is giving 2 weeks notice mandatory? technically, could i give less? how long do i have to stick around after breaking the bad news?

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Yes. Very bad idea and short sighted to give less than 2 weeks. Never burn bridges for dumb ass reasons.

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I would suggest having an open discussion with your team leadership to discuss your desire to not leave anyone in a lurch, willingness to be as engaged as possible through the transition, and flexibility to offer between 0-4 weeks. More than two weeks would be unusual, but I think this approach will help you leave everything as positive as possible.

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You do not have an employment contract. You are an employee at will. You could leave without notice and there is no legal recourse (not recommended!!). 2 weeks is generally considered customary, but there are always exceptions (more and less). I think PwC will only pay out accrued vacation if you give min 2 weeks, other firms may differ. In short, yes, you can leave without two weeks. But you should have a good reason.

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Context is everything. Are you staffed? What is your role? How quickly can work be transitioned well to someone else?

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It's a professional courtesy but if you don't give at least 2 wks, that could be frowned upon and possibly affect your re-hire status (which is the general question potential employers can ask a previous employer).

If you can stomach it, I'd say give at least 2 wks.

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Yeah I have had people on my teams give up to 2 or 3 months notice to ensure the transition is smooth. It depends on why you are leaving and if you are going to a competitor or going back to school or something

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You have to consider how much time would be helpful to your team vs. how long the new employer is willing to wait (if you're starting a new job). I also ALWAYS recommend taking a week off btwn new jobs.

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thanks everyone for your feedback!! i will give 2 weeks and suffer through them but i know it's the right thing to do (also i have a shitload of unused vacation)

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Isn't PwC required by law to pay out accrued PTO??

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2 weeks?

at least as in one could give more? i am staffed

The required noticed period was specified in your employment contract.

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Is it bad news?

DD1 - that's what I thought too, but it varies by state.

No you can walk right out the door

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