How do I break the news to a job I just started?

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I started a remote job in March working in bed desk. I work 36 hours a week from 11a to 11p. While I am glad that I made the move away from bedside, there are a lot of negative aspects about the job (rotating shifts to fill in needs, holidays, weekends, angry doctors, incoming stroke calls so you need to hustle to find a bed, rushed lunch breaks, etc). The hardest thing for me though is that I’m not able to see my school aged kids as much anymore. I’ve missed out on my daughter’s talent show, baseball games, helping with homework, etc. The Summer won’t be so bad because they are out of school so we’ll be able to spend a lot of time together on my days off, but come this next school year, I want an 8 hour day shift job working part time or contingent. Should I give my boss a heads up that I will stay for the Summer but let her know she might want to post a position closer to the fall so they can get someone in to start orientation? Or do I just put in my two weeks in the fall without any warning (this would leave the department short and having to pick up extra hours which makes me feel bad cause they are all so nice).

Hoosier_RN, MSN

Specializes in dialysis. Has 29 years experience. 3,441 Posts

Do you already have the 8hr/day job lined up as a sure thing? If not, I'd wait until I know for sure

kbrn2002, ADN, RN

Specializes in Geriatrics, Dialysis. Has 20 years experience. 3,597 Posts

If/when you decide to leave just give the expected two week notice. Do not give any kind of warning that you are considering a move until you have another job offer firmly in hand. 

I doesn't matter how much you like your co-workers and even your manager, heck especially your manager. Letting them know you are planning on moving on before you actually have the new job and are actually moving on is a very bad idea. 

8 hours ago, kbrn2002 said:

If/when you decide to leave just give the expected two week notice. Do not give any kind of warning that you are considering a move until you have another job offer firmly in hand. 

I doesn't matter how much you like your co-workers and even your manager, heck especially your manager. Letting them know you are planning on moving on before you actually have the new job and are actually moving on is a very bad idea. 

OK thank you. You are absolutely correct.