I mean, I've already pretty much thought it out in my head, but I thought I would get some nonbiased internet strangers to throw in their two cents.
The deal is, the place I work at now doesn't know I'm going to law school. The last day I can work is Friday, July 13th as I going on vacation that next week (July 14-July 22) and don't have enough vacation days built up to take the vacation & then quit.
I've heard from several longtime employees that the place I work is notorious for walking out people the same day they quit. However, in my experience, that hasn't happened. Three people have quit while I have been here: one gave 30 day notice and rode it out, one gave 2 weeks, and one gave a few days notice. And, to top it off, the office manager was one of the people who just quit and I've been covering some of her duties in the interim. They have a new girl starting next Monday. But then at the same time, I am worried because I keep getting "scolded" at work(long story but including "taking too many of my sick/personal days for the year," someone complaining that I was too loud on cell phone as I was leaving for lunch, etc - I work with some really petty people)
To be totally honest, I am totally bored at my job and would quit today if I didn't have $$ issues so I really need to work through July 13th for the money. I am torn whether to give them two weeks notice and risk getting the boot two weeks early or quitting on July 13th and just saying - Cya...I want to leave on a good note but they seem to be making it difficult.
Just wait 'till the 13th and give your two weeks notice. You'll still technically be employed there for your vaca time, but you won't be working
Is it clear that OP is eligible for paid vacation?
I get paid vacation but its accrued each month you work there (.92 days/month. I already used some vacation in March to go to an ASW so I don't have enough vacation accrued to take off an entire week in July. Besides, I think its in really bad taste to give your two weeks notice & then go on a vacation for 1 week of that.