4 weeks notice? - page 4

by eileeny21

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Hi, I currently work on a Med/Surg floor and have been there for 7 months. I just accepted a full time position at a nursing home, since this has always been my passion and I now realize my calling in nursing. I recently gave my... Read More


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    While a notice is a courtesy not a requirement in most states, you could become ineligible for rehire and get bad references if you don't do what the company requires.
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    Our employee hand book says staff people must give 2 weeks and managers must give 4. In many buildings these days, managers who resign are walked out as soon as they resign....never happened to me. I've always had to work out my notice. In places with nothing in the handbook, my rule of thumb has always been to give as many weeks notice as they gave vacation.
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    You should always read your employee handbook before you start applying for new jobs the expectations are highlighted in there. I gave 4 week notice because that was part of my contract agreement . Had i not, they could have deemed me 'not for rehire' per the handbook.
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    Meh, unless you think you will end up back at that place, who cares. You don't owe them anything.
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    Never burn your bridges though. What happens if/ when you need a reference from that employer? Your next employer will definitely expect to contact someone at your last place of employment. It's professional to provide the required notice.
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    As many others have stated, follow policies as stated in employee handbook, end of story. Never burn bridges. You can't forecast what will happen in the future, you do not want to become ineligible for rehire. All the hospitals I've worked for explicitly require 4 weeks notice in writing. Best of luck to you.
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    Hourly wage = 2 weeks. Salaried = 4. Give 2 weeks. Unless you were salaried that is sufficient.
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    No that's not accurate re: hourly vs salary. As many of us have said, the required notice depends on the written HR policy of the institution. I'm paid hourly, and the required notice all employees working with my health authority as an RN is 4 weeks. Two weeks for RNs where I work is not sufficient. Check your policy.
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    Quote from ak2190
    Meh, unless you think you will end up back at that place, who cares. You don't owe them anything.
    Being marked "ineligible for rehire" is never a good thing. Many future employers ask this when they call for references. One place I interviewed at this year, specifically asked "did the employee give notice?" People don't want an employee who will desert them at the drop of a hat. My last job requested 4 weeks notice (for a staff nurse position) and that is what I gave them.
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    4 weeks is ridiculous for floor nurses. Unless the place you are leaving is so terrible you would never consider going back and/or you are moving I suggest giving the notice that is required
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