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Giving a 2-week notice

Posted by on Jul. 24, 2013 at 2:24 PM
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Just a question for discussion. I'm curious.

At some companies, when you turn in your 2-week notice, you are escorted out immediately. Some pay you for the 2 weeks; others don't. Others allow you to finish out your 2 weeks.

How is this handled where you work? What do you think about being escorted out immediately? Do you think employers should be required to let you work the 2 weeks?

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adamsmom0116
by Gold Member on Jul. 24, 2013 at 2:27 PM

For me, it depends. On the job, the type of work, the level of trust with the employee.....lots of things.

I agree with the immediate escort out if the job is highly sensitive to things like financial or production information, trade secrets, chemical formulas, customer relationships, things like that. Or, if the employee is going to work for a competitor. Or, if you (based on the employee's history) believe the employee will cause trouble during the two weeks.

At my current employer, this is handled on a case-by-case basis. Some employees have been allowed to work through their notice. Others have not.

andrea96
by Bronze Member on Jul. 24, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Every where I have ever worked, it depended on the individual. Most people I have known worked for those 2 weeks. A few were told to leave immediately.

emshab
by on Jul. 24, 2013 at 2:31 PM

I have always been allowed to finish out my 2 weeks which suprise a lot of people due to the fact I work in IT.  I'm not sure how it works here.  It might also depend on the reason they are leaving.  I left my frist job due to my husbands military career and the second one because they didn't have the funding to continue it they thought so the job was ending 2 weeks after my 2 weeks was up.

deccaf
by Platinum Member on Jul. 24, 2013 at 3:04 PM

Finish the 2 weeks.

raegan1221
by Raegan on Jul. 24, 2013 at 3:09 PM
I think they should be required to let you work the two weeks. I know my boss would be livid if I didn't Give a notice. Ill be giving a two to four week notice.
aimesnyc
by Member on Jul. 24, 2013 at 3:15 PM

Not sure.  There are only two of us here that are FT.  Other than that, we rely on volunteers and one person who works PT outside the office.  I'm pretty sure that I would need to give a fair amount of notice so that there is enough time for me to help with the interview/hiring process and then train the new person.  That's what happened when I got this position, anyway.

leahbeah143
by Leah on Jul. 24, 2013 at 3:18 PM

People who gave notice were given their time. People who have been let go have been told to leave right away.

Mommabearbergh
by Bronze Member on Jul. 24, 2013 at 3:22 PM
My job wants you to work the two weeks
the3Rs
by Platinum Member on Jul. 24, 2013 at 4:18 PM

I know some colleagues who left the company, and they gave anywhere from 2 weeks to a month of notice and worked right up until the last day, so no they're not escorted out.

I think, if you deal with highly sensitive information or need special clearance, it's OK to need to sign an NDA and a non-compete agreement and be escorted out.  It's just safer that way.

With the 'average' job though, I don't see the need.  The point of a 2 week notice is to give your employer time to start searching for a replacement - why would they want to give up that time??


Marz31
by Silver Member on Jul. 24, 2013 at 5:19 PM

I've seen both, but in the cases of the immediate release, the 2 weeks was paid, but there was simply no reason for the person to keep coming to work, the work they did would be picked up by others immediately, but my job, if I were to give notice, they'd need me to do my work until the end. I've given a week's notice before, didn't feel bad at all about it, as I know they could have given me an hour's notice, at-will state! but I believe if you give 2-weeks notice, even if they let you go right then and there, they should pay you out for those two weeks, but it's not the law. It's been 12 years since I had to give notice, I don't really remember much! LOL (was laid off from my last job, been here 7 years since then)

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