When to spill the beans to your current employer?

GQ007

New Member
To all the FEBOTS and those who have already gone through the process when did/will you tell your current employer that you're leaving? With PEPC's fast approaching (not even 5 months into the process--impressive :D) and the ensuing start of the background check via the SF-85/86 form I don't want my boss to be caught off guard when she is contacted and burn bridges as I may be able to keep my job in some capacity through telecommuting but at the same time I don't want to tell her that I leaving too soon and then sit around waiting for months until I get a FOL.
 

Cheezypoof

Well-Known Member
Personally if I receive a final offer letter, I will give a 2 weeks notice and no more than that. No need to possibly put yourself in jeopardy of being abused because they know your leaving months ahead of time.

Earning brownie points for telling them in advance seems senseless since you will be leaving the company.
 

GnW

New Member
I believe there's a box you can check not to contact your present employer. If that's the case, then wait until you receive your firm offer letter or academy date. And at the very least, give your two weeks. It's NEVER good to burn bridges. Just my $.02

I've already told my employer where I'm at in the process, but I work at a center and he knew I'd be leaving soon anyways. :D
 

TheGirlinPurple

Well-Known Member
I would not give notice until you at least have your final offer physically in your hands(or email box). Then it is up to you how long. Two week notices are the norm for anyone quiting a job. If you want to burn a bridge, give less.
 

Cojsum

New Member
I put in my resignation letter today and talked to the boss about leaving :nana2:. I am going to the Memphis PEPC so my last day will be July 21st.
 

K9sf67

New Member
How do you know when your going to start if you havent been to the PEPC yet? I would love to quit my job today, but I dont go to the PEPC until July 9th.
 

MrFent

New Member
It depends on the type of job and personal ethics you have. I told my boss back in March that I will probably be leaving this year so he could hire someone to fill my position & be trained on everything that I do. I've been in my company for 2 1/2 years & they have been good to me, so I'm not going to leave them in the ditch by giving them a sh**ty two weeks notice. It's smart to leave your job on good terms, because if by some small chance ATC doesn't work out, you might have the option of going back until you find something better.
 

propcircles

New Member
I put in my resignation letter today and talked to the boss about leaving :nana2:. I am going to the Memphis PEPC so my last day will be July 21st.

Yikes! dont count your chickens just yet. Having your last day as July 21 is NOT wise.

$0.02 deposited
 

Philip

New Member
"2 weeks ago I decided to quit, peace out!"

they don't give the courtesy of 2 weeks notice when they fire you, why should I?
 

esw2005

Well-Known Member
Cojusum,

That is just irresponsible.:panic: Unless you can afford to financially irresponsible.


I would never put in more than a two weeks notice. According to the Dept. of Labor your employer does not have to let you work the two weeks (however long) prior to you leaving. There are so many variables, company you work for, is your boss having a bad day, is HR having a bad day, is it easy for you to screw over your company if you work your last two weeks...

Some companies will let you go the day you turn in your resignation, after doing an exit interview. They still pay you for the next two weeks or till the next pay period.
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Philip

New Member
Some companies will let you go the day you turn in your resignation, after doing an exit interview. They still pay you for the next two weeks or till the next pay period.
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a quality company will, not all will pay you for it. BTDT.
 

esw2005

Well-Known Member
Philip,

Reasons to give your employer a notice.

1) If you decide to quit working for the FAA, your future employers will call you previous employers to see if your eligible for rehire. Most companies will say yes if you put in a notice. Saying your not eligible for rehire raises red flags!!!


2) If you do not get the position with the FAA, you might be able to get you old job back

3)Burning bridges is a bad idea....karma sucks!!!!
 

Philip

New Member
Philip,

Reasons to give your employer a notice.

1) If you decide to quit working for the FAA, your future employers will call you previous employers to see if your eligible for rehire. Most companies will say yes if you put in a notice. Saying your not eligible for rehire raises red flags!!!


2) If you do not get the position with the FAA, you might be able to get you old job back

3)Burning bridges is a bad idea....karma sucks!!!!

Reason not to give notice: I've been burned too many times.
 

dpiatek

New Member
It really depends on a lot of variables; your job's importance to the company, how easy it is to find a replacement, etc. Some companies will just escort you out the day you give your resignation. Others will appreciate the fact that you gave them a more advanced notice. Btw, write a good resignation letter as future employers might see it.
 

88MPH

Addicted voyeur
"2 weeks ago I decided to quit, peace out!"

they don't give the courtesy of 2 weeks notice when they fire you, why should I?
Yes! But, you can't just say it, man. You've gotta feel it in your blood and guts! If you wanna rock, you gotta break the rules. You gotta get mad at the man!
 

88MPH

Addicted voyeur
Reason not to give notice: I've been burned too many times.
:yeahthat:

What if you truely hate your current employer? You CAN always check the box that says "May we contact this employer." Or, if the experience doesn't count, just don't include it (most jobs, non-background check jobs)

And who says you always have to be on the $-H-!-T end of the stick when it comes to karma? Philip obviously got screwed over (as I'm sure many of us have). He is now charged with the responsibility of carrying out karma's elegant flow of natural justice by screwing over his current employer.

Me and karma are buds. Take charge, man. :rawk:
 

GQ007

New Member
From the SF 85/6 Form:
Your current employer must be contacted as part of the investigation, even if you have previously indicated on applications or other forms that you do not want this.
All things considered I guess if all goes well at the PEPC, I'll give her the heads up soon after....better for her to hear it from me than some stranger
 

esw2005

Well-Known Member
These days employers are so concerned about being sued, they won’t say much when they are called reguarding a past employee. It is legal, though not always advisable, to include negative details of a former employee's work history in the course of a reference check. Most large employers have a strict policy of releasing only the employment dates and rehire status. This policy is to protect the employer from legal action by the former employee. The KEY WORD is REHIRE....it just does't look good if they say NO. :banghead:
 
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