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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Elvis has left the building - Quitting w/o notice

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A recent article at fins.com explored the issue of whether to give two weeks notice before quitting a job: "If the decision is between starting tomorrow or the job doesn't exist, how could you not take the dream job?"

As is often the case, best content was in a handful of comments:

One of my co-workers, simply wrote "Elvis has left the building" on his whiteboard, and taped his badge and keys to the door of his office.  Drove HR nuts.

I left for my dream job. I gave my employer notice, and made sure everything was in good shape before I left. When my dream job turned out to be a nightmare, my old employer took me back.

Leaving without notice is a non issue at many major corporations, if you hold any position involved with proprietary information, which just about any position these days. When I gave 2 weeks notice at 2 of my last  employers they have instructed me not to come into the office and work from home because they do not want me to influence the other workers and do not want me to have the opportunity to see what is going on in the office. They want you gone asap once you announce your departure.

You will do permanent damaged to your image in the marketplace. It should be a process of negotiation, both with the previous employer and the new one - every situation is unique.
And about that 'dream job' - if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

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