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Doogle78 Sat 31-Aug-13 08:28:05

Hi never posted on here before but feel so worried about handing notice in. Worked for current employer for 6 months and not really felt the fit was me or the pay....however within the 6 months they paid 1500 on some training I needed to do my job and I know when I tell them I'm leaving the are gonna be peed with me. Why it bothers me so much I'm not sure....goodnews been offered a great job more money more prospects smile but conditional to preemployment checks....should I wait for that to be complete (can't see being any.problems- reference dbs ) or hand in notice Monday and start the monthly count down? It's stressing me so bad I can't sleep at night ...I think cause I hate to let people down....thanks

Gingerandproud Sat 31-Aug-13 08:33:10

Don't hand your notice in until you have signed new contract. As you say unlikely to be any issues but you don't want to be in a position where you have no job!

Congrats on the new job!

hermioneweasley Sat 31-Aug-13 08:36:06

Agree, if offer is conditional I would wait for checks to be done and contract signed before resigning.

Is there any claw back clause with your current employer re training costs?

Congrats on the new job!

AgentProvocateur Sat 31-Aug-13 08:36:20

I thinks you should offer to pay back the cost of your training, TBH.

Doogle78 Sat 31-Aug-13 08:49:18

Yeah I know I should wait (just incase) but wanted to give as much notice to them....but will probably wait to get confirmation of offer. Nothing signed or discussed regarding training costs so I will not pay back...tbh its the only thing they have given me...I still await files or any stationary never had a supervision or review manager is not the greatest manager and was told it was a new post but since being there they had someone previously but squeezed themout! It is the place ur face needs to fit fortunately I kept my head down smiled n got by ....but its just not for me no job satisfaction n completely different working ethos ...

waikikamookau Sat 31-Aug-13 08:54:41

no one is indispensable. remember that. look after number one. that is what your current work will do. wait til you have signed your new contract and your new job will have to wait for you to give notice, it is standard procedure.

EBearhug Sat 31-Aug-13 20:04:47

In a previous job, it was in the contract that if you had received training in the last 6 months before resignation, you were expected to pay back the costs, but that's the only one I've had it in. It depends partly on the nature of the training - I'm assuming if they paid for it, it was external, and something you can use in other jobs. TBH, if it's not mentioned in the contract, I wouldn't mention it, but I would be prepared to pay up if they brought the subject up.

Blankiefan Sat 31-Aug-13 22:02:05

£1.5k isn't that much to spend on training. I suppose it depends on the organisation but for most med/large businesses, it's not especially huge.

Also, you might find that it doesn't sit with your manager's budget. If there's a training dept, the cost will prob sit there so your actual boss shouldn't feel the pain....

Hope this makes you feel better!

missingmumxox Sun 01-Sep-13 03:15:55

Don't feel bad, only on a few occations have I felt bad about leaving and they have been the best employers and I wasn't leaving through choice, Dh job has dragged me away, they replaced me, and the missingmum shape in the sand was washed away

I had an amazing job and it just became horrible, the last few months, missing my children because of travel, previously this had been fine a trade off for me being happy working and keeping a roof over our head, but the atmosphere changed, what I was expected to do changed, redundancies happening all over the organisation which increased my work load, I spent most of one morning crying in my office trying to think of ways to brooch the subject with my boss about flexable working at our monthly 1 to 1 in the afternoon and that if this was not possible I would really have to tell my boss how unhappy I was which I didn't want to do as she is really nice (and start job hunting)

walked into being made redundant.

I could kick myself as I am a hard worker but always tell people interviews and working are a 2 way process as is loyality and employers will drop you like a snake if they need to, no matter how loyal you are and if you don't like your job do them a favour if you can't resolve it and start looking to move on, you will not be a good employee if you don't enjoy a job, but actually it was only that morning it came crashing in.

looking back it was the best thing that happened to me, I no longer fitted and it wasn't going to change, I had known the flexible working thing was a no hoper but I was going to ask just in case.

Basically don't feel bad, about leaving, you don't owe them anything but work and the training was to make you better worker, they owe you pay for your work, I bet they gave you time off for training but I you are like me you will have done work in your own time to make up for some work missed as well as on the training.

leave and be happy, they will struggle to remember your name in 6 months.

Fozziebearmum2be Sun 01-Sep-13 03:31:35

I work in HR and this happens all the time, so don't feel bad at all! And certainly don't offer to pay it back....blush Businesses invest in people and should do, they have a duty to train you to be able to fulfil your role and develop your skills.

But, if you're unhappy there (or have a better offer) then you're well within your rights to hand in your notice regardless and go elsewhere. A business has a role to motivate its people and make them want to work there and stay-its not a one way relationship & not sure why people think it is. V common

Also agree with others-don't hand your notice in until you've signed your contract-I've seen many fall through...

Kernowgal Tue 03-Sep-13 18:33:58

If the company required you to do the training to do your job properly, then don't worry about it. If they funded training that you'd requested but that wasn't really necessary, then I might expect them to request that back.

We have a lot of training at my current place but I wouldn't expect to pay it back if I left within six months of the training taking place, because I have used said training on a weekly if not daily basis and so they've already got their money's worth! We do have to repay bursaries if we leave within two years of receiving the money, however, but I think that is also discretionary.

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