Knowing You're Leaving

New / Eng going2g
May 10 21 Comments

I've accepted a new job offer and my start date is over a month out (cannot relocate earlier for family reasons).

I'm a high performer and want to be remembered that way, but I've lost interest in my work and it's too early to give my notice.

Looking for advice on how I should spend my remaining time at my current company. Ideally, I would want to contribute as I've been doing, but it requires a lot more effort now since I have no motivation to do so.

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TOP 21 Comments
  • Intuit readyTo🔥
    Put more effort into permeating your knowledge of the business. You’ll be remembered well.
    May 10 4
    • Splunk vMMM04
      This! Leave a legacy and hand off in the way you would like to have it handed off.
      May 10
    • Intuit readyTo🔥
      If you have insights others don’t have, you have nothing politically to lose anymore. So, buy your good favor with your peers before heading out.
      May 10
    • New / Eng going2g
      OP
      I'll try my best to do that in my last 2 weeks after my notice. How can I start doing that earlier, considering I still have my regular workload?
      May 10
    • Splunk vMMM04
      Let people shadow that are more junior. Go out of your way to show those just coming in how you do what you do.
      May 10
  • Pandora / Eng ctiv08
    Take PTO
    May 10 4
    • New / Eng going2g
      OP
      I would, but I just came back from a week of "vacation" I took got my onsite interviews.
      May 10
    • New / Eng
      TechLeed

      New Eng

      PRE
      Amazon
      TechLeedmore
      What are they gonna do if you take off more time, fire you?
      May 10
    • New / Eng going2g
      OP
      Probably not, but I did mention I want to leave a good impression of myself.
      May 10
    • New / Eng
      TechLeed

      New Eng

      PRE
      Amazon
      TechLeedmore
      Ask for time off then give your two weeks
      May 10
  • Microsoft skeins ee
    I’m with you too. I am supposed to give my 2 week notice a week from now, and I have a (minor) review in between. That project is shit, and an example why I’m leaving in the first place. I could work hard and make it shine... but I find it hard to care and sacrifice a few evenings on that.
    May 10 2
    • New / Eng going2g
      OP
      Yeah I totally get where you're coming from. Congrats on the new position!
      May 10
    • Proofpoint
      chokidar

      Proofpoint

      PRE
      Symantec
      chokidarmore
      I m exactly same situation, I m so frustrated about shit project, I do not even care.
      May 11
  • Google P6u7G80
    Have another baby
    May 10 0
  • Salesforce lsSn48
    I gave a month notice to my last 2 jobs. It’s always very appreciated if you are high performers. Better than leaving a bad last impression if you productivity goes s down.
    May 10 1
    • Akamai Technologies / QA tecnonics
      You give a month’s notice but what if they don’t want you for more than 2 weeks?
      May 10
  • Amgen / Finance
    Mrmephisto

    Amgen Finance

    PRE
    The Walt Disney Company
    Mrmephistomore
    I am in nearly the same boat I can’t start sooner since I’m relocating w family from LA right before school year end. I’m basically finishing up this massive annual report on my category doing a good solid useful job on it so I can hand them something to act on before I leave. Not going to make it perfect or A++ because why bother but I still want to do a good job.
    May 10 1
    • New / Eng going2g
      OP
      Thanks for sharing, and good luck in your new position!
      May 10
  • Nvidia ECTT56
    Documentation... it's the thing everyone appreciates (albeit mostly silently) and they'll see your name and remember you well for it after you're gone
    May 10 0
  • Deloitte broadway74
    Following as I am in the same boat. Over a month away from being able to give notice and I can’t be without pay for a month
    May 10 0
  • Uber / Eng mH7bSe
    Vacation
    May 10 0