Here's my situation - I've been at a job since January that required me to give a verbal 2-year committment, but at the same time told me that it wasn't really official. They put me through 2 months of (paid) training, and the job kinda sucks but it pays the bills. My justification for taking the job was that I didn't really know for SURE if I'd be going to law school, although it was obviously a distict possibility. So, my game plan now is to give my 2-week notice in 2 weeks, with my last day at the end of June. I would give them more notice, but I can't say whether they'd just let me go on the spot or not, and I need the cash from that few extra weeks. I'm not really worried about the verbal committment because the only reason they do it is because of the high turnover, but people still leave all the time.
So...here's the awkward part. Friday my boss called me into his office, and I'm terrified he knows that I've been shopping online for bikinis all morning for my impending move to LA. Instead, he tells me they're giving me a raise because they realized I was underpaid compared to the industry standard for my job. Not a huge raise, but still. I was just shocked and thanked him, but on the inside of course I'm thinking "oh $hit, he's going to be pissed when I'm sitting in this seat in 2 weeks giving my notice..."
Anyhow, I considered telling him tomorrow that I'm leaving so they don't have to give me the extra money (it wouldn't make a big difference over a month anyway), but now I'm thinking I might just stick to the original plan. I just feel bad. Plus I've been lying to all of my co-workers, because the way my department is, if I tell one person everyone else will know within seconds.
Any advice/commiseration? I just feel very guilty and needed to share my pain I guess. All in all, it's a stupid corporate job that I don't believe in anyway, so I know I shouldn't care...but I do.
It means you are a human being that you feel guilty over this. It means you have a conscience. That said; ignore your conscience on this - you need to do whats best for you, and that is going to law school. You feel some responsibility to the company because they engineer their operation this way. I can assure you they feel no such responsibility to you, when it becomes fiscally disadvantageous to have you around, you won't be. At least in the business world, don't give them the benefit when they aren't giving you any.