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Any idea if large regional firm would let me go same day if giving notice that I am moving to a small firm? Or will they have me work the two weeks? They have let others go same day, but they were going to big 4.

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You don’t have to tell them where you are going.

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Did they still pay the two weeks when they let others go same day? If so, tell them and let them do what they feel like they need to do. If not, don’t give notice and tell them why when you quit. If they lack the basic professional courtesy to pay a notice period then you don’t have to give one.

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Based on my experience (national firm) it depends on your level. Under Manager there is no issue. I recall a Senior leaving for a competitor and still worked his two weeks. SM/Director or above is different. They will let you go immediately since you have/manage key clients. Might even take you to court if you breach your contract. Since you appear to be a Senior you shouldn't have any issue.

I left a national/regional firm to work for a smaller “top 400” accounting firm in the same general area. They let me have my two weeks, and tried to get me to stay the whole two weeks before I left.

What would you do if you knew you would not get the full two weeks?

I would just start earlier at the new firm. I am just trying to plan for a week off between jobs.

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Very easy, just don’t tell them where you’re going. I just quit citing mental health as the reason (huge factor to why I left) and simply said I needed to step away to recover. Didn’t ever mention my new gig lined up and when people asked what was next I just said I didn’t know yet.

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