Originally Posted by gladhands
I'm leaving because my wife accepted a position in another city back in December. Due to contractual obligations, she can't leave until July. We have a two-month old, so I won't leave before the entire family can move. The end result being that I've known since December that I'm leaving in July.
I don't love the job, but I've always had a good relationship with my boss. My postion is highly specialized, and its knowledge base can only be acquired on the job, meaning it's not easy to find a qualified replacement. That's why I'm inclined to give them more than the requisite two weeks. None of my subordinates can step into the job. They will definitely bring in an outsider.
I'm just a little bit worried that they'll find a candidate sooner than I'm ready to leave or decide that one of my people can be acting director while they search and "ask me to resign".
Er, you know since Dec, you are leaving in July.
But your boss and your company do not know, right?
So just tender in the middle of June.
If you want to do the right thing, you can tell them 2 months in advance so they can look for someone who can be trained by you. BUT REMEMBER, your boss may be pissed and tell you to f*ck off.
Which means you got 6 weeks of no pay at home. Its a fucking cruel world out there and if you dont think of no. 1, no one would.
But we can both be paranoid. If you are not leaving for the competitor, there is no reason for your boss to be capricious and vindictive and your boss may appreciate your efforts but legally, they can tell you to buzz off after 2 weeks or pay you the 2 weeks and tell you to pack your things and move out ASAP.
But if you are silly enough to tell people all this while you are leaving in July, ...