed this. He basically said the company doesn't give notices, and I replied CA is an "at will" state.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:23:33 PM EST
[#8]
Gave 2 weeks notice only once and it went well both ways. Other job was an hourly retail position that treated it's employees like shit. I finished my shift, clocked out and told the manager I wouldn't be back. Told them if they treated their employees with a little respect, this sort of shit wouldn't happen.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:23:43 PM EST
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Always give notice. Try not to burn any bridges.

My brother has walked out in his last two jobs like a fool. So much for employment history!
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Back when the state was run by Republicans we became "at will". In addition, an employer can only verify the employees employment duration.

There were issues where employers would shit on the employee, and the courts stepped in.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:23:58 PM EST
[#10]
Always put in notice for a good reference. I think with my current employer they generally ask you to just leave but pay out the two weeks if you don't try to get your sick time paid out or something retarded like that.

Leaving a job on the spot is a surefire way to fuck yourself over.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:24:55 PM EST
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"At Will Employment" doesnt work like that. Once you're laid off or fired for cause you get nothing other then anything they owe you like Paid Time Off/vacation etc.

My occupation doesnt have those sorts of benefits so its simply recieving 2 checks(last week and whatever you worked this week)  and youre walked out the gate when you get laid off.

I usually give my employers at least a days notice, usually early in the week - "Friday will be my last day". I havent knowingly burned any bridges yet and Ive quit a lot of jobs in the last 10 years, but it's pretty normal in this industry. Job closer too home, more OT, less OT,  job paying overscale, job your on is coming to end and the company is crewing down,  your foreman is stupid  etc
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:25:31 PM EST
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I've always avoided burning bridges. If I'm gonna jet, I'll give 2 weeks notice with the knowledge that I'll likely be given 15 minutes to pack my shit before I'm escorted from the building.

Times have changed.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:26:03 PM EST
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Only tards give more than a days notice.  
Most Engineers now give notice the day they leave
If you have skills notice is a waste. If you are in Sales i guess worry about that shit
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I'm an engineer, and have given and received notice from all the engineers I've worked with in the last 15 years or so.  If an engineer in my department walked out with same-day notice, they'd be leaving with a huge black mark on them in a low-density geographic area.  Leaving projects or programs untransferred or closed out would certainly be looked at as unprofessional by just about everyone involved.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:26:16 PM EST
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Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.

Be professional, submit a short, to the point resignation letter giving them two weeks.  Be prepared for a two week vacation between jobs.

If your job really sucks then just stop showing up and let it work itself out.

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Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:29:10 PM EST
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I have to give a 6-month notice they prefer a full year, otherwise they can deny me $900 a month that goes into a HSA.

They will be getting a one year notice.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:30:42 PM EST
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They dont, that why most Engineers never give it anymore
Most engineers like getting paid
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2 weeks notice is standard. If they walk you out right then or the next day, they better be paying you for 2 weeks.
They dont, that why most Engineers never give it anymore
Most engineers like getting paid
I gave one month notice when I left my last job for my current, in engineering, after 11 years there.  I worked that month transitioning everything, and then they tacked on my remaining vacation days and such to reach an actual paid "end date" after I was already gone.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:31:24 PM EST
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Only tards give more than a days notice.

Most Engineers now give notice the day they leave

If you have skills notice is a waste. If you are in Sales i guess worry about that shit
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The people who will be missed give more notice.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:32:18 PM EST
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Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:33:48 PM EST
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My former company if you were leaving and going to work for a rival company. Let go that minute and paid for the two weeks and vacation time.

If you were going into a different industry they would let you work out your two weeks.
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My company has done it as well.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:35:21 PM EST
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I've always gave two weeks notice. Even for the one job I had that I hated. I've never been screwed over by that policy *knocks on wood*
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Same here....  doesn't hurt to be civil.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:35:55 PM EST
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I have always given at least two weeks. Most recently I believe it was more like 2.5 weeks.

Regardless, while I have not experienced this personally, always be prepared to walk the minute you give notice. I have seen people told to leave immediately. So... have any contacts you wish to keep, personal files from your computed backed up, etc...
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:36:01 PM EST
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I much prefer a team member give me at least 2 weeks notice. It gives me time to get their position posted and get the wheels turning on back filling it. I always support my team members on any choices that better their career and never would let someone go when they put in their notice. Sometimes people just need a change and something new and I fully get that. If they have enough respect to give a notice, then I am going to show them that respect back and honor it and not treat them any differently while they finish up their employment.

It is really hard when you have a small team and someone just walks with no notice. It puts not only the leadership in a bind, but also adds to the other team member’s workload until the position can be filled. It is hard to give any type of good recommendation for someone if the hiring employer contacts me knowing that they don’t have enough respect to give notice and or any concern how their abrupt exit affects their fellow team mates. Maybe I am old school, but I do everything I can to support my team members, it is a real kick in the nuts if they can’t give some back when changing careers.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:37:55 PM EST
[#25]
I give it and never burn a bridge.  Even if the employer is awful, I act professional, it has definitely paid off for me in doing so a couple of times.

NEVER burn bridges or go scorched Earth.  It might feel good temporarily, but it can cost you big later.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:38:57 PM EST
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[#27]
This just walking out stuff sounds like a Millennial thing?
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:41:22 PM EST
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I always try to give a two week notice, but I prepare for the possibility of being walked out that day.  I wasn't able to officially give two weeks notice at the last job I left, because of the way their system was set up, but my management knew I was leaving and my consulting client engagement was ending (went to work directly for the client, they didn't want a gap in the work I was doing), but I was able to do some of the exit process steps while on the clock for my new employer.  I'm a contractor right now, and have asked the company that is preparing an offer letter to be prepared for me to start early if my current client walks me out immediately after giving notice.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:43:17 PM EST
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With one exception where I was fired, I always gave two+ weeks notice. Even on the job I was fired from I shook my managers hand and thanked him for the opportunity. I'll never work for that company again, but it doesn't stop their HR from calling me from time to time asking if I'd like to come back (hell no).
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:46:10 PM EST
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My boss just put in their two weeks. We are using that to get me trained up for the position.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:48:45 PM EST
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"At Will Employment" doesnt work like that.
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2 weeks notice is standard. If they walk you out right then or the next day, they better be paying you for 2 weeks.
"At Will Employment" doesnt work like that.
At will employment has nothing to do with a person quitting first and giving notice.

A.W.D.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:49:46 PM EST
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Link Posted: 2/15/2018 4:03:30 PM EST
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My last job I worked a rotational schedule, 2 weeks on 2 weeks off.  At the conclusion of my 2 weeks on I went into the office and tendered my resignation, I didn't work another day but they got their two weeks notice.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 4:04:03 PM EST
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I’ve always given two week s notice if I’m planning on leaving, even jobs I flat out hated.

One of the best feelings in my life was walking into a former unholy pig of a bosses office and giving him my two weeks.

Smile on my face, shook his hand and thanked him for the opportunity and walked out. He was speechless, totally stunned given how overtly hostile he was toward me. One of the biggest POS I’ve ever had the misfortune of interacting with personally.

It was beautiful
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I had one of these once.  I was brought in to bring Agile methodology to a development team.  Ultimately they didn't like what those changes would have meant, what they really wanted was "developers work 80 hour weeks".  After I found a new job, I scheduled a meeting with the fucker that was my manager, handed him my notice, told him I'd give him an hour before I told anyone else, and wished him luck filling the position.  Danced back to my cubicle to celebrate escaping.  It was glorious.    He tried to alternatively beg/badger me into staying, but I was sick of his shit, sick of the commute, and sick of the project.  Good riddance!

I've always done two weeks notice for everything.  Too many people know too many other people to get away with being an asshat in my industry.  My current employer actually red flags you if you express a willingness to immediately walk out on your present job.

I had a coworker at my first job out of school that quit and was given a rushed "goodbye party" one hour later celebrated with a cookie cake.  They paid her for the two weeks.  I was hoping they'd do the same for me when I left so I could have two weeks off.    Instead, I got worked like a dog until the last day.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 4:08:07 PM EST
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I've never given less than 2 weeks on any job I cared about. It's usually 3-4 weeks (I'm a bit specialized, and it takes a while to find a suitable replacement and get him up to speed). I always want to leave my employer better than I found them, where possible.

The only times I've not given notice were as a teenager, leaving shit jobs with some form of a "And fuck you too!" on the way out the door.

I did give 2 weeks notice once, and was immediately told to no bother showing up the next day when he learned that I was leaving for a competitor. He was pissed. The new employer allowed me to start the very next day, so I didn't bother trying to ask for 2 weeks pay from the former one.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 4:11:13 PM EST
[#36]
Told my supervisor of 15 years the week of Thanksgiving I was headed for nursing school.

December 31 was my last day. After the semester is over I will go back for the summer making great money.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 4:14:14 PM EST
[#37]
I've given 2,weeks notice 3 times and walked out on a job once. If I ever leave this place I'll be giving them proper notice. If you leave on good terms they will hire you back down the road if you change your mind.

Also who knows where/when you'll see these people again.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 4:17:21 PM EST
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My first real job out of college was there for 20 months and I gave 4 weeks notice when I left so they can find my replacement and have time for me to train the new person.  
My second job was overseas employment where I worked for 3 years and I gave 3 month notice.
My current job I gave 4 weeks notice with optional 4 more weeks (paid as contractor) after being here for 12 years and they offered me a counter offer so I stayed and I'm still here.
Never ever burn your bridges as you never know what may happen down the road.
Example, my wife had a staff member who just picked up and left with one day notice after being there for 3 or 4 years.  She went to work for a competitor firm.  Two years later the company my wife works for acquires the other company and my wife becomes the department head.  She had to trim down the personnel in the department so guess who was to first to get chopped?
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 4:17:23 PM EST
[#39]
Give two weeks and be honest with them , but be prepared to get cut right then and there
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 4:19:18 PM EST
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If you give your two weeks you will most likely be told not to work it out.

But you get your pto paid out and another paycheck or two depending on when you put your notice in.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 4:22:11 PM EST
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The only time I quit a job, I gave 2 weeks notice and my boss asked if there was any way I could stay for 3 weeks.  I did and walked out with a great letter of reference for my file.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 4:25:36 PM EST
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The only time I ever put in my two weeks, they let me go the very next day.
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This.  Paychecks bounced every time for 3-4 days, boss kept lying about having fixed it.  I put a letter of resignation on his desk, because he was never in.  Next morning I get a text that says I'm no longer needed.
Even if your boss is a shithead, as long as your not being asked to do anything illegal, give him a chance to find a replacement, its just good manners.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 4:26:59 PM EST
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All of the people here who say “would they give you two weeks notice to fire you?” are fucking idiots

If you want to burn a bridge with those people or that company, go for it

If you have a long career ahead of you, I wouldn’t suggest walking out

Give your two weeks notice
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 4:35:34 PM EST
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One sure fire way to tell how a employer treats their employee is how employees leave the company.

My brother worked for very large corporation where employees were treated like number.  When employees were released/fired they had security come and clean out their office and put all personal item in a box and took it out to the car...all very cold.  When he left after couple years he got approved for 2 weeks vacation and day before his vacation started he walked into HR and gave them his letter of resignation effective in 2 weeks.  He was generous compared to other people who left that just picked up their shit and walked out with an e-mail of resignation to their boss and HR effective immediately.
Some years later he was working for a small company where everybody liked each other and worked together and the owner took care of his workers.  When he left that company he gave them about 8 months notice to the owner...enough time for them to find his replacement and to get him trained.  Even got the new system implemented with the new guy.  Even after he left the owner or sometimes the guy who replaced him would occasionally call him for help and he would go over there in the evenings to help out.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 4:36:51 PM EST
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I have at most places.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 4:40:45 PM EST
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All of the people here who say “would they give you two weeks notice to fire you?” are fucking idiots

If you want to burn a bridge with those people or that company, go for it

If you have a long career ahead of you, I wouldn’t suggest walking out

Give your two weeks notice
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A company can hire and fire at will with out notice. It does so without being personal or that is how it's supposed to work. As an individual we cannot afford such luxuries without burning bridges, especially if you go through numerous jobs. It's hard to get that point through to the younger adults with less experience. There will always be exceptions to the rule but that is how it works for the most part.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 4:55:27 PM EST
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Filling skilled positions in a rural area is tough, I'm appreciative when folks give me lots of notice.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 5:03:25 PM EST
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In my 20 year career I’ve only left one job. I gave two weeks notice, updated my replacement with all my account activity during that time, and went through an exit interview process.

I had and still have many friends there. It was my boss at the time who I wanted bad things to happen to.

Fast forward a year and that boss moved on and my old company became one of my best and loyal customers.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 5:23:54 PM EST
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Gave a 5 week notice between current job and last job. Got my replacement up to speed my last 3 weeks. CFO said I was welcome back whenever.

Was ready to go if I was escorted out immediately.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 5:40:47 PM EST
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There are no surprises in my line of work.  If I go get an offer,  it's because my current place didn't give me something I wanted.

I wouldn't have asked for it if I didn't have leverage.  So I'll go get an offer from somewhere else, then the bidding begins.

It's an asinine way to go about things, as it always cost them more to keep me than to give me what I want in the first place, but it's that way it is in the whole industry.

The whole process usually takes a year or better.
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