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Subject:Re: FWD: About giving notice... From:Wes Tracy <wtracy -at- IU -dot- NET> Date:Sun, 7 Mar 1999 19:13:26 -0500
I would give the notice. If you are willing to telecommute, that leaves them an option that you are going above and beyond to provide. It's up to them. My guess is they won't take it, partly because they seldom see the tech writer as essential. That's their problem. You offered. Let them create their own solution. When I was a captive employee, I too have left companies with a two week notice and left work
in transition. I felt bad, but two weeks is the industry standard. I've also seen people with several manuals on the burner get laid off. I don't recall a two week notice. In fact, I don't recall a two hour notice.
Good luck in your new endeavors.
Technical Writing Consultant
Anonymous User wrote:
> Name withheld upon request. Please reply on list.
> I have a question about giving notice as a tech writer. I am considering a wonderful oppurtunity and am thinking about what will happen when I resign.
> I am currently writing 3 manuals plus handling a newsletter and the website. I know that the one other writer we have on staff is busy enough with their work so they won't pick up any of the excess. Since hiring anyone will take longer than 2 weeks, has anyone had an success with giving 2 weeks notice and offering to "help out" (by telecommuting) with work in progress until other staff can pick up the excess?
> I don't want to put my current company in a bind; however, I am not going to turn down a good offer because they don't have enough staff to lose me.
> In case it matters - The job I'm considering is in a different field, different state and pays less. Its my dream job so I want to grab it before its gone. =)
> I am posting anon to protect my company who I have not given notice to yet.
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