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Why does everyone seem to be uncomfortable doing this? I love it, especially flouncing out of there (wherever it is).
People fret over the leaving letter
Please accept this as formal notice
Doesn't need to be complicated.
Capital letters, size 72 font, bold, italics, the whole shebang.
And sticking around for that long after pissing in your boss's chips can be a little uncomfortable.
I will be going to your greatest competitor
Dear you, please accept three months gardening leave
Those brambles aren't going to tackle themselves.
but with the exception of working for the mental guy in mayfair I've always been sad to leave a job.
I was thinking yesterday about moving just so I could have six months getting paid to sit in my garden and then I remembered that it will probably be raining again by next week.
This is how I announced my resignation to the broader consulting team at my old job.
one of the main reasons I am quitting is how unprofessional everyone is here and how personally they take everything. I also have 4 different people above me who will all take it in turns to kick off at me and tell me how I 'can't' leave (even when I obvs can).
Oh and I don't have a new job yet but I've been backed into a corner (forced to work weekends for no recompense over the summer on an account I don't even work on; holiday denied on top of this) so it's now or never sadly.
30 paid days to find a job - hooray!
can you use that as a bargaining chip? Take your holiday when you want and maybe a cheeky pay rise while they're at it?
If they bang on about how 'I'm letting them down' etc. I'll just say maybe they should consider the reasons that someone would want to leave. They seem to think that the name over the door is enough to make people stay here no matter how much shit they throw at you. Thankfully it's not.
'there's a thousand people who want your job', as if they're doing me a favour just having me in the building in the first place, as if it's not ME working for THEM for shit money and no job security.
Argh get me out of here.
you're better off out of there
because they thought I'd 'plateaued' since they'd 'kept me on' (i.e. started paying me more than £16k). Was told 'HR aren't in the room, this is just a friendly chat', as if it wasn't actually some insane threat that HR would in no way sanction.
I could literally be here all day with these stories.
Every time I've done it, I've come away with more help than I imagined I'd get.
I can understand CEOs and whatever having longer notice periods, but normal people shouldn't, it's bullshit.
most places are happy to negotiate down but 3 months is way too much for ANYONE no matter how senior
The courts will enforce twelve months but not much moer than that. Most senior people are on 12. I'm on half that cos I'm not that important.
Seems like a mad arms race though. Places doing two months so they have time to advertise the post and let the successful applicant work their own notice, it's madness. MADNESS.
I'm 30 days cos I'm still not permanent (after nearly 2 and a half years lol).
Someone else on my team is desperate to leave but scared about the shit they'll put him through over his 3 months notice.
it's your bargaining chip, and it means if I ever do a booboo, they have to pay me off with at least half a year's salary.
It's pretty normal in senior legal/ finance roles, so anybody wanting to recruit me will know they'll need to wait six months while I sit out my covenants.
who have simply been told to leave and have done so with absolutely no hand over whatsoever which could suggest that 3 months and their job wasn't really that necessary at all.
he only had 1 month's notice and it's absolutely screwed us.
Seniority doesn't come into it always. Recruiting takes ages and all his equivalent at other places have 3 month notice periods so... that's 3 months you're looking at without cover for a very technically specialist role. Great.
But afterwards they moved to giving people 1 month's notice. Loads of people quit the week after me on one month's notice so they enforced my full period of 3 months so all those people left before me.
Was dead bizarre as the day I resigned they told me they were looking to get rid of my role
that I've actually been sacked from more jobs than I've resigned from.
not sure how to classify that.
not allowed to mention it to anyone until next week though when my other boss comes back from holiday though. the nice one was nice about it and i made it absolutely clear there is nothing they can do to make me stay. still a bit scared about the other boss though :/
anyway, notice officially starts NOW, which is good.
I've got a new job and I have a 3 month notice period. The new guys are happy to wait but the current company are really, really funny about people leaving, and there's been a lot of decent people leaving lately.
They'll wheel out the CEO at one point I bet, they always do. I don't get why someone you can't relate to on pretty much any level is going to somehow connect with you and convince you to stay, but there you go.
I'm 24 and have a three month notice period.