« on: April 14, 2005, 07:07:43 PM »
One of the reasons I decided to go to law school this year was because I hate my job and my boss. I'm in a Director position, very high level, and it will take a while to hire and train the next person. I was planning on giving 2 weeks notice, but decided that it would be unprofessional to do so. I ended up giving 5 months notice (last day July 29th) and I'm glad I did. There isn't really a chance that they'll try to force me out early, since I have knowledge of the company and the position that no one else has. Hell, I went on medical leave for two weeks starting 4/4 and I get emails almost every day asking how to do this or that. My boss was shocked (shocked!) that I was leaving and tried to get me to stay. He really is an ass. All of my coworkers have been very supportive and, in some cases, very jealous. I expect that one of the supervisors I manage will get my job and we'll start training in May.
The only downside that I've encountered is that some people (who don't like me) have started complaining that I'm acting like I have one foot out the door. They've made comments to my boss that I'm not keeping the company in mind and it seems like I just don't care anymore. Well, they're asses too, but it is kind of annoying that they're doing that. If I hadn't told anyone that I was leaving they would never have gotten that perception. It's true that I have one foot out the door, but my performance has not changed and, in a way, has improved since I know that I'm leaving eventually and I'm not stuck in a crappy ass job anymore.
Overall, if you think your boss won't try to force you out early then tell them now. I bet they'll appreciate the opportunity for you to train your replacement.