When should I tell my company I am moving to a new city? I know I’m moving in 2 months. I want to give them enough notice, but also don’t want to miss out on any opportunities. 1 month? 2 weeks?

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I always ask myself “How much notice would they give me if I was being laid off?” Then I put in two weeks and sip my tea.

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2 weeks.

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Unless you’re a super senior leader, don’t kid yourself. Everyone always thinks, “this place will be so screwed without me,” but the minute you’re gone it’s a new era and by the next week you’re a memory. Even the most responsible, and spread-thin past co-workers are replaced without a hiccup. 2 weeks and move on with your life.

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If you’ve been happy at or at least treated fairly by the company, give a month. People really do appreciate it and you never know who you’ll want to use as a reference or contact down the road.

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Ok, I respect everyone’s opinion here — but why 2 weeks? 2 weeks is the bare minimum expectation if you’re to leave on good terms. But if you are telling them 2 weeks out that you are leaving to move to a new city, they’re going to know you knew way earlier unless your story is that you got some crazy offer or had some crazy personal situation. My advice to everyone always — as a person who has moved around a good bit, and benefitted greatly from the relationships I’ve maintained — is to just be straight up with people. Why court resentment, or worry about leaving people you either care about or who could be good contacts or are both in a lurch when you could just... not do that??

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Just was in the same situation. 2 weeks trust me.

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I made the mistake of giving more than 2 weeks when I moved and offered to freelance after (since I didn’t have a new gig yet). It was the worst 4 weeks of my life.

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^^^
When I was leaving a place for a new city, my SO had to go on ahead.

With nothing lined up, I gave the current place the low down and they said to stay as long as I needed. Rare, but if you’re currently cool with them, you never know...plus the reference thing and small industry apply here.

Being cool to work with pays off in many ways

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They’re not going to be as upset as you think. Not personal at all though.

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Just ghost them.

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This^^^!!!

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Agree with Havas1. How far up the food chain you are should influence the decision. I wouldn’t think of 2 weeks as “bare minimum”. Anything longer than 2 weeks you open the door for lost opportunities, resentment and other negative effects. I know many think “ya, but my situation is different.” Perhaps, but are you willing to roll the dice of getting moved to freelance (and losing benefits) or some other negative thing? Nobody can hold 2 weeks against a non-senior employee

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