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January 26, 2010 6:14 PM Subscribe
Best strategy to negotiate out of a lengthy notice period for leaving a job.
posted by chrisbucks to work & money (7 answers total)
Essentially I've been offered my dream job, however they cannot sort out the contract until I give them a start date (and I don't want to give notice from my current job until I have the contract either, safety first).
My current contract says that I have to give one months notice of resignation. I'm an 'apprentice' (as my boss labels me), and don't have any critical projects, or anyone to train in my job. And my own training was very much self-learning, with probably 3 hours with a senior staff member. So as I see it the notice period of one month is fairly unreasonable and serves little purpose for the functioning of the company.
The new employer seems a little unsure about waiting over a month to get me on deck, so I'm hoping to jump ship ASAP. What are some good arguments I can present to my present employers to let me go shy of the contractually obligated one month period? We get paid weekly, and at worst they could withhold my final pay, but I'm hoping to not get into that kind of passive-aggressive crap and go out with bridges intact.