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When are you telling your boss you got accepted?

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Re: When are you telling your boss you got accepted? [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2008, 13:51
yeah..i am not telling my boss anything..i got my recommendations from previous managers i worked for in the same company and I made em take an oath not tell anyone they were writing my LOR. I know that my company is presently working to re-set the strike price of my options from past 2-years (yeah the stock has taken a beating)..and this option package will be enough for me to pay for my school..so staying absolutely quite on when i get accepted. As soon as my options are reset..I think i will do the honorable thing and tell them right away since the company is going through massive layoffs.. If I can help save the job of a colleague, i think i owe it to do as much as I can to save their jobs..
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Re: When are you telling your boss you got accepted? [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2008, 15:33
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My boss will find out about 1 month before I plan on leaving.

I can't see any real benefit to letting him know in advance.

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Re: When are you telling your boss you got accepted? [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2008, 16:16
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refurb wrote:
My boss will find out about 1 month before I plan on leaving.

I can't see any real benefit to letting him know in advance.

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Ditto.


Redundant ditto.
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Re: When are you telling your boss you got accepted? [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2008, 18:14
I'm having trouble ascertaining whether me and my boss are BFFs or if he's a "one month notice" kinda guy.
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Re: When are you telling your boss you got accepted? [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2008, 19:03
egy wrote:
On a completely unrelated note... i didn't realize teachers get bonuses! How are they determined... if you don't mind me asking.

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Aug. 7, right after I get my end of year bonus from my school. My principal will be less than thrilled that I am leaving teaching to go to business school regardless of the fact that I have non-profit interests.

Well, it might be a bit earlier...but I need to figure out how much earlier it has to be so that:

a. I don't screw them over by them thinking they have a teacher for the following year when they don't.
b. I still get my bonus.


Public school teachers normally do not get bonuses. I teach at a charter school where we are not unionized and so they can do different things like bonuses. Its based on merit primarily determined through student progress on standardized tests, but some other factors as well. Merit pay is a big issue right now in public education reform. Michelle Rhee (a Teach for America alum) who has taken direct control of the Washington DC school system as its new chancellor is pushing merit pay for the entire public school system there. Obama may be the deciding factor on this. He has been a bit evasive about his support for merit pay but will pretty soon have to take a stand on it. It will be interesting to see what happens.
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Re: When are you telling your boss you got accepted? [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2008, 20:23
If I get accepted somewhere Round 1, which I think is a stretch at this point given the competition, I will know in mid-late December. Our firm starts the promotion process in April for promotions in July. I spoke with my partner today and it seems I am probably going to get promoted to manager this year. I would feel bad leaving one month after getting promoted, but it beats telling them now and risking my name topping the list should they decide to lay people off. I mean, they might love what I'm doing and everything, but if they have to let somebody go, why not the guy who's leaving anyway?

So, I will feel bad about it, but the promotion would show that my work has paid off when looking for my next job post-MBA. Then again, I'm getting way ahead of myself. I hope this is a decision I am in a position to make.
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Re: When are you telling your boss you got accepted? [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2008, 06:13
Leverandon wrote:
egy wrote:
On a completely unrelated note... i didn't realize teachers get bonuses! How are they determined... if you don't mind me asking.

Leverandon wrote:
Aug. 7, right after I get my end of year bonus from my school. My principal will be less than thrilled that I am leaving teaching to go to business school regardless of the fact that I have non-profit interests.

Well, it might be a bit earlier...but I need to figure out how much earlier it has to be so that:

a. I don't screw them over by them thinking they have a teacher for the following year when they don't.
b. I still get my bonus.


Public school teachers normally do not get bonuses. I teach at a charter school where we are not unionized and so they can do different things like bonuses. Its based on merit primarily determined through student progress on standardized tests, but some other factors as well. Merit pay is a big issue right now in public education reform. Michelle Rhee (a Teach for America alum) who has taken direct control of the Washington DC school system as its new chancellor is pushing merit pay for the entire public school system there. Obama may be the deciding factor on this. He has been a bit evasive about his support for merit pay but will pretty soon have to take a stand on it. It will be interesting to see what happens.


I've read a few articles about Ms. Rhee. It seems like one of the other things she is doing is trying to place as many TFA alums in administrative positions as she can. Also, I think Obama has supported merit pay for teachers for a long time now (officially spoke about it in July 2007).

Sources:
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/8335627.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/07/0 ... 11018.html
http://www.newsweek.com/id/154901
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Re: When are you telling your boss you got accepted? [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2008, 09:27
I plan to give 2 weeks notice before I leave. I'm thankful that I have a job, especially given the company that I work for, but I don't owe them anything beyond the blood and sweat that I've already contributed. I plan to take off ~6 weeks prior to school starting for vacation, packing, and a bit of R&R.

What I may do, though, is try to obtain an internship in IM, IB, or PE for maybe 4 months (I think terry12 did this). Although I have tangential experience to my desired post-MBA job and the CFA Charter, obtaining an internship would probably help my career transition from corp. finance to IM. In any event, I'll be giving 2 weeks notice, regardless of what route that I end up taking.
Re: When are you telling your boss you got accepted?   [#permalink] 26 Nov 2008, 09:27
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