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 Post subject: Notice period
PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:14 pm 
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Hi folks,

Not so much a topic more as a vent!

I'm changing jobs at the moment but have to give a three month notice period.

I've just completed my first month so only eight weeks to go! :roll:

I'm in a catch 22 situation as I want to give my fullest to the job whilst I'm still here but am finding the motivation a bit of a problem.

Ho hum!

To make things harder I have the first two weeks of January off so I will have properly wound down before coming back for ten days or so!

Any words of advice would be greatly recieved!

Mark


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:30 pm 
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what industry are you in?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:33 pm 
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richie-t wrote:
what industry are you in?


Health.


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I think that's a normal human reaction, which is why most organisations try to let people go as soon as possible. If yours are holding you to your notice merely for the sake of it, then they are mean and vindictive and you made the right choice to leave.

However, I would ensure that you leave on good terms as the world is a surprisingly small place.


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hmm. It is always a problem. We got rid of an employee recently, she did sod all for her remaining time + it begs the question whether its even worth keeping them on.

Might as well just pay their notice and get rid!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:48 pm 
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hamster wrote:
However, I would ensure that you leave on good terms as the world is a surprisingly small place.


And thats the catch.

I do want to leave on the best terms possible as I may still have so interaction with the people I work with now in my new job.

Plus I don't see the point in burning bridges etc.

Just a long period to stay motivated for I guess.

Ironically the job I will be going to is more money, responsibility etc but has a single months notice period.

Just cannot work out this public sector malarky!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:50 pm 
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hamster wrote:
If yours are holding you to your notice merely for the sake of it, then they are mean and vindictive and you made the right choice to leave.


I part sympathise with them on this as the intention is that they can employ someone to replace me for handovers etc.

Trouble is the ball isn't rolling on this as yet.

I've said it before so I'll say it again - Ho hum.


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I presume you have spoken to them about this and tried to come to a mutual arrangement?

I have never worked my notice anywhere, but only because I always seem to be owed loads of leu time.

Would you maybe be willing to give up your 2 weeks off if you could leave 2 weeks earlier etc?

Alternatively spend your life on here for the next 3 months


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Can't you tell them you are going to a competitor? They may put you on gardening leave?


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MadCowKev wrote:
Can't you tell them you are going to a competitor? They may put you on gardening leave?



Sadly not :(

Seemingly the public sector dosen't work like that.

Atleast I have RB :wink:


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