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#840107 - 10/03/12 10:08 PM How much notice to give when leaving a job?
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I am getting near the time I can retire--finally! After working at the same place for 26 years, I have mixed feelings about this, but I can't wait to NOT have to set that alarm anymore.

My question: how much notice is appropriate to give my employer?
I work for a Church in a suburb outside of NYC. I think a month should be plenty of notice, but my husband disagrees. What is appropriate these days?
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#840108 - 10/03/12 10:16 PM Re: How much notice to give when leaving a job? [Re: Mary]
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I think you should tell them as soon as you figure it out. It's only fair to give them as much notice as possible. If you know for a fact you are quitting on a certain day, you should let them know. Congrats on your retirement!

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#840117 - 10/03/12 11:05 PM Re: How much notice to give when leaving a job? [Re: Mary]
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When I retired, I gave one month's notice. This was mostly because I needed that much time to get all the money issues worked out with my pension and savings etc. But then I worked for state government and that was probably much more complicated.
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#840147 - 10/04/12 04:29 AM Re: How much notice to give when leaving a job? [Re: Mary]
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Good Luck Mary! I love retirement!
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#840159 - 10/04/12 06:09 AM Re: How much notice to give when leaving a job? [Re: Kaki's Sister]
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Mary, doesn`t it say, how much notice they require, in your contract?

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#840176 - 10/04/12 08:33 AM Re: How much notice to give when leaving a job? [Re: Mary]
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Niki,
I have no contract; I've never had one.
I'm just trying to give them enough time to find a replacement (and me enough time to clean out some files, which I really can't do now without raising eyebrows).

I think one month is good notice; I don't want to give too much time because I want to work until the end of the year and if they find a replacement quickly, I could be asked to leave before I planned to (though I don't think so).
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#840181 - 10/04/12 08:47 AM Re: How much notice to give when leaving a job? [Re: Mary]
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Mary ... with no contract, one month is perfect thumbsup

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#840222 - 10/04/12 11:33 AM Re: How much notice to give when leaving a job? [Re: Mary]
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Yep, a month is plenty especially with all the years you have been there. Tell them you are retiring and hope they throw you a huge party.

Last job I quit, I moved in the middle of the night and MAILED in my resignation. It was 2 weeks before the new school year started and they had to scramble to find a replacement. I felt a bit bad, but there were good reasons.

Happy Retirement. You will love it!
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#840256 - 10/04/12 01:32 PM Re: How much notice to give when leaving a job? [Re: Sorta Blonde]
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in that case, what soot said yes
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#840343 - 10/04/12 09:20 PM Re: How much notice to give when leaving a job? [Re: Mary]
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A month sounds good and fair to me. I'm so jealous!!! I hope you enjoy your retirement.

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#840344 - 10/04/12 09:41 PM Re: How much notice to give when leaving a job? [Re: Mary]
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Oh, I am sooo looking forward to retiring. I now have to interact frequently with a woman that is so condescending towards me it's unbelievable. Acts like whatever she says is most important and wants me to drop whatever I'm doing to do what she says. I've kept my temper with her so far, but a person can only take just so much of this kind of treatment, especially since she's NOT the one who signs my paycheck! I will miss all my co-workers very much, but it's time to go.
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#840363 - 10/05/12 12:08 AM Re: How much notice to give when leaving a job? [Re: Mary]
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The general rule of thumb is 2 weeks, which is the standard according to most employment advice sites.


Edited by Barry (10/05/12 12:16 AM)
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#840368 - 10/05/12 12:54 AM Re: How much notice to give when leaving a job? [Re: Barry]
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Drat, beaten again. I was going to say what Barry said, but a month is plenty of time. It'll give them and you plenty of time to sort out any paper work and them to find a replacement. They may also want you to help train this person.

Congrats on retiring. And yes, it feels wonderful not setting the alarm clock every night. Still getting used to that after 34 years.
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#840447 - 10/05/12 11:52 AM Re: How much notice to give when leaving a job? [Re: Mary]
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I told my mom (89 years old) a couple of months ago that I didn't need to go to heaven when I died because I'm living in heaven right now in retirement!
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#840456 - 10/05/12 12:27 PM Re: How much notice to give when leaving a job? [Re: Mary]
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Draclvr,
You're making it all the harder for me to last until the end of the year! smile happydance I have a huge calendar pasted to my bedroom door, marking off each day as it passes, so I can see how many work days I still have to get through!
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