I am planning on leaving my job, and indeed my current career path, in the next 3-ish months, but for various practical reasons I want to stay for those next 3-ish months. There's a conference coming up that I would absolutely be going to if I were staying in this career. Do I sign up for the conference? If I do, the conference fee will be wasted when one of my coworkers could use the money for their own professional development (and money is tight in our department) and I'm afraid this would cause bad feelings and people would take it personally. [more inside]
I need to resign my job sometime on monday - I'm taking a position at another company. Through contracts and sub-contracts, I have at least 3 different "bosses" who work at three locations - I only sit at the same location as one boss (one of the others is fairly accessible). Is submitting a resignation by email to the off-site bosses acceptable to mainstream north american business etiquette? [more inside]
I am being pressured to make travel arrangements for a conference in October, but I plan on resigning sometime next week. How do I stall or get out of it without blowing my cover? I've already been stalling for a month, it's becoming more and more difficult to put it off. [more inside]
EmploymentFilter: I'm leaving a professional position tomorrow after eight months and the requisite two weeks' notice. It hasn't been a particularly good match for me (skills, interests, etc...) but my boss has nevertheless been a good guy to work for and has both tried to find ways to use my background and skills, and to give me opportunities to learn more. Once, in passing, he mentioned a bottle of whisky he was about to try. Should I get him one to say "thanks," since I don't think there are any alcohol sensitivity issues? [more inside]
How much notice should I give? I like my job and my boss, but I've been accepted to grad school. My company has a habit of procrastinating on hiring new people (a month or more), but I have a lot of responsibilities that will need to be taken over immediately. It might even be beneficial for someone to take over the week before I leave, so I can give them some training. Should I stick with the traditional two weeks, or give them a little more leeway?