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Planning to switch companies but I'm currently in a consulting position on the bench. I'm worried if I give 2 weeks notice that I'll be let go immediately since I have nothing to transition, but I also don't want to screw over my current company by getting assigned to a project then leaving without notice. Am I just paranoid?

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I think it’s very unlikely you’d be terminated immediately. If you give two weeks notice and they terminate your employment immediately they’re technically firing you without cause. If so, you’d be eligible to file for unemployment. Company isn’t likely to do that since their unemployment insurance costs would go up. Someone who knows these laws better than me can probably confirm/deny. Also, it just a burns a bridge with you. Also sends a terrible message to other employees, who’d be less likely to give two weeks notice going forward. That’s a particularly bad problem if they’re staffed. Unless you’ve heard of them doing this in the past I wouldn’t be concerned. I definitely wouldn’t take vacation days either since you’re owed those and you still technically can perform work over the next two weeks.

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You should do what's best for you. So you have any unused vacation days you would get as a payout?

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Thanks for the advice, have unlimited PTO so vacation isn't a huge issue fortunately

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