Need advice for resigning while on bench. I already have a start date with the new employer. Should I do a traditional two week notice or give <=1 week notice instead? My goal is to not burn bridges, but I also don’t want to get let go on the spot since I have nothing to “wrap up” besides HR tasks. I’ve read on here that sometimes they will let you go day of and pay you out for two weeks but I don’t see why any firm would do that for somebody not currently performing billable work...

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If you’re in the US no one has to pay you out 2 weeks if they let you go that day. You get paid out what you work. Also, you’re on the bench... there are no bridges on a bench.

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If your firm is reputable they will pay out 2 weeks even if they waive the notice period. I have not heard of anyone who quit that didnt get the 2 weeks

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Director at my midsize firm put in their 2 weeks while on the bench and was let go immediately. Didn’t pay out 2 weeks either. We’d normally be classified as a “reputable” firm, but times are tough right now....

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Depends where you’re out the door to? A friend tried to give 4 weeks notice before jumping ship to a competing firm and was not so kindly told to return his devices by end of day. He was paid out for 2 weeks though.

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4 weeks? Jesus 2 weeks is standard. Doing too much.

Yeah I’d give the two weeks and hope they bounce you and you get paid.

Give the 2 week notice. Some firms will walk you to the door immediately others will want you around for 2 weeks to crank out proposals. Either way, they will pay you the 2 weeks. I have given notice in the past and had both extremes....pls give us an extra week and ok, today is your last day.

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