iTS OFFICIAL...

  1. i went home for my father's birthday and revealed to my parents and extended family that i'm making a decision to go into nursing. starting may 17, i begin prerequisite classes for nursing school and i have already started distance learning classes via online/mail.

    according to my clock, i've got 5 more weeks in my current job before i have to realistically jump ship for nursing. should i give my work the standard 2-week notice, or should i tell them 3 weeks because they've been good to me?
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  2. Poll: How many weeks should i give my work before my last day?

    • 2 weeks

      64.52% 20
    • 3 weeks

      35.48% 11
    31 Votes
  3. 7 Comments

  4. by   Achoo!
    Congratulations!!

    Regarding the job, if you have had a good experience wiuth them, I'd let them know as soon as you could. They will definately appreciate it.
  5. by   PMHNP10
    Quote from Achoo!
    Congratulations!!

    Regarding the job, if you have had a good experience wiuth them, I'd let them know as soon as you could. They will definately appreciate it.
    I agree, but to the OP, also consider (if applicable) when one of your coworkers gave notice. Were they mistreated in any way? It's natural for an employer to have their feelings hurt, or take a resignation personally and retaliate because of their bruised pride. After all, they have treated you so well and you want to leave them now. If you can be sure none of this will happen, then the answer is clear, but I'm guessing you fear something negative might occur as a result of your resignation, because you posed the question.
  6. by   sierranic
    From the little experience I have had in the work force I would recommend giving as much notice as you could. I have only had 2 jobs my entire life, both long-term jobs. The first I was there for 6 years and gave a 2 month notice, I didn't feel as if I was being treated any different then I was before the notice, although I did feel as if I was leaving my family But if they have been really good to you, I would give as much notice as I could just to win them over if you ever needed to go back.
  7. by   KimRN03
    Congratulations! Changing careers can be very stressfull, but extremely rewarding. I would give them as much time as possible if you can. Who needs to burn their bridges, ya know?
  8. by   Hooligan
    Quote from KimRN03
    Congratulations! Changing careers can be very stressfull, but extremely rewarding. I would give them as much time as possible if you can. Who needs to burn their bridges, ya know?

    I would say give them the 3 weeks notice if not more. If they've been good to you, you should give them the same courtesy. I really liked my former employers and gave them around 6 months official notice. I know that seems a bit extreme, but I worked in a multi-faceted position in a big university and I wanted to have time to find and train my replacement.

    I will say though...if I did not respect or care for my previous supervisors, I wouldn't have given them a minute over 2 weeks. They were just terrific people to work for. It's just a shame I hated my actual job and my commute!!! I know I"m going to miss working for such caring people...and the 5 weeks of vacation straight out of college was nice too! LOL!!! Anyway...to keep it brief ( I know, too late! ) I say give 'em at least 3 weeks! Good Luck!!!!

    ~Bean
  9. by   manna
    If you have a good relationship with your employer/supervisors/coworkers, I'd give them as much notice as possible.

    I'll be leaving my job in early July (if all goes well with my Chem course), and I plan on letting my supervisor know by the end of April (after I find out what my final grade in Chem is!) :chuckle
  10. by   career seeker
    If they have been goood to you and you think they will take it well, I would say give them as much notice as possible. When I left my last job to pursue my nursing degree, I gave three months notice. We used this time to search for a qualified replacement who actually started while I was still there so I could train her. Worked out very well for all of us. I was not treated any differently that if I had not given notice...they actually still gave me a merit bonus that I was due for even through I only had a month left.

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