How to give two week's notice?
June 15, 2006 1:13 PM Subscribe
What's the "right" way to to give two week's (or in my case, one week's) notice to an employer?
posted by Godbert to Work & Money (20 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'm planning to start a new job in just over a week, and I'd like to give some notice to my current employer, but I haven't the slightest clue about who or how.
I've managed to gather that the "proper" way to give notice is to do it in writing. What should the letter/note say? The advice I found recommended keeping it quite simple, just mentioning the intent to leave and the date, though I couldn't find any examples. Is it as simple as "Effective such-and-such a date, I will resign from my position.", signed and dated?
I'm also not sure who I should be giving notice to. Partly, this is because it's not exactly clear which of two people is my "boss", the (small-ish) company's president, who's generally referred to as "the boss", or the leader of the software development team I'm on. Should I also copy HR?
I've never had to quit from a "real" job before; my others were primarily internships for a set period of time.