When to resign?

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When to resign?

Postby Jesse1983 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:57 am

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Re: When to resign?

Postby OsaroLJ » Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:14 am

You are a year away. Relax. Thing can change and you have no idea what your life circumstances will be in June!

And, you are professionals not BFFs

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Re: When to resign?

Postby Happy Gilmore » Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:26 am

I think this falls under the "use your head" category because there is no possible way that we could make an informed decision since you are the only one not operating on imperfect information of your situation. Telling your boss your going to leave in 9 months will likely push you out of opportunities even if he doesn't fine your ass.

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Re: When to resign?

Postby wealtheow » Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:03 am

i wouldn't wait until the minimum notice time, but i personally wouldn't give them any more than they need to find a replacement and maybe overlap with some training. even though literally everyone in my life told me to keep it to myself, i told people at work my intentions, thinking i was being considerate, and i wish i could take it back. they treat me like trash now. it's going to be a very uncomfortable few months. protect yourself!

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Re: When to resign?

Postby paglababa » Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:30 am

I really hope you DON'T plan on telling your boss now. I would give a month's notice if you are feeling extremely generous. The fact of the matter is that if your coworkers know you are leaving your working relationship WILL change, even if it does not appear so on the surface. We've had high level execs giving one months notice here, AFTER collecting their retention bonus, so you will be fine.


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Re: When to resign?

Postby notalobbyist » Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:03 pm

Wait, it sucks working for an organization that knows you're out the door in x months. The relationship sours quickly, so don't start that process too far in advance.


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Re: When to resign?

Postby RoaringMice » Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:46 pm

Consider the risks - if you let them know now, they could fire you now.This is a business relationship, not a friendship. Do not tell them now. Tell them closer to your entry date to law school. Since you say you could leave four weeks before school starts and be okay, then four weeks is a reasonable time to tell them. It gives them more than the standard two weeks, but it's not so far in advance that you risk your own financial security.

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