Should I give a two weeks' notice?

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2 hours ago, amoLucia said:

If one starts conveniently 'calling out sick' during that 2 week window period, the employer can negatively view it also and play 'hard ball'.

Unless you can produce a Doctor note, you can still be penalized.

This practice is probably one of the reasons many employers show you the parking lot as soon as you tender your letter of resignation.

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31 minutes ago, caliotter3 said:

 many employers show you the parking lot as soon as you tender your letter of resignation.

It doesn't just have to be a letter of resignation to get a show of the parking lot, caliotter.

A letter of termination got me a show of the parking lot.

I got to see the parking lot show four times in my career.


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On 5/21/2021 at 5:26 PM, Covidnursedropout said:

2 werks is a waste of time.  Period.  They will never be able to replace you in 2 weeks.  Maybe in 6 months.  If you wanna give 6 months notice.  2 weeks is a slap in the face.

Well I disagree. They are lucky if she is giving two weeks. Are you saying, don't bother?



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Hey guys. Just wanted to update, this is late but there are MANY reasons why. OK, so after reading the replies after posting, I felt it was best to give my two weeks. So I showed up to work, I ran in to a friend and she told me the Director of Nursing was threatening to report staff to the board. I had my notice in hand. Well I put it off. Wow, was that a mistake. Yet ANOTHER instance happened of the same magnitude, as the above situation. I feel like God was giving me clues. Nasty irresponsible coworkers. I quit the job and gave two weeks notice. I feel so free now, I don't have to worry about a code and having no support. Then having the DON or administrator throw me under the bus. 

I am now working at the other place, same work, just friendlier people and more support.  

Thanks for your input. I am so much happier out of that hell hole. 

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