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December 1, 2005 6:16 PM Subscribe
Can my boss NOT let me resign my position at his organization?
posted by elkerette to Work & Money (11 answers total)
So I want to leave my current job, which I have held for under six months (it is craptastic to the extreme and things are looking up for getting a new one). The problem is, I signed a two-year contract which is wishy-washy about which party ("me" - the employed or "them" - the employer) is being held for that period.
Basically here's the gist:
- In June I signed what my boss called a "two-year contract". It's pretty straight forward in that it lists my starting salary, periods when salary can be renogiated, a pledge to stick to the personnel policies and a full job description.
- There is a section that says in the contract that the position can be terminated with due notice for any, or no, reason. There is no indication of whether the "terminator" has to be the employer or the employed or if it can be both.
- The personnel policies state that every new employee is on a probabationary period for six months (during which they are not protected by the benefits of the policies - such as time off, sick days, etc. - but which has been ignored during my short tenure there so far)
- In the personnel policies it also states that full-time employees can resign with one month's notice.
Is it right of me to assume that since everyone is on what they term an "employment contract" that it is essentially the same as "full time" (I work in an office position M-F 9-5)?
Also, does this mean I can resign my position at any time as long as I give a month's notice? Am I even required to give the notice since technically I am still in a probationary period until January 1st and am not considered to be fully under the personnel policies?
If it helps, oh askmefi legal beagles and beaglettes, I am in Toronto, Ontario.
Please assist me in not having nightmares where I am chained to a desk for as long as my boss still thinks I'm useful!