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dallastiger55
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Jennings, LA
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update on job interview

so i had my third interview with my direct competitor today and they offered me what i wanted and i accepted.

so my start date isnt for three weeks because thats when their new hire orientation starts so i basically have between now and late Feb to be at my current job.

new boss said he doesnt care what i do between now and then as long as i show up on day 1.

so my options are:

1. give notice this week and have them either accept two weeks notice(which they've never done) or they let me walk that day(probably Friday)

2. I work one more week and then give notice next friday and take one week off with no pay

3. work up until the friday before my new companys start date and milk every last dollar out of current job and give them notice that friday

im leaning towards option 3 because everyone ive known who has left was given until the end of that current week. what i dont know is if they paid them for the full two weeks or vacation pay. i really cant afford to just take a one or two week vacation and not have a paycheck until the new job starts.


What do you think MT board?


rmc
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Zachary, LA
Member since Sep 2004
22725 posts

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im leaning towards option 3 because everyone ive known who has left was given until the end of that current week. what i dont know is if they paid them for the full two weeks or vacation pay. i really cant afford to just take a one or two week vacation and not have a paycheck until the new job starts.


Well, certain professions or jobs with access to sensitive information lend themselves to immediate resignations instead of the customary two weeks. If you are certain yours is one then #3 seems fine. However, it would be really shitty if you gave them two weeks notice only to tell them you gotta go immediately if they accept that. I'd lean to #2. Also, is your job at all commission based?


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LSUtoOmaha
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Nashville
Member since Apr 2004
21680 posts

re: update on job interview
Will you need their reference in the future?


dallastiger55
LSU Fan
Jennings, LA
Member since Jan 2010
6366 posts

re: update on job interview
Job is good base plus commission

Once I leave I can't come back but you never know about reference.


I just can't afford a week without pay


C
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The Woodlands, TX
Member since Dec 2007
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I thought most gave 2 weeks pay so you sign a confidentiality statement or something like that if they let you go early?


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wegotdatwood
Member since Aug 2009
17094 posts

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Whatever you pick, save up a little $ so next time you switch jobs it doesn't mess you up.


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LSUTigers00884
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Lafayette
Member since Oct 2011
794 posts

re: update on job interview
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Can't afford a week without pay

Ouch. Save some money! ??


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CalcuttaTigah
Member since Jul 2009
419 posts

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Does a lapse in health insurance come into play here?


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CE Tiger
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Metairie
Member since Jan 2008
32806 posts

re: update on job interview
do you have any vacation saved up that they will pay out to supplement a week's pay?


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NC_Tigah
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Member since Sep 2003
57134 posts

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What do you think MT board?
The world is small and careers are long. You may well come across your old colleagues again in the future, and under different circumstances.

Do the right thing!


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ugasickem
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I'm on a Boat!
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re: update on job interview
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I just can't afford a week without pay


get a credit card.


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Meauxjeaux
Memphis Fan
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I just can't afford a week without pay


A recommendation from experience.

Stop spending any and all money on anything that is not critical to your existence until you can afford a week without pay.

ETA: If there is nothing you can cut that is not critical to your existence, downsize your lifestyle.
This post was edited on 1/30 at 9:45 am


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