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How do you quit a job with only 1 days notice?

Ok, so I have worked here for almost a year but there is no chance for advancement or a raise. It's pretty much dead end. However, I don't want to burn any bridges. Here's the thing, I got a call from another company that will pay me $4.50 more an hour plus better benefits the whole nine yards, but they want me to start tomorrow. So, now what?

Asked By: Ashley Adams - 5/5/2008
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you burn bridges and take the risk. You don't really have any choice. tba
Answered By: redwine - 5/5/2008
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Pack up and tell your boss to mail the check.
Answered By: Jim - 5/5/2008
 
if i were in this situation i would tell your current employer the story and see if they can help you out!
Answered By: Miss Courtney Marie - 5/5/2008
 
Part of me thinks that any reputable employer would understand the need to give at least a two week notice and if they don't allow that you shouldn't take the job. However, it sounds like such an improvement over where you're at that I'd have to say just be honest with your current employer and say you won't be in... More
Answered By: akivi73 - 5/5/2008
 
A lot of it depends on the relationship you have with your current employer and if your position can be filled quickly. I suggest talking to your immediate supervisor and explain the situation you are in. However, the other employer should respect the fact that you would like to give a decent notice to your current... More
Answered By: aholmberg79 - 5/5/2008
 
Definitely take the better job, but ask if it's possible to give two weeks notice to your current employer first before starting the new job. Maybe the other employer was under the impression that you were immediately available and not tied down to another job or anything else. These mix ups happen.
Answered By: ~girlfriday~ - 5/5/2008
 
Compromise, talk with your new employer and state that you would like to give at least one weeks notice to your present company out of professional courtesy and then explain to your present employer that although you would of liked to give two weeks notice, they need you to start in one. You not only leave a good... More
Answered By: Pengy - 5/5/2008
 
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