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Chrm Message From: craig Total Posts: 37 Join Date: 04/02/2007
Rank: Executive Post Date: 07/02/2007 01:36:45 Points: 185 Location: United States

Hello friends,

What are the best ways to give notice? The worst? Am I obligated to give two weeks? Can I give, like, 12 days instead? What happens if I already have a doctor's appointment made for the last week I'm supposed to be here? Do I cancel the appointment out of respect to the Almighty Two Weeks? Do I go ahead and take the afternoon off of work, anyways, even though it will be my last week?

And when it comes time to give notice, how honest should I be? Tell them that this job made me CRAZY? Or just that I found a job with better compensation?

Chrm Message From: sinhaparna Total Posts: 35 Join Date: 04/02/2007  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 08/02/2007 01:35:29 Points: 175 Location: United States

Hi craig,

Two weeks is standard out of courtesy. It gives them a chance to start finding a replacement, and will help you tie up loose ends on any project you're working on. As far as the doctor appointment is concerned, I say keep it—you'd hate to have to reschedule during your first week at your new job, wouldn't you? And if they already know about the appointment I don't see where your current employer would begrudge you the hours. (And if they do? They are jerks and good riddance to them.)

When you give notice feel free to be as vague as you like. A "better opportunity" should do the trick. If they pry for details you aren't obligated to tell them anything, unless you think it would help them to hear it. For instance, I once left a job as a travel agent and was contacted by HR for details as to why. I wish now that I'd told them my concerns about the current manager, because that may have helped them in the long run, and they seemed to welcome the feedback. If the job simply wasn't for you, don't bother. They'll get the idea, and the information won't really help them because the same job could be perfect for someone else. (Not a dig on you, the same way the next travel agent may have simply LOVED the micromanaging guy in charge.)

Good luck at the new position!



Chrm Message From: sm.acharya Total Posts: 1 Join Date: 04/02/2007  
Rank: Beginner Post Date: 05/11/2011 01:29:02 Points: 5 Location: United States
Most of the  FMCG company the notice period will be three months. However, an employee who is leaving the company can be relieved before three months if he has sufficient PL balance in his credit to recover the balance notice period.

However, during the probation period the notice period will be one month which normally the management condone if an employee leaves within probation period. In both case if the management feels to recover the notice pay then the company can  send a letter to such employees to pay the notice pay accordingly to the employment T&C.

Chrm Message From: Ritvik Total Posts: 3 Join Date: 04/02/2007  
Rank: Beginner Post Date: 24/11/2011 05:19:58 Points: 15 Location: United States

Hi Friends,

Notice period varies  across organisations, in some cases it is 3 months n in some 1 month.

An employee who is leaving the company has to serve the notice period (As  this time period  is required to hire a new employee on the same profile and proper hand holding should take place ) one can be realeved earlier if He is having sufficient no. of PL in his account or he can choose the pay off option if management is ready to do so.

Chrm Message From: prateekreny2003 Total Posts: 2 Join Date: 04/02/2007  
Rank: Beginner Post Date: 06/12/2011 03:53:46 Points: 10 Location: United States

Dear Craig,

First of all let me introduce myself as a new member of this knowledgable community.

As i have gone through with your case and the suggestions given by fellow experienced members, in addition to that I would suggest you to be Loyal towards your profession, First finish all assigned task from your end, hand over all the deliverables to concern person, then after if you have leaves balance in your account awail it, and take a smooth exit from the company.

Thanks & Regards,



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