giving my notice

  1. I have a bit of a dilemma. I interviewed and accepted a position yesterday and now I have to give my notice.

    The dilemma comes from the fact that when I got to work yesterday, there was a note from my nurse manager that she will be on vacation until Dec. 16th. I want to give my notice this Monday, which will have me being done on Dec 9th. Who do I give notice to? My manager did leave the name of the contact person who is covering for her. Do I call her or try to see her on Monday before I start my PM shift or what? I had already typed up my resignation letter and now I don't know who to give it to. Any advice? Thanks.

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  3. by   ShandyLynnRN
    I would say the DON, and if she IS your manager, then I guess it would fall to her "contact person", or possibly human resourses personell could tell you who to see.
  4. by   Mkue
    Congrats on the new job bassbird ! I would definately let the contact person know and that you have it in writing
    Last edit by mkue on Nov 23, '02
  5. by   Genista
    Agree with above. I had the exact same situation 3 years ago. I came in with my written 2 week notice, only to learn my manager was on vacation for a week. I gave notice to her replacement. It just wasn't feasibleto wait.

    Congratulations on the new job!!!!
  6. by   sjoe
    And make sure you keep a dated copy of your written notice you hand to them, in case the powers that be later claim you didn't give notice. And also send them a third copy by registered mail, "return receipt requested." (And keep the receipt when it comes back.)
    Last edit by sjoe on Nov 23, '02
  7. by   Jenny P
    Wow, Roberta! What's going on? Give me a call- let's do lunch.
  8. by   tonicareer
    You should get a receipt or something in writing showing that they received it with 2 weeks notice. You would be surprised (lol) how many bosses pretend they didn't receive 2 weeks notice so they can get their last revenge.
  9. by   New CCU RN
    Definitely keep the documentation clear about your last day etc. in your resignation letter. Unfortunately it is only possible to give it to her contact person. Perhaps you have her email address that way you can also try and make some type of slightly more personal contact that she may read a little sooner.... that is a nice long vacation by the way!!!! I wish you luck wiht your new job!!