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Is giving a 2 Week Notice even an option?

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Posted: September 18, 2013, 2:27 pm - IP Logged

LOL well that goes without saying....I mean of course you'd check the ticket to see if you won, how would the ticket somehow end up not being a legit ticket....I don't buy into any of that...I'd give my two weeks workout my financial situation then go and claim my money....plain and simple

Then I have a good question for you, What would you tell your boss the reasoning for your decision to quit? My boss and co-workers would definitely want to know why i was quiting. I have been a faithfuly employee and I love what I do, I even told everyone I would love to retire here. Asking for a 2 week would be shocking and avoiding the question would make for some akward situations.

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    Then I have a good question for you, What would you tell your boss the reasoning for your decision to quit? My boss and co-workers would definitely want to know why i was quiting. I have been a faithfuly employee and I love what I do, I even told everyone I would love to retire here. Asking for a 2 week would be shocking and avoiding the question would make for some akward situations.

    Tell them you have always wanted to start your own company - and you feel now is the time! Just make sure you tell them it's a non-competing company, so they don't try to sue you!

    Technically, you will be starting a new company - an LLC! And you'll be investing your money, so you aren't lying.

    Just make sure you have your story down pat so you don't act "funny". Also, you want it to ring true enough so they aren't wondering if you are the local lottery winner.

    "Don't be a schmuck, always take the cash." -Coin Toss

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      Posted: September 18, 2013, 3:58 pm - IP Logged

      Drop off the keys or whatever and just say " See Ya"- you taking early retirement. Don't take any questions- just walk away.

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        Tell them you have always wanted to start your own company - and you feel now is the time! Just make sure you tell them it's a non-competing company, so they don't try to sue you!

        Technically, you will be starting a new company - an LLC! And you'll be investing your money, so you aren't lying.

        Just make sure you have your story down pat so you don't act "funny". Also, you want it to ring true enough so they aren't wondering if you are the local lottery winner.

        And you would have to do this for two weeks straight with your boss and co-workers asking you thousands of questions. When I bought my house people asked me so many questions. After a week people got so comfortable talking about it that I got questions like who i got financed through, how much was the house, how much downpayment did they ask, and if i got a specialized loan

         

        Plus things at my work spread like wildfire, it takes an hour before everyone knows something, so there can be no mistakes in your story.

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          Posted: September 18, 2013, 6:04 pm - IP Logged

          Many people sign employment agreements for jobs that require 2 week notice and if you don't give it, they can keep your vacation pay, etc. I'd rather donate that money to someone even if I won millions. Also, if you are licensed in your profession, less than 2 weeks notice could be a black mark on your record (even if you plan to go on inactive status for your profession).

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            Posted: September 18, 2013, 7:17 pm - IP Logged

            All the bosses are in our pool so that would make it easy, but if i won by myself i would do what you said only after i used up vacation time first.

            All the bosses in our office are in the pool, too. They're usually the first ones asking who's managing the JP (heaven forbid they would take charge) and they are the ones who said we'd do a conference call to corp. There's probably 27 of us that work out of our office, about 8 of those consistantly work from home more often than not. We'd not leave them in too much of a lurch, as we are the NA headquarters (billing, accounting, tax, finance, IT, HR) for about 500 advisors out of 900+ worldwide. Not everyone in the office is in the pool, either. So..... we can be nice... to an extent. 

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              Posted: September 18, 2013, 7:44 pm - IP Logged

              My employer as been good to me.   Would give him time to find my replacement, but if someone released my photo from the purchase before claiming, then all bets are off!

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                While I'm not in a life saving occupation, I am in a peripheral-ish job where a lot of people's treatment could be delayed if there's an 'abrupt transition' (definitely my favorite corporatism for someone just walking out). I'm also lucky enough to have a good team with a good supervisor and the head of our department is amazing, so I'd want to do right by everyone else.

                 

                I like the 'give notice while you're finalizing things' plan. It would be hard to deal with the questions - possibly say I've hit burnout from all the regulations/client issues/etc and I'm going to take some time to figure out what's next, but I defintely can't continue in the field longer.

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                  Posted: September 19, 2013, 12:52 pm - IP Logged

                  I'm pretty sure if your boss see's in the paper that you've won the lottery he/she wouldn't be expecting you to show up for work the next day.

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                    Posted: September 19, 2013, 1:29 pm - IP Logged

                    The money does not magically appear in your hand instantly. Arizona rules give them up to 15 business days to pay (3 weeks). They only pay by check, no direct deposit. Then there's a hold on the check by the bank.

                    Quitting your job before the money is fully available to you does not seem like a good idea. What if someone comes up with a competing claim to the ticket and it gets tied up in court for months or years?


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                      Posted: September 19, 2013, 8:47 pm - IP Logged

                      Then I have a good question for you, What would you tell your boss the reasoning for your decision to quit? My boss and co-workers would definitely want to know why i was quiting. I have been a faithfuly employee and I love what I do, I even told everyone I would love to retire here. Asking for a 2 week would be shocking and avoiding the question would make for some akward situations.

                      You could tell them anything LOL but the 1st thing that comes to mind is I got another job


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                        And you would have to do this for two weeks straight with your boss and co-workers asking you thousands of questions. When I bought my house people asked me so many questions. After a week people got so comfortable talking about it that I got questions like who i got financed through, how much was the house, how much downpayment did they ask, and if i got a specialized loan

                         

                        Plus things at my work spread like wildfire, it takes an hour before everyone knows something, so there can be no mistakes in your story.

                        That's crazy...If I dont want to answer personal questions i tell people "hey that's personal don't you think"? People can only spread your business if they know your business..You got to know how to shut people down sometimes

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                          Posted: September 19, 2013, 9:06 pm - IP Logged

                          2 weeks notice?...nah...f#ck em and feed em beans.If they were threw using you(for whatever reason),would they give you an extra 2 weeks to work there?

                          I think not

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                            Posted: September 19, 2013, 9:52 pm - IP Logged

                            So, you just hit the Lotto and decide the "right" thing to do is give your place of work a 2 Week Notice.

                             

                            Here are a few things Ive been Pondering.....

                             

                            1) Everyone will know where you work, leaving you a target with no escape! You will recieve phone calls and have people just randomly showing up. How        many times have you tried avoiding someone and they choose to show up at your work? Happens to me all the time! Now you will have Media,                       Family, financial institutions, and anybody begging for money or has a sad sad story to sell. How much could you take? how much would your work          take?

                             

                            2) Are you ready for all kinds of akwardness in the way your co-workers will treat you? They are working paycheck to pacheck and working to survive               and your there, why? Are they Jealous? Are they talking behind your back? Have you tried really hard not to talk about winning the lottery? Even                saying you bought a new car will send thier eyes rolling. Even if they are happy for you and everything is roses, these thoughts will creep in and thats     when the akwardness starts.

                             

                            3) Your Boss......Will he look at your 2 week notice and tell you your services are no longer needed or will he be willing to let you work the whole 2 weeks?       I  find this topic interesting because essentially by winning the lotto you have one upped him. Money is success and now you have more than  him.            His questions will be based on.........Are you going to work or have your head up in the clouds, what will office morale be(see 2), will he be easy or              harder on you, and does it matter.

                             

                            Is giving a 2 week Notice even an Option? Would it be better to take off and go into hiding until the whole circus calms down? and after thinking of thses things would you put yourself in this position and why?

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