I am planning on leaving my firm for another. The new firm asked if I could start in a week. My old firm will not be replacing me. Do I still need to give my old firm 2 weeks?

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Even if you could start in a week, I would take two weeks and use the second week to refresh and relax before the next job.

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No still give 2 week courtesy. It’ll anger those in old form who are still part of your network.

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OK if you’re not busy and can wrap up everything or hand it over in one week.

Also I think it’s bad form on the new firm to as you to start so soon. I had a firm rush me to start and frankly there was no rush; the partner was simply the kind who wanted everything done yesterday. Never mind that they made me wait 6 months after the screener call before asking to interview me ASAP.

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Agreed on still offering 2 weeks. The new firm should understand, they would want the same courtesy from an outgoing associate.

Ask them. Often they would like you out the door immediately.

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