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18 Apr 2007, 11:52
Guys... I need help...

Let's say I want to finish working on day X. Now, I know I will most likely only need to give 2 weeks notice. but suppose my manager wants me to stay longer, then I should tell him earlier.

but if I tell him too early, and he says "get the f*ck out tomorrow" then I am equally screwed.

what should I do? I want to end on May 25 :D
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18 Apr 2007, 12:16
In my opinion, if you are unsure how your manager will react, look out for yourself. You are only required to give two weeks so that time frame is what 'i would suggest. Business is business, you do not think that they tell people 1.5 months in advance when they fire someone, so why should u have a conscious to do anything else. This is all being said with the assumption you really think your boss would say "f@#$you leave tomorrow". If you are close to your boss I would give him/her a heads up. Director Joined: 28 Jun 2006 Posts: 958 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 78 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 18 Apr 2007, 12:17 If you think it's likely that they would say, "Get out of here tomorrow," then I would only give two weeks notice. GMAT Club Legend Affiliations: HHonors Diamond, BGS Honor Society Joined: 05 Apr 2006 Posts: 5926 Schools: Chicago (Booth) - Class of 2009 GMAT 1: 730 Q45 V45 WE: Business Development (Consumer Products) Followers: 307 Kudos [?]: 1987 [0], given: 7 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 18 Apr 2007, 13:00 Id look out for yourself first. If you think theres even a remote chance of him saying "get out" ... I'd give him 2 to 3 weeks notice. Manager Joined: 25 Sep 2006 Posts: 248 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 18 Apr 2007, 13:58 ok Well, I don't think there is a likely chance for "get out now". But along the same lines, I was thinking I could give more notice (say 1 month) to be nice and courteous. But what if they say "oh how nice of you, we only need 2 weeks, see ya" then I'd be short 1 pay check. which I most likely need to cover my vacation plans One more thing I should mention, our company just announced that we will cut$500MM in spending this year, which means there will be many layoffs. Tho I doubt I would be lucky enough be chosen for a layoff.... it would be PERFECT to get a 1 or 2 month severance right now
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18 Apr 2007, 17:11
fluffydot wrote:
ok Well, I don't think there is a likely chance for "get out now".
But along the same lines, I was thinking I could give more notice (say 1 month) to be nice and courteous.

But what if they say "oh how nice of you, we only need 2 weeks, see ya" then I'd be short 1 pay check. which I most likely need to cover my vacation plans

One more thing I should mention, our company just announced that we will cut \$500MM in spending this year, which means there will be many layoffs. Tho I doubt I would be lucky enough be chosen for a layoff.... it would be PERFECT to get a 1 or 2 month severance right now

If you want to get fired, you can
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18 Apr 2007, 18:24
I am planning on telling my boss when I am leaving as soon as I pick a school that accepts me next year. They wont be letting me go and by giving them a lot of notice I will be able to train up a co-work on my areas of expertise. The people I work with are great overall so I am not going to screw them over by only giving two weeks of notice and dropping all my work in someones lap. Most likely I will attempt to get ahead on my work too...I know how pissed I have been in the past when people have left me with all their work even if its just for a vacation. After figuring out my saved up vacation I will probably leave about a month before the start date of school, which is about how much time I should have saved up. I would rather not miss the paycheck by quitting early but I wouldn't have to worry about health insurance since I am on my wifes.

As to the person who thinks they may get fired...that seems like something straight out of the Office if your boss would do that. Remember when the two branches merged and Tony was trying to quit but Michael fired him. Jan then called up and yelled at Michael cause now they had to give Tony severance.
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24 Apr 2007, 17:26
This is exactly what I do these days!
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27 Apr 2007, 14:22
i'm not matriculating in fall 2007 (aiming for fall 2008). but i do plan on quitting sometime in may before school. then i'm going to travel, travel, travel - possible locations include egypt/jordan and china/tibet. of course this'll put a dent in my wallet, but hey - life is too short!

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