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Giving notice

SanchoPanzo

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Giving notice
« on: April 23, 2006, 01:25:00 PM »
When are you planning to give notice at work? I was thinking first week of August, now I'm considering mid July.

Re: Giving notice
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2006, 06:04:13 PM »
Depends on how much money you have to live off of.  Quit sooner if you can afford it.

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Re: Giving notice
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2006, 06:35:41 PM »
Did you already tell people at work that you are going to law school?


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Re: Giving notice
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2006, 06:36:57 PM »
Right after I get my promotion in mid-June.

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Re: Giving notice
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2006, 07:52:59 PM »
Did you already tell people at work that you are going to law school?


No. It's my big secret :)

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Re: Giving notice
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2006, 08:02:33 PM »
Right after I get my promotion in mid-June.

Heehehe. I'm getting a big promotion + huge pay increase and better office in the next few weeks. If only they knew….

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Re: Giving notice
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2006, 08:05:56 PM »
Depends on how much money you have to live off of.  Quit sooner if you can afford it.

I'd prefer to work 'til the last minute. For the $$$ and because I'll get bored quickly. I'll be attending law school a few miles from my office so I don't have to worry about moving. I'm just debating how much time to give them. The more time my employer has, the better off they'll be. They’ll have to replace me on a time critical project. If they miss the deadlines, they’ll get fined six figures.

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Re: Giving notice
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2006, 07:43:51 AM »
You never know when you are going to need a letter of reference, or to use your connections from this employer to get your post-LS job.  Give them as much notice as possible, and leave them with the "warm fuzzies".  You will be glad you did.

Re: Giving notice
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2006, 07:45:12 AM »
mine is my secret too...i plan on giving 4 weeks notice.  maybe give myself a week off before school if i can afford to. 

now, to do it over the phone or email....  :-\

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Re: Giving notice
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2006, 11:14:47 AM »

now, to do it over the phone or email....  :-\

Are you kidding?  You give your notice in person and you also provide a letter.  Neither phone nor email is appropriate. 

To the OP, I guess you need to determine how long they'll let you work there after you give your notice.  If they'll let you stick around as long as you want, then you should give your notice ASAP, especially in light of the project situation you mentioned.  But I've had jobs where you give your notice and they show you the door.  If it is one of those situations, then you really have no choice but to wait until 2 weeks out.  However, I can't help but think that it is entirely disingenuous to accept that promotion you speak of when you plan on skipping out the door in 2-3 months.  I don't know what you should do, but it sounds like a delicate situation that warrants careful consideration.