When should I give resignation notice?

Cisco dadb84
Jan 1 34 Comments

I have accepted an offer which is going to start 4th Feb.

I have an upcoming trip from 11 Jan - 31st Jan. I am thinking to use my current PTO for the trip.

When should I give resignation notice? Which day should I keep as the last day at current company?

I was thinking to give resignation on Jan 2 (the day on which offices open after the shutdown) , serve the notice period from 2nd Jan-10th Jan and then go for the trip and on 1st Feb submit laptop.

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TOP 34 Comments
  • Oracle poiiop
    The right thing to do is to resign, to take an unpaid vacation, and then start a new job. But of course, no one does that - so give notice after you come back from vacation.
    Jan 1 6
    • Cisco dadb84
      OP
      I will not have time to serve notice period after coming back from vacation. I have to start new job from 4th Feb. and I am coming back on 31st Jan
      Jan 1
    • New Neww
      Why is that the right thing? OP is using his entitled PTO
      Jan 1
    • Netflix tnCP40
      ^ exactly. And generally PTO given for days already worked. So retroactively and not proactively. I don’t see how taking PTO you already worked for and are entitled to is the wrong thing to do.

      OP I took PTO during my notice period. Except for the last day so I could return my laptop plus a few emails I sent prior for handoffs.
      Jan 1
    • Oracle poiiop
      The notice period isn't a necessary requirement. People do it because it is the courteous thing to do, and helps the team reorganize action items with the help of the person leaving. Giving notice and going on vacation is as good as not giving notice. Of course, you can do that, but I care about my teammates a tad more than that. Hence, it is not the "right" thing in my book.

      @OP: did you book your vacation after the offer, or before?
      Jan 1
    • Cisco dadb84
      OP
      Before. A long back. Got an offer just 2 weeks back
      Jan 1
    • Oracle trewqa
      Doesn't your company pay you accrued vacation when you leave? Then, why does it matter?
      Jan 1
  • Amazon xTwJ42
    Give notice after you come back. Ask new company to move starting date a week or so
    Jan 1 2
    • Cisco dadb84
      OP
      Any spec reasons to give notice after coming back?
      Jan 1
    • Amazon xTwJ42
      Nothing as such this is just to avoid ur company terminating you before ur Vacation time
      Jan 1
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    Resign before you go. The company pays out remaining PTO, so you don't lose out.

    Don't forget a month of cobra
    Jan 1 3
    • Cisco dadb84
      OP
      What should I keep my last date? Jan 10 or February 1st
      Jan 1
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      I'd do Jan 10 if it's not a work related trip
      Jan 1
    • New begin
      In Cisco, is leave encashment is on basic or full? In whatever the case you will miss pay for Saturday and Sundays.
      Jan 1
  • Walmart.com klick!
    This is rude and funny at the same time. Manager won’t lose anything by firing you on the same day. I don’t know your visa status but if it’s not green card... you might stay unemployed while you go on the trip. You can’t take a PTO after you have told company that you will be leaving. That’s like telling them pay me for free.
    Jan 1 4
    • Cisco RbYm72
      But he still earned his PTO. Either he takes it or cashes it out.
      Jan 1
    • Cisco dadb84
      OP
      I am just trying to be nice by deciding to serve the notice period or else I can leave on Feb 1st as well without giving them a notice
      Jan 1
    • Walmart.com klick!
      Can the manager not fire you while you have the PTO... s/he might get the cash but lose the employment right? It’s at will.
      Jan 1
    • Netflix tnCP40
      Bullshit logic “That’s like telling them pay me for free”.

      Take what you earned and are entitled to. Just like any corporate entity does too. Your employment contract is not a charity transaction between either party.
      Jan 1
  • New / Eng IcanC#
    Employmet is at will. Do what's best fo your interests. That's what they would do. Don't be nice
    Jan 1 1
    • Cognizant aiqbal
      Agreed 100%
      Jan 1
  • Cisco jgudvruv
    Give notice tomorrow and ask your manager what works best for them within your constraints
    Jan 1 0
  • Microsoft 4655434b
    If u give notice to be done on the 10th, you will be submitting your laptop/badge on that day... see if your manager will let you do what you want, but your end date should be on the day u actually plan on leaving...
    Jan 1 0
  • Verizon tmobile2
    I’m in the same situation except i’m trying to use vacation time that’s given to all employees on 1/1 (not PTO I earned). Planning to give notice tomorrow, work until 1/11 and use vacation days for a week and return stuffs the day after return. Would it be a dick move? My company won’t pay for unused vacation
    Jan 1 1
    • Google / Other
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      In most states they're required by law to pay you for unused vacation days
      Jan 1
  • Cisco RbYm72
    Joining on receipt?
    Jan 1 1
    • Cisco dadb84
      OP
      I am on STEM-OPT so doesn’t need visa transfer
      Jan 1
  • CallisonRTKL / Mgmt whpsv
    Check employee handbook for your PTO policy. Not every state requires PTO be paid out with final paycheck. If your PTO is not paid out, wait to resign until after you return from vacation.
    http://www.aplusbenefits.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Vacation-Pay-Laws-By-State.pdf

    Also, check when your medical insurance ends, if you need it. It can end on last day of employment, end of month of termination etc. If you need insurance, wait to resign until after you return from vacation.

    If you resign on the 10th, they might tell you to make that day your final day of employment—at will employment works both ways.
    Jan 2 0
  • Juniper UsA51
    Take your PTO before you give notice ..
    Jan 1 0
  • New / Eng VxFo66
    OP - can you tell us what’s your TC and the new company name you are switching to?
    Jan 1 0
  • New / Eng VxFo66
    I think OP is on a visa, so he needs to maintain his visa status. So, he cannot be unemployed for a month.
    Jan 1 0
  • New DvVM00
    that’s dumb. they pay out PTO do they not? i haven’t heard that cisco has unlimited (non accumulating) vacation.

    just quit then take the vacation. you’re overthinking it.
    Jan 1 0
  • Cerner XLdG63
    This is an at-will employment. They can fire you at any time without notice and you can leave at any time without notice. 2 week notice is a courtesy and it is ok to take PTOs during the notice period (I have a colleague who just did this).
    Do what is best for you, but keep in mind that your manager can potentially fire you or put you on paid leave (they will take your laptop) the day you give notice.
    Jan 1 0
  • New / Eng VxFo66
    Give notice once you come back. And push your joining date by one week.
    Jan 1 0