Telling your employer you're leaving

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thisone2014
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Telling your employer you're leaving

Postby thisone2014 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:56 pm

How long before schools starts do you plan on telling your current employer that you're leaving for law school? No one in my office even knows I was applying.

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Re: Telling your employer you're leaving

Postby ymmv » Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:59 pm

Two weeks' notice is still pretty generous.

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Re: Telling your employer you're leaving

Postby thisone2014 » Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:04 am

ymmv wrote:Two weeks' notice is still pretty generous.


wow, really? I was anticipating giving enough notice for them to find and for me to train my replacement.

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Re: Telling your employer you're leaving

Postby ub3r » Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:04 am

Told my boss in October I'd potentially be leaving for law school in July so he could write me a rec letter lol

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Re: Telling your employer you're leaving

Postby Tiago Splitter » Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:05 am

thisone2014 wrote:
ymmv wrote:Two weeks' notice is still pretty generous.


wow, really? I was anticipating giving enough notice for them to find and for me to train my replacement.

No reason not to give them plenty of time unless they might fire your ass.

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Re: Telling your employer you're leaving

Postby thisone2014 » Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:10 am

Tiago Splitter wrote:thisone2014 wrote:
ymmv wrote:
Two weeks' notice is still pretty generous.


wow, really? I was anticipating giving enough notice for them to find and for me to train my replacement.

No reason not to give them plenty of time unless they might fire your ass.


what does plenty of time mean in this case though? a month? two? could I reasonably tell them now?

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Re: Telling your employer you're leaving

Postby Skool » Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:19 am

Tiago Splitter wrote:
thisone2014 wrote:
ymmv wrote:Two weeks' notice is still pretty generous.


wow, really? I was anticipating giving enough notice for them to find and for me to train my replacement.

No reason not to give them plenty of time unless they might fire your ass.
yeah, unless it's possible they will fire you before you're ready to go, I would be open and integrate them into the process as much as possible.

At my job, in my position, two weeks isn't that much time to find and train a competent person to replace me. Considering they're really well connected in the PI community in my city, I want to maintain a good relationship.

If they're going to be supportive of you, I would be open with them.

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Re: Telling your employer you're leaving

Postby middlebear » Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:20 am

thisone2014 wrote:what does plenty of time mean in this case though? a month? two? could I reasonably tell them now?


You're the one that knows how your boss is going to react--if they'll be mad or tell you congrats, if they need a few months to find and train a replacement or if you can just waltz out the door.

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Re: Telling your employer you're leaving

Postby WhiskeyAndCupcakes » Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:23 am

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Re: Telling your employer you're leaving

Postby Tiago Splitter » Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:28 am

As everyone else said, it's all about how they will react, and only you know that. As long as it won't hurt you there's nothing wrong with telling them now. I told my employer several months in advance, then decided to retake the LSAT and sit out a year and got promoted in the fall. But if there's any chance they'll dump you before you want to leave then just give them a minimal amount of time.

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Re: Telling your employer you're leaving

Postby thisone2014 » Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:12 pm

thanks all for the input. really helpful!

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Re: Telling your employer you're leaving

Postby Desert Fox » Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:25 pm

thisone2014 wrote:
ymmv wrote:Two weeks' notice is still pretty generous.


wow, really? I was anticipating giving enough notice for them to find and for me to train my replacement.


Does finding a glory hole operator take that much time.

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Re: Telling your employer you're leaving

Postby thisone2014 » Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:31 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
thisone2014 wrote:
ymmv wrote:Two weeks' notice is still pretty generous.


wow, really? I was anticipating giving enough notice for them to find and for me to train my replacement.


Does finding a glory hole operator take that much time.



...yup

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Re: Telling your employer you're leaving

Postby JCougar » Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:20 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:
thisone2014 wrote:
ymmv wrote:Two weeks' notice is still pretty generous.


wow, really? I was anticipating giving enough notice for them to find and for me to train my replacement.

No reason not to give them plenty of time unless they might fire your ass.


I gave mine a month, and they fired me.

Luckily I waited pretty long anyway, and had a decent chunk of money saved up.

They were like, "so is this your two weeks then?" I was like, "no, I prefer to stay for another month."

I should have told them yes, it was my two weeks. The very next day, they sent over HR with the cart and the box.

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Re: Telling your employer you're leaving

Postby thisone2014 » Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:43 pm

JCougar wrote:
Tiago Splitter wrote:
thisone2014 wrote:
ymmv wrote:Two weeks' notice is still pretty generous.


wow, really? I was anticipating giving enough notice for them to find and for me to train my replacement.

No reason not to give them plenty of time unless they might fire your ass.


I gave mine a month, and they fired me.

Luckily I waited pretty long anyway, and had a decent chunk of money saved up.

They were like, "so is this your two weeks then?" I was like, "no, I prefer to stay for another month."

I should have told them yes, it was my two weeks. The very next day, they sent over HR with the cart and the box.


wow, that sucks-- sorry to hear that, sounds like a pretty shitty employer. is that common? I'm surprised

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Re: Telling your employer you're leaving

Postby hairbear7 » Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:49 pm

JCougar wrote:
Tiago Splitter wrote:
thisone2014 wrote:
ymmv wrote:Two weeks' notice is still pretty generous.


The very next day, they sent over HR with the cart and the box.


Damn that sucks :/

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Re: Telling your employer you're leaving

Postby JCougar » Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:37 pm

thisone2014 wrote:wow, that sucks-- sorry to hear that, sounds like a pretty shitty employer. is that common? I'm surprised


If you knew my manager there, you wouldn't have been surprised.

Everyone hated working in my department, and I was like the fourth person out of 12 to quit in the last year because my manager was dumb, petty, and disorganized. And this was at an organization where nobody ever quit, ever. It was filled with people that had been working there 30+ years, and prided itself on low turnover. I gave her an small mouse hole through which to make it seem to the people still there that it was my fault and she had to fire me--rather than me quitting because it sucked. And she drove a truck through it. Prevented them from giving me an exit interview, etc.

It was honestly a blessing getting out of there a month early--aside from the psychological annoyance of the fact that they were like "you can't quit, because you're fired." That was probably the best summer of my life--the only time where I had both a ton of time and a ton of money. I basically traveled the country and lived out of my car or at friends places, went through two mountain ranges, a dozen different beaches, etc.

But then I went to law school and became perma-broke and depressed.

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Re: Telling your employer you're leaving

Postby thisone2014 » Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:52 pm

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Re: Telling your employer you're leaving

Postby JCougar » Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:05 am

thisone2014 wrote:crazy, but at least there was a (temporary) silver lining... i'd love to hear more about where you traveled, I'm trying to plan my pre-school travel right now as well. PMing you.


Basically one giant circle around the country. Coast to coast, baby.

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Re: Telling your employer you're leaving

Postby jbagelboy » Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:03 pm

My suggestion is stay in your current job and skip law school. Yea, you applied and sunk some time into applying but nothing like the vast swathes of time, money and emotional energy you'll be sinking by attending. Gainfully employed individuals shouldn't leave their jobs to enroll in law school (any law school). If you get fired and can't find another FT position, that's a different story.
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Re: Telling your employer you're leaving

Postby BaberhamLincoln » Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:09 pm

i did a month. but i felt really "close" to the company as i had been with them since i was 18

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Re: Telling your employer you're leaving

Postby star fox » Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:28 pm

I gave a month because my bosses were good people and treated me well while I was there. They had a replacement ready before I was gone. I wouldn't worry too much. Don't give yourself too long of a lame-duck period on the off-chance they say "you're leaving.. go".

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Re: Telling your employer you're leaving

Postby cantyoloforever » Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:59 pm

jbagelboy wrote:My suggestion is stay in your current job and skip law school. Yea, you applied and sunk some time into applying but nothing like the vast swathes of time, money and emotional energy you'll be sinking by attending. Gainfully employed individuals shouldn't leave their jobs to enroll in law school (any law school). If you get fired and can't find another FT position, that's a different story.

How serious is this post?

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Re: Telling your employer you're leaving

Postby jbagelboy » Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:12 pm

cantyoloforever wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:My suggestion is stay in your current job and skip law school. Yea, you applied and sunk some time into applying but nothing like the vast swathes of time, money and emotional energy you'll be sinking by attending. Gainfully employed individuals shouldn't leave their jobs to enroll in law school (any law school). If you get fired and can't find another FT position, that's a different story.

How serious is this post?


Deadly fucking serious. I reaffirm with another year and two thirds of hindsight.

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Re: Telling your employer you're leaving

Postby cantyoloforever » Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:27 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
cantyoloforever wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:My suggestion is stay in your current job and skip law school. Yea, you applied and sunk some time into applying but nothing like the vast swathes of time, money and emotional energy you'll be sinking by attending. Gainfully employed individuals shouldn't leave their jobs to enroll in law school (any law school). If you get fired and can't find another FT position, that's a different story.

How serious is this post?


Deadly fucking serious. I reaffirm with another year and two thirds of hindsight.

I sent a PM so I wouldn't divulge my personal info, but to make this apply to other people, I'm curious as to how your advice pertains to those of us who are liberal arts majors and have somewhat crappy entry-level jobs with little upward mobility? I feel like going back to school is somewhat inevitable.




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