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How did you let your employer know you would be quitting?
« on: April 18, 2017, 07:46:13 AM »
Hey everyone!

So we will not have quite reached FI by next year, but no matter what I have decided that when my long service becomes due in about Feb next year I will be resigning. It also coincides (just about) with my son starting school next year and although it seems backwards to a lot of people to quit my job right when one of my kids will be off to school 5 days a week, I want to be there for the pick ups and drop offs without relying on before/after school care and all the rest. Plus I have had enough of this job and quite possibly work in general.

Anyway! I get along well with my boss and have been with the company a long time and have a pretty good work ethic, so I do not want to leave my employer high and dry when I leave (I am required to give 4 weeks notice so it won't be too bad for them but still). But I'm also unsure about how to give the very strong impression that I am resigning so they can prepare, without me actually resigning.

How did those that have already retired approach this if you are in a similar situation where you want to leave on a good note and not leave your boss like a stunned mullet wondering how they will cope without you when you finally resign? (ok so I'm not that good but my boss definitely does rely on me a lot)

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Re: How did you let your employer know you would be quitting?
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2017, 02:06:32 AM »
Don't do it.  In an ideal world, you can tell your boss now, and he'll be happy for you and help you with the transition.

We don't live in an ideal world, and there's a lot of ways it can backfire for you.

My company is grooming me to take over a directorship when my boss retires.  I've not mentioned that I plan to be ready to retire the same year he does.  Tipping my hand now would cut me out of pay increases and bonuses for several years to come, and could potentially cost me my job prematurely if they decide they need someone with more ambition.

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Re: How did you let your employer know you would be quitting?
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2017, 02:26:21 AM »
Don't tell them any sooner than you are required to. In the U.S., 2 weeks notice is typical, but not required. If your company would like 4 weeks, that is great - give them exactly that. This is not at all going to leave them "high and dry." It is plenty of time to arrange your work schedules, wrap up ongoing projects or bring coworkers up to speed on them, and possibly even allow them enough time to find your replacement. I repeat: 4 WEEKS IS PLENTY OF TIME.

Tell your boss that you've really loved working for them, but you're leaving to devote more time to your family. Let them know that you may be available for part time work for X number of weeks for the first month after you leave if you're feeling particularly generous, but it's absolutely not necessary to do more than the 4 week notice. And it should go without saying that you work your ass off in the notice period setting things up so your coworkers are totally on board with the what/where/how parts of your job.

It doesn't matter how close you and your boss are, if you tell them early, you are sending a clear message that you are not worth devoting more time and effort into advancing, and you'll probably build up some pretty great resentment with the boss and any coworkers that are aware of the time ticking down to your departure. You also could possibly be passed over for bonuses or perks that aren't expressly part of your employment contract/agreement, because bonus $ is usually for rewarding employees and seen as an incentive to stay with their company. If there are advancements/raises/cool and interesting projects... you probably won't be seeing much of any of those things if they know you're on your way out. They are for workers that are staying and devoted to the company. Why reward someone that is leaving when they could give those things to the workers that are going to be there long after you're gone and keep them happy?

I know many folks make friends and form lifelong attachments to coworkers, but you have to remember: this is your job, not a social venue, and your boss's loyalty and attention is first and foremost to the company - not you. Your first loyalty is to yourself and your own well-being. So protect your prospects for the coming year, and just go with the standard notice.

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Re: How did you let your employer know you would be quitting?
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2017, 02:40:10 AM »
Since you can take 6 months off with long service, I'd tell him you are planning to take it off as soon as you can get it to ease your family into having a child at school (and that you want it at half pay). That way they will be looking for someone to take over your job at that time. I'd also be taking off the long service and then resigning at the end of it. You accumulate leave and super during long service, and it will be a trial to see if you have everything in order.

That's effectively what I did - but I expected to come back. I did - for two weeks, and resigned when I came back because it was so horrible after being away for a year.

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Re: How did you let your employer know you would be quitting?
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2017, 03:35:59 AM »
Since you can take 6 months off with long service, I'd tell him you are planning to take it off as soon as you can get it to ease your family into having a child at school (and that you want it at half pay). That way they will be looking for someone to take over your job at that time. I'd also be taking off the long service and then resigning at the end of it. You accumulate leave and super during long service, and it will be a trial to see if you have everything in order.

That's effectively what I did - but I expected to come back. I did - for two weeks, and resigned when I came back because it was so horrible after being away for a year.

Is taking it at half pay for 6 months allowed for everyone, I thought that was only at manager approval and not always allowed? Though I suppose this could vary depending on the state/company?

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Re: How did you let your employer know you would be quitting?
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2017, 04:12:02 AM »
I think you are right, and not everyone can take it at half pay. However, he can always ask (at several places I got annual leave at half pay even though it wasn't officially available), and even if he says he will be taking three months off, they will still have notice that they need to have someone around to replace him.

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Re: How did you let your employer know you would be quitting?
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2017, 04:28:04 AM »
I think you are right, and not everyone can take it at half pay. However, he can always ask (at several places I got annual leave at half pay even though it wasn't officially available), and even if he says he will be taking three months off, they will still have notice that they need to have someone around to replace him.

It's pro-rata so I only get it when I quit (in Victoria). Also, I am female :) Also, do you/did you work in the public sector Deborah? It's only 8.66 weeks for 10 years LSL in Victoria, but the most I am aware of is 13 weeks in SA for 10 weeks under normal legislation. 6 months of LSL would be sweeeeet...(the many years of service with the company probably not so much haha)

Excellent points Frankies Girl, in reality I know that they would not even be loyal to me anyway so I shouldn't feel one bit bad and you are right 4 weeks is plenty of time. They will deal with it.

Don't do it.  In an ideal world, you can tell your boss now, and he'll be happy for you and help you with the transition.

We don't live in an ideal world, and there's a lot of ways it can backfire for you.

My company is grooming me to take over a directorship when my boss retires.  I've not mentioned that I plan to be ready to retire the same year he does.  Tipping my hand now would cut me out of pay increases and bonuses for several years to come, and could potentially cost me my job prematurely if they decide they need someone with more ambition.

Yeah true, but I'm not too worried about only missing out on any of that stuff because we will have had a pay increase in July, plus no bonuses etc for a HR person in my company! But still good points that in reality it would backfire in some way I'm sure (e.g. maybe not so flexible for me to work from home etc). I'll give them the 4 weeks and that's it.

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Re: How did you let your employer know you would be quitting?
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2017, 05:15:56 AM »
But you said it was due in Feb next year. So tell them you intend to take it as soon as it is due - it won't be pro rata then! Or will you have only worked for 5 years?

Victoria SUCKS for long service leave. When I worked there you didn't get LSL until you had worked for 15 years - and guess who got retrenched at 14.5? Still, I did get the pro-rata. They changed it to 10 to be in line with elsewhere the next year.

Sorry about getting the sex wrong - don't know how I did that (actually I do - I have been booking my trip, and I've been on tenterhooks all day waiting for them to say whether it is still available since they're in Europe).

I actually had a whole year off. I took three months long service at half pay (six months, and I had only just got it), and two months leave at half pay (so an extra 4 months) and the leave that accumulated while I was on leave at half pay (another 1 month). I think I took a couple of weeks without pay to make up the year. AND THEN HR HADN'T WORKED IT OUT PROPERLY, AND I STILL HAD LEAVE OWING WHEN I GOT BACK (because leave and LSL both accumulate at full time rates even when you are at half pay and they somehow didn't know - and I couldn't believe that was how it worked). That's why I didn't need to give any notice.

I had always said to anyone who would listen that I was taking LSL this time as soon as it was due, because of what had happened the previous time, so everyone KNEW I was going to take it when I did YEARS in advance.

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Re: How did you let your employer know you would be quitting?
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2017, 05:43:17 AM »
No sorry I meant my pro rata becomes due in Feb. 7 years service in Victoria and you get the pro rata when you resign.

And that is awesome having a whole year off! And then you resigned when it was finished if I understand correctly? I am becoming a bit obsessed with FIREing at the moment (actually just quitting my job). I don't even know if I am slightly nuts to hold out just for the LSL, it will probably only be worth $4.5K after tax. Nothing to be sneezed at of course but I am so over my job right at this present moment!! But I also can't imagine quitting right now. Like actually doing it. At least Feb is 10 months away and gives me lots of time to mentally prepare.

Anyway, hope your trip/accomodation gets confirmed soon! :)

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Re: How did you let your employer know you would be quitting?
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2017, 11:05:36 AM »
A woman I work with recently retired. She let people know a solid 6 months in advance. What that meant for her was 6 months of being excluded from projects and an annual pay raise of 0% when the standard is 3%. When she questioned why she got 0%, they said, well you're retiring so we thought you wouldn't care... we thought you'd rather us give that money to the people who are staying. This 0% pay raise impacted her final bonus payout and her final PPL payout, so it was like a triple whammy. And I work for a company that is incredibly good to their employees and has the best intentions in the world, and still, they literally had no idea why this would bother her. She had thought she would stay through the summer and once she saw the 0% pay increase she said screw it and left in the spring.

I would highly suggest not telling them earlier than you have to. I have never seen it work out well.

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Re: How did you let your employer know you would be quitting?
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2017, 01:55:19 PM »
Plan for the worst and hope for the best.  If you have specific, big payouts during the year, plan to NOT say anything until they are solidly transferred to your bank account.  Then give your notice.....however long you'd like.  EXPECT them to walk you out the door immediately and for them to have a truck show up at your house with everything that was in your office.  Certainly, that won't usually happen but if you're ready for that, you're good to go.

I could see myself giving 2 weeks notice and giving them the option to ask if I could stay on longer....even a couple months.

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Re: How did you let your employer know you would be quitting?
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2017, 07:36:48 PM »
I'd +1 on what most people have said. I feel you have nothing to gain, everything to lose, by letting your boss know your plans too much in advance.
This is nothing personal and in particular not related to your manager. The company would *not* let you know 6 months in advance that it intends to let you go. So why would do it such a favor?

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Re: How did you let your employer know you would be quitting?
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2017, 04:01:56 AM »
Plan for the worst and hope for the best.  If you have specific, big payouts during the year, plan to NOT say anything until they are solidly transferred to your bank account.  Then give your notice.....however long you'd like.  EXPECT them to walk you out the door immediately and for them to have a truck show up at your house with everything that was in your office.  Certainly, that won't usually happen but if you're ready for that, you're good to go.

I could see myself giving 2 weeks notice and giving them the option to ask if I could stay on longer....even a couple months.
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I am planning to give notice the day after my bonus is in my account next year.  I will give the customary 2 weeks but will be willing to stay longer if it either suits my plans at that time (e.g. I could still be waiting for my house to sell at that point, so I don't mind working until it sells) or they offer me some kind of an incentive to stay.

If my employer wanted to get rid of me, they can walk me out the door on a moment's notice.  So I don't feel like I owe them more than that.



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Re: How did you let your employer know you would be quitting?
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2017, 07:04:54 AM »
I just talked to an old friend who was recently fired. He knew the company was struggling and that he was going to get let go at some point, but he had a very good relationship with the owner (he'd been the 2nd employee at the company) and was pretty sure that he'd get several  warning when it actually happened. Nope, he was called in to see the owner one morning, fired, escorted from the building.

This sort of thing is why I would never give anything more than the required notice. No matter what kind of relationship you think you have with your boss or your company, it's still ultimately a business relationship. I know there's lots of people that give a long notice and it works fine, but I can't see it being worth the risk.

I waited until my annual bonus was physically in my bank account. Then I called my boss (we worked in different states) and told him I was leaving. We agreed on a final date 2.5 weeks later and that was that.

One other tip, I set up the call with my manager because "there was something we needed to discuss." This wording meant that he was 80% sure going into the call that I was leaving, so it wasn't an awkward conversation. Another time I left a job, I had just walked into my manager's office and told him out of the blue. He was completely taken off guard and unleashed a long string of profanity at me. He later apologized, and I don't blame him at all -- he was very kind for the whole rest of the process -- I just caught him by surprise.

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Re: How did you let your employer know you would be quitting?
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2017, 01:28:30 PM »
Just to play devil's advocate -

My wife gave 6 months notice and it worked out well. She is/was the lone Project Manager in the IT department of a 1,000 person company. She was in the middle of a $2M implementation project that was scheduled to go live in 6 months. There was very little chance they were going to get rid of her immediately as she was critical to the project. She even agreed to stay on another month when it got delayed a bit.

They begged her to stay but instead she offered to work 2 days/week from home at a really high hourly rate. They jumped at that and 18 months later she's still working Monday & Wednesday - often from her pj's. The extra money isn't really needed but it has let her invest in $30k worth of home improvement projects with a bunch left over. She probably will keep doing it for the foreseeable future as long as they want to keep her around. Funny thing is the company had layoffs 4 months ago but kept her around even though her pay for 2 days is more than many of the full-time people got. She's still pretty critical in their eyes.

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Re: How did you let your employer know you would be quitting?
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2017, 02:37:46 PM »
I've quit many times, each time my notification of resignation was the below:

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<Bossname>,

This letter it to inform you of my resignation effective <two weeks from date on letter>.

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I'd usually hand it to them and verbally say the same thing. I really don't understand why people feel they have to do more than that. It did seem like a waste of paper each time but meh.

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How did you let your employer know you would be quitting?
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2017, 03:14:00 PM »
No more than is necessary but not always. A lot of this does depend on your company. If the company routinely handles resignations well then I would be less apprehensive but still wouldn't generally give notice a month before a bonus.

Job 1 at mega corp , I gave the standard 2 weeks and was asked to train my replacement and treated very well.

Job 2 at mid-size company that had done layoffs a few months earlier (2009). Flat out told boss I was going out of town for an interview and needed days off. Company was super supportive and I ultimately gave a months notice. I actually got a small bonus a few weeks after taking time off for the interview.

Current job at large mid-size company, people routinely give multi month notices for resignations and retirement. I have never heard of an issue in nearly 8 years. Good to great culture so no real concerns when I leave at some point. Plus a good 80% of people who leave come back part time within a year. A little sad in some cases as they were bored but the work is very specialized, pays extremely well, and is not that stressful so many see it as a hobby.


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Re: How did you let your employer know you would be quitting?
« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2017, 04:29:11 PM »
   Mooning? Double bird? Spark up a fatty in your bosses office? :)
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« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2017, 06:33:50 PM »
   Mooning? Double bird? Spark up a fatty in your bosses office? :)

My fantasy is to walk into the boss's office and sing The Smiths' "Frankly, Mr. Shankly" in its entirety, drop my resignation letter on his desk, and walk out :)

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Re: How did you let your employer know you would be quitting?
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2017, 10:13:59 PM »
Apparently, I did everything wrong. I gave my boss six months notice. After about 3 months, they were having trouble hiring my replacement so they asked if I would stay on for another six months. I declined. They finally got my replacement on board and I spent the last month training him. I quit at the end of the year. Our bonuses are typically paid out in March.  So three months after I quit I got a pretty nice bonus check in the mail.

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Re: How did you let your employer know you would be quitting?
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2017, 05:12:59 AM »
I think i am just going to play it by ear. As I plan to move far away from the office and I don't have a car, I think it will become pretty clear when I tell them that i have bought a house in X that it is likely I'll quit. I may still try to negotiate to do casual/consulting work from home or something though (on my terms though) so I think once I have actually bought the new house assuming settlement is 3-4 months away I'll be pretty open with my intentions. I'm not going to hand in my notice but...they'll get the picture.

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« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2017, 08:11:25 AM »
I gave a truckload of notice.

* I talked to my boss (also a friend) for several years about retiring early "some day."
* One year in an annual review session we had to turn in "goals and objectives for next year".  I turned in one: Retire.  This sparked more discussion and I asked how much notice he wanted.  He said 6 months.  I agreed.
* We continued to discuss it casually over time.  He always asked if I had a date in mind.  One day... I said yes ... 6 months from now.

It was all very cordial.  I helped interview replacements (though... through corporate red tape, very low salary offerings and slow management approval ... the replacement was only there for about 3 weeks before I left.)
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Re: How did you let your employer know you would be quitting?
« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2017, 08:23:50 AM »
Previous job (accounting firm): Gave my rater about 3 1/2 weeks notice.  Was prepared to be walked out that day.  It ended up being very cordial; they knew I was moving out of state and our company didn't have a presence in the area I was moving to.  I ended up working about 2 1/2 weeks longer, and they paid me for the final week but told me not to come in.  This was during a non-busy period, so I wasn't really hurting them, and I left about a month and a half before the next busy season started, so they had plenty of time to find a replacement.

Current job (federal government): When I do leave, we have protections against 'corporate games', so I will talk to my supervisor well in advance and make plans to do whatever is best for both me and my agency.  Since we don't really have to worry about busy seasons, people leave all the time without really inconveniencing other employees.

My personal rule of thumb is to keep it as cordial as possible to avoid burning bridges, but I haven't had the bad luck to have worked in really toxic environments either.

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Re: How did you let your employer know you would be quitting?
« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2017, 07:54:51 AM »
I gave my employer a few months notice because it was going to be a difficult position to fill.  I would say don't burn your bridges and be professional.  It is tempting to go in and tell your boss to kiss your ass but I have seen that backfire.  I live in a large city but you never know when your paths will cross again.

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Re: How did you let your employer know you would be quitting?
« Reply #24 on: May 13, 2017, 08:25:45 AM »
Why would you need to tell them about your new house location?

I watched a long notice massively backfire on a colleague once . . . I will never give more than the required notice.

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Re: How did you let your employer know you would be quitting?
« Reply #25 on: May 13, 2017, 09:07:34 AM »



My fantasy is to walk into the boss's office and sing The Smiths' "Frankly, Mr. Shankly" in its entirety, drop my resignation letter on his desk, and walk out :)

Awesomeness.

Bonus points if you do it in full mid-80s Morrissey style, flouncing about with flowers and all.

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Re: How did you let your employer know you would be quitting?
« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2017, 06:26:35 PM »
Despite all the stories and warnings on this thread, I told my boss that Dec 31 2019 would be the last possible day I'd be working.

I'm at 29.5x full expenses, 40x barebones, so I think I qualify as FI.

Posting so I can update if it goes well or not well.

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Re: How did you let your employer know you would be quitting?
« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2017, 02:59:31 AM »
I gave nearly a year's notice, as I wanted to secure taking as much LSL as possible before I left and the only way to do that was to cut a deal with my boss that did not leave him high and dry so that he would approve it. It all worked out as planned and it brought my final day forward by 5 months and optimised my termination package.

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Re: How did you let your employer know you would be quitting?
« Reply #28 on: May 14, 2017, 06:11:48 AM »
Why would you need to tell them about your new house location?

I watched a long notice massively backfire on a colleague once . . . I will never give more than the required notice.

Just because I am part of a small team and it's the sort of thing that will come up.

For my situation I don't really see how it could backfire, I won't be missing out on any bonuses or salary review at that time of year, he has no reason or option to performance manage me out of the role...by that stage it would only be say 4 months away tops.

In my role I've seen heaps of people tell the company they are looking for another job (when it's clear things aren't working out for either party) but they haven't found one so they don't quit...as long as they're performing their role satisfactorily the company can't do anything even if they don't like it (as long as they are permanent employees).

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Re: How did you let your employer know you would be quitting?
« Reply #30 on: May 15, 2017, 04:53:37 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yngq9NmOnFw

Classic!

I kind of dislike my job but I don't dislike the people so I will have no awesome quitting scene. Oh thinking of that, here's another classic one (just hope I don't have to crawl back like Homer did after this ;))

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yT4Ngpedw90


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Re: How did you let your employer know you would be quitting?
« Reply #31 on: May 15, 2017, 09:59:34 AM »
Worked in Mega Corp for many years in a Technical Managerial role....Was FIRE at age 60 and gave them one months notice...

My manager asked me to stay till he retired in (9) months and I would be allowed to work my own hours/schedule for the same pay...

Did that and when he retired, the General Manager called and asked me to stay till HE retired in a year! My conditions were that I would be allowed to hire my replacement and train/mentor him during the coming year and be allowed to continue my abbreviated work schedule for the same pay...And he agreed! During that year and a half, I averaged 20 hours a week at the office.

During my last week at work...I was given a consulting contract to continue to mentor my replacement based on hours of my choosing...I also received a bonus with 100% matching a year later because I left the company in "Good Graces"

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Re: How did you let your employer know you would be quitting?
« Reply #32 on: May 15, 2017, 02:59:49 PM »
I worked as a full professor and I knew the hiring process to replace me would be lengthy, so I let my employer know I was planning on retiring several months in advance. I was on excellent terms with everyone I worked with and there were no problems.
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Re: How did you let your employer know you would be quitting?
« Reply #33 on: June 04, 2017, 04:27:46 PM »
I had a job for several years that was several weeks full-time travel and then several weeks at home.

When I was home, I had only a few hours of work a week, and so was able to arrange my schedule however I chose.

My daughter really liked not riding the bus to school, with me dropping her off and picking her up after (with the irregular stop at Jamba Juice), taking her (and her friends) to practice, etc.
 
It was also nice to be available if she were sick or needed to go to the doctor/dentist/whatever. Her other parent worked a regular full-time job and was glad to have me so available.

So, I don't think you're doing things backwards at all. I believe kids need more time than money from their parents.

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Re: How did you let your employer know you would be quitting?
« Reply #34 on: June 05, 2017, 07:17:16 PM »
I knew I wanted to retire.  Coincidentally, my Mom was in hospice around the same time.

So what I did was take a 12 week personal leave of absence and then give my 2 week notice at the end of week 10.

The LOA was nominally to help take care of my Mom, which I did, but also as a FIRE trial run.

During my LOA, I still had my employee badge, so I cleaned all my personal stuff out of my office, took copies of my evaluations and personnel stuff and in general made sure I had everything I needed/wanted so if they cut anything off immediately I wouldn't care.

The LOA also got me health insurance for a few more months, and I accrued a few more vacation days.  Oh, and I got to use the company health center to work out.

Since my vacation days were paid out at 50% upon retirement, I made sure to use those up during my LOA.  I could use the excuse that I needed the money since the LOA was unpaid.

I exercised all of my remaining available stock options during the LOA.

That Friday, I got up, sent an email out to my colleagues wishing them well and providing my personal contact information, then about 1 minute later I sent the email to my boss letting him know I was retiring.  ("Dear boss, 2 week notice, thanks, me" - as short and professional as I could make it basically.)

Final bonus to me was with an LOA I got to avoid awkward goodbyes and retirement parties.  I'm a very strong introvert and dislike all of that stuff.
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Re: How did you let your employer know you would be quitting?
« Reply #35 on: June 13, 2017, 11:16:18 AM »

Final bonus to me was with an LOA I got to avoid awkward goodbyes and retirement parties.  I'm a very strong introvert and dislike all of that stuff.

I'm thinking of stipulating "no parties and no gifts" when I give my notice.  My department is big on proper sendoffs, and I would like to avoid that.



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Re: How did you let your employer know you would be quitting?
« Reply #36 on: June 13, 2017, 02:39:41 PM »
I'm thinking of stipulating "no parties and no gifts" when I give my notice.  My department is big on proper sendoffs, and I would like to avoid that.

I'm going to push for a retirement party. It will be amusing as I'll be 40 or 41 at the time.
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Re: How did you let your employer know you would be quitting?
« Reply #37 on: June 19, 2017, 10:58:06 PM »
I said to my boss, "I don't want to do this anymore." She said, "you still have to take out the trash."
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Re: How did you let your employer know you would be quitting?
« Reply #38 on: June 21, 2017, 01:36:28 PM »
I'm in the keep it to yourself camp.

My current company is incredibly disloyal.  Latest employee just got walked out a few days ago.  He had worked here 15+ years.  He got about 2 minutes dismissal notice.  Weird how he wasn't given 2 or 4 weeks notice huh?

Sure...I get that some people don't take a firing well and there could be safety consequences if a person is prone to rage.  Still, why, why, why should an employer expect anything different in return??

If someone wants to be nice to their co-workers on the way out transition-wise...maybe...MAYBE...give a bit longer notice.

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Re: How did you let your employer know you would be quitting?
« Reply #39 on: June 22, 2017, 04:03:06 PM »
If you are taking long service leave I think you will have to give 6 months notice to take that leave. I have 6 months long service leave available to me now but I have to give 6 months notice. I would give the notice and take the leave and then right when the leave runs out tell them you're not going back.

Alternatively just give the standard 2 weeks notice if you are just quitting.

These are my two options above. I will choose which one to take based upon getting my bonus payment paid to me. If I am just past my bonus payment date I will quit and give 2 weeks notice. If it looks like I will  be retire to FIRE a couple of months prior to my annual bonus payment I am going to take long service leave and not go back.

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Re: How did you let your employer know you would be quitting?
« Reply #40 on: June 23, 2017, 05:33:24 PM »
I told my boss about 6 months before I was leaving. But I had to because I was working overseas and they were obligated to pay to move me back to the US under the contract and there was just a lot of HR-related stuff to do. I didn't tell them I was FIREing though. I just told them I was getting another job.

If it was any other job I only would've given the standard 2 week notice.
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Re: How did you let your employer know you would be quitting?
« Reply #41 on: June 23, 2017, 06:47:56 PM »
Just give your 30-day notice a month before you're ready/willing to quit, but tell them you're willing to work for a few more weeks if they need you.