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Is it important to put in a two weeks notice?

the field i am getting into is not related to what im going to do.
so i wont even list it on a resume. for what?
im currently gaining experience in the field i prefer and will get reference from them

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Very important. Never burn bridges with your employers. You may one day need them.

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Listen, it is important to put in notice, because in these tough times you never know what might happen. Things change in an instant. Whats two weeks, do the right thing just because you want to start out as looked up upon. A person of integrity right?

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This isn't just about your future with or without their references, it's also about doing the right thing for your bosses. They need the notice to be able to hire and train someone to fill your position. It's not always all about you.

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Yes. It shows maturity and consideration. Some employers actually ask on your application if there was ever a time when you did not give it. Type it out in a letter that is very short and professional and give it to your boss for the record. If they tell you to leave immediately, I think they still have to pay you.

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It depends on your definition of "important". The employer you're leaving will appreciate it and will be more likely to give you a glowing recommendation; your new employer will respect your choice and feel more comfortable hiring you if they know you put in two weeks' notice (since they will want you to give two weeks' notice before quitting your new job, afterall).


However, if you absolutely hated your old job and really don't care about burning that bridge, then I can't really say it will make a difference. If you go that route, you may want to lie to your new employer, though: Tell them you put in two weeks' notice at your old job so they don't think you're likely to be a liability.

I'd never do that, but I can't see how it would really cause any problems for you.

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Unless you are truly unable to for an unavoidable reason or if the job is unbearable, then the answer is YES.

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Always put in a 2 week notice. Never burn a bridge. You never know when you may need to use that job or someone there as a reference.

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It is EXTREMELY important to put in a two week notice!

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Depends were you work, at Dish if you gave notice they would escort you out that day!




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As big as this world is, it is still very small.... The boss you are now leaving may be friends or golfing buddies with your new boss. This could be now or it could be ten years from now. And it could come back to bite you in the ass for leaving this way.Also, wives at the beauty shop or getting their nails done? Your future boss(es) may be praising you behind your back and the wife of the boss you left years ago high & dry says "oh, no, that person is a jerk :my husband had to work weekends to cover their leaving".... Moving into a different field does not make this okay.

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Yes it is. Don't burn bridges on your way out of a job. Live by my experience. I did that twice and now have a hard time finding a job to replace the one I was screwed out of. You never know when you need to rely on your past jobs.

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yea in case you dont like your new job

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If you are paid weekly you only have to give 1 weeks notice, if paid 2 weekly then you have to give 2 weeks notice.

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Absolutely! Must do this---do not burn your bridges. Two weeks is the MINIMUM. Just do it.

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You can actually put a one weeks notice if you really want to get out.

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Yes, it is important to give at least a 1 month notice in any organization you work.

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What you can do is say "Please accept this as notice of my resignation effective 2 weeks from today or at your earliest convenience." Be sure to date the letter. And then tell your boss verbally that you are prepared to leave when she/he is prepared to let you go because...(you want to start your new job right away, you want time off before starting your new job, etc. - don't say because you hate the job). Otherwise, you will stay the 2 weeks. If they sense you want out, they will want to let you go sooner rather than keep an unhappy (and potentially risky) employee.

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Yes in the long run you will be happy you did. Better for your place of employment and your resume

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I disagree with every one's opinion ...I have seen this happen many times is ur boss wants to fire you so they put an ad for position and hire some one behind ur back...DO BOSSES EVERY SAY I AM FIRING YOU AND YOU HAVE TWO WEEKS LEFT HERE..so I am giving you time to find a new job!!!!! Or I have given 2 weeks notice and the next week I am not on the schedule...boss say's ur done here...

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Its important but it can also be risky because some jobs may fire you since your leaving them anyway

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it depends on what it is xD

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It's always courtesy and respectful to. However, everyone in my office has, at one point, wanted to leave our keys and walk out. (terrible boss) One of my coworkers did just that. He had gotten another job. (better pay, better everything) And..the other job called him and told him they wanted to start the next day. So, he went in after hours and left his key, his jacket and a note that said he is quitting due to personal reasons. We thought it was hilarious. The manager saw that and felt sorry for him. (He had no clue about his other job) It was one of those times we all got a kick out of seeing him do this and we all gave him the thumbs up. lol

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It is important if you will need a reference, or if you feel that you owe your employer loyalty.

I live in a state where the law says "the employer or the employee may terminate employment at will, with or without notice..." This law employers use to their benefit everyday, so why do we owe them notice? I believe that what ever I am expected to owe someone they also owe me the same consideration, otherwise they are basically saying that they are entitled to more than you are, and therefore they are better than you are. This is what kings (and legislatures) do, make rules and regulations that everyone has to obey, while they do not.

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Don't burn your bridges, you never know who you'll need in the future. Submitting a 2 week notice shows respect and professionalism.

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Yes it is necessary!
It builds your goodwill in the eyes of Employers.And you never know one day you might be working again for your current employer.

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yep also depends on what it is.

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It is still considered a professional courtesy to provide at least two weeks notice even if the new position is no relevant to your experience. Keep all avenues open in life and it will put you in a positive position.

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