Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
20588 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3967

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1096018 26-Jul-2014 11:18
Send private message

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....




Richard rich.ms

2918 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 415

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1096249 26-Jul-2014 16:58
Send private message

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.

1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Spark doubles down on wireless broadband
Posted 24-Jan-2018 15:44


New Zealand's IT industry in 2018 and beyond
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:50


Introducing your new workplace headache: Gen Z
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:45


Jucy set to introduce electric campervan fleet
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:41


Hawaiki cable system will be ready for service in June 2018
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:32


New Zealand hits peak broadband data
Posted 18-Jan-2018 12:21


Amazon Echo devices coming to New Zealand early February 2018
Posted 18-Jan-2018 10:53


$3.74 million for new electric vehicles in New Zealand
Posted 17-Jan-2018 11:27


Nova 2i: Value, not excitement from Huawei
Posted 17-Jan-2018 09:02


Less news in Facebook News Feed revamp
Posted 15-Jan-2018 13:15


Australian Government contract awarded to Datacom Connect
Posted 11-Jan-2018 08:37


Why New Zealand needs a chief technology officer
Posted 6-Jan-2018 13:59


Amazon release Silk Browser and Firefox for Fire TV
Posted 21-Dec-2017 13:42


New Chief Technology Officer role created
Posted 19-Dec-2017 22:18


All I want for Christmas is a new EV
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:54



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.