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to think a three months notice period is too long

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Elephantina Sat 16-Mar-19 16:05:42

3 months does feel like a lifetime when you want to go, but my boss resigned at Christmas and he's got to do a full 6 months! He bought six advent calendars in the January sales and is counting down...

Your employer might negotiate. When I last had to do 3 months they said they couldnt let me go sooner because there "too much project work" to get finished. hmm

BarbedBloom Sat 16-Mar-19 16:03:44

We have one month notice periods in work and it takes three months to get someone into place. It causes a huge problem as we are in a lone work, front facing situation and there is no one to cover for the person who is leaving. As such we are now looking at changing the notice period to three months, with it being negotiable depending on recruitment.

I can see both sides now because of this and I do think depending on the role it could be appropriate to have a longer notice period just to keep the service running and minimise the load put onto other team members, but I also accept it can make things very difficult if you are trying to move roles

Foxmuffin Sat 16-Mar-19 15:59:29

My job is 3 months standard. It depends entirely on what your profession is.

Skiptotheloo1 Sat 16-Mar-19 15:58:27

Oh good god yes!!!! I’m currently working out my three months notice and it is hell on earth.

MsAwesomeDragon Sat 16-Mar-19 15:56:05

I think it depends what industry you're in.

If it's a pretty normal job where recruitment can be done fairly easily then yes 3 months is excessive. Whereas if it's a specialist role where they may struggle to recruit it may be the bare minimum for them to replace you.

TheFlis12345 Sat 16-Mar-19 15:56:00

* pretty standard

TheFlis12345 Sat 16-Mar-19 15:55:44

Three months is pretty in my role.

HardofCleaning Sat 16-Mar-19 15:55:08

See if it's negotiable. It really depends on the job. In previous jobs 3 months has been the minimum (up to even two years non-compete for some senior positions) but depending on who you are and what you know they'd be willing to negotiate down.

didireallysaythat Sat 16-Mar-19 15:53:58

We have one month's notice for jobs that aren't critical or for people we aren't 100% convinced on. It takes 2-3 months minimum (usually more because of visas) for us to recruit into a role, and we'd expect the new person to be on 3 months notice too.

Popc0rn Sat 16-Mar-19 15:53:48

Depends on the job and how easy it is for them to replace you I guess. My notice period is 8 weeks, which is fairly standard for the NHS.

Maybe you can negotiate with your current employer? Always good to leave on good terms and not burn any bridges, unless you're desperate to leave.

Romanov Sat 16-Mar-19 15:52:43

Maybe this should have been a consideration when you signed your contract?

(Obviously you can't pop into a Tardis and change it)

What level of seniority are you?

iamkahleesi Sat 16-Mar-19 15:51:02

Depends what your contract says. If you took the job knowing it was 3 months notice that's what you signed up for. Mine is 3months.

Confusedbeetle Sat 16-Mar-19 15:50:38

What is in your contract?

Asdf12345 Sat 16-Mar-19 15:50:10

You may find it is negotiable with your current employer and depending how replaceable you are they may either let you go early without fuss or let you buy yourself out.

Buildmeup76 Sat 16-Mar-19 15:48:46

I’ve recently been offered a great new job however my notice period is three months. My new job may not be able to wait that long for me to start. Am i unreasonable to think that one month is enough notice?

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