May I please have some employment advice?

(8 Posts)
NotTheSpiceOfLife Fri 08-Jan-16 14:12:38

I am off sick from my job with depression and anxiety. I am currently being paid SSP only.

I want to hand in my notice and look for something else, partly because my job has been one of the contributing factors in my illness, and partly because I need a complete change of direction.

If I were to hand in my notice, which I would presume would be a month as that is my pay cycle, when could I be available to start work? Would I only be available from a month after my notice date, as I would still technically be employed until then?

Sorry to sound so daft, but I've not resigned from a job in a very long time, I've been with my current employer for almost 3 years, and before that I was made redundant after a 10 year post.

Would be grateful for any advice, I want to do the 'right' thing, but also need to be paid what I am owed.

Thanks.

DesertOrDessert Fri 08-Jan-16 14:31:40

You need to find out your notice period. I was paid monthly, but needed to be prepared for 3 months notice. I got away with working just over 2 months, 2 weeks holiday and released 2 weeks early.

But yes, technically, you aren't available til the end of your notice period. You can possibly negotiate a shorter period, to be available earlier, but that means less pay owed. Don't forget you will get holiday pay to.

Hope your feeling better soon. The relief of handing in notice in a situation like that is emense.flowers

NotTheSpiceOfLife Fri 08-Jan-16 14:52:38

Thanks Desert, I am feeling relieved already!

Who can I ask about my notice period? It's a small company, and I don't really want them getting wind of it until I do it, iykwim! thanks

DesertOrDessert Fri 08-Jan-16 15:38:20

Do you know anyone else who has left?
Any paperwork lying round home that might say?

Or, you could just write "dear arsey boss, please take this letter as the start of one months notice for your poxy job. It sucks. Spicy"

redhat Fri 08-Jan-16 15:44:27

Don't you have a contract?

NotTheSpiceOfLife Fri 08-Jan-16 17:26:55

Yep but it's at work... You know, in a 'safe place'. I do like the idea of that resignation letter, mind grin

NotTheSpiceOfLife Fri 08-Jan-16 17:28:03

All of our contracts are the same, I think. I shall ask one of my friends to check the notice period. Pretty sure she won't dob me in!

12purpleapples Fri 08-Jan-16 17:30:46

They might be willing to waive notice, if you won't be back in any event.

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