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can you withdraw your resignation?

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workshy Tue 18-Oct-11 21:53:59

I have been offered a job and they want me to start in 4 weeks, subject to reference from my current employer

I don't get on particularly well with my line manager so what if she gives me a bad reference and they withdraw the offer?

can I withdraw my resignation -I have to give them 4 weeks notice

catsareevil Tue 18-Oct-11 21:58:50

If the line manager doesnt like you then it wouldnt be in her interests to give you an overly negative reference, so hopefull it will be OK.

workshy Tue 18-Oct-11 22:14:44

that's what I was thinking but about a year ago I had quite a bit of sickness due to thyroid condition not being diagnosed

I've been fine since but she may say I'm unreliable?

I did tell them about it in the interview though and told them it was now controlled

Grevling Tue 18-Oct-11 23:40:26

No, if you resign you can't force them to allow you to withdraw it. You can by mutual consent but not if they don't want you to.

hairylights Wed 19-Oct-11 06:24:01

No. I have had someone try to do this and refused to allow them to retract their notice.

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