Expecting a little one soon!
But I also have plans to quit and move on from my current company...
Of course, I’d like to take full advantage of the 18 week paternity leave policy...
So.... can I simply give my two week notice when I return from paternity leave? What are the repercussions? What else do I need to consider?
- Lyft jujussWhy would they be burning bridges? If they give proper notice, that he was on paternity leave just before should be irrelevant.
- Amazon Bold4ChngeI don’t think this is burning bridges. You’ve worked there long enough that you’re entitled to the paternity leave. if it lines up with the job switch that’s just how it works. You don’t want to switch jobs right before the baby comes because you want to be able to focus on the baby and not a new job. One of the points of offering paternity leave is so men pay the career cost of parenting too and women aren’t such a target to be laid off as soon as they get pregnant. So enjoy your paternity leave. And start your next job when it makes the most sense for you.
- Google oldtmrLots of people do this.
I've interviewed candidates who are halfway through their parental leaves.
They're making the decision of whether to go back to their prior role, find another role internally or go to another company.
A common reason is that you may want a lower stress role or a shorter commute after your parental leave
- Evernote bakbak🐔Here is something you can consider. Take paternity leave and mid-way through tell your manager after talking with your significant other and spending some time thinking about it, assuming you are sure, you are considering leaving not too long after you return. Be open to talking about it and coming into work to talk more about it too and bring up some reasons why you are looking for other opportunities.
The real bridges you burn is primarily with your manager. It’s not unheard of for people to quit after paternity leave. Things aren’t the same sometimes or you want more time with the kids. It does seem a little bad if you apply to places while on paternity leave tho so be mindful of that.
Just keep in mind if you do this, they may consider firing you right there. You may still burn bridges. But IMO you won’t seem as huge of an asshole.