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One month does not equal 4 weeks notice

(14 Posts)
ForeverLivingMyArse Wed 03-Feb-16 11:42:08

Or does it?

I assumed everyone worked on the 4 weeks notice. Our contract says 1 month. It's been reiterated to use this means one full calender month so if I hand in my notice on Monday I would work until Tue 8th March.

I'm applying for jobs that ask for the current notice period in weeks.

Who starts a new job on a Wednesday?

Choughed Wed 03-Feb-16 11:48:23

Never never leave one job on a Friday and start another on a Monday, you lose 2 days' pay wink

VimFuego101 Wed 03-Feb-16 11:49:46

If I read 'a month' I would assume it meant a calendar month rather than 4 weeks.

Kewcumber Wed 03-Feb-16 11:51:48

One month = one calendar month.

OddBoots Wed 03-Feb-16 11:57:13

Starting a new job on a Wednesday sounds good to me - learning new ways, names and systems is exhausting so three days of it before your first weekend sounds about perfect.

ForeverLivingMyArse Wed 03-Feb-16 11:59:36

It would only be one day as I'm part time!

venusinscorpio Wed 03-Feb-16 12:03:05

I'm sure you would be able to work it out between the two employers, one or the other would probably be flexible for the sake of 2 days. Just put 4 weeks if that's the only option you have.

ForeverLivingMyArse Wed 03-Feb-16 12:07:08

Current employer definitely not flexible! The last member of staff to leave returned from sick leave (stress, bullying complaint against manager) and handed in her notice with a finish date of 4 weeks. Manager, even given the circumstances, went all out to tell her it had to be one month. The difference was only 3 days. Resulted in member of staff going of sick again for the duration of the notice. So manager got a full months notice, just along with a sick line.

TheClacksAreDown Wed 03-Feb-16 12:17:06

Well 4 weeks is 28 days and most months contain more than 28 days...

ForeverLivingMyArse Wed 03-Feb-16 12:19:43

You don't say...

RainbowDashed Wed 03-Feb-16 12:26:51

Easiest way round it if you want to finish on a Friday is to time your resignation so that it will be a Friday in a month's time, iyswim

I didn't do this but arranged with my employer to complete my final week.

venusinscorpio Wed 03-Feb-16 12:31:00

Either do what your colleague did and call in sick at the end, or just tell the new employer the exact date you can start after they give you the job. They're not going to withdraw the offer and rerecruit the position for the sake of 2 days. I really wouldn't worry about it.

venusinscorpio Wed 03-Feb-16 12:32:51

Have you got any annual leave left? They will i have to pay you it if not used, so they might be glad for you to use it up at the end?

flowery Wed 03-Feb-16 14:57:31

If your contract says a month, it's a month. Just work out what day you want to finish and hand in your notice a month before that.

Am I missing something?

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