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How Much Notice Should You Give Your Employer?

Posted: 05 Sep 2016 02:05 AM PDT

Here's a piece from Kiplinger where a reader shares the story of a co-worker who left without much notice. The piece then gets to the heart of the issue: how much notice should be given to an employer when an employee resigns?

A summary of their answer:

[The worker who left] owed all of you (probably not legally, but ethically) at least two weeks’ notice, and ideally more. In most cases, a new employer will understand, and even respect, a new hire’s desire to do right by her current colleagues. And a more thoughtful resignation might have improved her odds of getting a good reference from your boss if she ever needed one.

Here's my take on this one:

  • I think two weeks' notice is standard and what everyone should try to give. It's still too short for the employer, but it is standard and a generally accepted principle. If you want a good reference for later on (or at least to leave on good terms -- and you DO want this), you should give two weeks.
  • That said, employers don't often give employees two weeks' notice/severance when they let them go, so why should employees do this?
  • At my last job we had a guy that left with three days' notice. Ugh. It put us in a bad spot but his new employer wanted him asap. And what could we really do about it? He did offer to work nights and weekends (for free!) to make up for the lurch he was leaving us in.

I'm sure many of you have thoughts on this issue, so let me have it. How much notice do you think an employer should receive when an employee resigns?


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