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  Reply # 1096018 26-Jul-2014 11:18
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They should not have accepted a 6 week notice period from you as this is the result usually.

As for "I can't predict when another job comes along" I really dont know what to say....




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  Reply # 1096249 26-Jul-2014 16:58
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richms: They should not have accepted a 6 week notice period from you as this is the result usually.

As for "I can't predict when another job comes along" I really dont know what to say....


Agreed.  The correct way to do this is to have an informal chat with your manager, advise that you are looking at finding another job and that you may be giving notice in the near future.  Then, when the job comes along, advise that you have an availability of (notice period)+(0-1 weeks) - if they offer a role and say that they want you to start earlier, then you can have another chat with your manager and ask for the possibility of early release.  If you've been upfront with them and not burnt your bridges, many employers will be willing to compromise and potentially shave a week or two off the notice period - but you need to ask nicely with the understanding that you are not entitled to it and they can legally stick to their guns and force the entire notice period.

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