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Posted: 2/15/2018 2:32:37 PM EST
I know that many employers will not allow you to give a two weeks notice.

What are the pros and cons of staying on for two weeks once you turn in your resignation, provided your employer permits it?

Thanks.
fnh
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 2:34:56 PM EST
[#1]
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 2:36:01 PM EST
[#2]
just walk in the bosses office and say, "in the words of the great Robert Earl Keen....I gotta go."

...and then git.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 2:36:06 PM EST
[#3]
The only time I ever put in my two weeks, they let me go the very next day.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 2:36:30 PM EST
[#4]
I have always given my 2 weeks notice the whole 2 times in 30 years I made a change.

Typically if you leave on good terms your employer will give you a good reference if you were a decent employee.
This also leaves you on good terms if for some reason you need to go back to your old job.
I've seen this happen on more than a few occasions.
My business partner and I are currently considering re hiring a former employee.

They will usually let you go immediately if there is a concern for sabotage or espionage but they will pay you your 2 weeks.

I would gather my shit up discreetly before handing Ina resignation.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 2:37:08 PM EST
[#5]
The place I was going to go work for always contacted my previous employers so they all knew it was coming
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 2:37:26 PM EST
[#6]
It's what you would say/do to not burn a bridge.

ETA: I have never seen an employer keep them for the 2 weeks.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 2:37:27 PM EST
[#7]
Spend the next two weeks training others and saying your goodbyes to all your contacts
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 2:38:02 PM EST
[#8]
If you were being fired or laid off would they give you 2 weeks? Or just walk you out?
Fuck 'em...just finish your shift and quit...but don't ask for a recommendation.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 2:38:12 PM EST
[#9]
2 weeks notice is standard. If they walk you out right then or the next day, they better be paying you for 2 weeks.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 2:38:33 PM EST
[#10]
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I know that many employers will not allow you to give a two weeks notice.

What are the pros and cons of staying on for two weeks once you turn in your resignation, provided your employer permits it?

Thanks.
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It may not be up to you. I put in my 2 weeks notice on a monday and they let me go on Tues (got paid for the 2 weeks)

Put in your 2 weeks and see what happens..Dont be bummed if they just let you go.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 2:41:15 PM EST
[#11]
Other than the military I have always given a two week notice...I have never been asked to leave before the two weeks was up...
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 2:42:04 PM EST
[#12]
Depending on you job and employer it can go a lot different ways. In some lines or work it may be enough time to hire and train your replacement.

If you are going to work for a direct competitor they will likely ask you leave.

I had a co-worker put in a two month notice. It worked out pretty good. Gave us time to sort out how we were going to redistribute his workload, hire a replacement and start training him. It allowed for a smoother transition than having to replace someone on the fly.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 2:43:46 PM EST
[#13]
If I submit a two week’s notice, I get my accrued PTO paid. Right now I’m sitting on 200 hours. You’re damn skippy I’m turning in a notice.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 2:44:57 PM EST
[#14]
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 2:46:30 PM EST
[#15]
My mgr's mgr recently announced a "no rehire" policy (if you leave voluntarily you WILL NOT be rehired) which I think is a pretty ominous way of keeping people from leaving and has me kicking the OP's question around a bit...
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 2:46:57 PM EST
[#16]
My employer gives the layoff notices at the end of the week then sends them home. Thats how they want to operate, so that's how I would leave.

I've walked out of jobs in the middle of my shift and not even told them I was leaving. Employers get treated the way they treat me.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 2:49:02 PM EST
[#17]
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You never know who you are going to bump into again in this life.

If your reputation doesn't mean anything to you do what you feel like.

I've always given a two week notification. I've seen it go several ways, worked it out till the last day or let go and paid for the two weeks.
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This. For as many millions of people are in my industry, particularly in Seattle, it's become a remarkably small world.

You come in like a professional, go out like a professional.  Unless you win "Fuck You" money, then who cares.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 2:50:09 PM EST
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Link Posted: 2/15/2018 2:51:11 PM EST
[#19]
Depends on the employer. Gives them time to train someone while still getting stuff done.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 2:52:46 PM EST
[#20]
If the new place is begging you to start, try to give at least a week. The best thing to do is give 2 weeks notice however. Ideally they will have you close open ends for the first week and let you take off the 2nd one. Every time I started a new job without taking some time off, I have regretted it. Even if it's just a 4 day weekend, DO IT.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 2:54:13 PM EST
[#21]
Have given a 2 weeks notice twice, and a 6 week notice once.

1st time--my schedule got re-arranged as I was salaried and I worked 13 days in a row for 14 hours shifts....

2nd time--had a vacation scheduled to burn up days--put it in the Boss's box on the Friday I left....I learned my lesson from the first time.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 2:55:55 PM EST
[#22]
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
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 2:57:51 PM EST
[#23]
If you are a professional, act like it.  As other have said, you don't know the future.  Don't shoot yourself in the foot.  Employers often talk to others unofficially.  Your reputation may procede you more than you think .

I've worked for the same hospital twice in 3 different jobs.  I have a friend who is a health care provider who pulled a jerk move and would like to be working for the outfit that I am with.  they won't even take a look at him because of how he left a job with them in the past.  He's a great provider too.

In my line of work, you give 60 days notice, most employment contracts even require it, sometimes more.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 2:59:01 PM EST
[#24]
It all depends.

Everyone who put in a notice at my last job found themselves OTD within a couple hours.

When I left, they kept me on because they needed me to hire and validate that my replacement could do the job. Not as glamorous as it sounds, but most of the people could barely operate a computer let alone troubleshoot one- and that included the owner. Then there was the whole social media and web storefront side of things as well which was 90% of the work load.

The point I’m getting at is: can they get by without you if they escort you out right then? Another thing is: can you get by without 2 weeks pay?

People can say what they want about doing the right thing but you’ve got to look out for yourself. God knows most companies won’t. I saw too many people completely blindsided when they were fired- and most were good employees.

While I quit because I was disgusted with the way the company treated its employees, I stayed on for both professional and personal reasons. What gave me that option was my value to that company. Sure, part of me just wanted to walk out and break it off in their ass but I just chuckled to myself. I had no delusions that I couldn’t be replaced, but they’d have been shitting bricks till they got someone in to right the ship.

This was at a small niche retail store with a pretty large web presence.

TL/DR: how valuable are you to your company?
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 2:59:14 PM EST
[#25]
I got talked into staying an extra week for a total of 3 week notice at an old job. I said sure... but only if you buy me out of my PTO. They did.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:02:16 PM EST
[#26]
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You never know who you are going to bump into again in this life.

If your reputation doesn't mean anything to you do what you feel like.

I've always given a two week notification. I've seen it go several ways, worked it out till the last day or let go and paid for the two weeks.
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Funny, I also always give 2 weeks

Within the last few years, employers give you maybe 1 hour to "hit the road". There is the 2 weeks severance + vacation if an employee.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:02:22 PM EST
[#27]
I gave my two weeks notice and they hired me on as a consultant @ 140 an hour till they found someone.

My new job said they understood that I would need to communicate with them because of my job there and they would hope I give the same courtesy if it came down to it.

They also said if it didn't work out here I could have my job back even if they hired someone else.

Depends on your job I guess.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:04:25 PM EST
[#28]
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*
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:04:52 PM EST
[#29]
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...I have always given a two week notice...I have never been asked to leave before the two weeks was up...
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Same here, but as I've moved up in responsibilities and such the 2 week standard actually grew.  My last job departure was with one month notice, and they wanted more if they could have gotten it.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:06:15 PM EST
[#30]
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
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:07:49 PM EST
[#31]
Quoted:
I know that many employers will not allow you to give a two weeks notice.

What are the pros and cons of staying on for two weeks once you turn in your resignation, provided your employer permits it?

Thanks.
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You know something, employers rarely give an employee two weeks notice when they are ready to move on from the employee.
As well, which you kinda' touched on, employers generally don't want somebody who's leaving, to hang around for very long - for lots of reasons.

A.W.D.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:08:43 PM EST
[#32]
Always give notice, and always be prepared for the day you give notice to be your last day, because most of the time it will be.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:09:55 PM EST
[#33]
I gave a three week notice. They came back after two weeks with a great offer and I stayed.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:10:48 PM EST
[#34]
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I know that many employers will not allow you to give a two weeks notice.

What are the pros and cons of staying on for two weeks once you turn in your resignation, provided your employer permits it?

Thanks.
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I wrote up a simple two weeks notice letter and handed it into my boss.
Salaried and hourly type of jobs.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:11:25 PM EST
[#35]
Most state laws dictate that if you give a 2 week resignation the employer can wal you out that day but is required to pay you and severance benefits until your given termination date.

Its also polite and good form to give one unless there's illegality abuse etc.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:11:33 PM EST
[#36]
In my role, 30 days is required. I like to give 5 weeks.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:11:58 PM EST
[#37]
Done it both ways.

Took a sick day to go interview/piss test and later walked into work only to get my stuff and say bye bye. Didn't have much of an option as I they needed me to start the next day. That old company is no more now anyways.

Gave notice and was worked for the next two weeks. Good people that took care of me and were sorry to see me go. It was a personal decision to leave. I've been solicited by them a couple of times since.

All depends on your circumstances and how you want to treat your current employer I suppose. Now they could let you go after giving notice but that's their call...
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:12:19 PM EST
[#38]
I won't hire somebody that isn't planning on giving their current employer a two week notice.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:12:29 PM EST
[#39]
I'm glad I gave two weeks notice to my current employer when I quit, because otherwise they wouldn't have hired me back.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:12:46 PM EST
[#40]
I always have given notice. It's the right thing to do and you never know who you may meet again later in your career. However once I gave notice and the guy got pissed and fired me.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:13:00 PM EST
[#41]
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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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Have your personal stuff ready or out of the building.  Have a written job offer for the new place in hand/accepted.  See where you are on the workload/projects at current work.  Give the two weeks notice and if they walk you out, great, otherwise don't burn the bridge and do your best during the two weeks.  Offer to consult if they cannot get a replacement in time.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:13:20 PM EST
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Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:14:14 PM EST
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It all depends.

Everyone who put in a notice at my last job found themselves OTD within a couple hours.

When I left, they kept me on because they needed me to hire and validate that my replacement could do the job. Not as glamorous as it sounds, but most of the people could barely operate a computer let alone troubleshoot one- and that included the owner. Then there was the whole social media and web storefront side of things as well which was 90% of the work load.

The point I'm getting at is: can they get by without you if they escort you out right then? Another thing is: can you get by without 2 weeks pay?

People can say what they want about doing the right thing but you've got to look out for yourself. God knows most companies won't. I saw too many people completely blindsided when they were fired- and most were good employees.

While I quit because I was disgusted with the way the company treated its employees, I stayed on for both professional and personal reasons. What gave me that option was my value to that company. Sure, part of me just wanted to walk out and break it off in their ass but I just chuckled to myself. I had no delusions that I couldn't be replaced, but they'd have been shitting bricks till they got someone in to right the ship.

This was at a small niche retail store with a pretty large web presence.

TL/DR: how valuable are you to your company?
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I've primarily seen employees go out of their way to be accommodating

A a large commercial company, I was contracting and a friend was full time. He gave his notice and the company asked that he stay around for another 2-3 months, to finish his work, so he agreed.

Maybe 2 weeks later they gave him the 1 hour boot, with no replacement for his position.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:14:18 PM EST
[#44]
In the words of the best boss I ever had.

Eric Said:
1 If the employer is firing you because you suck then no Notice for you. GTFO

2 If the employer is being fired by you (IE you quit) because it sucks then NO Notice. FUCK YOU BYE!!!  They can mail you the 1099!!!

3 If the Employer is good and you are leaving for better money work a week or 2 notice. Love you guys but BYE.

4 If they are supposedly good and you are leaving for better money and you give notice and they give you the WTF you not quitting your fired fucker Bull Shit. THEN FUCK YOU BYE ASSHOLES NO NOTICE let it burn to the ground!! IF they call back and ask for you to come back and match the other jobs pay. FUCK YOU SUCK MONEY DICKS FUCKERS!!!

YES number 2 feels NICE!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:14:27 PM EST
[#45]
Put in two weeks, be ready to work.

But have your stuff cleaned up and out before you say anything, in case they walk you out and don't want you there.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:15:38 PM EST
[#46]
Depends on your career.

In engineer everyone knows everyone, you don't want to burn bridges. Also you want to make sure you transition the jobs you are working on to other employees and give tem time to ask questions.

I think letting people go that day rather than letting them stay for two weeks is more of a blue collar thing. Most employers would rather just get a new person in the position ASAP.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:16:43 PM EST
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Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:16:46 PM EST
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They will usually let you go immediately if there is a concern for sabotage or espionage but they will pay you your 2 weeks.

I would gather my shit up discreetly before handing Ina resignation.
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Gotta throw the BS flag on paying u
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:17:08 PM EST
[#49]
Leave on good terms my employer will rehire.
Link Posted: 2/15/2018 3:17:15 PM EST
[#50]
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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