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Tillie
How much notice do i need to give to leave my job?
I have been working with my current employer for 2 months, i am on a trail period of 3 months. I wish to hand my notice in as i am not enjoying the job but i will be within this trail period when i hand my notice in. My contract states that after 1 month of work i must give 4 weeks notice but does this count if i am still technically on trail?



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lenghartk
This a ridiculous requirement. Give your employer ten days to two weeks notice. It depends when you will receive another job.

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mystique, supervillainess
two weeks

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Lynx
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I've had a similar dilemma - been working 3 months - I would suggest that you get another job - which is what I've been given - & I won't be giving any notice owing to a 'frustrated contract' in that some people are treated more equally than others! and other areas: Notably I'm also not giving adequate notice because I do not have a copy of my contract to refer to as when signed and given back for mamangement to sign they've not given it back for me to refer to terms & conditions apply! If its that bad don't hang around - you can always blag 2 months of work - thats why its a trial period - works both ways.

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Judy
If you signed a contract to give four weeks, then that is what is required. The company will very possibly not want you to stay around that long.

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dley00
I highly doubt most of the employees that leave the company give 4 weeks notice. Most companies are more than happy with a 2 week notice.
You should try to give some sort of notice, as you don't want to burn any bridges (even if you don't like it there you may run in to someone from that company somewhere else in the future).
Tell your boss that you are aware that you are still in your trial period but you do not feel like this is the position was a good fit and you would like to resign. Make sure you thank them for the opportunity. At this point they may ask when you can discuss that with them or just say. I would like Friday to be my last day (or whatever)

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sm1234
Two weeks is the norm at most places, but if you signed a contract that asks for four, then you should prob give a full four weeks notice. That way you're safe and they can't sue you or somehow block unemployment benefits.

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Messykatttt
As someone mentioned earlier, if you signed a contract you are bound by this, even if it's as ludicrous as this one.

If it was me, I'd give my notice in writing and then put in a sentence to the effect of "as per my contract, I am giving 4 weeks notice with a termination date of ____. However, I am more than willing to negotiate this, simply because it doesn't seem to benefit either party to the contract".

And it doesn't. Many companies will go ahead and pay an employee for those last 2 weeks and then escort them out the door the day they resign. There's many downsides for a company when someone who is bailing remains on their payroll, so if this way my company, I'd renegotiate that in a heartbeat. I have a feeling it's for long term employees who they have a lot invested in. They have nothing invested in you after one month.

But if they say 4 weeks for some reason, then you need to do it.

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