Is Giving Two Weeks’ Notice Necessary?

There is a notion that the standard two weeks’ notice is obsolete. This is most certainly NOT the case. Just because the business world is changing doesn’t mean every change is for the better. Giving your two weeks’ notice is not only the right thing to do; it’s the more lucrative option as well. Consider these benefits of giving two weeks’ notice.

Maintains Relationships

When you quit without notice, you will not only irritate your employer, but what about your team that now has to pick up where you left off? They have busy lives of their own and you just made them harder by making them pick up your workload with no warning. Suddenly your cubicle mate can no longer make it to her daughter’s tournament this weekend because she is forced to work overtime.

When you quit without notice, you will irritate your employer, but what about your team that now has to pick up where you left off. They have busy lives of their own and you just made them harder by making them pick up your workload with no warning. Suddenly your cubicle mate can no longer make it to her daughter’s tournament this weekend because she is forced to work overtime.

Creates a Positive Reflection

Giving two weeks’ notice (or more) leaves open the vast networking opportunities within your old company, and also reflects well to your new company. How would it look if your new company knew you were currently employed, yet you told them your start date is immediate? What keeps them from assuming you will do the same thing to them?

You may even find you need to give more than a two weeks’ notice in the case of a busy season or an extended hiring process. By showing your loyalty to your previous employer, you not only give your new employer a great impression, you strengthen your professional relationships with your previous co-workers and bosses.

Ties up Loose Ends

Quitting without notice can get pretty messy. Consider all of your responsibilities at your current logistics job in Detroit. If you left without notice, there would be passwords, files and projects that your company would have no idea where to find or what to do with.

There are often many personal items left in desks and old offices when employees leave abruptly. Give yourself plenty of time to collect your things and leave your old company in a comfortable place to end things on a good note.

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