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sheepguide

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Switching Jobs?
« on: July 09, 2011, 03:53:48 PM »
Just was wondering a couple things. I got accepted for a different job and am just waiting the financial offer before commiting so was wondering if 2 weeks verbal and written notice is enough to give a company you have been with for 6 years or if there is anything else I should be doing. I wanna leave on the best terms possible and have never really left a job before. Always just moved on when the last jobs finished or slowed down.
Any info would be great. And yes I will also be googling it LOL.
Thanks in advance,
SG
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Re: Switching Jobs?
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2011, 04:08:59 PM »
Two weeks is pretty standard, you'll be fine with it. Leaving on good terms is always a good idea, you just never know

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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2011, 04:13:52 PM »
What Mountain said 2 weeks is standard. If they really need time to find someone to fill your spot it's always nice to give a bit more.

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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2011, 04:19:42 PM »
I guess it depends on what kind of job you have.

If you're just a lacky in a salt mine then two weeks is plenty but if you are a brain surgeon at a big hospital then two weeks might not be enough... ;)

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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2011, 04:21:47 PM »
I guess it depends on what kind of job you have.

If you're just a lacky in a salt mine then two weeks is plenty but if you are a brain surgeon at a big hospital then two weeks might not be enough... ;)

Yeah, or if you're the Prime Minister lol

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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2011, 04:32:11 PM »
Darcy, congrats on the job.  Let us know all about once you have excepted.  I would do it in writing as well as verbal and say nothing but good things but also be honest about why you are moving on.  It seemed to me that you kind of liked your current job although it kept you away from home quite a bit.
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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2011, 04:47:08 PM »
Yep this job has been good and I do enjoy it. The new job will have me gone just as much and be on the same sites but has alot more perks and will be Salary plus dayrate instead of just dayrate. It also has the potential to be alot more money ( a few thousand a year even at the start ).
But it is also alot more responsability and a bigger challenge (which I love). Hope the offer is what I think it will be and can take another step up with my career.

Only "BIG" down fall is taking this job could screw up my BC goat hunt for this fall. But they may understand and still give me the time to go. Ill have my fingers crossed when I talk to them.

Thanks for the advice guys, I appreciate it!!!
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« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2011, 11:10:18 PM »
I've been at my company for 6 years now, and due to some recent events, I may be making a change myself.  I sat down with my boss, told him the situation, and because they've been fair and open with me all along, I said I was going to do the same.

We're working through some things, but if I do make a change, it will be minimum 2 weeks, but more likely a month's notice.

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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2011, 10:55:38 AM »
You are well with in any boundries with 2 weeks notice Sheep..

Go for it and good luck on your new adventure..

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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2011, 11:10:03 AM »
2 weeks is good... its the normal standard... leaving on good terms is pretty rare especially if you are good at your job and respected within the company... good guys are hard to replace and through my life no matter how good of terms i tried to leave on before the boss was always a bit sour in the end but at the same time that mutual respect doesnt feed your family or pay for your hunting trips... idk about you but i work for money and ill try to make the most i can while i can so all you can do is give your notice and hope for the best... im not trying to be negative in any way and you going for more money will only be better for you and your family in the end... good luck with the new job walleyes

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« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2011, 10:45:53 PM »
Well thanks for the advice guys.
I took the plunge and start my new Job Aug. 3rd. My last day with my old job is Aug.2nd.
Offer was one I couldnt turn down.

So now I take the step from Solids Control Tech. onto Drilling Fluids Tech.

Looking forward to the adventure and the new challenges!

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« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2011, 07:23:18 AM »
Who are you going to work for Darcy.

I would expect we will see a lot less of you on here now that you won't be dogging it all day in the shack  ;)   ;). Are they going to get you some work closer to home or are you still going to be on the northern stuff..

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« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2011, 07:47:30 AM »
Congrats, and good luck with the new job.  It's always exciting to start something new.

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« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2011, 10:57:14 AM »
Who are you going to work for Darcy.

I would expect we will see a lot less of you on here now that you won't be dogging it all day in the shack  ;)   ;). Are they going to get you some work closer to home or are you still going to be on the northern stuff..

Going to be running Mud for Marquis/Alliance. Going to be running their drilling fluids and systems on the Northern SAGD areas.
Still will have as much shack time so ill still be on lots bugging guys ;)

I could work closer to home but the schedual is pretty much non existant.Work when there is work!
But on the northern stuff I should be working a 20 and 10 schedual.

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« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2011, 11:08:21 AM »
Oh yah,, I know a few of the people from the company. They have been doing our environmental end down south for a few years now. Say high to Elain Pohl for me if you see her in the office down town.. Heck of a fun girl worked with her when she first strated in the field and a few others..

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« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2011, 11:24:56 AM »
Marquis, sucks to be you!

Just kidding, I am a mudman also. Are you an employee or consultant?

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« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2011, 11:31:04 AM »
Im an employee.  Who do you run mud for Rightwing?
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« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2011, 12:54:04 PM »
Congrats on the job again S.G.
On any of the hiring i have been involved with we definitely give credit to those that give notice to their prior employer because leaving our company we would expect the same courtesy. Years of service also shows your commitment.

Sure hope you get to partake in this years Goat Hunt.

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« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2011, 11:58:51 AM »
Well as of now the goat hunt is up in the air. Should find out over the next week if they will allow me the time to go. Either way im happy, theres always next year to hunt goats and this new job has paid vacation so then I can use that to go over there hunting  ;)

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