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Two weeks notice

Undisclosed 3.50
Nov 30

What are possible consequences of giving less than 2 weeks notice when resigning from a startup? What if it’s less than a week?

TC: 140 YOE: 7

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  • If they have be good to you, then follow the general rule of thumb of 1 week for every year you have been with the company. If you have been there less than a year, 2-3 days is just fine.
    Nov 303
    • Google AngryBlob
      wow, I wish I could have done this in the past. every company I’ve worked at before google has demanded at least 1 month notice. the startup before google where I only stayed for 8 months demanded 2 month notice. 2 months!!
      Nov 30
    • Just keep in mind your employment with a company is a 2 way street. iHow often have you heard of companies giving employees 1 -2 months notice before firing or laying off their people?
      Nov 30
    • Undisclosed 3.50
      OP
      I agree with @ednapj01. The company I work for has laid off people before and given them like 30 minutes notice. Those people were walked out of the office with their belongings. Some of those people worked on weekends and put in long hours. There was no two-week courtesy for them and it’s considered normal. If I left like that, I would be burning bridges. How is it fair?
      Dec 1
  • OpenTable Meliodas
    Your current peers will think you were fired.
    Nov 301
    • Undisclosed 3.50
      OP
      That’s fine :)
      Nov 30
  • SAP kbron
    What is the rush and why you are not able to give the standard 2 weeks?
    Nov 304
    • Undisclosed 3.50
      OP
      I’m afraid I might get fired right away and I don’t want to have a month long gap between jobs.
      Nov 30
    • Microsoft BarFoo
      That’s a lame reason.

      1. You have 2 weeks, not 4. So even if you got fired right away, you’d have a 2-week gap.
      2. Give notice on Dec 1. Even if they walked you out right away and you didn’t start until Jan 31, which is effectively 2 months gap, your resume says worked at company X until Dec 2018 and started at company Y in Jan 2019. No one sees a “gap”...
      Nov 30
    • Undisclosed 3.50
      OP
      @BarFoo, I see your point. I’m not really concerned about the gap in the resume. I just don’t want to go around doing nothing for a month. I wish I could start earlier at the new company, but for certain reasons that’s not possible.
      Dec 1
    • Microsoft BarFoo
      If the new company won’t let you start for another month, then you wait until 2 weeks before you can start and then give your two week’s notice to your current company.

      If they walk you out same day, you have 2 weeks off. If they don’t, then you get no break between companies...
      Dec 1
  • Facebook acurious
    If your lead / manager is jolly and is comfortable with no issues in future to help you with perm filing or any experience letter then just don't worry.
    It's courtesy to wait for two weeks till others can take over the void , but not a standard o rule. I left withing a week but made sure I updated all documentations. And bid happy goodby go all
    Nov 301
    • Undisclosed 3.50
      OP
      Thank you!
      Nov 30
  • SAP kbron
    You can manage expectations of new company. They will wait
    Nov 303
    • Undisclosed 3.50
      OP
      The new company is waiting, no problem with that
      Nov 30
    • SAP kbron
      Then I'm lost. I have no idea why u want to give less than 2 weeks when new company would wait
      Nov 30
    • Undisclosed 3.50
      OP
      Replied in the other thread
      Nov 30
  • Undisclosed sin it all
    None unless specified in your employment contract.
    Nov 300

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