Is there anybody here by any chance who has quit in the past several months or so? I have an opportunity for a new job but it's supposed to start on the 14th, which leaves me with only a week's instead of a two weeks' notice. I'm hoping that Lenovo terminates you as soon as you give your notice, in which case I could give a two weeks' notice safely and leave without burning my bridges. But I have no way of finding out if that's true other than hope somebody here knows. If anybody can help me out, I would be really grateful.
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Start your new job on Monday and never look back. I would tell your manager as soon as possible. Whichever day you tell them will be the last day you work there. They may complain about work transfer, but that is not your responsibility. That is the manager's job. If they treated you properly to begin with for a career, pay, and job growth, you wouldn't have looked outside. Since they don't care about the employee, there is no reason to care about them. I am assuming you are in the RTP campus. If so, it is an At Will state. As such, you have full right under law to leave at any time for any reason without any penalty.
Just go to your manager, tell him/her you need to take a week off. While off, call him and tell him you quit. Then take the badge, computer, and card to them and be gone. No notice is necessary for the PoS company.
You're over thinking this. Two weeks was a practice or tradition, not a hard and fast rule. Since then the world has changed. Businesses look out for themselves not employees. Layoffs are routine now, companies go out of business.
It's expected now that people keep updated resumes posted on sites such as LinkedIn. Why, because everyone needs to look out for themselves routinely now. Everyone does it now. It's no secret anymore. Companies don't look out for you, only you do.
You found an opportunity and that opportunity is available in a short window. That's the truth, that's what you tell them. More than likely they'll be happy to go down a headcount without paying separation benefits.
Good for you for moving on. Best wishes in your new opportunity.
If it’s a direct competitor it might be same day walk policy
Been a few years since I gave notice, but the two-week thing is usually just for professional courtesy. I haven't personally heard of anyone being walked out before their end date, but that doesn't mean that it hasn't happened, either.
The concern about "burning bridges" is a legitimate one, but honestly, if you have a decent relationship with your first-line and are generally well-liked, you shouldn't have a problem. Best of luck in your new role!