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Is not giving a full 2 weeks notice really a big deal?

I've been hired for a position that I am currently in the process of leaving. I had intended to give my boss a full 2 weeks notice but she was out traveling. As it is, I'm a feww days short. My notice was given on June 4, and the hire date for my new job is June 14. It works out to 1 less weekday than a full two weeks notice. I'm just concerned because I work in a University, so there's a lot of room to move around. My current boss has not really expressed anger at my resignation, and I was apologetic (even offering more hours to compensate), but I'm afraid she will give me a bad reference. As it is, I've decided to skip over her for my references. Will this still be such a big deal for future jobs? Or am I really just worried over nothing?

Asked By: Raen - 6/5/2012
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If you were already hired for the new job, explain to them what is happening at the old one. That way, no matter what she says, you have her cut off at the pass. My guess? You are not that importanrt to the company that the policy will worry them. It is not like you developed the formula for a new soup for Campbell's... More
Answered By: Milton - 6/5/2012
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It's probably not going to be huge issue as far as a future reference goes. At least you gave as much notice as you could. Leaving without notice or only give a day or two is much worse... More
Answered By: M W - 6/5/2012
 
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