Resigning?

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  1. adavant

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    I am an at will employee, I have secured a new job (non-teaching) and need to start immediately. I know etiquette says to give a 2 weeks notice, but do I have to?
     
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    It's not always etiquette, it's sometimes what is dictated by contract. Since you are at will and not staying in education, any action you school may take may have negligible impact on you.
     
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    My contract doesn't dictate that I have to give any notice. It simply says I'm an at will employee. It outlines that they can fire me without notice or reason.
     
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    If your contract doesn't say that you have to give notice, then I suppose you don't. I think it's unprofessional not to give notice in most situations, though.
     
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    I'm considering 5 days notice instead of 2 weeks. Is that any better?
     
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    Meh. I really think that you should give two full weeks. There may come a time when you have to list this job on a resume. It will be bad for you if a potential employer calls this job and this job has to tell them that you didn't give two weeks' notice.
     
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    Ask the new job how much leeway they can give you to start and give the school that much notice.
     
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    I live in an at-will state, and if you are an at-will employee it means just that --at will. You don't have to give a notice at all. It's nice to give some notice to the employer but the amount of time is entirely up to you. Because you are at-will, depending on the line of work you are in, you can give a notice and they can turn around and say, "don't come back tomorrow." I worked for a bank before I became a teacher and if you were going to another bank, once you gave your notice, they asked for your keys the same day and you didn't come back after that! You are still eligible for rehire and keep your good record, but at will means employer/employee can end the employment at a whim.
     
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    Teachers have to give 30 days in NC. You can lose your license if you don't comply.


    To the OP- 2 weeks is best, less than 1 week is really bad. However, I quit a job where I was worried about how my administration would treat me, so I only gave a week. There was already a person hired to take over for me before I put in my resignation, though.
     
  11. Irishdave

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    First do you plan to ever go back into Education? if not quit...

    ... if you do plan to go back into Education you need a good excuse (reason) for not giving a timely notice.

    One year I was offered a job at another district I went in to the superintendent and asked if I could be let out of my contract he said yes (also it helped that he was new and I had been the union member who welcomed him into the district I was the only one available during summer to go, (I think he thought I was High up in the union and he was getting rid of a potential adversary(Ha ha))
    If you have a spouse who is transferred, you have some medical condition,
    Here is an article on it.
    http://www.carreras-lemoine.com/can...loyees-to-give-advance-notice-of-termination/
     

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