I have a new job, which I will start on January 6th. As I have been officially offered the job and accepted I could hand my notice in tomorrow, which would take me up to the end of term on the 20th December (I work in a school). However, that would mean that I won't get paid for the two weeks over Christmas. If I hand my notice in on December 7th I would get paid for the whole period up until when my new job starts, however it would give my current employer less time to advertise for and find a replacement.
It would be hard going to lose 2 weeks wages TBH. My employers know that I have been offered and have accepted another job, but I have been waiting for an official start date so haven't been able to hand my notice in until now. But I don't think they can advertise for my replacement until I hand my notice in officially.
Can I give six weeks notice rather than the four in my contract? As this would solve both problems. Are there any pitfalls that might arise from doing this?
But surely you will get paid in those two weeks? Teacheds dont get paid for rhe holidays so whether youre employed by the school or not is irrelevant. Thw salary they pay you will relate to hours worked in term tkme Apols for typos phone gone nuts
I think I would lose out on pay if I finished at the end of term as I wouldn't be working a full month. My pay is worked out as a salary per month based on weekly wage multiplied by number of weeks worked and then divided by 12 months. If I am only employed for 3 weeks of a month I will only get 75% of a month's salary. I think.
Could you not give your month's notice on 5th December so your last working day is 5th Jan? After all, if you hadn't have been notified until 4th December that you had been offered the job that is what you have been doing - you just found out a bit earlier didn't you?
When I left a teaching post in similar circumstances, I was told that holidays didn't count as part of your notice, meaning I had to actually work the full 4 weeks. I was able to split it around the holidays though - 2 weeks before and returned for 2 weeks after. I am in Scotland, if that makes a difference.
I didn't ever question this as it was no problem, and I was happy with this arrangement, but I don't know for definite if this is correct or not! There was no way I could afford to lose the pay from the holidays, even if they worked it all out and I got a percentage of it in my final pay, I needed it all!